Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshop I: Immunization Certificate Training

The Immunisation workshop comprises two components that make up of a total of 14 hours of self-study plus 2 hours of assessments:

  • Component 1: Vaccine Administration and Immunisation Practice Workshop
  • Component 2: Immunisation Best Practice for Healthcare Providers

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to a candidate who completes the Immunisation Workshop and obtains a pass in the assessments. The Certificate of Completion represents the successful completion of immunisation training that is comparable to those offered to other healthcare providers.

Pre-conference Workshop II: Introduction of Statistical Tool for Real-world Data Analysis

This workshop aims to introduce you to a tool that will enhance your data analysis capabilities. The workshop will provide a brief introduction to three key aspects: common statistical analysis for real world observational study, methods for adjusting confounding factors, and a practical hands-on experience utilizing the widely-used statistical tool, R.

While prior programming knowledge is not required, we strongly recommend that participants install R and RStudio prior to attending the workshop. This will ensure a smoother learning experience and allow you to fully engage in the practical exercises. Facilitators will guide through the process of managing and analysing real-world data. By the conclusion of the workshop, you will have acquired practical skills in utilizing R and be equipped with the knowledge to handle real-world data in your own research projects.

Pre-conference Workshop III: Health Economic Modelling

Health economics is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses various topics such as cost-effectiveness analysis, healthcare market dynamics, and policy evaluation. Cost-effectiveness analysis assesses the value of healthcare interventions by comparing costs and health outcomes. Health economics also examines individual and provider behaviour in healthcare decision-making. These assessments have a crucial role in healthcare policymaking regarding access and equity, and thus optimising resource allocation and improving healthcare outcomes.

This workshop aims to provide audience a brief overview of health economics, with examples to illustrate the components to be considered in the modelling for assessment.

Pre-conference Workshop IV: Simulation and Training for Interprofessional Education

World Health Organization published the Framework for Action on Inter-professional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice. IPE is defined as two or more professionals jointly creating a collaborative learning environment to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will result in inter-professional team behaviors1. However, IPE faces various barriers, including unsupportive attitudes from higher academic administrators, a lack of resources, difficulties with class scheduling/conflicts, different models and methods of practice among different disciplines, and stereotypical perceptions of other professions. Each setting may have its own issues and barriers when implementing IPE training. The current workshop aims to address issues related to designing IPE learning activity in various settings. It also highlights the importance to have patient engagement in designing IPE learning activity.

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explore factors that may impact on the effectiveness in the learning and practice of IPE.
  • Identify barriers and challenges related to designing IPE learning activity.
  • Explore different ways to incorporate patient engagement in different IPE contexts.
  • Incorporate assessment context in IPE education contexts.

Pre-conference Workshop V: Sports Pharmacy Education: New Scope of Clinical Pharmacy Practice

The workshop introduces sports pharmacy and the roles of sports pharmacists, addressing unique challenges, including inadvertent doping, underdosing concerns, treatment hesitancy, and ignoring adverse reactions. This emerging field also addresses concerns present in individuals engaged in recreational sports, particularly regarding medication abuse.

Key topics cover anti-doping measures, the role of sports pharmacy, prohibited substances, emerging challenges such as designer drugs, pharmaceutical care tailored for athletes, and athlete cases and pharmacy interventions from the Olympic Games. This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive grasp of sports pharmacy and its vital role in ensuring the health and integrity of athletes across the globe.

Participants will learn from experts, including speakers who volunteered at major sports events such as the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2024 Gangwon Youth Olympic Games. Additionally, representatives from the Sports Pharmacy Practice and Research Group of Korea (SPARK) affiliated with the Korea College of Clinical Pharmacy (KCCP), and the US Sports Pharmacists Group (USSPG) will share insights into the global movement of sports pharmacists.

Pre-conference Workshop VI: Contemporary Comprehensive Care of Diabetic Patients

The program aims to address the role of pharmacists in the comprehensive care of diabetic patients. Session topics include Contemporary clinical pharmacy practice, Comprehensive care of diabetic patients, Recent advances in pharmacotherapy for diabetes mellitus, Continuous glucose monitors - clinical considerations, counseling, and interpretation of glucose data, and Cardiovascular diseases and risk factor reduction. There will be time to discuss with the faculty speakers how to set up new clinical services as well as personal professional development.

Tentative Rundown:

  • Introduction
  • Contemporary clinical pharmacy practice
  • Comprehensive care of diabetic patients
  • Recent advances in pharmacotherapy for diabetes mellitus
  • CGMs - clinical considerations, counseling, and interpretation of glucose data
  • Cardiovascular diseases and risk factor reduction
  • My path to becoming a clinical pharmacist/faculty
  • Going forward – faculty panel