76th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016 Buenos Aires

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  • The Inter­na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Fed­er­a­tion (FIP) and the Con­fed­eración Far­ma­céu­tica Argentina (COFA) are kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 76th FIP World Con­gress of Phar­macy and Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Sci­ences tak­ing place on August 28Sep­tem­ber 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Hilton Buenos Aires.

    Ris­ing to the chal­lenge: reduc­ing the global bur­den of dis­ease

    Dur­ing the 2016 FIP Con­gress in Buenos Aires, Argentina phar­ma­cists and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sci­en­tists will rise to the chal­lenge to reduce the global dis­ease bur­den. Are you pre­pared to take this challenge?

    Of the top 10 causes of death around the world, nine are dis­eases. Heart dis­ease, stroke, HIV/​AIDS, chronic obstruc­tive pul­monary dis­ease, lung can­cer, dia­betes and diar­rheal dis­eases are among this list. But the bur­den of dis­ease is not just about the years of life lost due to death; it is also about years lost due to liv­ing in less than full health.

    As a result, there has been an effort to change from a sick­ness care model to a health model.

    Our role in improv­ing the out­comes of treat­ments is the essence of the phar­macy pro­fes­sion and of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sci­en­tists. Cre­at­ing, prepar­ing and pro­vid­ing med­i­cines is based on this role. Mov­ing from a sick­ness model to a health model means that phar­macy is also now about dis­ease pre­ven­tion and health promotion.

    Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sci­en­tists, phar­ma­cists and phar­macy edu­ca­tors are ded­i­cated to inte­grat­ing evidence-​based prac­tice to improve the use of med­i­cines. Inno­va­tion that cre­ates new treat­ment options with med­i­cines, col­lab­o­ra­tive prac­tices (not only within health pro­fes­sion­als, but also indi­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties them­selves), prac­tices that improve the use of med­i­cines, pre­ven­tion (of both dis­eases and com­pli­ca­tions from exist­ing dis­ease) and pub­lic health pro­grammes all have the poten­tial to reduce the global bur­den of disease.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    A. Social deter­mi­nants of health

    Dif­fer­ences in where peo­ple are born how they grow, and where they live, work and age are gen­er­ally respon­si­ble for health inequities within and between coun­tries. Termed “social deter­mi­nants of health”, these cir­cum­stances are shaped by the dis­tri­b­u­tion of money, power and resources at global, national and local lev­els. Reduc­ing health inequities is con­sid­ered an eth­i­cal imper­a­tive and there are many ini­tia­tives world-​wide that are attempt­ing to “close the gap”. Con­sumer health lit­er­acy is one such inequity. The con­gress will look at these issues in depth and guide phar­ma­cists towards an under­stand­ing of how their role can help improve access to qual­ity med­i­cines and ser­vices, and shape poli­cies to improve pub­lic health.

    • Health lit­er­acy — the role of phar­ma­cists (A1)
    • How to achieve good pub­lic health across cul­tures (A2)
    • Under­stand­ing global work­force devel­op­ment needs to build a sus­tain­able model (A3)
    • Demen­tia — stem­ming the tide (A4)
    • Strength­en­ing the pro­fes­sion through great pro­mo­tional cam­paigns (A5)
    • How to empower our patients (A6)

    C. Diag­nos­tics and adher­ence — putting progress into col­lab­o­ra­tive practice

    Since phar­ma­cists are the first point of con­tact for many patients and are there­fore in a unique posi­tion with regard to dis­ease pre­ven­tion and health pro­mo­tion, it can only be ben­e­fi­cial for them to col­lab­o­rate with other health­care pro­fes­sion­als in ini­tia­tives that cen­tre on over­all improve­ment of per­sonal health and well-​being. Such ini­tia­tives could involve early dis­ease diag­no­sis and mon­i­tor­ing adher­ence. Con­gress del­e­gates will have an oppor­tu­nity, through a series of inter­ac­tive ses­sions, to learn how they can con­tribute to mean­ing­ful phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal care, dis­ease pre­ven­tion and long-​lasting health pro­mo­tion through the use of science-​based diag­nos­tic tools and patient-​centred ini­tia­tives to improve adher­ence to drug treatment.

