Farm Com. 2022 Apr 26;14(2):3-4. doi: 10.33620/FC.2173-9218.(2022/Vol14).002.01

X National Congress of Community Pharmacists: healthcare professionals connected and constantly adapting to the patient

Molinero A1, Plaza Zamora J2
1. Presidenta del comité organizador. 2. Presidente del comité científico
Molinero A, Plaza J. X Congreso Nacional de Farmacéuticos Comunitarios: profesionales sanitarios conectados al paciente en permanente adaptación. Farm Com. 2022 Apr 26;14(2):3-4. doi: 10.33620/FC.2173-9218.(2022/Vol14).002.01
Abstract : 

Four years have gone by since SEFAC's last congress in-person, held in Alicante, and more than two years since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency crisis. Despite all the difficulties, and adapting to adverse circumstances, in 2020 SEFAC organized the IX National Congress of Community Pharmacists for the first time in virtual format, a total innovation. It was a special congress as the participants could only see one another via a screen. As usual, new things were learned, but the physical presence of previous editions was missed, in the sense of being able to hug colleagues and share and learn from the experiences of community pharmacists from all over Spain and other parts of the world. Now, after a year and a half since the virtual congress, SEFAC and community pharmacists have continued to adapt to the circumstances, to provide a better service to the patient, and, although the care load has increased for different reasons, community pharmacists, as stated in the motto of the X National Congress of Community Pharmacists in Madrid 2022, are Connected to the patient. We show our raison d'être on a daily basis and are able to change our way of working (either face-to-face or remotely) to provide the professional pharmaceutical care services (PPCS) that our patients need, ensuring their treatments are safe and effective. The 2022 congress in Madrid will not only be held in person again, with all the necessary safety measures, but will also offer an update of all that has happened in recent years and will once again show its full potential in terms of content, with more than 60 sessions of round tables, discussions, meetings with experts and much more. These are all important reasons not to miss the event and to keep supporting the role of the community pharmacist as a health reference in primary care.

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