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Friday, 13 February 2015

UK efforts to improve patient safety through better prescribing

Friday 13 Feb 2015: Important roles of Clinical Pharmacologists include contributing to effectiveness and safety of healthcare through education and training about medicines, and assessment of prescribing skills.

A commentary on ‘Prescribing safety: ensuring that new graduates are prepared’ has today been published in the Lancet by authors from EACPT national member, the British Pharmacological Society.

The commentary describes recent efforts in the UK to minimise prescribing errors in modern healthcare, centred on development and validation over the past 5 years of a national Prescribing Safety Assessment by the British Pharmacological Society in partnership with the UK Medical Schools Council.

These efforts illustrate internationally relevant ways to improve patient safety and the outcomes of treatment with medicines.

See the Lancet to read the Commentary which is available free of charge.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New abstract deadline - 15 Feb - for Madrid EACPT Congress, June 27-30 2015

The abstract deadline for the Madrid EACPT Congress has been extended to 15th February 2015.

The deadline for early registration is 31st March.

Information on how to apply for travel bursaries will appear shortly on the Congress website.

Special features at the Congress will include networking events for young and senior scientists and health professionals interested in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. See the website for more details.

Madrid is the hosting city for the 12th Congress of the European

Habsburg period Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, to be held June 27-30, 2015
at the Hotel MeliĆ” Castilla, in the heart of Madrid.

EACPT Congresses attract a worldwide audience. It is the first time the EACPT Congress will take place in Spain.

Our EACPT Congress in Madrid 2015 is being organised in close collaboration between the EACPT and the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology (SEFC).

A key aim of the Congress is to continue the work of the EACPT to strengthen the impact of our discipline across Europe and to make the EACPT both the common home of European Clinical Pharmacologists and a worldwide reference point for professionals in the field. 

This Congress will include contributions from our Portuguese and Latin American colleagues to give this meeting a special intercontinental flavour.