ICPA & SAACP Symposium

Acting as a catalyst for change within the Independent Pharmacy sector in South Africa, ICPA encourages pharmacists to broaden their scope of practice to align with ever-changing healthcare needs of our communities.

This year, ICPA will be hosting talks where delegates attending The Pharmacy Show will receive the latest learning on Primary Healthcare services.

On behalf of the Independent Community Pharmacy Association, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the ICPA symposium to be held at The Pharmacy Show 2024 | Sandton Convention Centre.

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    What's happening?

    ICPA encourages pharmacists to expand their scope of practice at The Pharmacy Show (TPS) 2024. ICPA will be offering short 45min seminars in which you will learn something new to implement within your pharmacy practice, immediately. Up your skills, invest in training your staff and expand your business services! Join us at The Pharmacy Show (TPS), get your FREE visitor badge, let’s begin “Pharmacy Services Reinvigorated”.

    Learn

    Learn from industry-leading speakers discussing topics based on all things pharmacy.

    Access

    Access a wealth of knowledge during the seminars at the ICPA Symposium.

    Discover

    Discover how you can improve your pharmacy, and how the ICPA is pushing their stance on reinvigorating pharmacy in South Africa.

    Wednesday 13 March 2024

    TimeTopicDescriptionSpeaker
    09h30 - 09h50WelcomeWelcome and opening by President SAACP &
    Chairman ICPA
    Johannes Ravele
    Kgabo Komape
    SESSION ONE - ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
    09h50 - 10h20Access to healthcareKey note speaker
    Equitable Access to Medicines is Essential to Achieve UHC. Solutions for Managing Industry Stockouts
    Bada Pharasi (IPASA)
    10h20 - 10h50The Healthcare Landscape in South AfricaConsidering trends across different sectors as we move toward a UHC EnvironmentElna Steyn (IQVIA: Principal Real-world Analytical and Digital Solutions)
    10h50 - 11h00Q&A
    11h00 - 11h30BREAK
    SESSION TWO - REGULATORY CHALLENGES
    11h30 - 12h00Regulatory ChangesCompounding - small-scale manufacturing. Counterfeit and unregistered medicinesDr Semete-Makokotlela (SAHPRA)
    12h00 - 12h30Ethical dilemmasDispensing termination of pregnancy (ToP) medicines and conscientious objectorsVictoria Satchwell (Woman on Web)
    12h30 - 12h50Codeine Care InitiativeControlling codeine-containing medicines is critical in South Africa as abuse spirals out of controlDr Johann Kruger (Codeine Care Forum)
    12h50 - 13h00Q&A
    13h00 - 14h30LUNCH
    SESSION THREE - PHARMACY WORK FORCE
    14h30 - 15h00Pharmacy Human ResourcesPharmacists & Pharmacy Support Personal - for the Future NHIMojo Mokoena (SAPC)
    15h00 - 15h30Addressing high workloads and staff shortagesTaking the Stress out of PharmacyNhlanhla Mafarafara - (SAAHIP President)
    15h30 - 16h00Maximising immune supportThe science behind focused Micronutrient SupplementationNishern Govender (Haleon)
    16h00 - 16h15Q&A

     

    Thursday 14 March 2024

    TimeTopicDescriptionSpeaker
    SESSION FOUR - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    09h30 - 09h50Professional development to provide a new clinical serviceA New Clinical Service - Pharmacy First Minor AilmentsJohannes Ravele (SAACP President)
    09h50 - 10h20Expanded scopes of practice4 supplementary courses giving pharmacists access to higher schedules of medicineJackie Maimin (ICPA CEO)
    10h20 - 10h50Professional development innovation towards future services in personalised medicineNew services in personalised medicine services including PharmacogenomicsChris-Geré Zeelie (Pharmacist, Masters Student, and Advocate for Personalized Medicine)
    10h50 - 11h00Q&A
    11h00 - 11h30BREAK
    SESSION FIVE - DIGITALISATION OF PHARMACY
    11h30 - 12h00Digital transformationThe Digital RevolutionLeigh van der Bijl (Discovery Health)
    12h00 - 12h30New technologiesUsing technology to screen and monitor patients to improve therapeutic outcomesJameel Kariem (SAACP Vice President)
    12h30 - 13h00Telehealth in the pharmacyHow to utilise Telehealth to improve patient communicationSiraaj Adams (CEO of Digital Health)
    13h00 - 13h10Q&A
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