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Posted October 5 , 2010

Public Mini Pharmacy School Program Returns for 2010 October 12 through November 16

KITCHENER – The University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy is pleased to present an exciting health information program designed for the general public. Beginning October 12 and running for six consecutive weeks uWaterloo’s Mini Pharmacy School is a unique opportunity for members of the public to discover and explore fascinating topics in pharmacy and health today.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, Mini Pharmacy School provides six evenings of lectures that give participants a chance to learn directly from the experts in a relaxed, informative and entertaining atmosphere. There are no pre-requisites, homework or exams! Each evening participants will enjoy two seminars presented by instructors from Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy. All new topics for this year include Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, foods that provide health and medical benefits, Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, how health teams work, empowering patients through the internet, and many others. Participants are encouraged to get actively involved by asking questions and interacting directly with presenters. During the final session November 16, participants who have attended the majority of sessions will be recognized in a short ‘graduation’ ceremony and will receive a completion certificate for their participation.

This program is offered with generous support from Sun Life Financial. “As a major provider of health benefits across Canada, Sun Life Financial is very supportive of empowering Canadians to take control of their health and wellness,” says Dave Jones, Vice-President, Market Development, Group Benefits, Sun Life. “The Mini Pharmacy School provides a unique opportunity for the general public to increase their awareness of key areas of our health system directly from the experts. Sun Life Financial is proud to support such an innovative and educational program.” “The Waterloo School of Pharmacy is committed to being directly involved with our community. This program is just one way that we can reach out and share our knowledge with the public” says Nancy Waite, Interim Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy.

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