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Important deadlines and dates

  • March 15, 2013 Deadline for Workshop abstracts
  • March 30, 2013 Symposium on-line registration open
  • May 1, 2013 Abstract submission open
  • July 7, 2013 Abstract submission deadline (extended)
  • July 31, 2013 Early bird registration deadline
  • August 30, 2013 Notification to abstract submitters
  • September 15, 2013 Early bird registration deadline for accepted abstract presenters
  • September 20, 2013 Accommodation reservation deadline

Internationally renowned experts and excellent speakers from the USA, Australia and many European countries accepted invitation to participate at the plenary sessions of this Symposium. On Day 1 Prof. Barry L. Carter, PharmD., FCCP, FAHA, FASH (Past President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and The Patrick E. Keefe Professor at the Pharmacy Department and Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa, USA) will review factors that led to successful implementation of clinical pharmacy in the USA in inpatient hospitals, ambulatory care clinics and community pharmacies and will discuss how structural and educational features unique to the U.S.A. developed a large core of leaders of clinical pharmacy in this country. Key accreditation practices (accredited residencies, specialties) that increased the acceptance of clinical pharmacy services will be emphazised at the lecture and threats and opportunities to the expansion of clinical pharmacy in hospital and ambulatory care discussed. Many other excellent speakers will lecture on the Day 1 of the Symposium about the development and implementation of clinical pharmacy- Prof. Tim Chen, PhD, DipHPharm, BPharm, MPS MSHP (Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia), Prof. Kurt Hersberger, PharmD, PhD (University of Basel, Switzerland), Prof. Anne Spinewine, PharmD, PhD (Associate Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Belgium), etc. Prof. Chen is nationally and internationally renowed expert in medication review research and will speak about strategies to reduce medication harm and the successful research-based implementation of clinical pharmacy practice through Home Medicine Review Program funded by the Commonwealth Government in Australia. He will review experience and strategies for development of clinical pharmacy in ambulatory care. Prof. Anne Spinewine will summarize development of clinical pharmacy services in hospital setting in different European countries and will discuss results of European randomized control trials focused on optimization of pharmacotherapy by pharmacists and clinical pharmacists in different settings of care (with a special focus on care for older patients). The 2nd Day of the Sympozium will be devoted to individualized drug therapy. Morning plenary lectures will start with practical examples about important role of psychosocial and behavioral factors in pharmacotherapy appropriateness and quality. Results from the multicentric European studies on medication compliance will be presented, as well as studies analyzing role of psychosocial factors in the variation of patients´ response to pharmacotherapy. Importance of placebo and nocebo effect in clinical practice will be emphasized (speakers: Prof. Kardas (Poland), Prof. Horne (UK) and Prof. Benedetti (Italy)). Afternoon and evening plenary symposia will summarize “Standardized tools and indexes for clinical pharmacists used in resolution of drug-therapy problems” and „Approches to individualized pharmacotherapy in psychiatric patients and patients suffering from pain and cancer” using applications of knowledge of clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics. Third day of the Symposium is reserved for European plenary lectures and discussions on recent situation, experience and future directions of clinical pharmacy in three main areas: Education (pre- and postgraduate), Research and Management. Lectures of Prof. Bates and Chair of the Education SIG Committee (Dr. Moira Kinnear) and members of GC ESCP Committees (Dr. Anne Leendertse and Dr. Markus Lampert) will review the situation in Europe and future recommendations.  

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