RRR: Relevant Research Ruminations

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. NST

  • Dr. Shawn Bugden, Dean, MUNL School of Pharmacy
  • Bronwyn Bridges, PhD Candidate, Memorial School of Pharmacy
  • Sylvia Farooq, MSc Candidate, Memorial School of Pharmacy

Comprised of three sections, this presentation will highlight a few aspects of research work conducted at Memorial’s School of Pharmacy that may have some relevance for practicing pharmacists.

Phreakeconomics – how we are creating a world where drug pricing is uncoupled from clinical reality

The relationship between value and price in the world of medications will be examined.  Drawing on some examples from diabetes and COPD, pharmacists will learn how drug choice creates a world that makes little sense/cents and what they can do about it.

A new approach to the assessment and monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease in Clinical Practice

In the second session participants will be introduced to a new software that has the potential to radically change the assessment and monitoring of Parkinson’s disease.   While this software is still in development, this presentation will consider how such a tool could be used to assess and monitor medication efficacy.

Pandemic Planning for Primary Care: The Pharmacist Role

In the third session, lessons learned from the recent pandemic will be considered as we look at how pharmacists can be better integrated into future pandemic responses.