Announcing Retreat 2014

Theme: “Advancing Pharmacy; Improving Healthcare”

Retreat 2014 will be held, June 20 to 22, at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort Spa and Conference Centre, Ocho Rios, St. Ann. Take advantage of the reduced Early Bird rates by registering by May 31. Click the link for registration form. You may email the completed forms to the secretariat: support@pharmasocietyjamaica.com or drop them off at the PSJ Head Office, 41 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5. Payment may be made at Head Quarters or at any branch of RBC. (A/C details on registration form). Kindly fax proof of deposit to the PSJ: 978-7280 with your name written legibly on the form.

On Friday June 20, there will be a Workshop: “Contraceptives Today: individualizing therapy”. Facilitators are Dr. Eugenie Brown-Myrie, Dr. Lisa Bromfield, Dr. Andrea Daly and Dr. Janette Stewart. CE Credits may be earned! Workshop spaces are limited so make sure to register early!

The Official Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday June 21 and is scheduled to begin at 9:20am. Guest speaker is Dr. Cecil D. White, MBA, BSc, PMP, LSSBB: Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospital of the West Indies.

A fantastic entertainment package is arranged for the evening of Saturday June 21. Prepare to have a grand time!

Conference topics include: (some sessions are concurrent*)

  • Medical Marijuana and The Pharmacist
  • Prostate Cancer*
  • Ovarian Cancer*
  • Drugs and Sports
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Regulating Controlled Drugs in Jamaica*
  • Pharmacy Business: Why Pharmacies fail*
  • Controversies in Pharmacy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Nutrition: How it affects disease states
  • Endometriosis*
  • Healthy Eyes: A Study of Common Ocular Conditions in Jamaica*

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday June 22, 2014 at 9:20 am. All members are urged to attend. Election of officers for the administrative year 2014/2016 will take place. Nomination forms have been sent via email and may also be accessed on line or from the PSJ Secretariat.

NOTE: Participants are required to make their own accommodation arrangements

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