2015 Symposium

Transforming practice through education: 5-8 July, 2015

The 2015 symposium had a particular focus on a series of in-depth workshops and plenary lectures, and aimed to achieve concrete outcomes for participants.

The workshops were designed to improve teaching practice and cater for both established and entry-level academics, the presentations offered attendees the opportunity to hear from international leaders in pharmacy education and workforce development.

A Sunday night Opening Address and social event is being newly introduced to the 2015 program. It presents the environment to have the education scene set for the following 3 days, while mingling with and meeting fellow delegates. So book ahead to arrive in Prato before Sunday evening!

Plenary presentations

  • Leading change in pharmacy education: A systems approach to curriculum transformation
    Speaker: Scott Singleton
  • Building inter-professional needs-based pharmacy education in Namibia
    Speaker: Tim Rennie
  • Global education resources – the science of sharing
    Speaker: Ian Larson
  • Working through change; creating a new integrated pharmacy degree programme from scratch
    Presenter: Cristina De Matteis
  • Transforming teaching and learning in a research intensive higher education context
    Speaker: Paul White
  • Design and implementation of the new M.Pharm. course at University College London School of Pharmacy
    Speaker: Susan Barker
  • What a time to be a pharmacist!
    Speaker: Zubin Austin
  • Developing global pharmacy scholars through student experience
    Speaker: Scott Singleton
  • Study abroad; developing global citizenship skills in pharmacy undergraduates
    Speaker: Cristina De Matteis
  • Global issues within the undergraduate MPharm framework at the University College London School of Pharmacy
    Speaker: Susan Barker
  • Professional Recognition in pharmacy: from national models to trans national recognition
    Speaker: Catherine Duggan

Program

Sunday 5 July 2015

From 4.00 pm

Registration

5.00 - 5.10 pm

Transforming practice through education: Welcome
Kirstie Galbraith (Prato Committee Chair)

5.10 - 6.00 pm

The Big Picture: How can education transform practice to meet global challenges facing pharmacists?

Solutions to the five key education challenges will be
developed through our brand new PharmAcademy

Tim Chen, Ian Larson

6.00 - 7.00 pm

Welcome drinks and nibbles on the Terrace

Monday 6 July 2015

8.00 am

Registration

8.30 - 9.15 am

PLENARY SESSION 1 - Leading change in pharmacy education

A systems approach to curriculum transformation
Scott Singleton

9.15 - 9.30 am

Poster snapshot session, 1-minute each

9.30 - 10.00 am

Morning tea

10.00 - 12 noon

WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1 (concurrent)

Using OSCEs to assess clinical–ethical decision making
Zubin Austin & Safeera Hussainy

or

Designing complex educational research interventions
Claire Anderson, Helen Boardman and Tim Chen

or

Freeing the Angel within the Marble - The Art of Meetings
Tina Brock

12 noon - 1.00 pm

Lunch and poster-attendance session

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Contributed Papers 1A and 1B

2.00 - 3.30 pm

WORKSHOP SESSIONS 2 (concurrent)

Developing skills in our students and practitioners for reflective practice and portfolio building
Catherine Duggan and Kirstie Galbraith

or

Engaging students in the classroom
Monash University Education Focused team

or

Experiential education - Creating students to be agents of change
Ralph Altiere, Kari Franson

3.30 - 4.00 pm

Afternoon tea

4.00 - 4.45 pm

CONVERSATIONS 1 (concurrent)

Speed dating for education research
Safeera Hussainy

or

Professional Education Development for academics
Ian Larson and Kirstie Galbraith

Tuesday 7 July 2015

8.30 - 9.15 am

PLENARY SESSION 2 - Building education capacity through collaboration

Building interprofessional needs-based pharmacy education in Namibia
Tim Rennie

Global education resources – the science of sharing
Ian Larson

9.15 - 9.30 am

Poster snapshot session 1-minute each

9.30 - 10.00 am

Morning tea

10.00 - 12 noon

WORKSHOP SESSIONS 3 (concurrent)

Doing research on your teaching
Sarah Willis and Ellen Schafheutle

or

Developing a research agenda about pharmacy education in developing countries
Tim Rennie and Claire Anderson

or

Using OSCEs to assess clinical–ethical decision making
Zubin Austin and Safeera Hussainy

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Lunch and poster-attendance session

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Contributed Papers 2A and 2B

2.00 - 3.30 pm

PLENARY SESSION 3 - Leadership in pharmacy education
Transforming teaching and learning in a research intensive higher education context
Paul White

Working through change: creating a new integrated pharmacy degree programme from scratch
Cristina De Matteis

Design and implementation of the new M.Pharm. course at University College London School of Pharmacy
Susan Barker

Followed by Panel discussion

3.30 - 3.45 pm

Afternoon tea - take to workshop

3.45 - 4.30 pm

CONVERSATIONS 2 (concurrent)

Professional Education Development for academics
Ian Larson and Kirstie Galbraith

or

Speed dating for education research
Safeera Hussainy

6.20 pm

(Dinner registrants
meet at Prato Centre)

Symposium Dinner - La Limonaia

It is 10 minutes by bus to the villa. After dinner, the bus will return via some hotels located outside the Prato town wall.

Dress code: comfortable semi-casual

Wednesday 8 July 2015

8.30 - 9.15 am

PLENARY SESSION 4

What a time to be a pharmacist!
Zubin Austin

9.15 - 10.15 am

Contributed Papers 3A and 3B

10.15 - 10.45 amMorning tea

10.45 - 12.45 pm

PLENARY SESSION 5 - The global pharmacist

Developing global pharmacy scholars through student experience
Scott Singleton

Study abroad: developing global citizenship skills in pharmacy undergraduates
Cristina De Matteis

Global issues within the undergraduate M.Pharm. framework at the University College London School of Pharmacy
Susan Barker

Professional Recognition in pharmacy: From national models to transnational recognition
Catherine Duggan

Followed by panel discussion

12.45 - 1.00 pmLunch on the go to wrap up
1.00 - 2.00 pmWRAP UP, PRIZES AND REFLECTION
Tim Chen and Kirstie Galbraith