A7 Transforming pharmacy education: The year after Nanjing

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

Organised by FIPEd and Planning Committee

Chairs: Ema Paulino (Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Portugal) and Giovanni Pauletti (University of Cincinnati, USA)


The term “education” is taken to mean career-long education (the development of a registered practitioner from pre-service to novice to advanced) and applies to workforce development which meets pharmaceutical public health needs, and which has a core of continuous education and training. It is also taken to encompass all the workforces we have in the profession, including pharmaceutical scientists and technicians. As a result of the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education a set of statements and a set of Global Workforce Development Goals (WDGs) will form the basis of forward action planning for FIP, FIPEd, FIP member organisations and partners in order to support the development of the workforce from pre-service to advanced practice. The purpose is to set about activating progress towards achieving FIP’s Centennial Declaration and millennium statements on responsible use of medicines, of which many are workforce dependent. An educated workforce leads to better use of medicines. Participants will be invited to engage with the vision and strategic plans of FIPEd. This session will provide the opportunity for members and member organisations to engage with the WDGs set and follow up on the statements, to comment and provide ideas, and to commit their support for local action plans.

Learning objectives

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

  1. Describe the importance of the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Education and its outcomes (statements and workforce development goals).
  2. Identify the key messages of the WDGs and statements and how they relate to local activities.
  3. Define how the WDGs and the statements can be applied locally or transnationally.
  4. Describe strategies on how to address barriers to changing the current state of education to ensure the recommendations of the conference are implemented.



Ema Paulino (Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Portugal) and Giovanni Pauletti (University of Cincinnati, USA) 


09:00 – 09:10

  1. Introduction

Ema Paulino (Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Portugal) 

09:10 – 09:40

  1. Global statements and workforce development goals: Action planning

Ian Bates (University College London, UK)

09:40 – 10:20

  1. Perspectives from FIP stakeholders and partners about the global statements and WDGs
    1. Tana Wuliji (World Health Organization)
    2. Dan Kibuule (University of Namibia, Namibia)
    3. Catherine Duggan (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, United Kingdom)


10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break


10:40 – 11:10

  1. Workshop of activity

Roundtable discussions about how to achieve WDGs targets and support FIP members to reach them.


11:10 – 11:50

  1. National/local commitment to the statements and WDGs | Country/university dashboards
    1. Samuel Nyanje (AMPATH, Kenya)
    2. Silvana Leite (Federal University of Sainte Catherine, Brazil)
    3. Naoko Arakawa (Japan)


11:50 – 12:00

  1. Wrap up and closing

Giovanni Pauletti (University of Cincinnati, USA)