Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is with great pleasure to invite you to the 19th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy on June 25-28, 2019 which will be held at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, Philippines with the theme, “Cultivating a Culture of Clinical Excellence for Quality Healthcare”. The concept for this year’s conference focuses on the “Three Stars and the Sun”. It is something unique to the Philippines as it is usually used to describe our Philippine flag. The symbols actually represent the essentials of clinical excellence – the sun is patient centered practice andthe three stars symbolizes competency, collaboration and compassionate service.
Clinical excellence is cultivated, it is something that is developed and you put intentional and purposeful effort into. It brings about a good harvest and fruits that will lead to quality healthcare. Clinical excellence has deeper meaning if it is anchored on the mission of providing patient centered practice which is actually the heart and main reason for the service we provide and everything we do.
The Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is the leading force in Asia in initiating and promoting clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research. It is composed of clinical pharmacy practitioners, educators, researchers, administrators and other individuals that provide leadership, direction, advocacy, and a venue for exchange to promote excellence in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research in Asia. We have invited speakers here and abroad to share their expertise and experience, from whom we expect to gain new insights to further our knowledge and skills.
We would also like to share with you the hospitality and warmth of the Filipino people. We are excited to share with the delegates our rich Filipino culture, delicious food and beautiful places.
In behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ACCP, I am inviting you to take this opportunity to participate in this year’s Conference which promises to be another meaningful, enriching and memorable learning experience for all of us.
We look forward to welcome you to Manila, Philippines!
Hazel Faye R. Docuyanan, RPh, MS
Pharmacists’ roles in clinical pharmacy have already been established. Pharmacy curricula have been improved to answer the increased demand for clinical pharmacy services in hospital and clinical settings.
Meanwhile, clinical pharmacy services have also been improved to ensure that patients get the best possible health outcomes.
The original idea of ACCP came from Asian pharmacists who were looking for organizing a conference in which they could exchange and share ideas on the concept of clinical pharmacy. In 1996, representatives from China, Korea, Japan, and USA met in Seoul, Korea to plan for the first conference. Consequently, the first East Asia Conference on Developing Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Education (EACDCPPE) was held in the US in 1997. In that year, only 36 representatives attended. The conference was planned to be held as biannual meetings by pioneer representatives. In 1999, the 2nd EACDCPPE was held in Shanghai. By holding the 3rd conference in Japan in 2003, the title of the conference was changed to Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) with the purpose of highlighting clinical pharmacy in Asia. With rapid development of clinical pharmacy in Asia, all Asian countries were enthusiastic for attending and holding the conference. In the 5th conference which was held in Malaysia in 2005, representatives of the member countries made the decision to hold the conference annually instead of biannually for enhancement of the quality of the conference.
Iran is hosting the 18th ACCP in Tehran in 2018. This year will be a celebration for 21 years of ACCP. During the past 20 years, ACCP has been a major event in the area of clinical pharmacy in the Asia. Clinical pharmacists have attended this prestigious meeting to share their knowledge and experience in vast areas of pharmacy practice and education. Clinical-pharmacists from USA, Canada, Australia, and UK have continuously attended and actively shared their knowledge and experience. Consistent with ACCP’s commitment to excellence in science and education, the 18th annual conference will work diligently to provide an exceptional interprofessional program that meets the needs of healthcare professionals, researchers and students in vast areas of pharmacy practice and education. ACCP 2018 aims to share the most up-to-dated and innovative knowledge. Speakers spanning the breadth of academia, industry, regulatory agencies, clinical specialties and practitioners will present scientific programs organized into topic tracks that allow participants to uniquely tailor content selection to their individual interests and requirements.
VISION & MISSION
ACCP will be the leading force in Asia in initiating and promoting clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research.
ACCP is composed of clinical pharmacy practitioners, educators, researchers, administrators, and other interested individuals that provide leadership, direction, advocacy, and a place for idea exchange in order to promote excellence in clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research in Asia.