The field of Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy is growing rapidly and its development is making tremendous impacts in Health care and pharmaceuticals. Clinical pharmacy is a branch of pharmacy which deals with the patient care and medication and promotes health, wellness and disease inhibition. The pharmacist works in management with the doctors for the patient healthcare. The importance and significance can be gauged by the fact that it has made huge advancements over the course of time and is continuing to influence various sectors.
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy can be addressed as one of the greatest challenges in the Health care era of the 21st century – making the essential connections between Academics and industry professionals.However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a faster CAGR owing to presence of high unmet healthcare needs, research collaborations and increase in Pharmacy research funding in emerging economies such as Australia, China, India and other economies in the region
Track 1: Hospital and Clinical pharmacy
In this session of the conference we are going in depth about hospital and clinical pharmacy which is now trending topic of consideration. The duties of the Hospital Pharmacists is to be element of the medicine management in hospitals, which depicts the process in which medicines are selected, procured, delivered, prescribed, administered and reviewed to optimize the contribution of that medicines The process of affecting the patient should be in a strategic medicines management and even the controlled drugs must be one of the considered factors during medication. . Clinical pharmacy is a health science discipline in which pharmacists provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention. The practice of clinical pharmacy embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care, blending a caring orientation with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and judgment to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Clinical genomics and proteomics play a very influential part during personalized formulation. Therapeutic drug monitoring should be one of the aspects to be noticed while prescribing the drug for the betterment of the public health.
Track 2: Community Pharmacy
In this session we are going to talk about community pharmacy which goes hand to hand with the other pharmacies. A community pharmacy is a healthcare facility that highlights providing pharmaceutical services and primary care to a specific community. Typically, a registered pharmacist dispenses medicine from the community pharmacy. Community-based pharmacists responsibilities include: checking and dispensing of prescription drugs, providing advice on drug selection and usage to doctors and other health professionals and counseling patients in health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines. In most countries regulations govern how dispensaries may operate, with specific requirements for storage conditions, equipment and record keeping and doing health promotion in sync.
Track 3: Clinical pharmacology and toxicology
This session is contrived to know about the facet in this generation of pharmacology and toxicology. Clinical Pharmacology, in theory, has been practiced for centuries through observing the effects of herbal remedies and early drugs on humans. Trial and error was the technique to achieve most of this work. Initially scientific advances allowed scientists to combine the study of physiological effects with biological effects. This led to the first major breakthrough when scientists used clinical pharmacology to discover insulin. Since that discovery clinical pharmacology has expanded to be a multidisciplinary field such as pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and has contributed to the understanding of drug metabolism, therapeutic efficacy and safety in humans. Over time clinical pharmacologists have been able to make more exact measurements and personalize drug therapies. Clinical Toxicology is involved with the different forms of toxic chemicals or overdosing of the drug and they associated with the different forms of diseases which lead to poisoning. It typically coincides with other sciences like as Psychopharmacology, Neuropharmacology and Immunopharmacology.
Track 4: Hospital Pharmacy & Health practice
Health practice has become a growing field in pharmacy, in this session we are going to exchange ideas about it. Hospital pharmacy is the health care service, which comprises the art, practice, and profession of choosing, preparing, storing, compounding, and dispensing medicines and medical devices, advising healthcare professionals and patients on their safe, effective and efficient use. This deals with the overall preparation, planning and management of the medication process. Health practice is where there is a specific enquiry and methodology to be followed for specific therapeutics.
Track 5: Clinical research & development
In this session we will be taking up the phase of research and development in the field of pharmacy. The Clinical research is a segment of healthcare science that resolves the safety and effectiveness (efficacy) of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be incorporated for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease. Clinical research and development is different from clinical practice. In clinical practice established treatments are used, while in clinical research and development evidence is collected to establish a treatment by innovations in patient and community engagement. Clinical research refers to the entire catalogue of a drug/device/biologic, in fact any test article from its inception in the lab to its introduction to the consumer market and beyond. Once the promising candidate or the molecule is identified in the lab, it is subjected to pre-clinical studies, treating different ailments or animal studies where different aspects of the test article are monitored and studied.
Track 6: Drug Monitoring & Drug dosing
This session of the conference is conceived to discuss about the monitoring and dosing of drugs. Drug monitoring refers to the pre-treatment checks and individualization of drug dosage by maintaining plasma and blood concentrations within a defined therapeutic range. The combination of knowledge about preparation, administration and dosing of the drug is very much fundamental for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). Even the awareness about the side effects and the interaction plays a role during the drug dosing.
This session is to come up with more opinion about the role of pharmacist and research going on in hospitals. Pharmacists now are increasingly involved in various variety of process around medicines especially in mental healthcare. Pharmacists come under and acute independent sector in healthcare and they will be checking on the controlled drug in hospital pharmacy. Some pharmacists are now becoming independent prescribers and are allowed to prescribe without reference to a doctor and even be consultant pharmacist by providing expert advice on adopting medication.
Track 8: Pharmacovigilence and patient safety
This session is devised to know about the safety measures in the field of drug or either known as pharmacovigilence. The adverse drug reaction is monitored for the safety of the patient. Drug safety is a field where there are regular updates in safety reports, safety services and software’s. Reporting and monitoring of the drug safety is an essential factor to be considered and several quality management aspects are to be added. Everything related to the drug safety measures must be up-to-date for the betterment of the patient safety.
