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.
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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
2022 OPEN Summit
March 2, 16 & May 4, 18, 2022
2022 Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) Summit, will be co-hosted with the Center for Practice Excellence (CPE) at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faulty of Pharmacy. Presentations will address new research findings or in-progress research focused on medication management and/or collaborative approaches to healthcare with an emphasis on the role of the pharmacist. COVID-19 research will be considered and there will also be an emphasis given to projects focusing on research not explicitly related to COVID-19 research, to support the advancement of other critical topic areas of research in pharmacy and the health care space.
This event will bring together researchers, educators, policy makers, healthcare professionals, knowledge users and trainees to discuss current pharmacy research and to engage in discussions about improving medication management and the health and social care system.
The Summit dates will be Wednesday, March 2; Wednesday, March 16; Wednesday, May 4; and Wednesday, May 18, 2021. These events will take place from 1-3pm EST each day. Each day of the Summit will feature a keynote speaker, oral abstract presentations, and Q&A.
To register for specific days of the Summit please visit: https://www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/events/welcome-open-summit-2022
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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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