The ESCP research committee aims to provide guidelines and educational materials to support ESCP members in research.
There are nine members of the Research Committee, one of whom is a representative of the ESCP General Committee. Members serve in the Research Committee for four years; continuation of office years must be approved annually by the group and is subjected to the General Committee’s approval.
Review Committee members provide expertise on topics under discussion.
Another task of the Research Committee is to lead the review of abstracts submitted for the spring workshop and October symposium. There is a transparent standard operating procedure to guide abstract review.
An ESCP Research Masterclass is normally scheduled for the day prior to the October symposium and is led by member(s) of the Research Committee (involving others where appropriate).
In addition, there is potential for the Research Committee to deliver a research focused workshop during the October symposium.
The Research Committee has a leading role in assigning the Research Grant for which members can submit an application.
The Research Committee currently has the following members:
Dr. Martin Henman
Chair. Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Betül Okuyan
Vice Chair. Associate Professor at Marmara University, Turkey
Dr. Vibhu Paudyal
Immediate Past Chair. Senior lecturer, Pharmacy practice at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dr. Cathal Cadogan
Associate Professor, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Ankie Hazen
Assistant professor, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dr. Monika Lutters
Lead pharmacist at Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
Dr. Daniela Fialová
Ass.Prof. at Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and Dept. of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medici, Czech Republic and member of the ESCP General Committee
Dr. Anita Weidmann
Professor Clinical Pharmacy, Innsbruck University
Dr. Francesca Wirth
Senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta
The Committees are bound to act within the frameworks of the mission, vision and the (multiyear) strategy (see above), the year plan, the budget structure, the assigned budgets and decisions of the General Committee.
In general the committees are responsible (The General Committee has the final responsibility) for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the communication, education and research policy of the ESCP.
In order for an adequate communication between the GC and the committees, committees will:
- Create a year plan, which will be presented during the General Assembly
- Report the proceedings with respect to the year plan at least twice a year (April and October)
- The chair of the committees (or their representatives) and the General Committee, have at least four (virtual) meetings per year.
Chairs of the committees are always present at the General Assembly.