Reflective session: Talking to social pharmacists about social pharmacy – past, present and future

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Moderator: Dr Susan Heydon, University of Otago, New Zealand

Since 1980 the International Social Pharmacy Workshop has attracted participants from different countries to meet with colleagues, present research, and discuss ideas and issues. Many people have come on several occasions. Yet the environments within which we operate are very varied as are the skills and interests that we have. We also often still have to explain to others what we mean by ‘social pharmacy’.

The aim of this reflective session is to explore how people have shaped the history and development of the discipline and continue to do so. The workshop will be structured to encourage maximum participation and participation from people who have played key roles. While there will be a general introduction and summing up, the session primarily is for social pharmacists to talk about the history and development of social pharmacy. The precise topics will be determined as the session develops.

Topics can include:

  • beginnings of social pharmacy: what, where, when, who and why
  • ISPW and its organisation
  • views about social pharmacy: unity or diversity
  • development of social pharmacy over the years
  • challenges for social pharmacy: past, present and future
  • future directions

The longer term aim is to build on this initial session and produce a book.

Practical details: Tuesday 24 July 10h30 – 12h00 – room ALO 07.100

Possibility to continue the session on Tuesday 24 July 13h30 – 15h00 – room ALO 07.100


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