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REPORT OF 2019 FIP CONGRESS -ABU DHABI 2019

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REPORT OF 2019 FIP CONGRESS -ABU DHABI 2019

The final report of the 2019 FIP Congress held in Abu Dhabi has been published. You may access the full report here (click on the link). Below are highlights of the report.
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Door opens to broader role for community pharmacists in France
In March 2018, the French government began a comprehensive reform of its healthcare system, which is being gradually implemented. We report on the positive developments for community pharmacies, including remuneration for performing sore throat tests.
Opportunities in science continue to arise: Interview with Meindert Danhof
Meindert Danhof, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at Leiden University, Netherlands, has been called the “founding father of pharmacological models”. His research, spanning over 40 years, has included contributing to the identification of the cytochrome P450 isoenzymes, and the establishment of the discipline of systems pharmacology. Read this exclusive interview for his views on how imminent developments in pharmaceutical science will shape practice and his wisdom on a career in science.
Addressing the challenge of remuneration and sustainability of services
Sufficient remuneration is needed to ensure the sustainability of pharmacy services, but how can this be achieved? Despite a weak economy and a sharp decrease in pharmaceutical expenditure, pharmacists in Portugal are tackling this issue in a number of ways. Find out more in a report from FIP’s regional conference on delivering primary health care in the European Region.
Harnessing the science of prediction for better patient care
Revolutionary changes are being placed on the pharmacy horizon by artificial intelligence. Pharmacy researchers have studied whether using pharmacy patient medical records with a machine learning model can predict type II diabetes. Get up to speed with the new knowledge that “random forests” and “artificial neural networks” could bring.
Disrupt, innovate and create value for your faculty
With reductions in government funding and increasing competition in the higher education sector, acquiring new knowledge and driving innovation is becoming ever more important. Entrepreneurship ― the transformation of innovation into a sustainable enterprise that generates value ― was a major focus of the Global Academic Leaders Forum. Read our report to find out more.
Links being drawn between AMR and environmental pollution
Collaborative research aiming to fill the knowledge gap of how much antibiotic residues in food materials contribute to increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was presented at the 79th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in September. Delegates also heard how investors in pharmaceutical research and development are increasingly asking how responsible manufacturing works and how it is monitored. Read the report here.
Making a difference in Yemen
The war in Yemen is one of the world’s forgotten crises. The health system has collapsed, with many of the country’s health workers going unpaid since 2016. What’s it like working as a pharmacist in such an environment? We spoke to Pernille Miller from Médecins Sans Frontières about her experiences in the country, from dealing with scarce medical supplies to tackling cholera epidemics.