Young Pharmacists Group Leadership Training Pre-Satellite – Inaugural Year

Organised by the YPG, the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, FIPEd and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation
(separate pre-approved registration required. Participants must not be older than 35 years and must be a member of FIP or IPSF)

The inaugural Leadership Development Workshop is being hosted by the YPG and FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section, FIPEd and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). We invite all active Young Pharmacists with an interest to take up future leadership roles with YPG Steering Committee or involved with local or national YPG leadership to attend this session. Young pharmacists with an interest in taking up future leadership roles within the YPG steering committee or being involved with local or national YPG leadership activities are encouraged to attend the pre-congress workshop. It will be held on 1 and 2 September 2018.

Saturday 1 September, 09:00 – 18:00 : Pre-satellite Day 1

Saturday 1 September 19:00 Networking dinner for YPG Leaders-In-Training participants

Sunday 2 September, 09:00 – 12:00 : Pre-satellite Day 2

Sunday 2 September 13:00 – 14:30 First-Timers Meeting

To register your interest for this training please go to the Registration form
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Registration fees

Immunization Training

Saturday 1 September 2018

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery – Certificate Training Programme

Pharmacists are gaining authority to immunize in an increasing number of countries. The USA has been among the first countries to allow pharmacists to vaccinate, under specific conditions, one of which is to complete a certificate training programme. This programme is being offered as a satellite at the congress, where FIP is partnering with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training programme provides pharmacists with the necessary skills to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration within their pharmacy.

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To register for this training please go to the Registration form
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Precongress Satellite on Biosimilars the Science, Regulation, Practice and Education of Follow on Biologic Pharmaceuticals

Saturday 1 September
09:00 – 17:00

Organised by the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section and the FIP Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biologic pharmaceuticals are very targeted medications that have made a major contribution to the clinical outcomes of patients with challenging diseases and conditions. These pharmaceuticals are very expensive and competition from products that are biologically similar has the potential of increasing patient access at a lower cost. The complexity of the science and practice of using these medications makes pharmacists’ education of these agents critical to their appropriate use. This pre-congress satellite will address these areas with active learning opportunities for the audience.

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Date and time to be announced

Organised by the FIP Community Pharmacy Section (CPS), the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and the FIP Young Pharmacists Group

In a fast moving and challenging healthcare environment, pharmacy instantly needs to develop new insights regarding relevant issues. A speakers corner is an easy, fast and innovative way of sharing experiences and insights with other participants at the FIP congress without having to have presentations accepted in advance. Pharmacists can talk about issues and raise questions that are of high importance to them in a facilitated discussion that gives practitioners the opportunity to learn from peers and advance the dialogue on critical issues.

Topics can be linked to the overall theme of the congress, “Transforming outcomes”, or otherwise. Each participant will have the opportunity to talk about his or her topic (without slides) for 10 to 15 minutes. Chairs will encourage passers-by to participate, but will also have prepared some back-up topics.

Congress participants can register their interest to speak, during the congress, with a moderator. The Speakers Corner moderator will post topics on social media in order to attract an audience.

Comments can be posted on social media.

The FIP Speakers Corner will be a one-day activity.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyse the overall scope of relevant issues from pharmacists’ daily practice;
  2. Advocate development of specific areas when returning from the congress;
  3. Acquire new contacts, making the pharmacy world smaller;
  4. Demonstrate the importance of being a member of FIP and being active via FIP’s and the CPS’s social media.

Type of session: Application-based



FIPEd invites interested experts and those with a professional interest in workforce development to come along and contribute to an interactive forum to discuss and debate topics connected with this area. The FIP Education Development Team (EDT) values input and advice from participants.

Dates and times to be announced

IT Platforms Forum

Chair: Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia)

The use of technology and e-learning has increased dramatically in healthcare education and practice. The purpose of this forum is to explore some of the key issues, challenges and benefits of using technology in the classroom and the effects of digital innovation through roundtable discussions.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Forum

Chair: Toyin Tofade (Howard University, USA)

The CPD forum is a place for those individuals or organisations who are engaged or interested in CPD applications in their host countries and who would like to see CPD principles advance in other nations. The forum serves as a portal for members to provide consultation on new strategies, FIP draft documents or proposals and general implementation of CPD-related projects around the world.

Academic Capacity Forum

Chair: Claire Anderson (University of Nottingham, UK)

The main purpose of the meeting is to bring together those interested in conducting work in the academic and institutional capacity stream to progress the implementation of Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goal 1, which calls on all countries and territories to engage with pharmaceutical higher education development policies and ready access to leaders in pharmaceutical science and clinical practice in order to support supply-side workforce development agendas.

Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (WDG) Evaluation Forum

Chair: Kirstie Galbraith (Monash University, Australia)

Join us on this forum to discuss the extent and scope of competency-based education and training throughout all stages of workforce development.

