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Published on 15 January 2013

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Northern Ireland conference

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17-18 January 2013, Dunadry Hotel, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The aim of this conference is to provide an international perspective on quality and safety initiatives that optimise medicines use. The programme is based on the belief that by focusing on quality and safety, not only do we get improved health outcomes but also save money.
This conference will explore advances in medicines management and medicines optimisation across a range of settings.
Work in these areas has been characterised by international collaborations and the conference will feature experiences from a range of national perspectives.
The emphasis on the two day programme will be participative, particularly to equip delegates with the information and the tools to be able to apply the approach or influence change in their own settings. It will therefore be of particular interest to policy makers, managers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with responsibility for medicines management.
 
DAY 1
12:00 Registration
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Welcome and Introduction
2:10 Opening Address Dr Norman Morrow, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland
2:30 Keynote Address Mr Frank Federico, Executive Director,
Strategic Partners Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts
3:10 Medicines Management – Past, Present and Future Prof Mike Scott, Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
3:30 Coffee and Exhibition
4:00 Optimising Medicines Use: International Perspectives Session Chair: Dr Christine Clark, Independent Pharmacy Consultant, Lancashire, England
Dr Ulrika Gillespie, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden
Dr Tamasine Grimes, Associate Professor in Practice of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin and Research Pharmacist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Dr Fatma Karapinar, Hospital Pharmacist in Training, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam and Researcher/Epidemiologist, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Ms Nina Barnett, Consultant Pharmacist for Older People, The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, England
5:00 Panel Discussion
5:30 Close
7:30 Evening reception followed by dinner and a Ceilidh
DAY 2
9:00 Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
9:15 Medicines Management in Northern Ireland – The Way Forward
Dr Mark Timoney, Senior Principal Pharmaceutical Officer, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland
Mr Joe Brogan, Head of Pharmacy and Medicines Management, Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland
10:00 Coffee and Exhibition
10:45 Breakout Sessions
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Breakout Sessions
3:00 Closing remarks
Breakout sessions
Breakout Session 1
Breakout Session 2
Breakout Session 3
How can software support a re-engineered medicines management process?
Greater integration of care From procurement to prescribing.


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