    • Rapid diag­nos­tic test­ing by phar­ma­cists: Expand your hori­zon (C1)
    • Essen­tial tools to improve patient adher­ence (C2)
    • Test­ing, screen­ing and advis­ing (hands-​on prac­tice work­shop) (C3)
    • Can phar­ma­covig­i­lance shed light on adher­ence? (C4)
    • Per­son­alised anti­cancer strat­egy: From inno­va­tion to impact (C5)

    B.Novel tools for pre­ven­tion and treatment

    An increas­ing use of IT is dri­ving improve­ments in how med­i­cines and non-​pharmacological treat­ments are being used or applied to help peo­ple remain healthy and man­age their dis­eases effec­tively. For exam­ple, the use of apps to pro­vide reminders, col­lect data and to facil­i­tate dia­logue between patients and health­care pro­fes­sion­als is a rapidly expand­ing aspect of health­care. Other new tech­nolo­gies are being devel­oped together with new treat­ment par­a­digms such as ther­a­peu­tic vac­cines, gene ther­apy and tis­sue engi­neer­ing, and bet­ter diag­nos­tic tools. Con­gress del­e­gates will hear how all these are help­ing to pro­vide bet­ter qual­ity of life to patients through ear­lier diag­no­sis and improved outcomes.

    • Tech­nol­ogy to engage patients (B1)
    • IT solu­tions for bet­ter care (B2)
    • Pin­point­ing pre­ci­sion med­i­cine (B3)
    • eHealth, mHealth, smart health: Our health? (B4)
    • New reg­u­la­tory approaches to accel­er­ate access to med­i­cines (B5)
    • World café on pub­lic health for moth­ers and chil­dren (B6)
    • The phar­ma­cist is online: Social media for begin­ners (B7)

    D. Sus­tain­able and afford­able global health

    There is no ques­tion that, to reduce the global bur­den of dis­ease, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal care must be sus­tain­able and afford­able for patients. Sus­tain­abil­ity means that qual­ity of care has to be eval­u­ated and improved, and enforced by inter­pro­fes­sional edu­ca­tion. It also means that phar­ma­cists need to expand their hori­zons as the phar­macy pro­fes­sion advances. Aware­ness of national con­text and global needs is essen­tial. Research must help prac­ti­tion­ers find afford­able solu­tions to new chal­lenges and rare dis­eases, as well as bring­ing new approaches to unmet patient needs. Con­gress del­e­gates will explore the new role of phar­macy edu­ca­tors, prac­ti­tion­ers and sci­en­tists to assure sus­tain­abil­ity of pre­ven­tion, med­ica­tion and care.

    • Can­cer patients: long haul care (D1)
    • Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal care based on patient needs (with role play) (D2)
    • The role of the phar­ma­cist in man­ag­ing emerg­ing dis­eases (D3)
    • Com­bat­ing drug waste in health care sys­tems (D4)
    • The phar­macy sup­ply chain — Should you be a link? (D5)
    • Big data: Beauty or beast? (D6)
    • Antibi­otic stew­ard­ship: Case stud­ies in infec­tious dis­eases (D7)
    • Biosim­i­lars: Under­stand­ing the issues (D8)
    • Find­ing the human­i­tar­ian face of phar­macy (D9)
    • Edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ment tools: A user guide (D10)
    • Improv­ing out­comes through novel tech­nolo­gies — Let’s inno­vate together! (D11)
    • Law and order in emer­gency phar­macy prac­tice (D12)
    • No more pain! The rise of non-​narcotic opi­oids and med­i­c­i­nal mar­i­juana (D13)
    • The key to high-​performing teams (D14)

    E. Tar­get­ing your interest

    In our mis­cel­la­neous stream, we invite you to select from a range of ses­sions that explore dif­fer­ent fields of inter­est in phar­macy and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sci­ences. The world we live in is “vibrant, unreal, crazy and astound­ing”, one speaker will claim. Come and have your say on why such a world demands a new type of lead­er­ship. Other speak­ers will look at sce­nar­ios for the future of health­care. You will be able to use these as a strate­gic map for phar­macy devel­op­ment. You will also be able to take part in the congress’s daily “speaker’s cor­ner”, where you can talk about ques­tions and issues linked to the con­gress theme that you con­sider impor­tant. With other ses­sions yet to be finalised, there will be some­thing for everyone.


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