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 was held in Wellington, New Zealand on 12 April 2017 at the University of Otago Wellington campus.
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.
The aim was to establish a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss current evidence of, and the process of, moving Pharmacy forward.
guest speakers RECORDINGS
Meet The Panel
Health Consumer Council of NZ
Mr. Graeme Norton
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Alberta
Professor in Pharmacy Practice University of Sydney, Australia
Head, School of Pharmacy
The University of Auckland
Dr. Jeff Harrison
Mr. Geof Shirtcliffe
Mr. Glenn Symon
Southern District Health Board
Mr. Bob Buckham
Chief Pharmacist Advisor
A discussion time was set after a morning of presentations from our guest speakers. Moderated by The University of Auckland's School of Pharmacy Dean, Dr Jeff Harrison, the panel addressed audience questions on how we are going to move Pharmacy forward.
Professor Ines Kras explained the reasoning behind research funding in Australia. Mr Bob Buckham enlighten us on current funding procedures for flu vaccines and Mr. Geof Shirtcliffe responded to how the Universities could future proof current pharmacy students.
How do we future proof the undergraduate qualification?"
- Tara Officer, Pharmacist & PhD Candidate in Health Policy Research, Victoria University.
in order to include evidence from as many speakers as possible, Lightning Talks were included in the agenda, limited at 10 minutes each.
Unfortunately, it didn't work out this way as every speaker shared a profound passion for moving Pharmacy forward that we ran well over time!