Organising Committee (OC)

Assoc. Prof. Daniela Fialová is academician, researcher, and lecturer in clinical pharmacy with a special focus on geriatric clinical pharmacy. She is a chair of the Scientific group “Ageing, Polypharmacy and Changes in the Therapeutic Value of Medications in the Aged“ of PROGRESS Q42 scientific program at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, member of the Board for postgraduate studies in Clinical and Social Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy and supervisor of 8 PhD students. She was involved in the past in many multicentric European projects, e.g., the ADHOC project (AgeD in Home Care, 5th FP of the European Commission, 2001- 2005), SHELTER project (Services and Health in the Elderly in Long-Term Care, 7th FP of the EC, 2009-2014), PREDICT project (Participation of Elderly in Clinical Trials, 7th FP of the EC, 2009-2014) and the EU COST Action IS1402 “Ageism- interprofessional, multinational perspectives” (2015-2018). Currently she chairs research collaboration of 6 EU and 2 developing countries on the ESR7 project of the EUROAGEISM H2020 initiative (MSCF-ITN program, 2017-2021; ESR7 project entitled “Inappropriate prescribing in older patients in Europe and other countries and availability of medication safety and medication management services”). She is a member of the RESC and GC ESCP – Research and Scientific Committee and General Committee of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and newly involved in the Consortium of Horizon 2020 project I-CARE4OLD targeted to develop artificial intelligence systems for e-health geriatric care in Europe. She published over 80 articles (cited 1100x in over 800 articles without autocitations) and authored/co-authored several book chapters, monographies, and special issues. She is regular invited speaker at different national and international events, full Fellow of the InterRAI corporation and active member of the Czech Pharmaceutical Society, Czech Medical Association of J. B. Purkyně, Czech Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology and International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG).

Professor Derek Stewart is the President of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. Originally from Scotland, he joined the College of Pharmacy at Qatar University in 2019 as Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice. He is an internationally renowned educator and researcher, having published more than 220 peer reviewed papers, supervised over 25 PhD students to completion and attracted significant research income. His research focuses on: the development, implementation and evaluation of models of pharmacy practice, notably pharmacist prescribing; medicines use, effectiveness and safety; and educational innovation. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and meetings on a wide range of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice topics. He is passionate about the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and encourages all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and other interested parties to join the society and harness the strength of clinical pharmacy globally.

President of the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy. Department of Clinical Pharmacy Bulovka University Hospital, Prague. Primary research areas: clinical pharmacy in oncology, intensive care, palliative medicine, pharmacotherapy in patients with renal insufficiency and renal replacement therapy.

Dr. Anna Oleárová is a clinical pharmacist at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in University Hospital Bratislava, and a lecturer at the Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. She focuses on rationalization and safety of pharmacotherapy, medication adherence, and ethical and legal aspects of biomedical research. Dr. Oleárová graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Pharmacy (2003, PhD. 2009) and specialized from Slovak Medical University in Bratislava in Pharmacy (2007), Pharmacoeconomics (2007), Master of Public Health (2012) and Clinical Pharmacy (2018). She´s been a supervisor of more than 60 qualification theses (bachelor, master, rigorous) and has been involved in several local research grants. She is a co-author of 1 monography and author/ co-author of more than 150 scientific and professional contributions in journals and national and international conferences. She participates in continuing education programs for pharmacists; she´s member of Working Group of the Accreditation Commission for further education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical technicians and a member of Clinical Pharmacy Expert Group for Developing of novel and innovated clinical guidelines and its implementation into clinical practice of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Oleárová is a vice-chair of the Ethics Committee for clinical trials of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, General Committee member and secretary, and Communication Committee member of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, chair of the Section of Clinical Pharmacy of the Slovak Pharmaceutical Society, an external assessor of preclinical and clinical modules of common technical document submitted to State Institute for Drug Control, and correspondent and member in Expert Group on Clinical Trials (CTEG) of European Committee.

