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The inaugural Pharmacy in Practice conference will celebrate world-class pharmacy practice in Scotland. Designed by practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians this conference is for anyone interested in celebrating and learning from the best.

Special guest

Professor Christine Bond


Emeritus Professor

Professor Bond will give an oral presentation during the poster event on the evening of the 22nd of May and will also choose her top three posters.

Pharmacy in Practice Annual Lecture

Professor Zubin Austin


Professor Zubin Austin will deliver the inaugural Pharmacy in Practice lecture at our first-ever conference on the 23rd of May 2023. We are extremely excited to announce that Professor Austin will travel from Toronto to address delegates.

Director of Operations Community Pharmacy Scotland

Matt Barclay

In 2024 Matt will become the Chief Executive Officer of Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland

Professor Alison Strath

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland. Emeritus Professor at the Robert Gordon University.

Scotland’s National Pharmacy Research Poster Evening

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

18.00 Refreshments and networking

18.30 Welcome by the Chair

18.35 Poster viewing

19.00 Research leadership lecture (Professor Christine Bond)

19.30 Poster awards (chosen by Professor Christine Bond)

19.45 Pharmacy in Practice Outstanding contribution to the profession award

20.00 Closing remarks by the Chair

PIP LIVE National Multi-sector Pharmacy Conference

Thursday 23rd May 2024

9.15 Registration

10.00 Welcome by the Chair

10.15 Annual Pharmacy in Practice Lecture (Prof Zubin Austin)

11.15 Coffee and networking

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Afternoon session

15.30 Close


Registration is free of charge. Please see our privacy policy for how we use your data in relation to this conference. This conference will be funded by a range of pharmaceutical companies who will sponsor the event. These companies have no input into the design of the agenda unless specifically stated.

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You are welcome to join us for the evening of the 22nd, the conference on the 23rd or better still both.
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Research poster event

Ten tips to produce and present a high-quality research poster

Research posters stand as vital conduits for sharing the latest scientific insights and discoveries within any scientific field. Pharmacy is no different.

Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a novice, presenting a research poster at PIP LIVE provides a golden opportunity to showcase your work, engage with fellow pharmacy professionals, and contribute to collective knowledge within the pharmacy profession.

Meet our steering group.

We are delighted to have representation on our steering group from a range of individuals and organisations across the Scottish pharmacy family.

Catriona Matheson

Professor of Substance Use at the University of Stirling Faculty of Social Science

Matt Barclay

Director of Operations Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Trudi McIntosh

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and the Robert Gordon University

Catherine Duggan

Chief Executive Officer of the International Pharmaceutical Federation

Maurice Hickey

Head of Policy Scotland at the Pharmacist Defense Association

Anne Boyter

Professor of Learning and Teaching at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Strathclyde University

Yousaf Ahmad

ICS Chief Pharmacist NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board

Claire Steele

Pharmacy Medicines and Supply Leader and President of the United Kingdom Association of Pharmacy Technicians

Laura Wilson

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Director for Scotland

Paul Forsyth

Lead pharmacist Clinical Cardiology Critical Care NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde