Second Spring Clinical Pharmacy Conference

European Society of Clinical Pharmacy ESCP
in collaboration with the
University of Malta

2nd Spring Clinical Pharmacy Conference
2-5 May, Malta

A press conference to launch the 2nd Spring Clinical Pharmacy Conference was held recently at the University attended by the Rector, Professor Roger Ellul-Micallef; the Director of the ESCP International Office in the Netherlands, Dr. Annemieke Floor-Schreudering as well as members of the Conference Organising Committee.

The theme of the 2nd Spring Conference on clinical pharmacy, organised by the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta, is Pharmacy Practice to Meet Patients' Needs.  The scientific programme comprises contributions from about 50 speakers from Malta and overseas, including representatives of the World Health Organisation and the Council of Europe.  Professor Charles Hepler, from the US, renowned for introducing the concept of pharmaceutical care, is among the speakers contributing in this Conference.

The Conference will include two courses, one of them on clinical pharmacy practice led by Professor Steve Hudson, a well known figure in Malta.  Also participating in the Conference is Dr Sam Salek from the University of Wales, who proposed Malta as the venue for this meeting for which over 100 abstracts have been submitted.  Other prominent speakers are Dr Kees de Joncheere, WHO Regional Director Pharmaceuticals; Dr Stefan Muehlebach, Council of Europe consultant and Ms. Christine Glover, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

The Conference is being held at the Westin Dragonara Resort from 2nd to 5th May.  It is projected that there will be around 500 delegates at the conference hailing from about 50 countries including: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Yemen, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia and Croatia.