Inter-professional Education (IPE) Forum

Chairs: Jill Boone (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Tina Brock (Monash University, Australia)

The intent of the forum is for open, informal exchange regarding inter-professional education (IPE) and to provide an opportunity for networking with other colleagues who have an interest and/or experience in this area.  Topics to be discussed include: updates regarding FIP IPE activities, participants’ experiences with IPE advancement, IPE research activities, and recommendation for future directions of IPE in FIP.

Quality Assurance (QA) Forum

Chair: Mike Rouse (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, USA)

This forum will discuss activities and publications of the Quality Assurance Domain to support achievement of the Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals.

Pharmacy Support Workforce Forum

Chair: Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)

This forum intends to bring together all stakeholders interested in the development of the pharmacy support workforce and to discuss the priorities and needs of this segment of the global workforce, and how the Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals can be used in this context.

Women in Pharmacy Forum

Chair: TBA

This forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to progress Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goal 10: Gender and Diversity Balances, by implementing clear strategies for addressing gender and diversity inequalities in pharmaceutical workforce development, continued education and training, and career progression opportunities.


Thursday 6 September 2018
12:30 – 14:00

Chair: Agathe Wehrli (Pharmabridge, Switzerland)

Duration: 1.5h

Organised by Pharmabridge


Pharmabridge aims to strengthen pharmaceutical services in developing and transitional countries through coordinated support from the pharmacy establishment and individual pharmacists in developed countries. This is done by linking people for book donations, visits of pharmacists from developing countries for practice exposure in countries with more advanced pharmacy education and practices, and the organisation of lectures and workshops in developing countries. The project is supported by FIP, its Board of Pharmaceutical Practice and the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association. This session will include an update on Pharmabridge, reports and results of Pharmabridge practice exposures, and discussion.

All those interested in the project, from developing or developed countries, or wanting to establish contacts with colleagues from other countries (or even a specific country) are invited to attend this meeting.

People with books, DVDs, etc., to offer are encouraged to bring them to the meeting and give them to colleagues from less affluent countries.


Monday 3 September 2018
09:00 – 17:00

Venue: Glasgow Science Center tower base (north)
Walking distance from the SEC

Chairs: Sini Eskola (FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section, Belgium) and Claire Thompson (Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK)

Duration: 8h

Organised by the FIP Industrial Pharmacy Section, with special thanks to Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and the Glasgow Science Centre

Separate registration required


Choosing the right career path is usually not a done deal; as a pharmacist/scientist you have a wealth of choice out there. This one-day event could open up new and unimagined avenues, introduce different roles and specialisation possibilities in pharmaceutical industry, and increase your knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and drug development in general.

Industrial Insights is directed at pharmacists or pharmaceutical scientists in the early stages of their career or interested in changing sector.

The event will aim at introducing different roles and specialisation possibilities in the pharmaceutical industry and increase the knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and drug development in general.


  1. Keynote lecture
    Representative of the hosting venue (Glasgow Science Centre)
  1. Manufacturing and quality assurance offer great possibilities for professional development — A day in the life
    Panel I (consisting of speakers), followed by interactive Q & A
  1. From Molecule to Medicine interactive game: Live out the process of making a medicine, the decisions, risks and costs. Can your team get your medicine approved?
    Participants will be divided into teams to make active decisions based on real-life decisions
  1. Transferring the product from the factory to the patient — What skills are needed there? A day in the life
    Panel II (consisting of speakers), followed by interactive Q & A
  1. Pharmaceutical industry — Panel debate on a current hot topic

Learning objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:         

  1. Distinguish and describe what role pharmacists can play in the pharmaceutical industry;
  2. Describe the drug development process in detail and be able to make an assessment of the different factors affecting the process (From Molecule to Medicine – interactive game);
  3. Identify the source of innovation and what is needed to create innovations;
  4. Define the value of networking and creating contacts in an efficient way (career networking workshop).

Type of session: Knowledge-based



Friday 7 September
09:00 – 17.30

Separate registration required

APS@FIP is a one-day conference to be held on the Friday after the FIP Congress, in the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.

The conference programme will have the theme “The Science of Differentiated Medicines” and is designed to build upon the FIP conference theme of “Pharmacy: transforming outcomes” by exploring how the appropriate use of medicines can help specific patient populations. The conference will include sessions on topics such as age-related medicine, and medicines and diagnostics for the developing world. The focus will be on the science involved in the development of such medicines as well as their appropriate use to optimise efficacy and safety.

The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS), a scientific member organisation of FIP, is pleased to host this conference and encourages FIP delegates to register and take the opportunity to deepen and expand their FIP experience. As well as the scientific sessions, there will be posters and an exhibition, all within the venue of the Hilton Hotel.

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