A12 Young pharmacists: Putting heart and soul into pharmacy

Monday 11 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Room 208 A/B 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Young Pharmacists’ Group, the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section

Chairs: Ruth Awosika (Wal-Mart Pharmacy, USA) and Djulija Haxhibeti (Apoteka Panacea, Montenegro)


Young pharmacy professionals are nurturing, sustaining and developing the essence of the pharmacy profession in different parts of the world. Confronted by challenges such as shortage of pharmacists, limited access to technologies for research and development and so on, innovative ways of health promotion, professional advocacy and continuous development for young pharmacists and by young pharmacists and other ways of improving the impact of pharmacy in global health are discussed in this session.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. List the different challenges faced by young pharmacy professionals globally. 
  2. Identify the various ways of peer development, science advancement, health promotion, professional advocacy, gaining business skills and capacity building strategies for young pharmacy professionals.
  3. Describe the impact of these strategies on the profession and public health.
  4. Outline the possible ways of scale-up and improvement of these strategies.


14:30 – 14:35

 1.       Introduction by the chair

14:35 – 15:00

 2.       The benefit of pharmacy practice experience

Prosper Maposa (YPG, Zimbabwe)

15:00 – 15:25

 3.       Putting experience into practice: Nurturing pharmacy

Seun Omobo (Senate Committee on Health, Nigeria)

15:25 – 15:50

 4.       Practice in the future — A vision of potential directions

Prateek Jain (Decision Resources Group, India)


15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break


16:10 – 16:30

 5.       The science of pharmacy  —  Supporting and advancing our knowledge

Miranda Sertic (FIP YPG, Croatia)

16:30 – 16:50

 6.       Nurturing pharmacy: A regional perspective

Hamzeh Dgour (Hikaya, Jordan)

16:50 – 17:10

 7.       Closing remarks, Q & A, Panel discussion

17:10 – 17:30

 8.       FIP Strategic Planning

 Annie Hedge (UK)