Professor charlie benrimoj & Dr victoria garcia cardenas

Title: Research methodology for the implementation of Professional Services


Overview: During the last 30 years, much of the pharmacy practice research has concentrated on the development and evaluation of new professional pharmacy services. However, the challenge has been to convert the clinical, economic and humanistic benefits of those services into usual practice. Implementation science provides a scientific approach to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and evidence based interventions into routine practice, that until recently, was not being applied to the implementation of professional pharmacy services.


This workshop will review potential models and frameworks and will adapt them to the implementation of professional pharmacy services. Concepts such as barriers and facilitators for practice change and their causal relationships, implementation strategies, practice change facilitation models, and evaluation methods for implementation programs will be discussed.


The outcome of the workshop will be that participants will be able to apply these scientific approaches to specific professional pharmacy services, being able to develop and evaluate evidence-based implementation programs.




Professor Charlie Benrimoj:

Professor S.I. (Charlie) Benrimoj B.Pharm (Hons), Ph.D. is the Director and Head of the Graduate School of Health University of Technology Sydney 2011 to present). He was the Foundation Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Planning) University of Sydney. He is a visiting professor at the University of Granada. His research interests encompass professional pharmaceutical services from community pharmacy. He has published over 200 papers, 24 major research reports and presented and co-authored 200 conference presentations. He has co-authored a book “Community Pharmacy: Strategic Change Management” (2007). He was awarded the Andre Bedat 2010 by International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) and was elected a Fellow of three distinguished international and national societies in 2008 - Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2008 - Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 2007 - International Pharmacy Federation.


Dr Victoria Garcia Cardenas:

Victoria Garcia Cardenas (PhD, M Pharm, B Pharm) is a Senior Lecturer in pharmacy at the Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney (Australia). She is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Care Research Group at the University of Granada (Spain). Her teaching and research interests encompass medication adherence, the evaluation and implementation of complex interventions and practice change in community pharmacy. She has published over 25 papers in refereed journals, four major research reports and presented and co-authored 35 conference presentations. Victoria is currently involved in five national and international research projects for the evaluation and implementation of professional services in community pharmacy.