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The Future of Safe Prescribing Conference 29 March 2019

Joint one-day conference between the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the British Pharmacological Society

On 29 March 2019, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland will come together with the British Pharmacological Society to hold The Future of Safe Prescribing, a one-day conference,  at RCPI, No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Designed to address topics directly relevant to safe prescribing now and in the future, this meeting will have wide appeal to independent prescribers from all backgrounds including medical, pharmacy and nursing. Topics for the programme will include, “cost-effective prescribing”, “managing polypharmacy”, “precision prescribing” “electronic prescribing” and “maintaining prescribing competence”.

The event will be followed by an evening networking reception from 7-9pm.

The event aims to:

  • Understand to current state-of-the-art in prescribing from efforts to improving prescribing skills and their outcome to polypharmacy
  • Appreciate the role of big data and precision medicine in safe prescribing
  • Understand the role of regulatory agencies on prescribing practices
  • Discuss innovations in electronic prescribing
  • Understand the role of HTA in balancing innovation and affordability in the era of precision medicine
  • Provide an overview of the history of modern therapeutics as through the media of UK Pharmaceutical advertising
  • Provide an overview of European drug regulation in the post-Brexit era

Sessions topics include:

  • Session 1: Prescribing: Current state-of-the-art
  • Session 2: Prescribing over the next 10 years
  • Session 3: Future of safe prescribing
  • Session 4: WDM Paton Memorial Lecture



Speakers include:

  • Professor Patrick Murray, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Professor Simon Maxwell, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Professor Emma Baker, St George’s University of London, UK
  • Dr Mary Tully, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr Patricia McGettigan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Professor Jamie Coleman, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Professor Michael Barry, Irish National Centre of Pharmacoeconomics, Ireland
  • Professor Marion Bennie, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Dr Richard Fitzgerald, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Dr Mairin Ryan, Health Technology Assessment, Health Information and Quality Authority, Ireland
  • Professor Richard Green, The University of Nottingham, UK

How to Book

For further information and to register your attendance, please go to the British Pharmacological Society website.

Book Now!

Visit the BPS website to book your place at The Future of Safe Prescribing Conference March 2019