The University of Otago and The University of Auckland Present:


Evidence to take Pharmacy Forward


12 April, 2017 8:45 AM - 6 PM

University of Otago Wellington Campus, 23 Mein Street, Newtown

Wellington, New Zealand

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Jointly organised by New Zealand’s Universities, the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago and the School of Pharmacy at The University of Auckland present “Pharmacy Forward: Evidence to take Pharmacy Forward”. This one-day symposium aims to establish a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss current evidence of, and the process of, moving Pharmacy forward.
The profession of pharmacy has been slow to deliver clinically based services and move from a product based model to a patient focused model.  While the reasons for this lack of movement are complex, one of the impediments has been the lack of remuneration and the uncertainty about the value of evidence.  As such, the profession needs a coordinated effort to collect the right evidence that will propel pharmacy forward.
Forward Pharmacy is a symposium that will bring together a number of pharmacy stakeholders including policymakers, funders, professional organisations and practising pharmacists to discuss cost-effective solutions to improve patient care.

This symposium presents an ideal opportunity to discover ways to improve New Zealand’s pharmacy profession. Pharmacy Forward will question the pharmacy profession’s current position and discuss international and local evidence on how to move it forward to improve health outcomes at good value for money.
We begin with a mihi whakatau by Mana Whenua
representative/Maori Strategy Manager, Toa Waaka
Morning session
Presentations and discussions around current Pharmacy evidence
Afternoon Session
Short presentations by Pharmacy professionals
Morning session
Presentations and discussions around current Pharmacy evidence
Professor Des Gorman
Executive Chair, Health Workforce New Zealand and Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (University of Auckland) 
Professor Ross Tsuyuki
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of the Epidemiology Coordinating and Research (EPICORE) Centre, Canada. 
Professor Ines Krass
Professor in Pharmacy Practice, University of Sydney, Australia 
Mr. Glenn Symon 
Senior Manager, Funder Support and Intelligence
Professor Carlo Marra 
Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Otago 
Dr Jeff Harrison
Head, School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland 
Geof Shirtcliffe
Partner, Chapman Tripp (Wellington)
Bob Buckham
Chief Pharmacist Advisor, Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.
Graeme Norton  
Kaihapai o Nga Kaunihera Kiritaki Hauora mo Aotearoa (Champion/Advocate, Health Consumer Councils of New Zealand) 
Leanne Te Karu 
Clinical Advisory/Prescribing Pharmacist, Pihanga Health Medical Centre 
William (Billy) Allan
Chief Pharmacist (Primary and Secondary Services) Hawke’s Bay Health Sector 
Dr Linda Bryant
Professional Practice Fellow, University of Otago 
Ian McMichael
Managing Director, Pharmacy 547 
Cath Knapton  
CEO, Midland Community Pharmacy Group  
Dr Caroline Morris 
Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Wellington
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