The Young Professional Session will offer participants the opportunity to learn from the career journeys of five hospital pharmacists who will describe their respective experiences and take time to answer questions student and young professionals may have.
This is an opportunity to get worthwhile information, advice and guidance to a future and exciting career in hospital pharmacy.
Join the Young Professional Session and be inspired!!!
ACPE Non-Accredited Activity
The Speakers are:
Kornélia Chrapková, Head of Clinical Pharmacy Department, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, will talk about how she achieved her dream of working in a hospital pharmacy and becoming a clinical pharmacist. During her presentation, she will be talking about her professional journey starting in a community pharmacy, followed by studying and gaining experience abroad and other important milestones which helped her to implement and develop clinical pharmacy service in the largest transplant centre in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Stefanie Deuster*, Head of the department quality assurance in the pharmacy, University Hospital Basel (Switzerland), whose career focuses on the preparation of drugs for the special needs of patients as well as the manufacturing of investigational medicinal products for clinical trials - and all the requirements for assuring the quality of the drugs. She will show possibilities to create and shape the general requirements for pharmaceutical preparation in pharmacies through cooperation and networks, and also talk about the different pharmacies (production and quality assurance). Having joined several working groups as Expert, on the national level with the Swiss authorities and also once on EU level in Strasbourg, she will discuss the needs and possibilities of pharmacy preparation with the authorities and to influence the requirements to facilitate production in pharmacies.
Torsten Hoppe-Tichy*, Chief Hospital Pharmacist at Pharmacy Department, Heidelberg University Hospital (Germany), who will focus his presentation on the reasons and motivations for his career path. He will recount the gaps and challenges, how he overcame them and also on the fun and pains of being a chief hospital pharmacist.
Ulrika Gillespie, Department Chief Pharmacist at Uppsala University Hospital and Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Uppsala University (Sweden). As one of the first clinical pharmacists in Sweden, her career has focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services in a hospital setting. In her presentation, she will describe her journey where she has used pharmacy practice research to promote and refine the clinical services and talk about her experiences - good and bad - of running everything from small student projects to large randomised controlled trials.
Virginia Silvari, Pharmacy Department, Cork University Hospital, Cork (Ireland), who will describe her experiences and the journey she could never have imagined. On how, since graduation, her pharmacy degree has allowed her to take so many different career paths: from research, to community pharmacy and finally to hospital pharmacy. In hospital pharmacy, she found the working environment that suits her best with a mixture of her previous roles.