Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada

CFP/AFPC Graduate Student Award

The CFP/AFPC award is bestowed on a pharmacy graduate student for the best research paper published or accepted for publication during the year preceding the annual meeting of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (AFPC). The paper must report on research completed by the applicant while a graduate student at a Canadian Faculty of Pharmacy. The winner is notified by April 15 and must agree to attend the AFPC Conference and present his/her paper in the form of a 20-minute oral presentation.

The recipient of the award receives an honorarium of $750 and a certificate of recognition for the achievement.

Criteria for submission of papers 

- Eligible papers (in English or French) are those that have been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal within the calendar year preceding the application date for the award.

- The paper must be original applied research and fall within one or more of the following categories: (i) Pharmacy practice research that may include survey research, modeling, comparative studies, and meta analysis. (ii) Drug efficacy and safety studies within the context of optimizing the role of pharmacists in contributing to patient outcomes. (iii) Behavioral, social and administrative research that translates to the practice of pharmacy. (iv) Pharmacoeconomic, pharmacoepidemiologic or drug policy research which guides decision makers in providing optimal value in drug use.

- The applicant must have conducted the research for the paper while a graduate student.

- A graduate supervisor may only present one candidate in each competition.

- To apply, the candidate must submit the following in PDF format to AFPC's Executive Director, Janet Cooper ( (a) the paper to be judged; (b) notice of acceptance from the journal in which the paper is to appear, if it has been accepted, but not yet published; (c) a letter of support from the candidate's graduate supervisor at the time the research was conducted. This letter will confirm that the paper meets the criteria for the award; (d) an indication by the candidate of willingness to attend the AFPC meeting to accept the award.

NOTE: The award will be given to the runner-up if the winner cannot attend the AFPC Meeting.

CFP/AFPC Graduate Student Award Recipients

Ahmad Shakeri
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Shahrzad Salmasi
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Tasneem Siyam
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Robert Pammett
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Fahad Alzahrani
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Wasem Alsabbagh
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Mary Elias
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Ani Byrne
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Marie Lordkipanidzé
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