A3 Advancing pharmacy education

Wednesday 13 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Grand Ballroom 104 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section

Chairs: Mariet Eksteen (Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, South Africa) and Dalia Bajis (Bahrain and The University of Sydney, Australia)


The FIP Academic Pharmacy Section (AcPS) includes members from all regions of the world who have valuable contributions to make in advancing pharmacy education to meet societal needs and who add to the global transformation of pharmacy education in accordance with FIP and FIPEd strategic goals. This session seeks to inform attendees of the aspirations and of pharmacy educators in countries facing unique issues, concerns and obstacles to advancing pharmacy education. The session also provides an opportunity for networking among members to establish relationships to promote development of pharmacy education programmes worldwide.  

Learning objectives

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

  1. Identify pharmacy education aspirations in various countries.
  2. Identify obstacles to development of pharmacy education. 
  3. Describe networking opportunities for advancing pharmacy education.
  4. Identify opportunities for implementing others’ contributions into their own academic context.


14:30 – 14:45 
1. Introduction by the chairs 


14:45 – 15:50 
2. Presentations by speakers

Abdullah Dayo (University of Sindh, Pakistan)

Dalia Bajis (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Nettie Dzabala (University of Malawi, Malawi)

Nguyen Van Hung (Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ministry of Health, Vietnam)

Silvana Nair (Universidade General de Santa Catarina, Brazil) 

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

16:10 – 17:10 
3. World Cafe
Each speaker leads concurrent table discussions - 15 minutes per table

17:10 – 17:30
Panel discussion, Q&A and wrap up