Theme: Pharmacist-A self-described professional role for optimizing results in patient care: A shift in emphasis

WPCP 2017

WPCP 2017

Sessions/Tracks

WPCP 2017 aims to provide a forum for international researchers from various areas of PharmacyPharmaceutical sciencesClinical Pharmacy by providing a platform for critical analysis of new data, and to share latest cutting-edge research findings and results about all aspects of Pharmacy meeting. 

Track 1: Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy is the field of pharmacy practice in which Pharmacists  provides better patient care that improves medication therapy and will improve health and disease prevention. The overall goal line of clinical pharmacy is to uphold the correct and appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription medicinal products and devices, and to minimize side effects and adverse effects. Clinical Pharmacists depend on their professional relationships with patients to tailor their advice to best meet individual patient needs and desires.

Related Conferences: 

5th International Pharmacy Conference September 01-02, 2017 Las Vegas, USA; 9th Annual European Pharma Congress July 10-12, 2017 Madrid, Spain; 4th International Conference On clinical Trials September; 11-13, 2017 San Antonio, USA; 3rd International Conference on Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trials September 20-21, 2017 Dublin, Ireland; 11th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Research July 06-08, 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 6th Annual European Pharma Congress July 10-12, 2017 Madrid, Spain; the Clinical Pharmacy Congress May 12 -13, 2017 Excel Exhibition Centre, London, UK; Clinical Trial Conference Apr 10-12 the Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C., United States Of America; Clinical Research Professional Certification Preparation and Review Course; Clinical Trial Supply 2017 Jan 23-25

Related societies:

 American Association of Colleges of PharmacyAmerican Pharmacists AssociationAmerican Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)| European Association of Employed Community Pharmacists in Europe | European Pharmaceutical Union

 

Track 2: Hospital Pharmacy

The duties of the Hospital Pharmacists is to be part of the medication management in hospitals, which encompasses the process in which medicines are selected, procured, delivered, prescribed, administered and reviewed to optimise the contribution that medicines make in generating informed and desired outcomes to enhance the safety and quality of all medicine related processes affecting patients in the hospital to ensure the 7 “rights” are respected: right patient, right dose, right route, right time, right drug with the right information and documentation.

Related Conferences: 

5th International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy October 23-24, 2017 Orland, Florida, USA; 8th Annual Global Pharma Summit August 17-18, 2017 Los Angeles, Naveda, California, USA; 13th International Conference on Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Nov 13-15, 2017 Las Vegas, USA; 14th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology June 19-21, 2017 Philadelphia, USA; 10th International Congress on Clinical Virology December 4-6, 2017 Dubai, UAE; International Congress and Exhibition on Pharmacy April 03-05, 2017, Dubai, UAE; International Summit on Pharma and Clinical Trials   June 12-13, 2017 Sydney, Australia; Annual World Congress on Biomarkers & Clinical Research JULY 27-28, 2017 Chicago, Illinois, USA; Clinical Innovation and Partnering World 8-9 March Hilton Tower Bridge, London; International Congress on Clinical Trials in Oncology and Hemato-Oncology June 21 - 22, 2017,Vienna, Austria

Related societies:

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia | The Pharmacy Guild of Australia The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia | Canadian Pharmacists Association |Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Chinese Pharmaceutical Association

Track 3: Pharma Research & Development

Pharmacists in the department of Research and Development provide an invaluable interface in this process by liaising with clinicians and scientists across the development arena. Within clinical research, pharmacists can help to assess the efficacy and safety of new medicines. Skills learnt during pharmacy training makes them to contribute to the complete clinical trial process from planning the trial, developing the prototype formulations for Drug administration first in animals and later for trials in humans, the production, packaging, labeling and supply of the medicine to clinical researchers, through to the monitoring as well as reporting of complex studies.

