ESCP Masterclass of Excellence

The pre-conference masterclass offers a unique opportunity for participants to attend a one day, in-depth training and workshop on a research, education or clinical topic delivered by leading international experts. This event also provides a great opportunity to network with international attendees and build future collaboration.

Masterclasses of Excellence on the fundamentals of systematic reviews of clinical pharmacy innovations

22nd October 2019
Venue: ESCP Symposium venue, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
Moderators: Dr. Cathal Cadogan, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland; Dr. Ankie Hazen, Education supervisor for general practice pharmacists and pharmacists working in care homes, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, London, UK; Dr. Vibhu Paudyal, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Birmingham, UK
Capacity: 30 participants

Evidence-based practice is fundamental to the development and delivery of safe and effective healthcare. Systematic reviews, which refer to approaches to reducing bias and errors through systematic identification, appraisal and synthesis of relevant evidence on a specific topic (http://www.cochrane-handbook.org/), can help to provide cumulative, high quality evidence to inform evidence-based practice. Systematic reviews are considered to provide the highest level of evidence within the hierarchy of evidence. Pharmacists can benefit from gaining experience of the processes involved in undertaking, reporting and interpreting published systematic reviews. The application of findings from systematic reviews can help to bridge evidence gaps and inform current clinical practice.

Other great reasons to attend include:

  • Getting practical advice on conducting a systematic review
  • Working with illustrative examples
  • Opportunity to discuss with leading researchers
  •  Networking with colleagues from other countries

The Masterclass will cater to researchers who are new to systematic reviews and those who are currently undertaking one. It will be delivered in an interactive format of plenary lectures, group work and discussions. It is aimed at anyone currently involved or wishing to be involved in systematic reviews, irrespective of experience.

Content and Structure

09.00-10.10

General introduction to systematic reviews and group work

10.10-11.00

Systematic review protocols

11.00-11.20

Coffee break

11.20-11.50

Group work

11.50-12.20

Systematic searches

12.20-13.00

Risk of bias and quality assessment

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

Group work

14.30-15.10

Data analysis and synthesis

15.01-15.40

Group work

15.40-16.00

Coffee break

16.00-16.30

Recent innovations

16.30-16.50

Discussion of key issues Feedback and summing up

Moderators


Dr. Cathal Cadogan, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

Cathal’s research interests focus on the development, evaluation and implementation of theory-based interventions to ensure safe and effective medicine use. He has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews and is currently involved in a number of research programmes including: prescribing of appropriate polypharmacy for older people; medication adherence in older people and prescribing of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in primary care.



Dr. Ankie Hazen, Education supervisor for general practice pharmacists and pharmacists working in care homes, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, London, UK

Ankie’s research interests focus on the training, implementation and clinical effects of general practice pharmacists. She has a particular interest in role development and professional identity formation of new health care professionals. She is currently involved in the training and supervision of pharmacists who are expanding their clinical role in primary care, and educational development.



Dr. Vibhu Paudyal, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy, University of Birmingham, UK

Vibhu’s research is focused on public health aspects of pharmacy practice. He has led research and published widely in the area of self-care, patient access to medicines and medicine adherence. Population of focus in his research includes patients and users of clinical pharmacy services, persons experiencing homelessness, ethnic minorities and offshore workers. Vibhu will highlight examples from his published systematic reviews and review protocols in these research areas.


Masterclass in Search of Excellence - Patient Centred Teaching

22nd October 2019
Venue: Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Capacity: 6 participants
Moderators: Moira Kinnear, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK, ESCP SIG Education & Training
Local support: Samo Rozman and Andreja Eberl, Clinical Pharmacists; Monika Sonc, Pharmacy Director

Background

On behalf of the ESCP SIG Education and Training, the moderator has delivered courses which focus on introducing clinical pharmacy teachers to the use of real patients as a learning resource with the aim of developing their teaching skills. The course is aimed at experienced clinical pharmacists who wish to develop their clinical pharmacy teaching skills.

Aim

The one day course provides the opportunity for participants to plan, experience and reflect on using real patients for clinical pharmacy teaching.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify opportunities in the clinical environment for problem- based learning
  • Consider patients’ perspectives in clinical teaching
  • Describe organisational requirements, consent and briefing necessary when using real patients in clinical pharmacy teaching
  • Plan a teaching session including the writing of learning outcomes and learning activities which use the patient as a learning resource
  • Experience clinical pharmacy teaching in a real clinical setting

Content and Structure

09.00

Introductions & sharing of clinical pharmacy teaching experiences: Advantages in using real patients or simulated patients in clinical teaching & organisational requirements necessary in planning patient centred teaching

10.00

Review patient profiles (1 per pair of participants) provided for patients who previously consented to participate in patient centred teaching that day. Participants consider potential learning outcomes from interaction with the patient and plan learning objectives for their pair of students.

11.30

Participants (as teachers) meet their patients (with interpreter if required). Participants finalise their teaching plans

12.00

Each pair of ‘teachers’ briefs another pair of participants who act as ‘students’ and facilitate a clinical teaching session with a real patient. The ‘teachers’ debrief the ‘students’ and reflect on the experience. Each session will be observed by the moderator and supported by a local pharmacist/interpreter.

15.00

Report back from experiences as both teachers and students

16.00

Conclusions and consideration of future clinical teaching practice

17.00

Close of Masterclass


Moira Kinnear, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK, ESCP SIG Education & Training


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