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Introducing RxTalks 2023

Introducing RxTalks

After three years of meeting virtually, OPA is thrilled to unveil RxTalks, our fully revamped in-person education and networking experience! Hosted in downtown Toronto, this two-day member-exclusive event brings together pharmacy professionals, featuring engaging, informative conversations about pharmacy’s most important asset – its people! 

With thought-provoking sessions and industry-leading exhibitors, RxTalks attendees gain valuable insights to help them thrive personally and professionally.

Our networking and social event on September 8 is a fantastic opportinity to meet old friends, make new connections and enjoy a memorable time with colleagues. 

Designed to accommodate busy schedules, RxTalks takes place for two days, July 21 and September 8. Participants are highly encouraged to attend both dates, with each offering a unique and distinctive itinerary.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn new, cutting-edge approaches, insights, and trends while connecting with your fellow OPA members!

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The pandemic significantly shaped today’s complex workplace and health care system. Strategizing for this new reality requires educational events that deliver in-depth, immersive learning experiences focused on hot-button topics. 

OPA firmly believes that PEOPLE are the most valuable asset in any organization. 

Pharmacy professionals have faced unprecedented challenges during the public health crisis of the past few years, where they have stepped up tremendously to keep communities safe. This role has added more stress to a sector already under pressure. 

Investing in the professional skills and well-being of the people who make up our pharmacy teams and creating supportive, inclusive workplaces can help build a more sustainable model for everyone.

With inspirational presentations from pharmacy thought leaders, RxTalks provides valuable insights and strategies for building more robust and resilient workplaces centred around our people. 

Whether you are a student starting your pharmacy journey or a seasoned pharmacist or technician, RxTalks helps you develop new skills and connect with your peers in a lively, engaging environment.

Why You Should Attend RxTalks:

  • Networking Opportunities
    RxTalks is a great opportunity to engage in in-person conversations with other pharmacy professionals and industry leaders. Exchange ideas, share best practices and make valuable relationships.
  • Leading-Edge Keynote Speakers
    Our keynote speakers provide valuable insights into mental health and offer practical strategies for managing stress, burnout and building resilience. After their presentations, you will be equipped with key takeaways that you can apply in your personal and professional life.
  • Inspiring Professional Development Sessions
    Engaging sessions on important and timely pharmacy topics like DEI, negotiation skills, breaking barriers, leadership and more, presented by renowned experts in pharmacy.
  • Closing Social Event
    End RxTalks with a fun-filled gathering of attendees where you can relax, unwind and mingle with other pharmacy professionals. It's the perfect setting to reconnect with old friends and make new connections. Plus, we will celebrate the OPA 2023 Award winners.
July 21, 2023 & September 8, 2023

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Hall G

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Susan Biali Haas MD

July 21, 2023

Dr. Biali Haas is frequently sought out by national and international media for her opinions and advice on a variety of subjects. Her opinions have been featured in The Today Show, O the Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, Health and more.

She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today. Her posts on well-being, resilience, mental health and burnout prevention have accumulated over 9 million page views.


Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt BRLS, B.Ed, MBA

September 8, 2023

It’s all about perseverance & a positive attitude – Tracy shares her memorable story as motivation for all of us overcoming our own obstacles.

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt BRLS, B.Ed, MBA is an engaging speaker focusing on motivational techniques who will empower and engross her every audience.

Having traveled the world as a past aspiring Paralympian and Humanitarian, Tracy brings her award-winning perspective and life experiences into each of her talks.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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A World-Famous Centre

Widely recognized as top-of-class by meeting and event organizers around the world, the MTCC has hosted over 21,000 events in our nearly four-decade history. We are proud to support the local tourism industry as one of North America’s leading convention centres, having added $8.2 billion in direct spending economic impact to our community.