Related Conferences:

11th Annual Global Pharma Summit August 17-18, 2017 San Francisco, USA; 9th International Conference and Exhibition on pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety July 17-19, 2017 Munich, German; 2nd International Conference on Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine September 28-29, 2017 Atlanta, USA; 9th Clinical Dermatology Congress October 16-18, 2017 New York, USA; 5th World Congress on Cancer Therapy, Biomarkers & Clinical Research December 05-07, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; MAGI Clinical Research Conferences May 21-24, 2017; Clinical trial innovation summit April 24-26, 2017; 8th annual scope summit for clinical ops executives Jan 24-26, 2017; 16th Annual Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Sciences Congress (Med Pharma Congress) July 03-05 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Related societies:

Indian Pharmacist Association| Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland | The Pharmaceutical Association of Israel | Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association | Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius 

Track 4: Industrial Pharmacy

Industrial Pharmacy as the same indicates the field of manufacturing, marketing and distribution of drug products including Quality assurance of these activities.

Related Conferences: 

International Conference on Clinical and Medical Genetics Nov 28-29, 2017 Hilton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; World Pharma Congress November 7-9 Las Vegas, USA; 6th World Congress on Pharmacology August 07-09, 2017 Paris, France; 11th World Drug Delivery Summit October 16-18, 2017 New York, USA; 2nd Global Clinical Psychologists Annual Meeting 2017 June 26-27, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand;; Global Summit on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Trials 2K17; 19th International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, February 16 - 17, 2017, London, United Kingdom

Related societies:

Pharmaceutical Society Of New Zealand | Norwegian Pharmacy Association |  American Pharmacists Association| National Pharmacy Association | Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland | Royal Pharmaceutical Society | American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Track 5: Pharmacist in Health Care System

With the development of specific and potent synthetic drugs, the emphasis of the Pharmacist’s responsibility has moved substantially towards the utilization of scientific knowledge in the proper use of modern medicines and the protection of the public against dangers that are inherent in their use.

Pharmacists are employed in regulatory control and drug management, hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, academic activities, training of other health workers and research. In all these fields, their aim is to ensure optimum drug therapy, both by contributing to the preparation, supply and control of medicines and associated products and by providing information and advice to those who prescribe or use pharmaceutical products.

Related Conferences: 

12th World Pharma Congress October 16-18, 2017 Budapest, Hungary; 12th Annual Pharma Middle East Congress Sep 25-27, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and IPR Sep 25-26, 2017 Chicago, USA; 10th Asia-Pacific Pharma Congress May 08-10, 2017 Singapore; 2nd International Conference on Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine September 28-29, 2017 Atlanta, USA; drug discovery and therapy world congress 2017 July 10- 13 Boston, USA; Canadian Pharmacists Conference 2017 June 2-5 Quebec city; International summit on Pharma and clinical trials   June 12-13,2017 Sydney, Australia; Clinical Operations in Oncology Trials East Coast 2017

Related societies:

Royal Pharmaceutical Society |  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy| American Pharmacists Association (APHA)| American Society for Pharmacy Law| American Pharmacists Association

 

Track 6: Pharmacy Practice

Based on International Pharmaceutical Federation the guidelines for Good Pharmaceutical Practice were first placed in 1993. And further used as reference by governments, National Pharmaceutical Organisations and international pharmaceutical organizations in order to set up nationally accepted standards. The aim is to "contribute to health improvement and to help patients with Diseases & health problems to make the best use of their medicines".

Related Conferences:  

2nd International Conference on Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy July 27-28, 2017 Rome, Italy; 9th Annual European Pharma Congress July 10-12, 2017 Madrid, Spain; 11th Annual Global Pharma Summit August 17-18, 2017 San Francisco, USA; 12th Annual Pharma Middle East Congress Sep 25-27, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 2nd International Pharmacy Conference, April 27-28, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America;19th International Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, January 30 - 31, 2017, Dubai, UAE

Related societies:

Pharmaceutical Society Of New Zealand | Norwegian Pharmacy Association |  American Pharmacists Association| National Pharmacy Association | Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland Royal Pharmaceutical Society | American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

 

Track 7: Community Pharmacy 

Community Pharmacists are most accessible to the public and other health professionals in Primary health care. They supply medicines which are included in a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. Apart from ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover patient counseling at the time of dispensing of prescription and also non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programs.