Track 9: Industrial pharmacy
In this session of the forum the discussion about the industrial pharmacy is considered. Industrial pharmacy is an area where the manufacturing and development of the discovered drug is done. The industrial level clinical trials are an aspect to respect. The things to be kept in mind in an industrial pharmacy are the enhancement of product management along with the minimization of the wastes. This can be achieved by following good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Track 10: Pharmacy education
This session of the conference deals with the educational aspects in the pharmacy field. Education is a primary requirement for pharmacist other than basic educations one can study other topics related to the pharmacy which will be necessary in upcoming years like clinical bioinformatics, clinical data management. The pharmacist must be educated with his ethics like clinical abuse\misuse and also should have the knowledge about the duration of the drug treatment.
Track 11: Hospital and clinical informatics
This session takes into account the latest technology in storing and retrieval of patient data, in other way know as hospital and clinical informatics. The subdivision to be known is this field is the pharmacy informatics, nursing informatics, biomedical informatics and public health informatics. This is a necessary thing to be incorporated in all hospitals and clinics because of the uses like knowing the individual’s past medication, doctor in charge of the particular individual and many more.
Track 12: Oncology pharmacy
This session is added to reach out the topics of pharmacy in oncology. Cancer is one of the most anticipated disease which cased huge number of death. To come over this many pharmaceutical technique like chemotherapy and other high alert medications which are effective and cost-efficient therapy were introduced. The efficiency of such pharmaceutical technique depends on the management of drug choice, dosage, route of administration and other parameters.
Track 13: Pharmacoeconomics
This session is to know about the economic status of the pharmacy which plays a major role in affording the medication. Pharmacoeconomics refers to the scientific discipline that compares the value of one pharmaceutical drug or drug therapy to another based on efficient outcome research. The study evaluates the cost and effects of a pharmaceutical product and helps in knowing the health policy. These studies serve to guide optimal healthcare resource allocation, in a standardized and scientifically grounded manner. Pharmacoeconomics centers on the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, and can use cost-minimization analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis or cost-utility analysis. Quality-adjusted life years have become the dominant outcome of interest in pharmacoeconomic evaluations, and many studies employ a cost-per-quality analysis.
Track 14: Pharmacogenomics and therapeutics
This session of the forum is to share knowledge about the pharmaceuticals in the genome level. Pharmacogenomics and therapy is the study of the role of the genome in drug response and treatment in a gene level. This technology deals with genetic makeup of an individual and study of the response to drugs and influence of acquired and inherited genetic variation. Correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms is then compared with pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) as well as drug receptor target effects. Pharmacogenomics is often used synonymous with pharmacogenetics. Although both terms relate to drug response based on genetic influences, pharmacogenetics focuses on single drug-gene interactions, while pharmacogenomics comprises a more genome-wide association approach, incorporating genomics and epigenetics while dealing with the effects of multiple genes like mutagenicity and carcinogenicity on drug response.
Track 15: Consultant pharmacists
This session is to know the advantages of having the consultant pharmacists. Consultant pharmacists help in giving guidance in managing optimal medication. The health of the senior people cannot be predicted at once hence the consultant pharmacists play the role as senior care pharmacists and even suggest for the complementary and alternative medicines when necessary. E-prescription is one of the useful and helpful method of prescription in the current generation which used by the consultant pharmacists.
Track 16: Disease management
This session takes into interest the latest changes in disease management. Disease Management provides a comprehensive discussion on the management of diseases which are commonly encountered by pharmacists. Characterizing the diseases and knowing concurrent disease along with interactions is useful during medication and helps the pharmacist in the counseling part. In such management system the individual will be give knowledge about the clinical features and treatment guidelines.
Track 17: Good clinical practices
This session is entirely allotted for the discussion about the good clinical practices. A few guidelines must be followed while performing clinical trials. The investigator and sponsors are responsible for maintaining the informed consent form, monitoring the site of clinical trial and registration and reporting must be done to the authorized authority. Quality assurance of the drugs to be used and rules of the trials must be accepted and certified from Institutional review board (IRB) and independent ethics committees.
Track 18: Entrepreneurs’ investment meeting
The main aim of this session is to get all the entrepreneurs and business personnel under a single roof and help them in all possible ways. Pharma marketing helps the organization or a sole person to get investor for the work based on product to be marketed. B2B meetings help in many aspects like collaboration, mutual partnerships etc.
Pharmacists represent the 4th largest health professional group in the Australia. Although some pharmacists work in non-patient care settings (e.g., teaching, research, and administration), most work in a variety of patient care settings.
The global pharmacy market reached nearly $3.2 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $3.8 billion in 2013 and $4.9 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the five-year period, 2013 to 2018. Clinical pharmacy has a rich history of advancing practice through innovation. These innovations helped to mold clinical pharmacy into a patient-centered discipline recognized for its contributions to improving medication therapy outcomes. The next few years will see spending on drugs in established markets in North America, Europe and Japan grow by just 1-4% annually.
Australia is one of the world’s largest market for pharmaceuticals and the world leader in biopharmaceutical research. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (Pharma), Australia firms conduct the major of the world’s research and development in pharmaceuticals and hold the intellectual property rights on most new medicines. Australian government support of biomedical research, along with its unparalleled scientific and research base and innovative biotechnology sector, making the Australia market the preferred home for growth in the pharmaceutical industry.
Retail pharmacists make up 63% of all pharmacists in Australia and work at a variety of locations, ranging from dedicated franchises, mass merchandisers to smaller community pharmacies. Hospital Pharmacists sometimes referred to as health system pharmacists are the second-most-prevalent pharmacist segment, comprising 26% of all pharmacists in the nation.
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.