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October 19, 2019 Fall Education Event
Learn about Medical Cannabis
Fonda Betts has given many presentations to health authorities, nurses associations and nursing homes over the years. She regularly teaches in clinic group classes to patients regarding medical cannabis; everything from dosing & self-titration to cooking with cannabis.
– Is it for you? Is it safe?
– What’s the difference between
CBD and THC? Side effects?
– Who should not use it?
February 1st, 2020
The session will be on
Taking care of yourself first, to help you better take care of others.
We have Health Coach
Melissa Johanson who quite simply put,
a health coach assists you to get healthier and happier.
April 24th, 25th, 2020
49th Annual Conference
Theme will be – It’s all in your head
We are excited to have as one of our booked speakers;
Dr. Xander Phoenix who is a clinical forensic psychologist, who specializes
in neurofeedback and biofeedback.
Neurotherapy identifies the exact location of brain function inefficiencies. Armed with this precise data, the neuro-therapist can correct brainwave anomalies permanently.
This is a new area where MOA’s are being trained as Neuro-therapists at these clinics, to assist the physicians.
There are now over 20 Neurofeedback clinics doing brain-mapping in Vancouver alone.
We are returning to the for all events
Executive Plaza Hotel
405 North Road,
Coquitlam, BC V3K3V9
Thank you to all of our sponsors for Conference 2019
- QHR -Accuro®EMR
- Stevens Company
- Life Labs
- MCS Micro Systems
- Health Data Coalition
- Canadian Mental Health Coalition
- BC Quitnow
The 48th annual conference is coming up. The dates are Friday, April 12th and Saturday April 13th 2019. The MOA Association would like to invite you all to attend. Check out the link for early registration discounts. Discounts for retired MOAs as well as for students.
The focus of this years conference is on Pharmacology. The Friday night will be a social time to network and have some fun. There will be market vendors on Friday night. Saturday will be full of education and networking. The day will begin with breakfast and will culminate with a beautiful banquet to celebrate MOAs and the profession. Dignitaries and entertainment. Come join us to learn, have fun and celebrate.
Board Meeting 5-6pm
Market Vendors 6pm – 9pm
Card Making ($2 donation) 6pm – 9pm
Bottle Cap Game 6pm – 9pm
Casual Evening Social 7pm = 10pm
Vendor Set up: Saturday 7:00 AM (pending)
Registration and Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
AGM (private) 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
1st Speaker 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Coffee Break 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
2nd Speaker 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Introduction of Vendors
Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
3rd Speaker 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM
Gift draws/Closing remarks 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Cocktails 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Speakers for Saturday are the following:
1. Derek Desrosiers – Specializing in Pharmacogenomics
Derek is a pharmacist with a special interest in pharmacogenomics, which is the science of DNA and how genes affect a person’s response to drugs leading to personalized medicine.
Learn about how genetics and DNA are changing the future of medicine by allowing us to choose the most effective and safest medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.
2. Dr. Jillian Reardon – Pharmacist
Jillian is a pharmacist and lecturer with the UBC faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Jillian completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree and pharmacy residency at Dalhousie University, and her graduate PharmD degree at UBC. She is a member of the UBC Pharmacists Clinic team, seeing patients by referral for comprehensive medication management. Prior to her current role, she worked as an Inpatient Clinical Cardiology Pharmacist in her hometown of Halifax.
3. Jenna Reed-Cote
Jenna has gone from professional patient to practitioner and is dedicated to empowering her patients – mind, body and spirit. Struggling through and overcoming her personal health challenges have not only educated her on how to be a competent and effective patient, they have also informed her practice to become a competent and effective social worker. She has developed tools that patients, their families and caregivers can use to take control of their health and is dedicated to supporting healthcare teams, so they in turn can empower the patient.