A report for the ESCP Symposium held in Prague last year has been published in the latest issue of Hospital Pharmacy Europe (HPE102).
Author: Edwin van Aalten
Call for Committee members
ESCP is an international leader in advancing quality and innovation in clinical pharmacy education, practice and research.
As a committee member, you will be in a great position to contribute to delivering the vision and mission of ESCP.
There are positions available in the Education Committee and the Communication Committee.
The standard term as a committee member is four years, which can be extended with the approval of the ESCP General Committee.
To apply for either committee, you must be an ESCP member, attend the monthly online meetings and carry out all assigned tasks. You should be fluent in English (written and oral) and have good communication and interpersonal skills.
This is a great opportunity to contribute. DON’T MISS IT!
How do I apply? You should send a short CV (limited to two pages), giving details of your educational level and relevant professional experience to the International Office, by email. Also include a short statement (no more than 300 words) of why you want to become a member of the committee you are applying for.
What is the deadline? The call will close on 28 February, 2023 23:59 CET.
After that, you will be informed within 4 weeks about your application by the chair of the Committee you applied for.
The ESCP Education Committee co-ordinates the educational activities of ESCP and oversees the scientific level of these activities. The committee has responsibility for the webinar program of ESCP and leads all other educational activities. The Education Committee also participates in the construction of the scientific programs of all ESCP events and is involved in the selection of the theme of the events.
Essential – A minimum of two years’ experience of clinical pharmacy practice.
Desirable – Experience in teaching of clinical pharmacy and experience in research in clinical pharmacy/ clinical pharmacy education. Experience of working with international organisations related to clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical care, advocacy, or other health-related matters.
The ESCP Communication Committee co-ordinates the communication of the society’s activities via all available communication channels, including emails, the newsletter, and social media.
Essential – Interest in developing communication processes for ESCP members and non-members. Experience in a number of IT platforms, e.g. social media, Mailchimp, WordPress.
Desirable – Active on a number of social media platforms. Experience in website development, updating and maintenance.
December 2022 issue of International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy has been published
The December issue of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy is now available at this link. Check out the great selection of reviews, research papers, commentaries and much more.
Remember that ESCP members receive free access to the journal.
ESCP awards four fellowships at Prague symposium 2022
During the opening ceremony of the ESCP symposium in Prague, Derek Stewart, ESCP President, presented the award of ESCP Fellowship (FESCP) to Bart van den Bemt, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa, and Hege Salvesen Blix (not shown).
Fellowship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of clinical pharmacy in general and in Europe in particular, as well as service to ESCP.
Bart van den Bemt is Professor of Personalized Pharmaceutical Care at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center. He has a long history of involvement in national and international pharmacy organizations. He has had many roles at ESCP, most notably that of immediate past President.
Stephane Steurbaut is Sector Lead for research, education, and innovation at the Department of Hospital Pharmacy, UZ Brussel, Belgium and Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Care, Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy, VUB, Belgium. Like Bart, he also has had many roles at ESCP, most notably that of immediate past Secretary to the General Committee.
Filipa Alves da Costa is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon, where she leads the Pharmaceutical Care and Clinical Pharmacy Laboratory. She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Frontiers in Pharmacology and Pharmacy Education. She is immediate past Chair of the ESCP Education Committee and was President of the 2021 annual symposium.
Hege Salvesen Blix is Professor in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Oslo and a pioneer of clinical pharmacy in Norway. She has been a member of ESCP for many years, most recently being a member of the General Committee and representative on the Education Committee. The ESCP President thanked all four for their international leadership in clinical pharmacy, highlighting their specific impacts on ESCP.
ESCP wants your best practice. Deadline for abstract submissions 31 January 2023
We want your best practice!
The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) and the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) are continuing the ‘Best Clinical Pharmacy Practice papers’ initiative. We are calling for clinical pharmacy practices and education that describe innovative and sustainable clinical pharmacy practices worth sharing, to be published in the IJCP.
Submissions are welcome from anyone! You don’t need to be an ESCP member or based in Europe!
What is best practice?
Best practices in clinical pharmacy relate to developments in practice and education, which are supported by thorough development and implementation processes along with high quality, robust and rigorous research evidence of evaluation outcomes. These outcomes may include aspects such as acceptability, adoption, (cost-)effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, sustainability, etc. Any areas of clinical pharmacy practice and education development in any setting will be considered.
Have a look at some Best Practice publications.
Rose O, Happe S, Huchtemann T, et al. Enhancing medication therapy in Parkinson’s disease by establishing an interprofessional network including pharmacists. Int J Clin Pharm. 2021;43:1-8.
Rushworth GF, Innes C, Macdonald A, et al. Development of innovative simulation teaching for advanced general practice clinical pharmacists. Int J Clin Pharm. 2021;43:817-824.
Hazen A, Sloeserwij V, Pouls B, et al. Clinical pharmacists in Dutch general practice: an integrated care model to provide optimal pharmaceutical care. Int J Clin Pharm. 2021;43:1155-1162.
Diesveld MM, de Klerk S, Cornu P, et al. Management of drug-disease interactions: a best practice from the Netherlands. Int J Clin Pharm. 2021;43:1437-50.
What do we ask?
To be considered for publication, the IJCP and ESCP will first select six leading best practice proposals submitted by end of January 2023. The proposal should be formatted as a 250-word abstract (excluding author details) with the following headings:
• Author detail (names affiliations, email of corresponding author)
• Aim (of the practice)
• Development (how the practice was developed)
• Implementation (how the practice was implemented)
• Evaluation (how the practice was evaluated; evaluation findings)
The top six selected proposals will be given the opportunity to be converted into full manuscripts of 3,000 words maximum. Further information on the format of the full manuscript is available by clicking on the link below.
How can you submit?
Submission of manuscripts is made through the ESCP International Office at email@example.com
Anyone can submit. You don’t need to be an ESCP member or based in Europe!
Do not forget to submit by 31 January 2023.
IJCP launches call for submission on Mental Health
The International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP) is pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.
With guest editors, Filipa Alves da Costa, Matej Stuhec and Martina Hahn, submission is open for reviews, research articles, short research reports and commentaries.
Deadline for manuscript submission is 31 March 2023, with a planned date of publication of Autumn 2023.
For further information, please visit this link
October 2022 issue of International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy published
The October issue of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy is now available at this link. Check out the great selection of reviews, research papers, commentaries and much more.
Remember that ESCP members receive free access to the journal.
New issue of International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy published
The latest issue of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy is now available at https://link.springer.com/journal/11096/volumes-and-issues/44-4
Check out the great selection of reviews, research papers, commentaries and much more
Remember that ESCP members receive free access to the journal