IPSF E-Conference

This virtual conference aims to educate pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students on the expanding roles of pharmacists in diverse practice settings during public health emergencies. At the end of this event, it is expected that all participants will be adequately knowledgeable in this topic as students today are the pharmaceutical workforce of tomorrow. Certificates will be given to all attendees at end of the conference.
31 Jul - 1 Aug 2020

Theme: Pharmacy Profession in the face of Public Health Emergencies

31st July and 1st Aug 2020
2 PM -5 PM GMT+ 1

Proposed Platform: Zoom

 

Introduction

The IPSF Virtual Conference is an online educational event for all pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students and recent graduates. The virtual conference will hold on the 31st July, 2020 and 1st August, 2020 by 2pm to 5pm GMT+1. The theme for this year’s virtual conference is pharmacy profession in the face of public health emergencies.

According to the WHO, A public health emergency is defined as "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by bioterrorism, epidemic or pandemic disease, or (a) novel and highly fatal infectious agent or biological toxin, that poses a substantial risk of a significant number of human facilities or incidents or permanent or long-term disability. The pharmacy profession has long been involved in public health and emergency preparedness and response (EP&R), including through preventive measures such as screening, vaccinations, testing and pharmaceutical countermeasures, as well as ensuring medication safety and access during public health emergencies.

This virtual conference aims to educate pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students on the expanding roles of pharmacists in diverse practice settings during public health emergencies. At the end of this event, it is expected that all participants will be adequately knowledgeable in this topic as students today are the pharmaceutical workforce of tomorrow. Certificates will be given to all attendees at end of the conference.

 

Who can attend

The virtual conference is open to all pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students, recent graduates, young pharmacists and other health care professionals. If you are interested in attending this event, please register by filling out the registration form below.

Certificates will be given to only attendees who fill out the evaluation form. All attendees are encouraged to participate actively in all sessions of the conference.

 

Sub-topics and specific learning objectives

 

A.    Facing public health emergencies in the pharmacy profession: The Primary Care approach

a.     At the end of this session, the participant should be able to :

                                               i.     Discuss the preparedness of the pharmacy profession in the primary care setting during public emergencies.

                                             ii.     Discuss the expanding roles of the pharmacy profession in the primary care setting during public emergencies including digital pharmaceutical care, patient safety and point of care tests

 

B.    Facing public health emergencies in the pharmacy profession: The Hospital Pharmacy approach

a.     At the end of this session, the participant should be able to:

                                               i.     Discuss the preparedness of the pharmacy profession in the hospital setting during public health emergencies

                                             ii.     Discuss the expanding roles of the pharmacy profession in the hospital setting during public health emergencies including digital pharmaceutical care and patient safety

 

C.    Facing public health emergencies in the pharmacy profession: The research and drug development approach

a.     At the end of this session, the Participant should be able to:

                                               i.     Discuss the clinical trial approaches during public health emergencies using COVID-19 context as an example.

 

D.    Facing public health emergencies in the pharmacy profession: The Academic Pharmacy approach

a.     At the end of this session, the participant should be able to:

                                               i.     Discuss the approaches to educating pharmacy students during health emergencies including the barriers and facilitators

 

E.     Public Health Session on Healthy Living

 

F.     'INNOV8: Pharmacy Innovation Competition' Workshop - Using Gamification and Extended Reality (XR)in pharmacy education and practicla training

 

a.     At the end of this session, the participant should be able to :

                                               i.     Enhance the understanding of Extended Reality and how it might be used for pharmacy education.

                                             ii.     Get the hang of what the Innov8: Pharmacy Innovation Competition would entail.

 

G.    Pharmacy Education Session on IPSF Pharmacy Education and Young Researchers’ Forum Led Research Projects

H.    Recognition of 2020 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduates