D1 Smart pharmacy: An introduction

Tuesday 12 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Auditorium 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Programme Committee

Chairs: Linda Hakes (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK) and Hiroshi Suzuki (University of Tokyo, Japan)


This session aims to introduce the concept of “smart pharmacy” by considering the various ways in which pharmacy is extending beyond the traditional role of supplying medicines and health care advice. Pharmacists today are confronted by both opportunities and challenges in the form of new technologies in health care. Introduction of web-based technologies has been particularly rapid and the full potential of these in pharmaceutical science and practice is probably not yet fully appreciated. During this session we will consider a few of the new developments and the ways in which pharmacists can learn to use them effectively.

Learning objectives

At the end of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify some of the new technologies that have impacted on pharmacy and health care in recent years.
  2. Describe the contribution that some of these technologies have made to health care.
  3. Explain the challenges that new technologies can pose to pharmacists and other health care professionals.
  4. Describe opportunities for staying up to date in their field of practice.


14:30 – 14:40

1. Introduction by the chairs

14:40 – 15:15

2. Novel approaches to diagnostics

Oliver Yoa-Pu Hu (National Defence Medical Centre, China Taiwan)

15:15 – 15:50

3. Improving healthcare with connected health technologies

Alain Breckler (Pharmacie, France)

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break 

16:10 – 16:40

4. Novel therapeutic interventions

Ross McKinnon (Flinders University, Australia)

16:40 – 17:25

5. Panel discussion

17:25 – 17:30

6. Conclusions by the chairs