Presentation title: The development professional pharmacy services in Australia
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, the University of Sydney, Australia
This presentation will provide an overview of evolution of pharmacy professional services in Australian community pharmacy and their implementation. To provide context, the role of National Medicines Policy and evidence generated through ongoing investment in research and development, mostly funded by the Australian government since 1990, will be discussed. The currently funded services will be described in some detail. The presentation will conclude with a brief outline of the Pharmacy Trials Program which aims to expand Community Pharmacy Programmes which seek to improve clinical outcomes for consumers and/or extend the role of pharmacists in the delivery of primary healthcare services through community pharmacy.
Presenter: Professor Ines Krass
Professor in Pharmacy Practice, the University of Sydney (2010)Academic qualifications
PhD in Science, the University of Sydney (1991); Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies ((SCAE), the University of Sydney (1985) Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy, the University of Sydney (1973) Bachelor of Pharmacy, the University of Sydney (1969)
Professor Krass is Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney. Her research focuses on health services in community pharmacy and more broadly on medication use. This involves the development, implementation and evaluation of chronic disease care models delivered by pharmacists for asthma and diabetes; screening and prevention of diabetes, CV disease, asthma and sleep disorders and the validation of measures of pharmacist and consumer attitudes and behaviours and inter-professional collaboration between pharmacists and general practitioners. She has built a strong national and international reputation in health services research in community pharmacy evidenced through over 200 refereed publications, visiting professorships, invitations to contribute to subject reviews and to join international research organisations and journal Editorial Boards. Her work has been widely cited. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) Medal. The medal is APSA's highest award and recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.