D8 - Make an impact with your pharmacy service research

Conference Hall A - Section A

Organised by FIP’s Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, in collaboration with FIP’s SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research


Martin Schulz (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and Dalia Dawoud (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE, UK)


This session targets pharmaceutical health services researchers. Its purpose is to educate researchers about different issues they should take into consideration when planning and publishing their research data. A special emphasis is given to qualitative research projects, which have been gaining momentum among pharmaceutical health services researchers in recent years. Assisting researchers in implementing and publishing data from their projects would benefit the pharmacy profession in multiple ways: Firstly, it improves the visibility and recognition of pharmacists and their roles in different settings. Second, it improves the quality of evidence by helping researchers get the word out about the work they do, which reduces publication bias. The session also provides guidance on the fairly new science of translating health services research into practice, encouraging participants to think critically about what to consider when implementing evidence into practice.


12:30 – 12:35 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 12:35 – 12:55 Planning for a successful pharmacy submission
    Mohamed Amin (Beirut Arab University, Lebanon)
  2. 12:55 – 13:15 Qualitative research in pharmacy practice: A search for quality
    Sofie Rosenlund (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  3. 13:15 – 13:35 Generation and implementation of evidence
    Yazid Al Hamarneh (University of Alberta, Canada)
  4. 13:35 – 13:50 Panel discussion

13:50 – 13:55 Conclusion by the chairs

13:55 – 14:00 Room refresh

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Conduct planning and publish a pharmaceutical health services research project
  2. Contrast common pitfalls identified in qualitative research projects published in the pharmacy literature
  3. Dispute key steps for critical appraisal of pharmaceutical health services research evidence
  4. Detect issues that should be taken into consideration when implementing evidence from pharmaceutical health services literature into practice.

Type of session: Application-based