Workshop Block 1: Education Sessions

The pharmacy profession undergoes continuous expansion and development as more topics and changes are incorporated into the practice. These developments include pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance, and biotechnology which expand the horizons of the profession. With the advent of more topics of study and practice, education plays a significant part in enabling pharmacists to perform their role better as health care professionals. Being up-to-date with these latest news and developments in the profession is essential for the provision of quality care. The workshops under the Education Session thus aim to inform and educate the pharmacists and future pharmacists alike about these changes and lesser known facets of the pharmacy profession. The workshops shed light upon some practices that may be underappreciated as of now but possess immense potential for the future once they have been standardized.

  • Pharmacogenomics

  • Pharmacovigilance

  • Biotechnology

Workshop Block2: Digital Pharmacy

With the current situation of the world, there is a great need for the Asia Pacific region to be versatile with the rapid changes we are all facing. Digitalization has come to its peak era where all services are tailored to cater individualized needs. Given the geographic and demographic design of the Asia Pacific, telehealth is a new venture to establish especially during this health crisis. In the present time, virtual care runs in a progressive manner. There is improved accommodation of health needs with appropriateness to the levels of care, of which primary care can thrive without face to face encounters. It is essential to empower and enlighten young health professionals on robust strategies and development of wide perspectives on how digital pharmacy can be constructed fit to the patient population.

  • Innovation in Delivering Pharmacy Courses

  • Software Development in GXP Regulated Environment

  • Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy

Workshop Block 3: Pharmacists in Advocacy

Being a pharmacist of the people involves the duty to serve the individuals by providing the best healthcare. Ensuring the well-being of a patient requires the integration of their knowledge on the disease and also incorporates scientifically proven methods that create a variety of remedies catered to the disease, making extensive knowledge as a strong foundation to improve healthcare. In some cases, however, the evolution of diseases along with current interventions is noteworthy, requiring contemporary pharmacists to continuously enhance competence in the field as a way to uphold responsibility and services to the people. Clarifying the vital roles of pharmacists is necessary and vital, to be knowledgeable about the platforms available to contribute and resolve preventable health-related issues with the use of pharmacy education, drug-development processes, and society-inclined research. Through these workshops, future pharmacists will be given the opportunity to explore the current health issues and available health services, while maximizing their potential and roles as outstanding pharmacists.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Non-communicable Diseases

Workshop Block 4: Professional Development

As the pharmacy profession shifts into providing patient-oriented healthcare, pharmacists must learn to collaborate and consult with other healthcare professionals in order to provide excellent service to the members of the community. The key to further enhancing the development of relationships between pharmacists and other healthcare professionals is effective communication. Along with this, strengthening the relationship with others and expanding a pharmacist’s perspective of other fields are also equally important. Moreover, pharmacy practice is not only limited to the healthcare system. Pharmacists can also work in other fields such as research, drug development, and academe. Thus, there is a need for pharmacists to have a strong foundation in order to grow holistically as a professional. This can be achieved through the training and development of young pharmacists capable of being leaders and equipped with excellent research background.

  • Interprofessional Experiences

  • Research Training

  • Effective Communication