Medway School of Pharmacy students well represented at BPSA area conference
Medway School of Pharmacy students were well represented at the recent British Pharmaceutical Students' Association (BPSA) regional (Southern Area) conference. The conference was themed around paediatrics in pharmacy as explained in this pre-conference publicity: 'Have you ever wondered what the differences are between adult and paediatric healthcare? How medication is prescribed and managed in the world of the off license and off label? At this conference you will be introduced into the world of critical thinking in paediatrics and learn about problematic childhood conditions. You will also have the opportunity to learn how paediatrics is managed both in community and hospital settings, and speak to pharmacists who are working in this field.'
Commenting on the conference, our students said: 'We had the most students of any university at the event which is pretty good. The conference was really enjoyable as it was on paediatrics. We had the chance to listen to some really interesting lectures that dealt with community pharmacy issues when dealing with children and also in hospital pharmacy. The lectures had a fine balance of just enough science to interest all years. Activities and scenarios helped to keep things interesting throughout the day. Overall it was a great conference and we look forward to attending the next one in Portsmouth.'
The BPSA is the parent association of the Medway Pharmacy Students’ Association (MPSA). The association, founded in 1942, is the only national body that represents pharmacy students and pre-registration trainees. The BPSA aims to promote the interests and welfare of pharmacy students and is official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.