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Resource in Medication updated 1 Dec 2014

The medication safety forum on 16 October 2014 was a chance to hear about innovations and future directions in medication safety. The forum provided an opportuny to network and explore current practice. It also marked the launch of the Open for better care campaign focus on high-risk medicines.

Professor Richard Day from the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital was the keynote speaker. Below are the presentations from the day.

The graphic recordings are available to download at the bottom of the page.

Time Session Speaker(s) Presentation
9:20am Miki whakatau

Tu Williams (Chair, Te Roopu Maori), Marama Parore, Leanne Te Karu and Kayleen Katene (members, Te Roopu Maori)

9:30am Forum chair's welcome Dr Alan Davis (Deputy Chair, medication safety expert advisory group)  
9:35am Opening of forum Shelley Frost (Deputy Chair, Commission Board)  
9:45am Key note address – current initiatives in Australia Professor Richard Day (Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of New South Wales and St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney) Medication safety – current initiatives in Australia
10:20am From a patient's perspective John Smith  
10:55am Medication safety and Maori Leanne Te Karu and Marama Parore Medication safety and Maori
11:10am Shared care and medication safety Dr Martin Wilson (GP and Clinical Lead for IT, Pegasus Health; Clinical Director Medical Informatics, Canterbury DHB; MOSS Sexual Health Clinic) and Symon McHerron (Chief Information Officer, Pegasus Health)  
11:25am Quality improvement initiatives on the safe use of opioids

Nirasha Parsotam (Health Initiatives Development Manager, BUPA Australia)

Caroline Tilah (Director, Operations, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Directorate, Capital & Coast DHB)

Reducing harm from opioid use

Safe use of opioids at Capital & Coast DHB

11:55am Benefits and challenges of ePrescribing and administration and eMedicine reconciliation

David Ryan (eMedicines Project Lead, Waitemata DHB)

Marie Lewis (Medication Safety Specialist – Pharmacist, Counties Manukau Health)

12:25pm Safety in practice Dr Campbell Brebner (Chief Medical Advisor, Primary Care, Counties Manukau Health) Safety in practice
12:40pm Promoting primary care medication error reporting Dr Desiree Kunac (Senior Research Fellow, New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre) Promoting primary care medication error reporting
1:50pm Beyond 'Go for Gold' Graeme Osborne (Director, National Health IT Board) Beyond 'Go for Gold'
2:05pm Future directions for Australia Professor Richard Day Future initiatives in Australia
2:30pm Launch of the high-risk medicines topic for the Open for better care campaign and the safe use of opioids collaborative Carmela Petagna (Senior Portfolio Manager, Health Quality & Safety Commission) and Avril Lee (Clinical Lead for the safe use of opioids collaborative and member of the Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group) High-risk medicines topic and opioids collaborative
3:00pm What's next for medication safety Emma Forbes (Senior Project Manager, Health Quality & Safety Commission), Nirasha Parsotam and Beth Loe (Medication Safety Specialist, Health Quality & Safety Commission)  
4:00pm Reflections on the day Professor Richard Day  
4:10pm Closing remarks Dr Alan Davis  
4:20pm Whakakapi karakia Tu Williams with Marama Parore, Leanne Te Karu and Kayleen Katene