Assessing and Treating
Minor Ailments

Future Dates To Be Announced


As front-line pharmacists, you provide care to patients with minor ailments and other self-care concerns as part of your everyday practice. Here’s an opportunity to enhance those skills and get the tools in place to take your practice to the next level.

This program will give you the expertise and confidence to successfully advance the assessment and treatment of minor ailments among your patients so you can readily incorporate a minor ailments prescribing service when a more expanded scope of care is introduced in Ontario. It will also help to strengthen relationships with your patients right now, by providing you with renewed knowledge about common ailments and nonprescription treatments available to address their issues that will result in better outcomes.

As well as honing your clinical decision-making skills, Assessing and Treating Minor Ailments will help you discover how to apply evidence-based information to choose the safest and most effective medication therapy for your patients. You’ll also learn how to develop a structured framework for conducting minor ailments assessments—including an effective and consistent way to document your efforts—which you can naturally tie into your existing pharmacy services. This is an opportunity to get the tools in place to facilitate the decision-making and documentation processes needed for minor ailments self-diagnosed by patients.

Developed and led by highly skilled and experienced pharmacy instructors and faculty at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Assessing and Treating Minor Ailments covers nine therapeutic topics in two parts. Part 1 features online videos and resources that provide an overview of common ailments, and more specific information on certain conditions. Part 2 is a live, one-day workshop that uses hands-on, case-based learning to guide you step-by-step through the tools and processes needed to effectively assess and treat your patients.

Whether you’re new to practice or looking to refresh your skills, don’t miss this chance to set your practice up for success. 

Here's What Participants Are Saying:

“The three speakers were knowledgeable and inspiring. I have learned and enjoyed the program very much and wouldn’t hesitate recommending it to my friends or colleagues.”
Ellen Chan, Community Pharmacist, Toronto, ON

“The program was better than I thought it would be and I’m very happy I attended. While I’m disappointed that a minor ailments (prescribing) program is not available in Ontario at this time, I feel that I am now better prepared for when it is.”
Vali Orchard, Community Pharmacy Owner, Thunder Bay, ON

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for community pharmacists, however content is applicable to pharmacy technicians and other healthcare providers looking to enhance their assessment and therapeutic skills.

How Much?

$649  + HST - Regular Rate

Where Do I Go?

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy -  Rm 850
144 College Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2

Am I Eligible for Tuition Assistance?

You may qualify for funding from the Allied Health Professional Development fund. For more information, please visit their website at: