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Anniversary for pharmacists Congress

50. Change of the Pharmacon Congress will take place in Schladming. 700 participants visit in Austria, the large pharmaceutical training event. This year the focus is infectious diseases.

Due to recent events, Thomas Benkert, Vice-President of the Federal chamber of pharmacists took on the topic of flu vaccination by pharmacies in his opening speech. As of March 2020, a new law in the framework of the model projects allows for this. "What is in Germany an absolute novelty, is well established in many countries already and has proven itself. And it has been shown that The vaccination rates could be significantly increased."

Benkert stressed that the pharmacists want to take away from the Doctors, nothing. He pleaded to act together for the benefit of patients. Because in countries where the pharmacists are allowed to vaccinate, the vaccination Coverage increased significantly. And even in the doctor’s offices.

Pharmacist-young is looking for

His professional colleagues encouraged Benkert, for the pharmaceutical talent to use. "We are, according to the Federal Agency for work, a so-called bottleneck profession. We have too few pharmacists to fill the Vacancies." You need to make the pharmacy for young people to experience – and a positive experience.

"You give young people who are interested in the possibility of an internship or in front of the pharmacy professions in information events in the schools." This wish Benkert of the approximately 700 conference participants. It is important not only to the versatility of the public pharmacy to add. There are also other fields of activity such as hospital pharmacies, but also the industry or the armed forces.

The Pharmacon Congress in the Winter to 50. Time instead. The Federal chamber of pharmacists each year invites well-known speakers on a focus topic. This time, for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition to pharmacists and students from Germany as well as pharmacists from Austria and Switzerland will take part.


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