Related Conferences:

16th Annual Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Sciences Congress July 03-05, 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 9th International Conference And Exhibition On Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety July 17-19, 2017 Munich, Germany; World Congress On Bio Therapeutics And Bio Analytical Techniques Sep 11-13, 2017, Mexico, USA; 11th World Congress On Pharmaceutical Sciences And Innovations In Pharma Industry Feb 27-28, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 22nd Conference Of The EAHP March 22-24, 2017, Cannes, France; Hospital Pharmacy Conference May  1-3, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, USA; Pharma CI Conference And Exhibition Sep 12-13, 2017,Parsippany,Usa; World Congress On Pharma And Advanced Clinical Research 6-8 November, 2017, Singapore; 19th International Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmacokinetics , January 30 - 31, 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arab; s9th World Congress On Pharmacology Aug 7-9, 2017, Paris, France.

Related societies:

National Pharmacy Association | Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland | Royal Pharmaceutical Society | American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy | American Pharmacists Association |American Society for Pharmacy Law

 Track 8: Nuclear Pharmacy

Nuclear Pharmacy is a practice of Pharmacy defined as a patient-oriented service embodying the scientific knowledge and professional judgment required to improve patient health through the safe and efficacious use of radioactive drugs for diagnosis and therapy.

Related Conferences: 

8th World Congress on Bioavailability & Bioequivalence: BA/BE Studies Summit June 26-28, 2017 San Diego, USA; 7th Global Experts Meeting on Neuropharmacology, July 31-Aug 02, 2017 Milan, Italy; 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutics & Novel Drug Delivery Systems, March 13-15, 2017 London, UK; 6th Global Experts Meeting on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Cardiac Medications, April 13-14, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 8th World Congress on Pharmacology and Toxicology, July 24-26, 2017 Melbourne, Australia; Pharmacovigilance Europe 2017 23-24 May 2017,London,UK; 19th International Conference on Clinical Drug Developments and Pharmacovigilance January 23 - 24, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 19th International Conference on Clinical Immunology,  Pharmacy and Drug Development  January 26 - 27, 2017, Innsbruck, Austria.

Related societies:

American Society for Pharmacy Law | American Society of Consultant Pharmacists  | American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation | American Society of Health-System Pharmacists | Professional Compounding Centers of America

Track 9: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy is a new focus for pharmacists and work in both an institutional and community-based clinic involved in direct care of diverse patients. Ambulatory care pharmacy practice is the provision of integrated, accessible patient health care services by pharmacists who are responsible for addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

Related Conferences: 

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethno pharmacology, March 23-25, 2017 Orland, USA; 9th Annual European Pharma Congress, July 10-12, 2017 Madrid, Spain; 10th Asia-Pacific Pharma Congress, May 08-10, 2017 Singapore; 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Marine Drugs & Natural Products, June 15-17, 2017 London, UK; 3rd International Conference and Expo on Drug Discovery & Designing, September 25-27, 2017 Vienna, Austria; 19th International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy and Immunology  January 19 - 20, 2017, London, United Kingdom; CBI’S Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress April 26-28, 2017,The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; 19th International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacogenetics , January 12 - 13, 2017, Durban, South Africa; 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products July 24-26, 2017 Melbourne, Australia; 6th Annual European Pharma Congress   July 10-12, 2017 Madrid, Spain; active living research conference Feb 26-1 Mar 2017

Related societies:

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia | The Pharmacy Guild of Australia The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia | Canadian Pharmacists Association |Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Chinese Pharmaceutical Association

Track 10: Home Health Care Pharmacy

 Home Care Pharmacy provides a large selection of healthcare and home medical equipment that helps public to be safe and independent in the home.

