UKMi 46th annual conference

Vanessa Chapman, Associate Professional Lead for Medicines Information, Midlands & East, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished
Topics: Past Event

The 46th national UKMi conference was held on 15th September 2020.  This was our first virtual conference.  You can also view all the iposters that were submitted.

Congratulations to all the prize winners:

Peter Golightly award for MI Excellence

David Erskine, Director London MI

Courtney Edrich, MI Pharmacy Technician, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital


iPoster winners

Claire King, MI Belfast;    Information that is easy to swallow

Daniel Hill, Regional Drug and therapeutics centre in Newcastle;   Remote Working in a Regional Medicines Information Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic – challenges and successes


iPoster highly commended

Emma Fallows Office Administrator, West Midlands regional MI centre;   20 years on: how does the UKMi network use mi-uk?



Welcome to the UKMi virtual Conference and prize giving        

Helen Davis, Chair – UKMi Executive & Director, North West Medicines Information Centre


Keynote address

Dr Keith Ridge, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England


The Future of Pharmacy Education- implications for training the future pharmacy workforce:  Panel discussion

Gail Fleming   Head of Education and Training, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Ellen Williams           Director of Regional Pharmacy Training, South West MI & Training Centre

Dr Mathew Smith     Director of Education, Cardiff School of Pharmacy

Alex Scarbro   British Pharmaceutical Student Association


Good information design for patient safety: a new design for Medusa

Dr Matthew Jones, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Bath University


Future technology for Medicines Information– remote clinical support, artificial intelligence, and beyond: Panel discussion.

Andrew Davies   Director of Pharmacy, Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation, Improvement Division, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Dr Phil Webb-      Head of Value based Healthcare, Chair of Artificial Intelligence Working Group, NHS Wales

Dr Simon Wills-    Head of Southampton Medicines Advice Service

Alana Adams       Principal Pharmacist, Welsh Medicines Information Centre


Presentations by the winners of the iPoster practice submissions

Information that is easy to swallow–   Claire King, MI Belfast;

Remote Working in a Regional Medicines Information Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic – challenges and successes–  Daniel Hill, Regional Drug and therapeutics centre, Newcastle