Patient-centred care in a world of innovation and progress?

Friday 2 October 2015
C2*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-011-L04-P (3.0 contact hours)

Organised by the FIP Programme Committee


This session will explore how pharmacists can contribute to providing patients with medicines that meet both their physical and personal needs in the worldwide surge of medical innovation and compliance enhancing mechanisms. Pharmacists need to be aware of the needs of patients and the impact of medicines on their lives, and tailor services accordingly. Challenges emerge when the patient requires special consideration for certain matters, whether relating to physical needs or to beliefs and practices. Pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy practice can work collaboratively to highlight and promote awareness, and endeavour to search for solutions to best provide patient centred care in the provision of medicines.

Learning objectives

Knowledge-based session

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. List the humanistic repercussions of progress in medicines on pharmacy practice and  patient-centred care.
  2. Identify and understand new dimensions of challenges to traditional pharmacy practice, such as different forms of spirituality, religiosity and beliefs that can impact on medicine taking and compliance.
  3. Identify the current and projected scope of pharmacogenomics in the practice of pharmacy.
  4. Identify and describe new methods of promoting and monitoring compliance in patient-centred care.
  5. Express specific requests and respect patient autonomy in pharmacy practice.

Chairs: Linda Hakes (FIP IPS, Germany) and Betty Chaar (University of Sydney, Australia)


14:30 1) Introduction by the Chair

14:45 2) Pharmacogenetics: tailoring medicines to the physical needs of patients

Martin Armstrong (UCB, Switzerland)

15:15 3) Technology in medicine-taking: new technologies tracking compliance and administration

Pernille Dam (Pharmakon, Denmark)

15:45 Break

16:00 4) Religiosity and spirituality: medicine taking and human beliefs
Yolanda Robles (University of Philippines, Philippines)

16:30 5) Autonomy or best interests: how do we reconcile the two major principles in bioethics?
Joy Wingfield (University of Nottingham, UK)

17:00 6) Q & A, panel discussion, summary & closure