RGU lecturers attend congress in Cannes

Members of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences have recently returned from participating in the 22nd Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP).

Image (L to R): Prof. Branka Miljkovic from Belgrade with RGU’s Dr Ruth Edwards, Dr Antonella Tonna and Dr Scott CunninghamRGU has been invited to participate at the EAHP annual congress since 2010, facilitating various specialist workshops and student symposia, including teaching, research and expert professional input.

This year’s congress was held in Cannes, with several RGU lecturers in attendance.

Dr Antonella Tonna, Dr Ruth Edwards and Dr Scott Cunningham led and facilitated a workshop for European students and early stage career pharmacists.

This symposium introduced pharmacists to the importance of pharmaceutical care and the development and implementation of care planning through a hands-on interactive session based on team-based learning.

Participants were given practical knowledge on ways of applying this information in their own practice. 

During the congress there was a session of case studies on Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr Tonna was invited as one of the experts on the panel and was asked to comment on antimicrobial choice for each of the cases presented.

In addition, Dora Mueller, a successful RGU postgraduate student from Vienna, was a poster prize nominee. She was given an opportunity to present her research and was awarded third prize, out of a considerable amount of submissions.

Dr Antonella Tonna said: “The EAHP Congress has grown over the years, becoming the biggest hospital pharmacist congress in Europe, attracting up to 4,000 delegates from across the world.

“It’s been pleasing to note that as it’s grown, so too has the reputation of our School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, with RGU now being ranked by The Guardian as the number one university for Pharmacy in Scotland.

“We look forward to continuing to represent the university at future events and congresses and using our staff’s expert knowledge to improve pharmacy standards across Europe.”


Release by Jonathon Milne
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