APEX Awards

About the APEX Awards

APEX Awards

 

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA).

Nominations open each year in September, and close in November. The awards are held annually in March. 


Award Categories

Award of Excellence

Awarded to a pharmacist for their exceptional work, commitment and innovation in making a notable contribution to pharmacy and the community through a single unique accomplishment or contribution. For more details, see the terms of reference.

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction

Awarded to a pharmacist who has demonstrated leadership and advanced the pharmacist profession through a long-time commitment to innovation, continual professional development, and quality patient care. For more details, see the terms of reference.

W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Team Award

Awarded to a healthcare team (pharmacy staff team or multidisciplinary team that includes one or more pharmacists) who, by virtue of their collaboration skills and use of the pharmacist’s full scope of practice, positively impact the health of individuals in their community. For more details, see the terms of reference.

Future of Pharmacy

Awarded to up to three pharmacists per year who have been in practice less than five years and who exhibit strong leadership skills, the initiative to become a role model, and offer extraordinary promise to the profession. For more details, see the terms of reference.

Friend of Pharmacy

Awarded to a non-pharmacist who has contributed to the success of the profession of pharmacy. For more details, see the terms of reference.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia

Awarded to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession. For more details, see the terms of reference.

 

How to nominate a candidate

Nominations for the 2017 APEX Awards are due by midnight on November 15, 2016. Nominations re-open for the 2018 APEX Awards in September 2017.

  1. Prepare your nomination letter in a Word document. 
  2. Click the blue nomination button when you are ready to proceed.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your contact information and the nominee's information in an online form.
  4. In the online form, you will be prompted to upload your letter of nomination and any supporting documentation.

Guidelines

  • Nomination letter should not exceed 1,000 words (approximately 2 pages, single-spaced.)
  • In your letter, share examples, stories, statistics (the results) about an individual's work.
  • Supporting documentation is encouraged (e.g. newspaper articles, reference letters, certificates of achievement, CV or biography.)
  • You can only submit one nomination at a time.  

Helpful Hints

Here are some suggested questions to address in your nomination letter:

1. Describe the unique accomplishments and/or contributions made to pharmacy?

2. How has this contribution advanced the profession of pharmacy and patient care?

3. Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

1. Examples of how this nominee has demonstrated a long-term commitment to:

  • innovation
  • continual professional development
  • quality patient care

2. How has the nominee’s leadership in pharmacy advanced:

  • the practice of pharmacy
  • patient care

3. Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

1. Provide examples of:

  • outstanding patient care
  • exceptional collaboration skills (internally and externally)
  • practising to full scope
  • inter-professional collaboration

2. Bring this team to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this team? 

1. Specify how this nominee has contributed to the profession of pharmacy.

2. How has this contribution advanced patient care and the profession of pharmacy?

3. Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

1. Please specify how this nominee has demonstrated: 

  • initiative in their practice and professional development
  • commitment to patient care
  • leadership in their profession

2. Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?

1. Examples of how this nominee is a professional role model and leader in the community. 

2. List of not-for-profit organizations, pharmacy-related organizations, and community activities nominee has been involved with.

3. Bring this person to life - is there anything else you would like us to know about this nominee?



Questions?

Please contact us at communications@pharmacists.ab.ca.