Hana Kotolová graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy VFU Brno with a degree in general pharmacy, she continued her rigorous and postgraduate studies with a degree in pharmacology and toxicology. She is also a graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administration MU Brno with a degree in Economic Policy and Administration. She obtained a graduate certificate from clinical pharmacy at IPVZ Prague. Hana Kotolová teaches and conducts research at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology FaF MUNI Brno. She is the guarantor of the subject Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, she initiated the introduction of a selective subject Over-the-counter drugs. As a supervisor, she conducts diploma, rigorous and dissertation theses. She specializes in the issue of metabolic syndrome as a comorbidity of psychiatric disorders, is interested in the therapeutic value of psychotropic drugs and the rational use of over-the-counter drugs. Hana Kotolová has also experience as a pharmacist and clinical pharmacist. Other activities include lecturing in continuous and specialized education of pharmacists and physicians, she is also a member of the Czech Chamber of Pharmacists, a member of the Czech Pharmaceutical Society of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy – Czech Medical Society J. E. Purkyně. She is the author and co-author of a number of publications and communications at professional conferences.

Simona Dvorackova, MSc. is about to finish doctoral study program Clinical and Social Pharmacy. Main interest is focused on the therapeutic value of anticoagulants in the Czech Republic. She is author of several publications related to this topic and the research is still ongoing e. g. in the field of medication adherence to oral anticoagulants. She works as academician at the Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University. The teaching activities are mainly focused on the Pharmaceutical care and subjects related to professional practice of undergraduate students of the study program Pharmacy. She also works as a hospital pharmacist in pharmacy in University Hospital Hradec Králové. She is member of European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, Czech Pharmaceutical Society of Czech Medical Society J. E. Purkyne and active member of Drug information Centre of Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove and University Hospital Hradec Kralove.

Ivana Tašková has graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Charles University in Hradec Králové and is a postgraduate student in clinical pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast (PG Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy), now with a doctorate at the Department of Applied Pharmacy (Masaryk University, Brno) she focuses on clinical pharmaceutical service that benefits in psychiatric practice (hospital and ambulatory). As she has participated in several national and international events.

At the beginning of her career, Ivana worked at the hospital pharmacy in Mělník and subsequently, after a year of practice at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Bulovka University Hospital. In 2015 Ivana applied and joined the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital, where she now runs as a senior clinical pharmacist a clinical pharmacy department.

Current member of the Committee of the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy ČLS JEP. Ivana also specialises as a lecturer (Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education) and an author of several articles and publications with psychopharmacological subjects (e.g. monograph Psychotropic drugs in case studies, 2021). She also participates in a 2. and 3. phase clinical study as a pharmacist (National Institute of Mental Health, Prague).

As part of her clinical practice, Ivana focuses on educating doctors and pharmacists so that their awareness of the drug problems of psychotropic drugs grows. She is currently a member of the working group, within the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy – Working Group on Pharmacotherapy in Obesity. Ivana continues to lead projects on educating psychiatric patients on how to support their adherence to therapy and also educates the next generation of clinical pharmacists with two interns in the department.

Scientific Committee (SC)

Monika is head of the hospital pharmacy of Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland. She is a certified specialist in hospital and clinical pharmacy. In addition, she has a well-known expertise in quality management auditing hospital pharmacies according to the Swiss quality reference system for hospital pharmacies (RQS/RQPH) which is based on the ISO norm 9001:2015. Monika is currently member of the general and research committee of ESCP and treasurer of the society. She is also steering group member of the special interest group “Deprescribing”. Inside the national organisation GSASA (Swiss Association of Public Health Administration and Hospital Pharmacists), Monika is involved in the working groups “quality and security” and “drug information systems”. Monika’s research interests focus on hospital discharge management, clinical decision support systems, detection and prevention of adverse drugs events, development and validation of prediction models, systematic reviews, evidence base medicine and eHealth. Monika is supervising PhD students and master theses in collaboration with different universities. She is lecturer and coordinator of block courses in institutionalised pharmacy at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. She has a long teaching experience, not only for pharmacy students, but also hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, inside and outside the hospital, on a large variety of topics as geriatrics, discharge management, drug administration, and different drug therapies.

