The annual conference 2018 was held in Parma, Italy from 16-18 May.

“Pharmacy Education: Towards Pharmaceutical Sciences”

Conference Proceedings:

Wednesday May 16, 2018 

09:00  – 13:00      Pre-Conference Workshop Medicines for rare diseases

16:00  – 16:30      Opening Ceremony

Chairs: Lilian M. Azzopardi and Patrizia Santi

Roberto Fornari, Rector’s Delegate, University of Parma

Gabriele Costantino, Head of the Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma

Lilian M. Azzopardi, President of EAFP

Patrizia Santi, Conference Chair, University of Parma

1st Session

16:30 – 18:00      Theme: The stakeholder’s perspective in Pharmacy Education

Chairs:   Daisy Volmer and Ruggero Bettini

Presentation of Helsinki results – Lilian M. Azzopardi – University of Malta, Malta

Controlled Round Table: Piero Iamartino – EIPG, Joan Peppard – EAHP, Jamie Wilkinson – PGEU, Dorothea Dalig – EPSA

The industry perspective – Eugenio Cusimano – Farmindustria, Roma, Italy

Meeting the needs and expectations of patients– Mike Rouse – ACPE, Chicago, USA

How CoAcS has promoted pharmacy education in universities – Richard Backhouse – CoAcS, UK

Final discussion

19:00      Welcome Reception

Thursday May 17, 2018

2nd Session

9:00 – 10:00      Theme: Industrial Pharmacy Education:  the European reality

Chairs:   Luis Recalde and Patrizia Santi

The European situation:

Annamaria Fadda – University of Cagliari, Italy

José B. Fariña – University of La Laguna, Spain

Nicolette Sammut Bartolo & Janis Vella Szijj – University of Malta, Malta – Discussion

10:00-10:30     Oral Presentations:

OP1:    Organizing an international bachelor test as part of, pharmacy training – Paul Cos & Wim Martinet – University of Antwerp, Belgium

OP2:    FIP global conference on pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education – a consensus framework to transform pharmaceutical education – R. J. Altiere– University of Colorado, USA

OP3:       The research internship in pharmacy and industrial pharmacy degrees in the Italian university scenario: an analysis of Parma university – Silvia Pescina – University of Parma, Italy

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

3rd Session

11:00 – 12:00      Theme:  The industrial perspective: what are the unmet needs?

Chairs:   Dimitrios Rekkas and Fabio Sonvico

Piero Iamartino – AFI, Milan, Italy

Francesca Schiaretti – Chiesi Farmaceutici – Parma, Italy

Dimitrios Rekkas, University of Athens – Greece

Round table discussion (Piero Iamartino – EIPG, Jurate Svarcaite – AESGP)

12:00 – 12:30      Oral Presentations:

OP4:    A core anatomy syllabus for pharmacy students: a delphi study – Geeta Hitch – University of York, United Kingdom

OP5:    Transforming a traditional biochemistry course into an applied biological chemistry experience: a success story – K.M.G. Mallela– University of Colorado, United States

OP6:       Health technology assessment (HTA) – new field in pharmacy education in Bulgaria – Nadia VelevaMedical University Pleven, Bulgaria

12:30 – 13:30      Lunch and Poster Presentations

13:30 – 14:30      EAFP General assembly

4th  Session

14:30 – 15:30      Deans’ Forum

Chairs: Lilian M. Azzopardi and Dimitrios Rekkas

Ralph Altiere – FIP

15:30 – 16:30      Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

5th  Session

16:30 – 17:30      Theme: Quality of learning: teaching methods

Chair: Andries Koster and Sara Nicoli

Evidence Based Education for improvement of university didactic – Daniela Robasto -University of Parma, Italy

Quality in Education: How do we know? – Ruth Nemire – AACP

Experiential learning in Industry – Enrico Zambelli– Chiesi Farmaceutici, Parma, Italy


17:30- -18:00      Oral Presentations:

OP7:    New strategies for the assessment of competences during the internship period for students of pharmacy – M. Cordoba-Diaz – Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

OP8:    Students’ perceptions about simulation in teaching patient counselling – P. Siitonen -University of Eastern Finland, Finland

OP9:       The pharmaceutical students’ role in pharmaceutical education: the EPSA methodology booklet and the EPSA lifelong learning platform – D. DaligEuropean Pharmaceutical Students’ Association

19:30      Gala Dinner

Friday May 18, 2018

6th  Session

9:00 – 10:30      Theme: Improving patient safety

Chair: Lilian M. Azzopardi and Patrizia Santi

WHO Europe – Nomenclature project – Raffaella Balocco – Geneva, Switzerland

Pharmaceutical regulatory perspective – Anthony Serracino Inglott – Malta Medicine Authority, Malta

Anti-cancer drugs – Alessandra Ranuncoli – AIFA, Italian Medicines Agency, Italy

Discussion (Dorothea Dalig – EPSA)

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break and Poster Presentations

11:00 – 12:00      Closing and Future Perspectives – Lilian M. Azzopardi and Renata Jachowicz

Abstract Book