OPEN – A leader in medication management research in Ontario
Since 2013, OPEN – the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network has
established itself as a leader of medication management research in
the province. Our collaborative and multi-institutional network of
researchers and knowledge users continues to be a formidable mechanism
for widespread system change to improve the benefits and reduce the
harms from medications in Ontario.
OPEN’s research provides insight about how the knowledge and skills of pharmacy professionals can be best used and integrated within the broader healthcare system, and how healthcare teams can better work together to improve medication management in all healthcare arenas, including primary care and public health. We work to optimize the use of medications by doing and supporting research into current and emerging medication services, processes and policies from the perspectives of pharmacists, patients, physicians, government and others to ensure system sustainability, and future medication management policy and service development.
OPEN’s goal is to connect knowledge users and researchers and provide robust high-quality evidence that can be used by government, patients and healthcare providers to improve healthcare practice, and ensure the cost-effectiveness of services, and most importantly, the benefits of healthcare for patients and their families/caregivers.
For additional information on OPEN, click here .
A project that is developing evidence-based guidelines to safely taper or stop medication use in the elderly to reduce adverse drug effects and improve quality of life
Join OPEN’s Citizens’ Council
What do Citizens’ Council members do?
Members are expected to: 1) share their views by attending in-person and/or virtual meetings at 2-3 times per year until December 2022; 2) complete surveys; and 3) occasionally take part in other activities (for example, attending training sessions and workshops).
Will I be compensated?
Yes, we will reimburse you for reasonable travel costs for meetings, in addition we will pay $125 per meeting (which includes travel and preparation time) and $20 per hour for training sessions.
Who should join?
We are looking for:
How do I join?
You may apply online at https://tinyurl.com/OPENCCouncil, or email us at OPEN@uwaterloo.ca
OPEN launches its redesigned website
OPEN: Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network
School of Pharmacy
University of Waterloo - Health Sciences Campus
10A Victoria St. S, Kitchener, ON N2G 1C5
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto – St-George Campus
144 College St, Toronto, ON M5S 3M2
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