Cathal Cadogan is an Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Cathal completed both his BSc. (Pharm.) and PhD in TCD. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast before being appointed as Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Cathal took up his current post in TCD in 2021. Cathal’s research interests focus on the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions to ensure safe and effective medicine use. He is currently involved in several research programs looking at the broad areas of: prescribing of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in primary care; prescribing of appropriate polypharmacy for older people; medication adherence in older people; medicines optimisation in older adults with cancer and patients receiving palliative care. Cathal sits on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices and is an Associate Editor with the Cochrane Collaboration’s EPOC Group. He is also a member of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy’s Research Committee.

Dr. Kateřina Malá-Ládová is Professor Assistant at the Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University, the Czech Republic. She completed her studies of Pharmacy (MSc.) and doctoral study in Clinical and Social Pharmacy (PhD; PharmD) at the same faculty. She received specialized qualification diploma in Clinical Pharmacy as well as Community Pharmacy. Research projects are focused especially on medication adherence in chronically treated patients, analyses of drug-related problems in different health facilities, and improvement and implementation of pharmaceutical care in the Czech healthcare system. Teaching activities are related to pharmaceutical care, clinical pharmacy, professional drug information, and pharmacoepidemiology. She is a board member of Drug Information Centre of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove and a vice-chair of Education Committee of ESCP.

PharmDr. Dalibor Cerny, Ph.D. is a clinical pharmacist and pharmacologist who works simultaneously at several health-care settings – Na Homolce Hospital, regional Hospital Benešov and Nymburk and the Institute of Pharmacology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. He provides inpatient and outpatient clinical pharmaceutical care, therapeutic drug monitoring services and scientific research activities in clinical trials. He is the author of several publications, one monography and an active lecturer at domestic and foreign medical and pharmaceutical professional events. He is currently a member of the Section of Clinical Pharmacy of the Czech Pharmaceutical Society of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně Czech Medical Association. He endeavors for quality, coordinated and sustainable development of the clinical pharmacy in Czech Republic with an overlap to the European level.

In the year 2013 when the independent Department of Clinical Pharmacy was founded at the General University Hospital in Prague, Jan Hartinger changed his professional orientation fully towards Clinical Pharmacy. Since then, he provides clinical pharmaceutical care for the Nephrology Department, 2nd Surgical Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery and 3rd Department of Internal Medicine at General University Hospital. In 2015, he obtained the specialization degree in Clinical Pharmacy. Since 2014 he works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Pharmacology of 1st Faculty of Medicine and in the year 2017, he finished his Ph. D. studies in the field of Biology and Pathology of the Cell. He teaches pharmacology and published more than 25 articles in Czech and International journals. His research interests are pharmacokinetics alterations in patients with kidney diseases and renal replacement therapy, antibiotic releasing wound dressings and pharmacokinetics alterations in obese patients. He is a member of the Czech Professional Society of Clinical Pharmacy (since 2018 a member of the General Board), Czech Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Czech Society of Nephrology and of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.

Honorable guests

  • prof. PharmDr. Jaroslav Květina, Ph.D.

  • prof. RNDr. Jiří Vlček, Ph.D.

  • prof. RNDr. Ludmila Kameníková, Ph.D.

  • Minister or representative of the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic

  • Chair or representative of the State Institute for Drug Control, Czech Republic

  • Deans of the Faculties of Pharmacy, Charles University and Masaryk University, Hradec Králové and Brno, Czech Republic

  • Chairs of collaborating pharmaceutical and medical societies, Czech Republic

  • Chairs of collaborating pharmaceutical and medical societies in Europe