Related Conferences: 

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products, July 24-26, 2017 Melbourne, Australia; Cardiovascular Medicine Conference August 01-02, 2016, UK; 2nd World Pharma Congress, October 23-25, 2017 Atlanta, USA; 10th Global Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, July 20-22, 2017 Chicago, USA; 3rd International Conference on Bio pharmaceutics and Biologic Drugs, June 19-21, 2017 Philadelphia, USA; 19th International Conference on Radio pharmacy and Radiopharmaceuticals, May 18 - 19, 2017,Paris, France; International Conference on Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, June 21 - 22, 2017;Venice, Italy; 19th International Conference on Clinical Drug Discovery and Development Process, July 13 - 14, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.

Related societies:

Pharmaceutical Society Of New Zealand Norwegian Pharmacy Association |  American Pharmacists Association| National Pharmacy Association | Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland | Royal Pharmaceutical Society | American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Track 11: Managed Care Pharmacy

A pharmacist working in a managed care Pharmacy environment is intimately involved in the care and course of pharmaceutical treatment and plays an important role in contributing to positive patient outcomes.  The areas of opportunities for pharmacists to organize patient health care include but are not limited to data integration, communication management with Physicians and research efforts for patient outcomes , drug utilization review, disease management, academic detailing, cost analysis programs, and pharmacy benefit design.  In addition, Pharmacists are able to qualify and quantify the results of different programs and therapies, and will add on value to the health care team.

Related Conferences: 

8th Global Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety Summit, July 10-11, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia; 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, July 24-25, 2017 Rome, Italy; 13th International Conference on Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Nov 13-15, 2017 Las Vegas, USA; 8th Clinical Microbiology Conference October 26-28, 2017 Paris, France; 5th European Conference on Clinical and Medical Case Reports September 07-08, 2017 Paris, France; 19th International Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry May 30 - 31, 2017; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; International Conference on Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology Singapore, July 4 - 5, 2017

Related societies:

Indian Pharmacist AssociationPharmaceutical Society of Ireland | The Pharmaceutical Association of Israel | Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association | Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius

Track 12: Pharmacy Technicians & Assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 75% of pharmacy technicians in the U.S. work in a retail setting, such as an independently owned drugstore, a mass retailer chain, or a mail-order or online pharmacy. An additional 16% of pharmacy technician jobs were in hospitals, while others worked for nursing homes, pharmaceutical wholesalers, or the Federal Government. Assistant pharmacists, also referred to as pharmacy aides, work with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings, from retail stores to hospitals. Assistant pharmacists perform administrative duties and work directly with customers to meet their prescription needs. While becoming an assistant pharmacist doesn't typically require formal education after high school, it does necessitate customer service and clerical skills.

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6th Global Experts Meeting on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Cardiac Medications April 13-14, 2017 Dubai, UAE; 10th International Conferences on Immuno pharmacology and Immunotoxicology, Nov 20-22, 2017 Melbourne, Australia; International Conference on Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety May 25 - 26, 2017,London, United Kingdom; International Conference on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Engineering June 12-13, 2017 Taipei, Taiwan; 10th International Conferences on Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology Nov 20-22, 2017 Melbourne, Australia.

Related societies:

European Association of Employed Community Pharmacists in Europe  | European Pharmaceutical Union | Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union | Pharmaceutical Society of Australia | The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

 





About Conference

Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend “6th World Pharmacists & Clinical Pharmacy Annual Congress” during May 22-23, 2017 Chicago, USA which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

WPCP 201aims to provide a forum for international researchers from various areas of pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, Clinical Pharmacy by providing a platform for critical analysis of new data, and to share latest cutting-edge research findings and results about all aspects of Pharmacy meeting.

Why to Attend???

