The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition has hosted an international-themed educational session in conjunction with the Donald E. Francke Medal for several years.
This year, attendees will hear from international pharmacists representing five countries who will describe ways in which they are leading advances in practice in areas such as: changing roles of pharmacists, digital health and use of technology, drug shortage management, education and workforce capacity, postgraduate training, opioid stewardship, and personalized care. This session Navigating Change Toward Practice Transformation for Better Global Health (featuring the Donald E. Francke Medal Lecture) will be held on December 4 starting at 2 p.m. in the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 210b, Level 2.
Vincent T. Idemyor, recipient of the 2023 ASHP Board of Directors Donald E. Francke Medal, will present his lecture, Translational Research and Implementation Science: Accelerating the Imperative.
The educational part of the program follows, featuring short, practical presentations to provide a forum for the speakers to exchange ideas on global trends and best practices in international pharmacy settings. Each speaker will reflect on successful pharmacy services or challenges seen in countries that may have broad applicability in the United States and other locations.
Sharing of ideas with an international audience helps shape best practice standards, which is increasingly important to regulatory bodies, public health entities, and as international accreditation standards progress. In some cases, awareness of the inequities in the provision of and access to pharmacy services in fragile states and crises bring light to necessary strategies and tactics required to care for communities.
A small professional poster walk, part of the International Registrants Gathering and Reception, begins shortly after the education session. The poster walk offers the opportunity for select international attendees to present their work in an intimate setting. Participants in the poster walk will have increased engagement and discussion with the authors.
The session’s podium presentations and subsequent poster walk at the private event give international attendees additional opportunities at the Midyear meeting to showcase the state of and advances in pharmacy practice within their countries.
Session and event details are below.
Monday, December 4
Navigating Change Toward Practice Transformation for Better Global Health (featuring the Donald E. Francke Medal Lecture) — Anaheim Convention Center, Room 210b, Level
- Summarize international pharmacy practice scenarios that demonstrate access to safe and effective medicines.
- Identify opportunities to incorporate into practice how environmental, economic, and social factors determine the quality and accessibility of medication management services in a patient’s healthcare journey.
- Describe methods used to improve workforce capacity and capability by combining advances in practice, workforce, and education.
International Registrants Reception and Gathering (Poster Walk) Anaheim Convention Center, Room 205a, Level 2