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
  • ICBC
  • 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.


Registration:                              4-5pm

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.


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