With all the scientific people over the world focused on learning about advancements in Pharma community. This is a best globalised opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants. We anticipate participants, renowned speakers and eminent delegates across the globe attending the conference to share their valuable presentation and galvanize the scientific community. WPCP 2017 is a 2-day event offering to conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with potential scientists, make a splash with new developments, and receive fame and recognition. Our services have always met with great achievement in Business Conferencing. World-renowned speakers, the most recent and advanced techniques, developments, and the newest updates are the prominent features of the conference.

The conference provides a platform to detail the research works of pharmacy expertise from various scientific backgrounds and the same can be perceived by young researchers and students. The conference mainly aims to promulgate knowledge on pharmacy. World Pharmacists & Clinical Pharmacy Annual Congress would be a perfect venue to share and develop knowledge on key pharmacy tools.

Target Audience:

Pharmacists from various areas

Eminent Scientific Professionals in Pharma

Pharma Colleges & Training Institutes

Pharmaceutical Associations and Societies

Pharmaceutical Business Entrepreneurs

Manufacturing Pharmaceutical products Companies

Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies

Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors

PhD Scholars, Graduates and Post Graduates in Pharmacy 

Directors, CEO’s of Organizations

Association, Association presidents and professionals

Noble laureates in Health Care and Medicine

Data Management Companies





Market Analysis

Title: 6th World Pharmacists & Clinical Pharmacy Annual Congress

Date & Venue: May 22-23, 2017 Chicago, USA

Theme: Pharmacist-A self-described professional role for optimizing results in patient care: A shift in emphasis

WPCP 2017 welcomes attendees, presenters, Sponsors and exhibitors from all over the world to Chicago, Illinois, USA. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “6th World Pharmacists & Clinical Pharmacy Annual Congress” (WPCP 2017) which is going to be held during May 22-23, 2017 at Chicago, USA. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world. We invite you to join us at the WPCP 2017, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the WPCP 2017 Organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Chicago, USA.

For more details please visit- http://annualmeeting.conferenceseries.com/pharmacists/

Importance & Scope:

Pharmacists are often the first port of call for people to get advice on health in general, as well as specific clinical conditions. Pharmacists have long been providing health services in every region of Australia, and while they remain mostly outside the glare of the limelight, the profession remains one of the most respected in the community. With the development of specific and potent synthetic drugs, the emphasis of the pharmacist’s responsibility has moved substantially towards the utilization of scientific knowledge in the proper use of modern medicines and the protection of the public against dangers that are inherent in their use. Pharmacists are employed in regulatory control and drug management, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, academic activities, training of other health workers, and research. In all these fields, their aim is to ensure optimum drug therapy, both by contributing to the preparation, supply and control of medicines and associated products, and by providing information and advice to those who prescribe or use pharmaceutical products.

The market environment in which Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate is increasingly challenging, being driven by a more and more demanding healthcare agenda leading to a new marketing and sales system The global need for innovative, cost effective medicines continues to rise whilst regulators, payers, health care providers and patients are demanding greater value for money, proven effectiveness of products, more transparency and access to information.

About Venue:

Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and the seat of Cook County. It stretches for 22 mi along the southwest shore of Lake Michigan in the northeast part of the state.

 

The first white men known to have visited the region were Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette in 1673. The first permanent white settler was John Kinzie, who is sometimes called the Father of Chicago. He took over a trading post in 1796 that had been established in 1791 by Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable, a black fur trapper. Fort Dearborn, a blockhouse and stockade, was built in 1804 but was evacuated in 1812, at which time more than half of its garrison was massacred by Potawatomi and Ottawa Indians loyal to the British.

The name Chicago is thought to come from an Algonquian word meaning “onion” or “skunk.”

Laid out in 1830, Chicago was incorporated as a village in 1833 and as a city in 1837. In the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, an area of the city about 4 mi long and nearly a mile wide more than two thousand acres was totally destroyed. However, much of the city, including the railroads and stockyards, survived intact, and from the ashes of the old wooden structures there arose more modern constructions in steel and stone.

Today, Chicago is a major Great Lakes port and the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center of the Midwest. The manufacturing industries dominate the wholesale and retail trade, and trade in agricultural commodities is important to the economy. The Chicago Board of Trade is the largest agricultural futures market in the world.

Among Chicago's many attractions are the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Jane Addams–Hull House Museum, Navy Pier, and numerous architectural landmarks such as the Sears Tower and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

 

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Conference Highlights:

Clinical Pharmacy

Hospital Pharmacy

Pharma Research & Development

Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmacist in Health Care System

Pharmacy Practice

Community Pharmacy

Nuclear Pharmacy

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

Home Health Care Pharmacy

Managed Care Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technicians & Assistants

Entrepreneurs Investment Meet

Why to Attend???

With members from around the world focused on learning about better patient care and to increase public awareness, this is your single best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the field of pharmacy. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new drug developments, and receive name recognition at this 2-day event. World-renowned speakers, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Pharmacy are hallmarks of this conference.

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Employment of Pharmacists by State in USA:      

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Pharmacists represent the third largest health professional group in the U.S. Although some pharmacists work in non-patient care settings (e.g., teaching, research, and administration), most work in a variety of patient care settings (Figure 1).   

 

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In 2011, there were 272,320 working pharmacists and an estimated 343,550 pharmacy technicians in the U.S. workforce. This corresponds to a national average of 87 pharmacists and 108 pharmacy technicians per 100,000 populations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of pharmacists in the U.S. is expected to increase by 69,700 (25%) between 2010 and 2020 and by 95,680 (35%) by 2030. National trends suggest that the supply of pharmacists is growing faster than previously projected; primarily as a result of the recent rapid growth of new pharmacy education programs and expansion of enrolment at existing schools across the country. In California, pharmacy workforce shortages are also decreasing and beginning to fall in balance with the state’s supply of pharmacists. In 2011, 22,960 pharmacists and 28,670 pharmacy technicians and aides served approximately 38 million Californians. This ratio of 63 pharmacists and 79 pharmacy technicians per 100,000 populations indicates that California still lags the nation despite the growing supply of pharmacy professionals throughout the state.

As the "baby boomer" population continued to age and the role of the pharmacist on the health care team grew, Universities responded by fervently adding new programs and expanding class sizes, often through distance-learning programs. The number of graduates has almost doubled since 2002, to approximately 13,000 today. Furthermore, an additional 17 pharmacy schools have been established over the past 4 years, meaning they have not yet had a graduating class. States like California, Texas, New York, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania have all seen significant increases in pharmacy graduates in recent years, but perhaps the best example is Tennessee. The state has gone from having 1 pharmacy school in 2006, located at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, to 6 today, with Lipscomb, Belmont, and Union University all graduating their first classes in spring 2012.Unfortunately, as a direct result of the recession, those that had jobs were reluctant to give them up. The role of the pharmacist has continued to grow into caring for an aging population, but so have other health care professionals, such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants. Subsequently, pay has remained stagnant (and, in many cases, lowered), the signing bonus is now the exception to the rule, and pharmacists must be willing to commute greater distances, often having to accept “floater" positions. Recruitment events still exist, but opportunities are fewer and spread between many more graduates; the supply has grown greater than the demand. The profession, Zavadski rightly says, is now “on the verge of a crisis.”

In a 2010 article, Daniel Brown, PharmD, dean of the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, recognized a shift from shortage to surplus: “Long-held assumptions about the rate of pharmacist job growth are beginning to crumble amid the uncertain health care and economic realities of our times, and yet, we, as an academy, continue to perpetrate a rate of unprecedented growth that has reached alarming proportions and shows no signs of abating.”In her justification of a "pharmacy school bubble," Zavadski quotes Dr. Brown’s bold prediction of 20% unemployment of pharmacy grads by 2018, though without sharing the data behind it. And here is where my path diverges from Zavadski’s.

