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Pharmacy in Practice is thrilled to announce #PIPLIVE2024, a groundbreaking event set to celebrate and elevate world-class pharmacy practice in Scotland. This inaugural conference, meticulously designed by practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, promises to be a must-attend for anyone passionate about advancing pharmacy expertise and knowledge.

Distinguished Speakers.

The event already boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including:

Special Guest: Professor Christine Bond

Professor Bond will deliver an oral presentation during the poster event on the evening of May 22nd. She will also select the top three posters for recognition.

Pharmacy in Practice Annual Lecture: Professor Zubin Austin

Professor Austin, a renowned expert in the field of pharmacist personality traits and how these relate to practice, particularly in relation to pharmacy education will deliver the inaugural Pharmacy in Practice Annual Lecture on May 23rd, 2023. He is travelling from Toronto to address the conference delegates.

You can read more about Zubin by clicking here.

Additional speakers will be announced in the run-up to the event.

Event Schedule

Scotland’s National Pharmacy Research Poster Evening

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Time: 18:00 (Refreshments and networking), 19:00 (Poster viewing)

Highlights: Research leadership lecture by Professor Christine Bond, Poster awards, Pharmacy in Practice Outstanding contribution to the profession award.

PIP LIVE National Multi-sector Pharmacy Conference

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Time: 9:15 (Registration), 10:00 (Welcome by the Chair)

Highlights: Annual Pharmacy in Practice Lecture by Professor Zubin Austin, Keynote address by Matt Barclay, Networking sessions, and more.

Commenting on the launch of the new conference Pharmacy in Practice Director and pharmacist Johnathan Laird said:

“We are delighted to announce our international speaker, Professor Zubin Austin who will deliver the inaugural Pharmacy in Practice conference in Edinburgh in May 2024. I first spoke to Zubin in early 2020 and to be honest I found him to be a captivating, eloquent and frankly inspirational pharmacist.

“The lie of the land in pharmacy is changing. And the rate of that change is accelerating. Cautious, procrastinating perfectionist, low tolerance for ambiguity. Does this ring any bells?

“Zubin has provided significant thought leadership in this area and has contributed many suggestions on how we cope with potentially saying goodbye to the type of pharmacist we used to know.

“At Pharmacy in Practice, we are delighted that he has agreed to make the trip from Toronto to address delegates at the inaugural Pharmacy in Practice conference in Edinburgh in May 2024. Zubin will deliver the inaugural Pharmacy in Practice Annual Lecture.

“The pharmacy profession in Scotland continues to strive, develop and achieve excellence for the population of Scotland. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and their teams interact with thousands of people on a daily basis across the country and deliver genuine care.

“The Right Medicine, Prescription for Excellence and more recently Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care have been progressive blueprints from Government that have presented myriad opportunities for our profession throughout Scotland.

“At Pharmacy in Practice we believe that it is time for all sectors of the profession to come together and celebrate the excellent pharmaceutical care delivered across Scotland on a daily basis.

“Every pharmacist, pharmacy technician and pharmacy team member must play their part to care for our population. This gathering will welcome all corners of our profession and recognise everyone from advanced practitioners to everyday pharmacy heroes that do us proud every day. We look forward to seeing friends and colleagues at both the research poster event and the conference.”


Registration for #PIPLIVE2024 is free of charge. Visit our website ( register and find more details about the event. We encourage all UK registered healthcare professionals to join us for this exceptional gathering.

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For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Holly Laird (Conference Director)

Places are already filling up and are limited so to secure a place register by clicking the image below.