June 2015

Testing Medicinal Marihuana as a Quality Assurance Specialist

Applications of marihuana in medicine dates back over 4,000 years. Ancient Indian writings confirm that health practitioners recognized marihuana’s psychoactive properties, and used it to treat a variety of illnesses…
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Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Sport

New Post-Graduate Programs

The human body is an incredible machine capable of performing astonishing accomplishments in sport performance. Trainers, athletes and coaches around the world recognize the role nutrition plays in achieving success…
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Pharmacovigilance is the pharmacological science relating to the assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products. Pharmacovigilance is concerned with identifying the hazards associated with pharmaceutical products and with minimizing the risk of any harm that may come to patients.

Students Discuss the Ethical Implications of Global Clinical Research for Pharmacovigilance

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a system that safely monitors the creation of pharmaceutical products is only part of the challenge a Clinical Research associate faces. Each country around the…
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Recognizing Signs of Poor Nutrition in Seniors

Rising senior populations in Canada means that we increasingly require the expertise of professionals who understand the specific dietary needs of the elderly. Seniors are more vulnerable to vitamin and…
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AAPS Dean and COO Laleh BIghash speaks at Medical Marihuana conference

Dean Laleh Bighash Speaks at the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Conference

On June 10, 2015 hundreds of attendees from all over Canada gathered for the second annual Canadian Marijuana for Medical Purposes Summit.  Various representatives from licensed producers to testing labs,…
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How Vegetarians Meet Nutritional Needs for Training

Every athlete has their own unique nutritional needs designed for their training, body composition and with their performance goals in mind. These professionals work closely with a sports nutritionist to…
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Students Learn HPLC Techniques

Last week, AALast week, AAPS’  HPLC students visited our simulated QC laboratory to expand on their knowledge of content uniformity. Guided by their instructor Jason Chu, students demonstrated their ability to determine the…
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Medical Marijuana Workshop, MMPR, SOPs, Sanitation, Cleanliness

Sanitation Program for Medical Marihuana

On June 5, 2015 AAPS hosted a Sanitation Program for Medical Marijuana Workshop. Led by AAPS’ Food Safety and Quality program coordinator, Pirouz Yousefian, the workshop was constructed to guide…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Food Industry

People have become much more conscious of the food products that they purchase and consume. In fact, now more than ever before, we are checking food labels to ensure that…
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Marijuana for Medical Purposes Summit (June 10-11)

After the tremendous success of last year’s conference, the International Pharmaceutical Academy (IPA), in association with AAPS, will be hosting its second annual Canadian Marijuana for Medical Purposes Summit. This two day workshop…
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