The Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) was established in 1994 by a number of European pharmaceutical care researchers. It became an official association (under Dutch law) in 2004.
2019 PCNE Working Conference, in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands, is in the making.
Pharmaceutical Care is the pharmacist’s contribution to the care of individuals in order to optimize medicines use and improve health outcomes. But not all patients need all possible care that pharmacists can give. Therefore it would be practical if we would have mechanisms to select those patients who would benefit most from pharmaceutical care. And once we have selected our patients, how can we tailor the care to be effective for answering the individual needs of the individual patients? This are not only interesting questions for research, but In practice these questions are also becoming increasingly important, amongst others because of the general budget constraints on health care and staff limitations.
Our 2019 Working Conference will discuss especially the selection of patients for, and tailoring of pharmaceutical care from a research perspective. How can tools be developed to assess the needs of individuals, and how can they be implemented in practice? How can their efficiency and efficacy be confirmed in selected patients groups and general practice? Can such tools be used in all pharmacy settings? How can pharmacists and their staff use tools for patient targeting and tailoring of personalized care.?
As usual, the conference topic will be introduced through four lectures with (excellent) speakers. The same speakers will assist in facilitating one of the 5 workshops, together with a PCNE representative and other experts.
Four workshops will address the care provided by the pharmacist for the patient in a broad sense, and will focus on targeting patients and/or tailoring pharmaceutical care. One workshop is educational, dealing with methodologies for research and identifying and obtaining funding.