A8 Overcoming national challenges with FIPEd

Tuesday 12 September 2017
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center : Grand Ballroom 104 3 hours

Organised by FIPEd 

Chairs: Ian Bates (University College London, UK)


This session will address the global impact of the FIPEd resources. Having the right evidence and information is vital to develop policy, monitor trends and evaluate progress. The current status of FIPEd projects will be presented. Participants will be invited to engage with the vision and strategic plans of FIPEd, through presentation of examples of the impact of FIPEd tools and evidence to help solve national challenges in education. They will join in a debate on how educational leadership can be translated into local visions for developing the profession. An important part of this session will be the congress launch of the 2017 Education Development Team Technical Report; past FIPEd technical reports have become important guidance and policy direction publications for members, member associations and a wider audience. All our reports and publications are available on the FIP website and are widely cited. This session will provide the opportunity for members and member organisations to see the results and impact of EDT work, to comment on them and provide ideas for further areas of interest. This session will be a mix of leading-edge presentations and participant engagement activities.

Learning objectives

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

  1. Describe the importance/impact of the FIPEd resources.
  2. Identify the content and key messages of the 2017 FIPEd Technical Report.
  3. Outline practical ways in which FIPEd resources and tools can be applied locally or transnationally.

Define the relevance and importance of the issues described in the technical reports and other EDT tools to the ongoing development of the pharmacy profession.



Ian Bates (University College London, UK) and Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)



14:30 – 14:40

  1. Introduction

Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)

14:40 – 15:00

  1. Launch of 2017 Technical Report

Ian Bates (University College London, UK)

15:00 – 15:20

  1. Global impact of collaborative education
    1. Jill Boone (University of Cincinnati, USA)  
    2. Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia)  
    3. Claire Anderson (University of Nottingham, UK)

15:20 – 15:50

  1. Workshop activity

Facilitated by EDT’s Education Leads  


15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break


16:10 – 16:25

  1. Global impact of pharmaceutical workforces development
    1. Kirstie Galbraith (Monash University, Australia) 
    2. Catherine Duggan (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK)  
    3. Toyin Tofade (Howard University, USA)


16:25 – 16:40

  1. Global impact of innovative education (pre and post graduation)
    1. Mike Rouse (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, USA)  
    2. Timothy Rennie (University of Namibia, Namibia)
    3. Tina Brock (Monash University, Australia)  


16:40 – 17:20

  1. Workshop activity

Facilitated by EDT’s Education Leads


17:20 – 17:30

  1. Wrap up and closing

Ian Bates (University College London, UK)