PHARMACIST MARKET TREND

           There are 275,000 pharmacists in the U.S. Pharmacists come in many different varieties, but the three most prevalent and important are retail, hospital, and specialty pharmacists.

Retail Pharmacists

Retail pharmacists make up 63% of all pharmacists in the U.S. and work at a variety of locations, ranging from dedicated franchises such as CVS Caremark and Walgreens to mass merchandisers such as Wal-Mart and Kroger to smaller community pharmacies. These retail pharmacists provide basic services such as medication dispensing, but they are expanding their core role and focusing more on patient care initiatives—especially those retail pharmacists who work at major retail chains. For example, Walgreens has developed several partnerships to expand its pharmacists’ role in patient care. The first is with the design firm IDEO to redesign the pharmacy environment to encourage patients to engage with pharmacists outside of the simple medication-dispensing interaction; the second is with Greenway Medical Technologies to provide personal electronic health records to customers for tracking medication history and basic care; and the third is with provider practices to form ACOs.

Hospital Pharmacists

Hospital Pharmacists sometimes referred to as health system pharmacists are the second-most-prevalent pharmacist segment, comprising 26% of all pharmacists in the nation. Hospital pharmacists work in hospitals/clinics of varying sizes and types and can be found in outpatient and inpatient facilities. These pharmacies typically dispense drugs only to patients in the hospital/clinic. Hospital pharmacists often provide care for patients with more-complex conditions that require careful coordination with all members of the care team. These pharmacists accompany physicians on grand rounds to ensure proper medication administration and are direct points of contact for patients and caregivers.

Specialty Pharmacists

They play an increasingly important role in an industry that will soon be shifting more focus to specialty therapeutics. Specialty drugs are defined as treatments that cost more than $600 per month (as defined by CMS, Medicare Part D) and that have a certain level of associated complexity (e.g., special handling, rare diseases, close monitoring required, office-administered injection/infusion). Specialty pharmacists often provide clinical programs and support services such as disease-specific management programs and high-touch care models to complement the traditional roles of preparing and dispensing medication. Some specialty pharmacists are employed by major retail pharmacies such as CVS or Walgreens, although smaller, independent pharmacists represent a large portion of the specialty market. The industry is highly fragmented as each pharmacy tries to prove its value proposition to its payer, patient, drug manufacturer, and hospital stakeholder. Speciality pharmacies are becoming the key network node between these various stakeholders and will help usher in a new model of patient care in the coming years.

Major Pharmacists Associations around the Globe:

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Pharmacists Association

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Professional Compounding Centres of America

Association of Pharmacy Professionals

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand

Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius

International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Canadian Pharmacists Association

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Major Pharmacists Associations in Australia:

Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association

Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency

Pharmacy Board of Australia

Australian Pharmacy Council (APC)

Professionals Australia 

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA)

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) - Pharmacy Division of Professionals Australia

Association of Hospital Pharmacists (HSU No 4 Branch)

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia





Past Conference Report

Pharmacists 2016

Thanks to all of our wonderful Speakers, Conference Attendees and Sponsors; Pharmacists 2016 Conference was our best ever!

5th Global Pharmacists Annual Meeting Conference  hosted by the Conference Series LLC was held during July 14-15, 2016 at Brisbane, Australia at Park Regis North Quay, Brisbane, Australia with the theme “Expanded Role of Pharmacist for Better Patient Care and to Increase Public Awareness” which got magnificent response. With the support and guidance of Organizing Committee Members and Editorial Board Members and astonishing presentations of all participants this prominent summit became more impressive.

Conference Series LLC would like to convey a great appreciation to Dr. Paul C. Ho & Dr. Jun Xu as  Keynote speakers.

Keynote Speakers supported this event with sustainable excitement for grand success of this prominent conference. Also it is our pleasure to announce next 6th Global Pharmacists & Clinical Pharmacy Annual Congress which will be held during May 22-23, 2017 in Chicago, USA.

We hope your favorable support will make next conference also one more grand success.

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