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RĂ©gis Vaillancourt photo of Regis Vaillancourt
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Director, Pharmacy, CHEO
Board of Directors of Pharmacists without Borders- Canada
Vice president, International Pharmaceutical Federation (ending October 2012)
Associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Surveyor for Accreditation Canada
613-737-7600 Ext. 2231
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Dr. Vaillancourt is involved in a wide range of projects related to pediatric care, including health literacy, the use of pictograms to label medication, medication management systems, and chronic pain management. His long-term research focus is medication safety.

The main goal of Dr. Vaillancourt’s pharmacy research program is to address clinical problems from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, in order to make a difference in the health and well-being of children and their parents by immediately incorporating study results into patient care.
Dr. Vaillancourt is a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and the director of the Pharmacy department at CHEO. He is a specialist in the field of pharmacy and has been extensively recognized through numerous awards and appointments, such as being named the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (2004) and being awarded the Order of Military Merit by former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Dr. Vaillancourt has been published extensively in different areas of pharmacy practice. His degrees/designations include: OMM, CD, B.Pharm, Pharm D, FCSHP.
Sample Publications:
Berthenet M, Vaillancourt R, Pouliot A. Evaluation, Modification, and Validation of Pictograms Depicting Medication Instructions in the Elderly. J Health Commun 2016; 21 Suppl 1:27-33.

Del Re L, Vaillancourt R, Villarreal G, Pouliot A. Pictograms: Can they help patients recall medication safety instructions? Visible Language 2016; 50(1). 
Vaillancourt R, Pouliot A, Streitenberger K, Hyland S, Thabet P. Pictograms for Safer Medication Management by Health Care Workers. Can J Hosp Pharm 2016; 69(4):286-293.
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