Introduction

Dear colleagues,

Ageing of the world population is an issue of broad interest due to expected changes in health and social systems and economics of many countries all over the world. Older adults usually suffer from multiple chronic health problems and utilize more medicines, therefore rational, effective, and safe medication use in this population is a key issue also for future healthcare economies. For this reason, we decided to organize upcoming 2022 European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy on the topic “Polypharmacy and ageing - opportunities for highly individualized, interprofessional, patient-centered care” and this event will be held from October 19 to 21, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic in the Congress Venue and Hotel Olšanka.

The Prague 2022 ESCP Symposium will focus on invited lectures, workshops, and international networking in safe and effective medication use in older adults and on impact of polypharmacy and inappropriate drug prescribing on individuals and the society. This event will also underline the importance of patient-centered approach, shared-decision making and interprofessional cooperation of various experts in rational geriatric pharmacotherapy, including professionals from different fields of pharmacy and medicine, researchers, politicians, and drug regulators, as well as patients and their informal care providers.

Subtopics covered during the Prague 2022 ESCP Symposium will be: population ageing and preparedness of healthcare systems for demographic, social and economic changes; medication efficacy and safety, deprescribing strategies and changes in the therapeutic value of drugs in the aged; geriatric frailty, drug risks and polypharmacy; palliative care; education and clinical practice ensuring highly individualized pharmacotherapy, interprofessional care across various setting of care, patient-centered approach and active involvement of patients in shaping the policy and safe medication practice at micro-, meso- and macro-levels. Our intention is to organize this 2022 ESCP Symposium in a live form, however, it can be changed into a fully online form in case of serious problems with COVID-19 pandemic in autumn 2022.

We cordially invite you to participate in the Prague 2022 ESCP Symposium organized in the heart of Europe, the beautiful city of Prague!

We hope we will be able to meet personally again and newly intensify our international and European contacts and networking activities!

 

With best regards,

 Assoc. Prof. Daniela Fialová, PharmD, Ph.D.

Prague 2022 ESCP Symposium President and Organizing Committee Chair

 

Prof. Derek Stewart, PgCert, BSc (1st), MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FFRPS

President of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy

 

Dr. Monika Lutters, PharmD, Ph.D.

Scientific Committee Chair and Treasurer of the ESCP


Subtopics

  • Population ageing in EU and non-EU countries and preparedness of healthcare systems on demographic, social and economic changes
  • Geriatric medication safety, deprescribing strategies and availability of interdisciplinary medication reviews and medication management services for older adults in different settings of care and different countries
  • Geriatric frailty, biological age, and challenges in reducing geriatric morbidity, disability and mortality
  • Prevention of adverse drug events and approaches reducing the geriatric drug risks and polypharmacy
  • Taking care of patients in the end of life and modern palliative care ensuring optimal symptoms control, choosing appropriate drug formulation and deprescribing of inappropriate or unnecessary medicines
  • Education and clinical practice ensuring highly individualized pharmacotherapy across various clinical fields and transition of a patient across different settings of care
  • Innovative models for development of interprofessional collaboration in rational geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • Patient-centered approach and active involvement of older adults in shaping the policy and safe medication practice at micro-, meso- and macro-levels

Committees

Organising Committee (OC)

  • Assoc. Prof. Daniela Fialová, Ph.D. - ESCP Symposium and Organizing Committee Chair, General Committee of the ESCP
  • Prof. Derek Stewart, PgCert, BSc (1st), MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FFRPS- President of the ESCP
  • Edwin van Aalten - International Office, ESCP
  • Anita de Smet - International Office, ESCP
  • Elena Galfrascoli - OC member, General Committee ESCP, Italy
  • PharmDr. Hana Kotolová, Ph.D. – Local OC member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • PharmDr. Martin Doseděl, Ph.D. -Local OC member, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University and Board member of the Section of Clinical Pharmacy, Czech Pharmaceutical Society, Czech Republic
  • PharmDr. Ivana Tašková – Local OC member and Board member, Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy

 

Scientific Committee (SC)

  • PharmDr. Monika Lutters, Ph.D. – Scientific Committee Chair, General Committee of the ESCP
  • PharmDr. Cathal Cadogan, Ph.D. – SC member, Research Committee of the ESCP
  • PharmDr. Kateřina Malá, Ph.D. – SC member, Educational Committee of the ESCP
  • PharmDr. Jan Hartinger, Ph.D. -   – SC member, Board member of the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy, Czech Medical Association J.E.Purkyně, Czech Republic

 

Honorable guests

  • Minister or representative of the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
  • Chair or representative of the State Institute for Drug Control, Czech Republic


Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsors’ contribution is recognized as a valuable enhancement of the Symposium and more information about the types of sponsorship can be found in the sponsors´ brochure (see the attachment). The options listed can be a subject to negotiation. You can support our Symposium using any type of the sponsorship support and any financial amount!

Registration

Registration fees will be published on 1 January 2022

 Payment of registration fees by sponsors is possible (see sponsor brochure), please contact ESCP International Office  

Group registration discounts are possible (a group consists of at least 10 persons), please contact ESCP International Office  


Preliminary timelines

Registration Opening: 7.1.2022

Workshop proposals submission Opening: 1.2.2022

Workshop proposals submission Deadline: 15.3.2022

Abstract Submission Opening: 01.03.2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: 20.04.2022

Notification sent to authors: 30.06.2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31.07.2022

Late Registration Deadline: 15.09.2022

Contact

2022 ESCP Symposium Secretariat

ESCP International Office (IO)

Theda Mansholtstraat 5B/NL-2331 JE Leiden/Netherlands

escp@planet.nl, phone: +31 71 576 61 57

2022 ECSP Symposium President and Organizing Committee Chair

Assoc. Prof. Daniela Fialová, PharmD, Ph.D.

University Educational Centre in Clinical Pharmacy (Chair), Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Czech Republic, Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy and Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

e-mail: daniela.fialova@faf.cuni.cz; phone: +420 731 029 291