Toronto, ON (June 11, 2012) - Ottawa pharmacist Dr. Régis Vaillancourt has been
"Régis Vaillancourt's commitment to his community, both through his role as
Vaillancourt, who is the Director of Pharmacy and Integrated Pain Services at the
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, has done extensive work
to help bridge some of the communication and literacy barriers that exist when it
comes to taking medication.
He worked with the International Pharmaceutical
"As pharmacists we are the corner store scientist," says Vaillancourt
"Our job is to
make scientific medical discovery applicable to the life of our patients in order to
guide them to make health-related decisions."
Before joining the team at CHEO, Vaillancourt spent 25 years with the Canadian
Forces, serving as a pharmacist in a wide variety of positions including the
Canadian Forces Clinical Pharmacy Advisor, and Pharmacy Branch Advisor, where
he was responsible for directing all aspects of military pharmacy practice within the
has been active with pharmacy associations
including the Ontario College of Pharmacists
, l'Ordre des pharmaciens du Quebec,
and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
President of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
in 2004-05 and of the
Military and Emergency Pharmacy section from 2004-08.
is currently Vice