APSA-ASCEPT Scientific Program
Workshops – Tuesday 5 December 2017
Pharmacogenomics Research Workshop (10:00 – 12:00)
In addition to key speakers (TBC), the workshop also accommodates short presentations from students and early career researchers. We invite Honours, Masters and PhD candidates, and ECRs in pharmacogenomics to nominate for these short presentations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 29 September; please include a preliminary title and 2-3 sentence description of the proposed presentation.
The workshop will conclude with the ASCEPT Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group annual general meeting.
The workshop is included FREE with APSA-ASCEPT 2017 meeting registration, so please register for the workshop when completing your meeting registration.
APSA-ASCEPT Careers Workshop (10:00 – 16:30)
More information coming soon
APSA-ASCEPT Education Forum (12:30 – 16:30)
12:30 – 13:30 ASCEPT Education Forum AGM
13:30 – 14:45 Engaging students in the digital world, Dr Kirsten Staff and Dr Sheridan Gentili
14:45 – 15:15 Afternoon tea and networking
15:15 – 16:30 Preparing educators to deal with the challenges of an ever-changing higher education environment, Dr Lynette Fernandes
A brief synopsis of the 13:30-14:45 session:
Sheridan Gentili is the Associate Director of online curriculum development at the Teaching Innovation Unit at UniSA. Kirsten Staff is the Program Director for Undergraduate Pharmacy at UniSA. There is a desire for increasingly flexible study arrangements in higher education. Most Australian Universities are exploring options for the digitalisation of student experiences. Market research shows that students are generally supportive of the concept in theory. However, challenges including equality of access, perceived value of the final product and the social impact on campus life are a growing concern. “Engaging students in the digital world” will be an interactive workshop discussing the benefits and potential pitfalls of the development and delivery of online curriculum. Participants will be given the opportunity to experience a digital activity from the student perspective and then work in small groups to discover ways to optimise the student experience.
Clinical Pharmacology Workshop (14:30 – 17:00)
More information coming soon
Prof Kevin Batty
Professor Kevin Batty was appointed Head of School, School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in May 2014. He has a 30-year career in pharmacy, including 10 years as a hospital pharmacist and 15 years as a university academic. His research interests are in the fields of pharmacokinetics and antimalarial pharmacology.
Dr Clare Guilding
Clare Guilding is Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, on secondment from the School of Medical Education at Newcastle University UK. Her BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees are in neuroscience from Edinburgh University and she spent eight year conducting postdoctoral neuropharmacology research before moving into medical education in 2011. She held numerous education roles in Newcastle University UK, including MBBS Deputy Degree Programme Director and co-lead for the Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescribing strand. Her medical education research interests lie in curriculum development and innovations in teaching. Clare played a crucial role in developing The British Pharmacological Society’s new undergraduate pharmacology curriculum and was instrumental in the development of Newcastle University’s new MBBS clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and prescribing curriculum. She places a high value on interactivity and clinical fidelity in teaching and has a keen interest in simulation and interprofessional education. Clare’s innovations in pharmacology education have been recognised nationally through the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) ‘Education Prize’ 2015 and the Association for the Study of Medical Education ‘EDG Educator Innovator Award’ 2016.
Dr Yuichi Sugiyama
Yuichi Sugiyama started working as the Head of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan since 2012. His work is internationally recognized by many awards, including AAPS Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, 2003, B.B.Brodie Award from ASPET in 2012, R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award (ISSX) in 2013. He was listed as a top (#1) scientist by ISI in 2007 for the number of citations he received in the preceding 10 years in the field of “Pharmacology and Toxicology”. He served as the president of both “International society for the study of xenobiotics (ISSX)” and “Japanese Society for Xenobiotic Metabolism and Disposition (JSSX)”.(2006-2007).
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