School of Pharmacy Scientific Conference
The School hosted a Scientific Conference on Friday 27 September 2013. The Conference was opened by Professor John Higgins, Head of the College of Medicine & Health who congratulated all the team for their successes, not only in teaching, but also their contributions to research over the last ten years. He also commented on the central role that pharmacy plays in patient welfare and health related research. Professor Anita Maguire, VP for Research & Innovation, addressed the audience on how industry and academia can innovate together to benefit research and the economy generally. Two keynote speakers also addressed the audience.
Professor Sandy Florence who is Professor Emeritus with The School of Pharmacy, University College London challenged the listeners in the arena of Patient benefit – the science imperative.
Professor Carmel Hughes who is Professor in Primary Care Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast discussed the evidence of pharmacy professional interventions and this impact on healthcare.
Staff in the School of Pharmacy highlighted their research in areas such as drug delivery and formulation, ADHD, health literacy, inter-professional learning, vaccine delivery, immunology and the use of medicines in the treatment of stroke.
The conference was attended by delegates from other academic institutions, the Pharmaceutical industry and community and hospital pharmacy.