[13th ACCP]: Report on 13th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy
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The 13th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy
13-15 September 2013
The Clinical Pharmacist and Patient Care:
Opportunities and Challenges
As the major event in Asian Pharmacy circles, Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) has been held continuously since 1997. Departments of clinical pharmacy have gradually been set up in hospitals around Asian countries. The concept of “patient-centered care” has been widely accepted by hospital members and great progress has been made. Levels of practice, education and research on clinical pharmacy have also been greatly improved.
Every conference brings together myriad of experiences from both the East and the West which did not only guide the direction of development in this field, but also inspired practitioners to think and explore how clinical pharmacy could be implemented. Every year, hundreds of Vietnamese pharmacists participated in this great forum for learning and sharing experiences and networking with colleagues in
ACCP 2013 in
The 12th ACCP was held successfully in Hong Kong in July 6-9, 2012.Because the Department Chair for Pharmacy of Haiphong Medical University was invited to participate in
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ACCP Board Members (in the first line).
For its 13th Conference,
The 13th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy was held successfully at
Four pre-conference training workshops have been conducted on September 12 on Optimum Health Outcomes through Medication Safety, Advanced competency for pharmacist; Updates in the Management of Cancer, and Being a Clinical Pharmacist: Applying Knowledge and Skills to Team-Based Patient Care. In particular, the training course on ‘Being a Clinical Pharmacist: Applying Knowledge and Skills to Team-Based Patient Care” was facilitated by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, providing valuable knowledge and skills for Asian colleagues to start clinical pharmacy practice in their countries.
More than 1000 participants from 24 countries in Asia, the
The 13th ACCP was very honoured to have two keynotes speakers, professor Barry L.Carter from the
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Difference topics on clinical pharmacy education and practice, such as physician pharmacist collaboration in patient care, drug use studies, drug reconciliation, clinical pharmacy practice development …have been discussed in symposia during the Conference. A lot of networking and sharing between colleagues in
In addition to the scientific program, Gala Diner attracted about 700 participants from 24 countries to perform their traditional songs or cultures which were relaxed and friendly. In September 14, 2013, hundreds of participants also participated in Student Night at
After the Conference, on September 16, 2013, participants also visited
Most feedback from participants around the world was positive with the program and the organization of ACCP-13. With a strong medical, clinical and behaviour sciences combined in one campus, the Faculty of Pharmacy at
Prepared by Nguyen Van Hung, MD PhD, Associate professor and Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy,