The Digital Revolution: Supporting clinical pharmacy through e-health, digital support systems, big data and more.

The 48th ESCP Symposium will start on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. During the symposium, the following topics will be presented through plenary lectures and workshops:

  • clinical decision support systems,
  • big data and clinical pharmacy,
  • e-health to support medication adherence,
  • computer assisted medication verification,
  • digital support for therapeutic drug monitoring,
  • new technologies for clinical pharmacy education.

Before the symposium, 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.


You can download the full programme with room allocations by clicking here.

 Time Wed, 23.10.2019 Thu, 24.10.2019 Fri, 25.10.2019

Opening ceremony

ESCP President, Local president, SC Chair

Detection of drug related problems by automated screening of patients electronic medical records: useful or harmful to the clinical pharmacist?

Vera Jordan-von Gunten, PharmD/PhD. Hopital du Valais. Sion, Switzerland

Big data: challenges for clinical practice

Prof Dr Amitava Banerjee, Associate professor in clinical data science/ honorary consultant cardiologist. University College London. United Kingdom


Digital transformation in clinical pharmacy

Prof Mitja Kos, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Computer assisted medication reconciliation

Victor Huiskes, PharmD, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Big data: challenges for research

Samuel Allemann, PhD, Clinical Pharmacy. Health Services and Performances Research. Lyon., France.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break/poster viewing Coffee break/poster viewing Coffee break/poster viewing

New wave of digitalization in the Estonian health services industry

Karl Henrik Peterson, CDTO at Estonia Health Insurance Fund, Tallinn, Estonia

Computer-assisted TDM – a low-hanging fruit for the clinical pharmacist

Polonca Drofenik, M.Pharm., spec., University Medical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Future digital possibilities for clinical pharmacists

Rob Thieben, PhD, GamesSolutionsLab. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

11:45-12:30 Plenary lecture: Steve Hudson Lecture

Pharmacovigilance support systems: How to Classify Severity and How to Establish Causality?

Monika Sonc, M.Pharm., spec., Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Supporting clinical pharmacy education: use of avatars for education

Prof Stephen Chapman, School of Pharmacy, Keele university, United Kingdom

12:00-13:30 Lunch/poster viewing Lunch/poster viewing Lunch/poster viewing
13:30-14:00 SIG presentation Oral communications, poster discussions, workshops

Use of mobile devices to support clinical pharmacy

Filipa Costa, PharmD/PhD, IUEM, Caparica/Lissabon,  Portugal


Clinical decision support systems in clinical practice

Barbara Maat, PharmD, Hospital Pharmacy Midden Brabant, Tilburg, The Netherlands


Apps and aids for adherence

Bart Pouls, PharmD, RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Critical success factors for introducing and operating CDSS-lessons learned.

Dr Matthias Sonnenschein, HCI Solutions AG, Bern, Switzerland


mHealth intervention to support asthma self-management: evaluation and implementation

Ellen Koster, PharmD/PhD, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Benefits and risks due to the introduction of clinical decision support systems

Pieter Cornu, PharmD/PhD, UZ Brussel/VUB, Brussel

15:30-16:00 Coffee break/poster viewing Coffee break/poster viewing Coffee break/poster viewing
16:00-18:00 Oral communications, poster discussions, workshops Oral communications, poster discussions, workshops Awards and closing ceremony

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Social events and Extra Sessions

Welcome Cocktail

  • Wednesday – 23 October 2019 (18:00-19:30)
  • Location: foyer of the symposium venue 
  • Tickets: Included in the registration fees for participants.

The ESCP 2019 Symposium will be officially opened with the light cocktail refreshment whilst catching up with old acquaintances and networking with your colleagues. This is an informal evening prior to the serious scientific discussions.

Gala Dinner

  • Thursday – 24 October 2019 (19:30)
  • Location: The Ljubljana Castle
  • Tickets: 65 EUR (NOT INCLUDED in the registration fee)
  • Dress code: Smart causal

ESCP Funrun

To support Children with Cancer - A sportive run (5 km) in Ljubljana, at slow speed, for everyone with running shoes.

  • Friday – 25 October 2019 (07:00–07:45)
  • Location: CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre
  • Tickets: 10 EUR (or more) at ESCP registration desk


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