C3 Testing, screening and advising (hands-on practice workshop)

Thursday 1 September 2016
Hilton Buenos Aires : Atlantico A & B, 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section


Academia must prepare student pharmacists to improve patient health by utilising health and wellness screenings and by promoting adherence accompanied by positive lifestyle behaviours. This hands-on practice workshop will highlight patient care testing, screening tools and technology with patient educational approaches to engage and empower patients in improving their health. Teaching innovations and best practices in pharmacy schools that prepare faculties to successfully integrate these emerging practice activities into the curriculum will be highlighted.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this application-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare patient care service implementation by pharmacists around the globe
  2. Analyse compliance aids, screening tools, devices and technology solutions, and contrast methods for their effective integration in patient care
  3. Analyse current testing opportunities and their application in pharmacy practice, differentiating between technical skills and cognitive skills
  4. Adopt communication strategies and educational strategies designed to prepare students and practitioners to utilise new testing modalities and adherence models effectively.


Jenelle Sobotka (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Linda Garrelts MacLean (Washington State University, USA)



1)      Introduction: Setting the stage

Jenelle Sobotka (University of Cincinnati, USA)


2)      The pharmacist’s changing role in patient care around the globe

Jenelle Sobotka (University of Cincinnati, USA)


3)      A case study on the collaboration intended to advance new delivery and payment models for pharmacist care in the USA
Stacie Maass (American Pharmacists Association, USA)

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee/tea break


4)      Roundtables

Table 1: Non-invasive malaria testing

Elizabeth Streat (Malaria Consortium, UK)

Table 2: Pharmacists’ role in preventing epidemics: dealing with illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes, experience in Paraguay

Gladys Lugo (Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay)

Table 3: Influenza testing and implications

Kelly Goode (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)

Table 4: Pharmacogenomics testing, interpretation and application to care decisions 

Jorge Duconge (University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico)

Table 5: Hepatitis C testing and clinical partnership/follow-up

Linda Garrelts MacLean (Washington State University, USA)

Table 6: Lipid testing, implications and treatment

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner (University of Maryland, USA)

Table 7: Glucose and HbA1c testing, implications and treatment

Dan Kibuule (University of Namibia, Namibia)

Table 8: Adherence tools and techniques for effective communication/behaviour change

Victoria Hall Ramirez (University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)


5)     Moving a Curriculum from Basic Science/Drug-Centered Based to a Patient-Centered/Competency Based –Experience In Chile

Patricia Acuna, Chile (20 min.)

Open discussion: Educational strategies to implement into curriculum

Linda Garrelts MacLean (Washington State University, USA)


6)      Q&A