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Ian Bates
Head of Educational Development
School of Pharmacy, University of London
London, England

Ian is Head of Educational Development at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, with overall responsibility for both the undergraduate and postgraduate programme portfolios. He is a strong advocate for student centred and problem based learning in the pharmacy curriculum, and is a European Commission (EU) grant holder for higher education. Ian is well known throughout Europe as a keynote speaker on educational issues, and has formed close alliances and friends through this work. Ian is Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Education, an international journal for pharmaceutical education, aided by an editorial board comprising of pharmaceutical scientists and career educationalists drawn from over 13 countries.

Following advanced studies in neuro-pharmacology, biopharmacy and toxicology Ian began his career as a clinical pharmacist. He was later tempted into an academic career teaching a wide range of subjects from formulation science to medical sociology, which fuelled his reformist tendencies in higher education. Applied statistics retains a particular attraction for Ian, but not for anyone else.

Abilio Neto
Research and Development Program
National Prescribing Service (NPS)

The Research and Development Program at the National Prescribing Service (NPS) in Australia addresses barriers to practice change and gaps in the evidence-base to achieve sustainable improvements in the use of medicines, including collaborative prescribing practices, in Australia. Abilio Neto formerly held a position at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia as "Program Manager for Pharmacy and Pharmacists Only Medicines". Prior to that he was a member of the academic staff of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, where he worked for 8 years. Abilio Neto remains as honorary of the Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney. His work on behaviour change in the pharmacy setting has been used to implement change in practice behaviour in a number of areas, including the implementation of standards of practice in Australian community pharmacies and the implementation of protocols for the sales of non-prescription medicines. Abilio Neto received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He also holds a Ph.D. in the area of Pharmacy Practice from the University of Sydney, Australia, for which he was awarded a University Medal.

Mike Rouse, B.Pharm (Hons); MPS
Assistant Executive Director
International and Professional Affairs
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Chicago, Illinois

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Mike had a successful career in community pharmacy, and was a visionary leader in the profession. An early interest in international pharmacy lead to active involvement in the International Pharmaceutical Federation and other international organizations. Mike’s service on several FIP boards, combined with extensive travel and networking, has given him valuable insight into global pharmacy issues, including education and practice. At ACPE, Mike is a strong advocate for advancing pharmacy technician education and training, the adoption of CPD as a model for lifelong learning, and enhanced international collaboration to develop and assure quality pharmacy education.

Terri Schindel, BSP, MCE, FCSHP
Director of Outreach Education
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

Terri began her professional career as a pharmacist, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan. Her interest in technology and learning was fostered early in her career through participation in continuing pharmacy education events and courses. Her passion for learning fostered a career change and completion of a Master of Continuing Education degree at the University of Calgary. Her work concentrates on the development of learning programs for pharmacists, technology support for learning, and program evaluation. She remains active in the profession through committee work that supports life long learning and holds a Fellowship with the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.