One specific theme for an oral communication session is already known. You can indicate the topic “living pharmaceutical lives” in the abstract template if you wish you oral communication to be part of this session.
Please find below the description of the topic:
“We invite oral presentation abstracts related to the topic ‘living pharmaceutical lives’. Submissions in this session will include research describing empirical and theoretical material focused on how pharmaceutical use is changing peoples’ lived experiences in all realms: early childhood, adolescence, young- and middle-adulthood, and old age, including end-of-life. Topics may be submitted by pharmacists or other health professionals who engage with particular types of patients/medicine users, or by non-health professionals conducting research that examines pharmaceutically-mediated life stages (for example, the medical management of ADHD among children and youth; use of cognitive enhancing medicines by youth in higher education, the management of middle-aging bodies/minds in the workplace, anti-aging in retirement, or medical assistance in dying). The session aim is to engage pharmacy professional leaders in discussion about how to integrate users’ experiences/challenges of navigating the everyday use of medicines with optimal pharmaceutical public health care by the profession. We aim to produce an edited book that includes submissions to this session.”
Peri Ballantyne, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
Kath Ryan, Professor of Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Reading, UK