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The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 267 No 7169 p510-525
13 October 2001

The Society

British Pharmaceutical Conference 2001

The 138th British Pharmaceutical Conference took place in Glasgow from 23 to 26 September. Its theme was “Global pharmacy: science in the service of patients”.

Reports September 29  /  October 6  /  October 13

Cancer sessions
Our final package of reports from the Conference in Glasgow starts with “tackling cancer”, one of its main themes. Sessions held on 24, 25 and 26 September looked at the pharmacist’s role in cancer care, recent developments in the search for new cancer treatments, including compounds sourced from natural products, and the role that food plays in the development of cancers

Closing the gaps in cancer care in order to save lives...[more]
The pharmacist’s role in community palliative care...[more]
Bureaucracy holds back cancer drugs from patients...[more]
Use of monoclonal antibodies to target cancer cells...[more]
Antiangiogenic drugs are a third of new cancer research targets...[more]
PGP modulators could stop drug-resistant cancer...[more]
Natural products and the treatment of cancer...[more]
Superbroccoli and other foods in cancer prevention...[more]

Complementary therapy session
For the third year running, the British Pharmaceutical Conference included lectures on complementary medicine. This year’s presentations focused on complementary medicines, particularly mistletoe extract, for patients with cancer

Complementary medicines and the treatment of cancer...[more]

Practice research lecture
Dr Carmel Hughes gave the Chemist & Druggist practice research award lecture on 24 September. The lecture detailed her work as a Harkness Fellow in the United States, looking at the effects of legislation on the quality of prescribing in nursing homes

Legislation alone cannot ensure quality...[more]

Coronary heart disease (Managing the challenge of heart disease)
Tackling cardiovascular disease was the Conference theme for the day on 25 September. The role of pharmacists in CHD was discussed in a Conference symposium and a session for hospital pharmacists. Other speakers addressed the National Service Framework for CHD and how coronary disease fitted in with public health in Glasgow

Role for pharmacists in care of patients with CHD...[more]
Optimising the management of heart failure...[more]
Hospital pharmacists and the NSF for CHD...[more]
Managers should be impresarios — not babysitters...[more]
How pharmacists help patients after heart attacks...[more]
Eliminating lymphatic filariasis...[more]

Science medal lecture
This year’s Conference Science Medal was awarded to Dr Bruno Hancock. His lecture, given on 24 September, looked at the characterisation and molecular engineering of amorphous materials. Jo Barnes reports

Disordered drug delivery: destiny, dynamics and the Deborah number...[more]
Conference Science Medal...[more]
Dr Bruno Hancock...[more]
Applications for the 2002 Conference Science Medal...[more]

Pharmaceutical care
Attendees at the Conference on 23 September heard about a pharmaceutical care course run by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education and its Scottish counterpart

Pharmaceutical care in the community...[more]

National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP)
The question of why so few women have been included in clinical trials on new medicines was discussed during a Conference session held on 23 September in conjunction with the National Association of Women Pharmacists

Sexual discrimination and clinical trials...[more]

Veterinary pharmacy session
Foot and mouth disease was the main topic addressed by speakers at the veterinary pharmacy session of the British Pharmaceutical Conference, held on 24 September. The session, entitled “The effect on the nation’s health of animal transmitted diseases”, was chaired by Douglas Davidson (Blairgowrie), a past chairman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Veterinary Pharmacists Group

The effect on the nation’s health of animal transmitted diseases...[more]
Protection against zoonotic diseases...[more]

Pharmacy in the service of patients
The differing views of patients and pharmacists about new medicines were discussed in a session entitled “Pharmacy in the service of patients” held on 23 September

Patients’ different views of medicines...[more]


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