D2 Hi-tech solutions for education and practice

Tuesday 12 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Auditorium 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation

Chairs: Wafa Dahdal (American College of Clinical Pharmacy, USA)


Several technologies have been used in delivering pharmacy education and practice worldwide. This session will cover a spectrum of topics, including technologies used in pharmacy education, practice and resource-limited regions. The session will also cover some of the technologies used to engage patients in their own care. An open forum will engage the participants in discussing challenges and opportunities for employing various technologies in their daily activities. The focus of the discussion will be on education and practice, summarising approaches to overcome challenges to effective deployment.

Learning objectives

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

  1. Describe best practices for integrating technology in pharmacy education.
  2. Identify opportunities to use technology effectively in resource-limited regions.
  3. Outline types of technologies that may be used by the patient to monitor and manage their own health.
  4. List types of technologies used by the international audience and discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.


09:00 – 09:10

1. Introduction

09:10 – 09:50

2. Best practices for integrating technology in pharmacy education: A national perspective

Peter Vlasses (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, USA)

09:50 – 10:20

3. Employing technologies in resource limited countries

Suphat Subongkot (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break

10:40 - 11:15

4. Using technologies that engage patients in their own care

Kevin Yap (University of Singapore, Singapore)

11:15 – 11:50

5. Open forum:

Challenges and opportunities to integrating technology into pharmacy education and practice: The international experience 

11:50 – 12:00

6. Panel discussion