Prof. Marcel L Bouvy (1966) obtained his PharmD at Groningen University in 1992 and his PhD at Utrecht University in 2002. In 2009 he was appointed as professor of pharmaceutical care at the department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology at Utrecht university. In this function he is chair of the Utrecht Pharmacy Panel for Education and Research (UPPER), which coordinates all internships and pharmacy practice research. Moreover, Marcel has been an active community pharmacist since 1992 and works at SIR institute for Pharmacy Practice and Policy in Leiden which closely cooperates with Utrecht University. Since 2016 he is member of the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board.
Marcel is active in several national and international committees and platforms aiming to improve the safe and effective use of medicines. He is past president of the research committee of ESCP, past president of the Scientific Section of Dutch Community Pharmacists (WSO), founding member of the European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence (ESPACOMP) and member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Pharmacy Practice.
Marcel research activities focus on patient adherence, medication safety and include both observational work and evaluation of innovative pharmacy interventions. Marcel is (co-)author of >150 papers in peer reviewed international journals and also publishes frequently in national pharmacy and medical journals, moreover he has written several professional and consumer oriented book (chapters) on medicines.
Prof. Olivier Bugnon is currently Co-Head of the Ambulatory Care Department (since 2019) in Unisanté – the Center for Primary Care and Public Health of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and Head of the Community Pharmacy Sector at Unisanté (since 2002). He is Associate professor (since 2007) in Community pharmacy practice at the Institute of Pharmaceutical sciences of Western Switzerland – ISPSO (University of Geneva, University of Lausanne). He was awarded the FIP Distinguished Practice Award in 2019 and the FIP Fellow Award in 2018. As cofounder of the Pharmaceutical Care Network in Europe - PCNE (1994), he was awarded as Honorary Member in 2017.
He graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1988. He obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Geneva in 1994 and his postgraduate FPH Diploma of Specialist in Community pharmacy practice in 2003. From 1997 to 2002, he was Head of the Quality and Development Department at the Swiss Association of Pharmacists (Bern-Liebefeld).
The main research and teaching activities of his group are focused on development, implementation and evaluation of person-centered and integrated community pharmacy services for “smarter medication in primary care and public health”: e.g. chronic care management programs, optimization of drug therapy, interprofessional care models, technological innovations (e-Health) and professional developments, methodological expertise and developments.
Dr Dalia Dawoud is a Scientific Adviser at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and holds an Associate Professor position at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. She completed an MSc in Economic Evaluation in Health Care at City University London and a PhD in pharmaceutical policy and economics from King’s College London.
Dalia has a long experience in Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacy Practice and Policy research, with a focus on advanced methods of evidence synthesis and economic modelling. Her current research covers the use of real-world evidence in drug development and health technology assessment (HTA). Key research projects that she works on include the IMI GetReal Initiative and Horizon 2020 funded HTx (Next generation Health Technology Assessment) project.
Dalia is widely published in the field of pharmaceutical policy and pharmacoeconomics and has published in leading journals including Lancet haematology and BMJ. She also serves as Associate Editor for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research for Elsevier’s journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP) and is an editorial advisory board member for BMC Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) and Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. She also chairs the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Special Interest Group (SIG) on biosimilars and is a member of FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section and Pharmacy Practice Research SIG.
Shane Desselle is Professor at Touro University, California College of Pharmacy. r. Desselle is formerly Dean and Professor at California Northstate University College of Pharmacy. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He began is academic career at Long Island University, then became Director of Assessment & Educational Strategies at Duquesne University for 9 years. At Duquesne, Dr. Desselle was tenured and promoted to professor while earning College and University-level teaching and research awards. He then took a position as Associate Dean and Chair at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Oklahoma. He co-edits Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, 5th ed, the most widely used pharmacy management text, worldwide. He authors Pharmacy Management Tip of the Week on AccessPharmacy and Pharmacy Times. He is founder and editor of Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy and has served on the editorial boards of JMCP, JAPhA, and AJPE, as well as on Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy. Dr. Desselle has served on AACP’s Board of Trustees and the Boards of the Northern California chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Diabetes Association. He is a member of California Governor Gavin Newson’s Department of Managed Health Care’s Task Force on Pharmacy Benefit Managers. Dr. Desselle recently served as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar where he helped inform the creation of a Centre for Assessment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Pristina in Kosovo. He has developed mentoring programs for pharmacists, pharmacy students, pharmacy academicians, and pharmacy technicians. He has adjunct appointments and/or graduate students at U. of Helsinki, U. of Tartu, U. of Wisconsin, and U. of Mississippi. Dr. Desselle won the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Sustained Contribution Award in social and administrative sciences recognizing his career achievements in research, scholarship, and service.
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Victoria is the Chair of the FIP Pharmacy Practice Research SIG. She is a Senior lecturer in Pharmacy at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia) and a member of the Pharmaceutical Care Research Group at the University of Granada (Spain). Her teaching and research interests encompass medication adherence, the evaluation and implementation of complex interventions in health and practice change in community pharmacy. Victoria is a member of the Editorial Board for Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. She has published over 40 papers in refereed journals, six major research reports and presented and co-authored 40 conference presentations. Victoria is currently involved in five national and international research projects for the evaluation and implementation of professional services in community pharmacy.
