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Seoul FIP conference explores the soul of pharmacy

A contingency of Kiwi pharmacists joined over 2000 of their overseas counterparts at this year's Federation of International Pharmacists conference in Seoul, Korea. The escalating tensions between North Korea and South Korea meant fewer people attended than last year, but the pharmacists who did go from New Zealand say it was worth the trip. Young pharmacist Naomi Lee went for the first time, and says she enjoyed seeing what people around the world are doing, and how different they are to New Zealand.

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Pharmacists' contribution to early detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – A proof of concept in ten countries

The pharmacist is a healthcare professional who has a long history of contributing to public health. The first initiatives of the pharmacy profession worldwide were more commonly taken in the identification of suspects of diabetes or of hypertension and subsequent referral to the family physician. Pharmacists have been active in health education on many topics, contributing to increased awareness and health literacy.

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