PDA National Conference 2019

“Moving from Supply to Services: Managing the risks; Embracing the Opportunities”

Sat 30th - Sun 31st March 2019

The Programme

Saturday 30th March

10:15am Welcome and introduction Claire Ward,
PDA Director of Public Affairs
10:25am Key issues being handled by the PDA A round up of the work of the PDA
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
11:05am Some shocking defence cases handled by the PDA Lessons learned from PDA's case work
Mark Pitt, PDA Director of Defence Services
11:45am The realities about De-criminalisation The PDA's position on the defences offered by the work of the Rebalancing Board
External Speaker to be announced
12:05pm A prosecution following a dispensing error Join the jury as we enact a court case depicting a dispensing error prosecution
External speakers to be announced
12:35pm Protecting Patients and Staff through Error Management How to Think like a Pilot
Captain Niall Downey FRCSI
1:00pm Break for lunch
1:45pm Unionisation of the pharmacy workforce The benefits of an organised pharmacist workforce - a progress report
Paul Day, PDA Director
2:10pm A Safer Pharmacies Charter An initiative to instil safer standards for community Pharmacy
- Further safety initiatives planned
- Results from the PDA patient safety survey
2:50pm Raising Concerns with an employer The process of whistleblowing
External speaker to be announced
3:15pm Coffee break
3:35pm Remote Supervision and the de-professionalisation of Community Pharmacy vs the development of the Community Pharmacy as a clinical hub What are we doing about the threats facing community pharmacy in England?
Wider than Medicines: PDA's strategic policy programme
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
4:30pm End of day one
7pm There is a charity fundraising dinner in aid of Pharmacist Support, hosted by the PDA

To find out more information and secure your place, visit: www.the-pda.org/events/pdacharitydinner

Sunday 31st March

9:30am Welcome and introduction A roundup of developments from day one.
Mark Koziol, PDA Chairman
9:45am Learning about the French Model of Pharmacy Following up on the Health Ministers statements in Parliament
International Speaker to be announced
10:10am Learning about the Scottish model of Pharmacy An example of professional leadership
External Speaker to be announced
10:35am Learning about the American Model of Pharmacy Best models of practice from the USA
Dr. Lawrence “LB” Brown, Former President of the American Pharmacists Association
11:00am Questions & Answers on French, Scottish and American models
11:20am Innovation
What is needed and what is already out there?
- Showcasing what’s already out there
- Understanding the barriers to progress
- Embracing the opportunities
A session chaired by Claire Ward, PDA Director of Public Affairs
12:20pm Break for lunch
1:00pm Technology
Showcasing what is available to help pharmacists deliver
Hemant Patel, Secretary of North East London LPC
1:30pm The role of support staff Developing skill mix in pharmacy - PDA’s project on Pharmacy Technicians
Speaker to be announced
1:50pm A new model of pharmacy practice A patient facing, award winning clinical community pharmacy service
Bernadette Brown, Cadham Pharmacy
2:20pm Coffee break
2:30pm How to change the public’s perception of pharmacy Dr Lawrence "LB" Brown,
Former President of the American Pharmacy Association describing his public perception project in the USA
3:00pm Launching a National pro-pharmacy advertising campaign Mike Harris,
Campaigns Manager
3:30pm Concluding remarks
3:45pm Conference ends



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