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Medication review and medicines use review services - a new toolkit for pharmacists
Medication errors and adverse events cause significant harm to patients’ health and well-being. At this event we will present an overview of the range of Medication Review (MR) services and their definition, highlighting the difference between them and particularly with Medicines Use Review (MUR) in light of recent international updates.

Learning Objectives
• Explore medication review services
• Define MR and MUR
• Present the FIP Toolkit on MR & MUR

Tim Chen, President of FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, President FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section - Australia

-Filipa Alves da Costa, Assistant professor University of Lisbon, Portugal
-Kurt E. Hersberger, University of Basel, Switzerland
-Matthew Hung, Clinical Staff Pharmacist St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre, Practice Development Projects Assistant (consultancy), Canada
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Matthew Hung
Clinical Staff Pharmacist @St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal West Island Integrated University
Matthew Hung is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at an urban community teaching hospital in Montreal, Canada. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2018 and subsequently completed his residency training and Master of Science in Advanced Pharmacotherapy. His main area of practice is in critical care. Matthew is also passionate about global health, health systems, and pharmacy education; he currently consults for FIP in practice development.
Kurt E. Hersberger
Associate Professor for Pharmaceutical Care @University of Basel
Kurt Hersberger studied Pharmacy in Basel and Zürich and in 1982 he earned his doctorate at the department of pharmacy in Zurich. In 2009 he was elected Associate Professor for Pharmaceutical Care and he holds a 50% position at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He published > 100 peer-reviewed original research articles, 6 book chapters and multiple review articles. In 2019 he received the FIP Fellow Award from the International Federation of Pharmacists (FIP). Recently in 2020, he was awarded Honorary member of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE).
Filipa Alves da Costa
Assistant professor @University of Lisbon
Filipa currently works as an Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon. Filipa has earned her PhD at University College London’s School of Pharmacy. She is actively engaged in various international organisations, including PCNE, iPACT, FIP, ISPE, ESPACOMP and ESCP. Her published work focuses on service development, medicines use, medication adherence, pharmaceutical care and health policy. Filipa is currently: Research adviser for the National Cancer Registry (RON-IPOL) in effectiveness and safety monitoring of oncology therapy Pharmacy Practice Research Associate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research Egas Moniz and Research Institute for Medicines and Pharmaceutical Sciences Public health consultant in the Alcohol, Illicit Drugs & Prison Health Programme at the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) in Moscow.
Tim Chen
President @FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section
Chen has published >180 peer-reviewed papers over his career (Google Scholar H-Index 52, Scopus H-Index 41). In the 2020 “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” he is recognised as being in the top 2% of scientists in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918). Prof Chen is President of the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, International Pharmaceutical Federation. He is co-chair for the next International Social Pharmacy Workshop (2022) and is a member of the Scientific Committee, Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe. Prof Chen has delivered >70 invited presentations at international conferences in >30 countries.