Prof. Joachim Marti is an Associate Professor in health economics at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Switzerland. After the completion of his PhD in economics at the University of Neuchâtel, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Public Health and worked several years in the UK (University of Leeds and Imperial College) on the economic evaluation of health care interventions and policies. One of his main research interest is the elicitation of preferences in health and health care using DCEs that he applied in a wide range of areas, including integrated care, tobacco use, and treatment preferences.
Dr. Anna Nicolet is a postdoctoral researcher in Unisanté, sector Health Economics (DESS- Secteur Economie de la Santé) since April 2019. Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE), Healthcare policy and financing, Health evaluation, and Healthy lifestyle factors are her main scientific interests. Anna has been involved in several discrete choice studies in the Netherlands. Her first DCE was conducted in Erasmus University Rotterdam during her Master studies in 2014. Next, she was working at the University of Groningen (University Medical Center Groningen, HTA Unit) for three years on the project Health-state valuation using discrete choice models. As a result, her PhD thesis was defended in Groningen in fall 2018. Currently Anna Nicolet is working in Switzerland, Lausanne, on the project aimed at improving care integration, coordination and continuity, funded by Swiss National Fund. Designing health policy tool, based on population needs and preferences (using DCE), is one of the key expected outputs of the project.
Dr. Perraudin is health economist at the Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) in Lausanne since 2014. She defended her PhD in Public health & Health economics in 2013 at the University of Paris-Sud XI on the cost-effectiveness of professional pharmacy services in Europe. Currently, her research investigates the evaluation and implementation of interprofessional patient-centered care, and notably of professional pharmacy services, as well as new interprofessional model of organization for chronic patients. She is currently working on the project aimed at improving care integration, coordination and continuity funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Designing health policy tool, based on population needs and preferences (using Discrete Choice Experiment), is one of the key expected outputs of the project. She also co-supervised a thesis on the evaluation of the implementation of an interprofessional support program for type 2 diabetes patients in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Charlotte Rossing MSc, PhD (Pharm) graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. In 2003 she received a PhD degree in Social pharmacy with a thesis named: “The Practice of Pharmaceutical care in Denmark – a quantitative approach”. Subsequently, Charlotte Rossing joined Pharmakon, where she is the Director of Research and Development. Furthermore, she is responsible for the continuing education and professional development for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians in Denmark.
Charlotte Rossing has been involved in studies under the following topics:
Medical technology assessment of dose dispensing
Safe and effective medication (compliance and adherence)
Patient and medication safety in residential- and nursing homes
Medication reviews and counselling
Pharmacy and municipality collaboration in public health (preventive care)
Primarycare based initiatives to enhance medication safety in transition of care
Implementation of pharmaceutical care services
Medication without harm (WHO), Danish expert group on indicators
The professional role of pharmacy technicians
The impact if the 4’th industrial revolution on pharmacy practice
Compliance- and welfare technologies
Charlotte Rossing acts as reviewer in several international journals. She has been on the Board of Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE) from 2011 to 2018, acting as chair from 2014-2016.
Marie Schneider is a pharmacist and, since August 2018, a titular professor of medication adherence and interprofessionality at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, University of Geneva. She graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and obtained her PhD thesis in 2003. Her research focuses on the long-term management of medication adherence in chronic patients. From 2004 to 2018, she implemented and managed a medication adherence clinic at the Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) in Lausanne. Since 2019, she is implementing it in Geneva, at pharma24, an academic-oriented pharmacy at the interface between the hospital and the community. The adherence clinic has developed a close collaboration with physicians, who refer their chronic patients experiencing adherence problems. She developed and implemented a quality management system for clinical research in community care at the Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) in Lausanne. She is a board member of the European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence (ESPACOMP) and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She is the author of over 70 publications and book chapters on medication adherence.
Christian VON PLESSEN
Christian von Plessen is senior advisor for health care quality and safety to the Health directorate of canton Vaud. He draws on his broad experience from applied quality improvement in Norway and Denmark. He has studied quality improvement at the Centre for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College and he is an IHI Improvement Advisor. He has been an improvement leader on micro, meso and macro levels of health care systems, such as in- and outpatient hospital services, the Danish Safer Hospital Campaign and as the director of Centre for Quality, Region of Southern Denmark, an innovation, learning and research institute.
He also works as a physician at the outpatient department for general internal medicine at Unisanté, Lausanne. He graduated from University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and has practiced medicine as an internist and pulmonologist during more than 20 years.
Christian von Plessen holds a PhD in thoracic oncology and applied quality improvement from the University of Bergen in Norway. In his research he combines clinical and quality improvement approaches. Currently his interests are in coproduction of healthcare service, patient safety and accreditation. He is associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark.