On behalf of Professor Dr Michiel van Agtmael (Chair of EACPT education working group), Professor Ylva Böttiger (EACPT Chair) and Professor Jamie Coleman (EACPT Chair-elect) we would like to invite expressions of interest in attending the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Education Focus meeting taking place this Autumn.

Places will be limited to ensure that this two day meeting has plenty of interactive sessions.

A range of relevant workshops, lectures and demonstrations covering all aspects of pharmacotherapeutic education will be on offer including:

  • How to do Problem Based Leaning well in CPT education
  • Interactivity in the Classroom Setting
  • Digital Innovation workshop
  • Gamification
  • Building Workplace based learning in prescribing and therapeutics
  • Using simulation in pharmacy and therapeutics education
  • Instructional design for effective eLearning

The meeting will start with an informal dinks reception at the Medical School on Thursday 6th September at 6.30pm, with the meeting starting on Friday 7th September at 10am. On the Friday evening a formal dinner will be held on the University campus, in the new Edgbaston Park Hotel,  with the meeting continuing on Saturday 7th September finishing at 4pm.


 Thursday 6th September
 18:30  Welcome Reception, Medical School, University of Birmingham
 19:30  Close 
Friday 7th September
 08:30  Registration
 09:30  Welcome - Professor Jamie Coleman and Professor Michiel van Agtmael
 09:45  Warm up Workshop
 10:15  Keynote Lecture: The Art of Prescribing - Professor Michiel van Agtmael
 10:45  Presentation/Workshop: Digital innovation in CPT education - Dr Jelle Tichlaer
 11:15  Refreshments
 11:45  Interactive Session: Using Simulation in CPT teaching - UHB Team
 12:45  Lunch and Demonstration of Virtual Reality in education

 Debate: Students need skills not facts!
(The pros and cons of the importance of learning facts in a time of finding factors online)

For: Prof. Dr. Kees Kramers
Against: Professor Emma Baker

14:30 Keynote Lecture: How to do PBL well in CPT education - Dr Robert Likic
 15:00  Refreshments
 15:30  Keynote Lecture: interprofessional exchange for better drug treatment - Dr Julie Mason
 16:00  Interactive Sesssion: Interactivity in Classroom settings - Professor João Costa
 16:30  Interactive Sesssion: Cinemeducation in CPT - Professor Jamie Coleman
 17:15  Close of Day 1
 19:30  Conference Dinner at Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS
Saturday 8th September
 08:30  Registration
 09:00  Welcome - Professor Jamie Coleman and Professor Michiel van Agtmael
 09:05 Gamification in Pharmacotherapeutic Education
 09:15  Keynote Lecture: The design of a serious game in CPT education - Dr Micha Wilhelmus
 10:00  Keynote Lecture: DiagnostiGO - Dr Florine Frakking and Dr Paula van Ooik
 10:45 Discussion about Gamification in CPT education
 11:00  Refreshments
 11:30  Keynote Lecture: Student involvement in Curriculum Development - Professor Ylva Bottiger
 12:30  Lunch
 13:30 Keynote Lecture: Assessing Prescribing Skills in Practice - Professor Simon Maxwell
 14:00  Workshop: Practical assessment of Prescribing in Europe - Professor Simon Maxwell and Colleagues
 14:30  Refreshments
 15:00  Keynote Lecture: TBC
 15:30  Discussion
 16:00  Close of Day 2 and depart
Programme subject to change.