Inter-professional and transformative pharmacy education: a new beginning

Thursday 1 October 2015
D9*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-019-L04-P (3.0 contact hours)

Organised by FIPEd and the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section


This session is planned to act as the launch-pad of the 2015 FIPEd Technical Report - focused on the global state and progress of Inter-professional Education practice (IPE). As pharmacists continue to become more embedded members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team it is important that they develop a range of skills to enable them to both understand the role of the pharmacist within the team, and also to understand the role of others. There has been much discussion about how IPE should be integrated within pharmacy programmes, as in many countries there are substantial differences in the way health professional education is funded and organised. This session will discuss the major findings of the technical report and continue the discussion. The session will, importantly, integrate our WHO Partners around the ideas and policies of transformative healthcare education.

 The session will be a mix of leading edge presentations, panel discussions and member/delegate engagement activities.

Learning objectives

Knowledge-based session

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what is meant by ‘inter-professional education’ (IPE) in a modern context, including reference to science and practice across professions.
  2. List the major findings from the FIPEd 2015 Technical Report.
  3. Describe WHO Transformative Education Guidelines.
  4. Describe examples of inter-professional education in practice, including examples of “science into practice, and practice through science”.
  5. Analyse the implementation and consequences of inter-professional education in pharmaceutical education practice.
  6. List barriers to achieving true inter-professional education.

Chairs:  Tina Brock (FIPEd, USA) and John Pieper (FIP APS and AIM, USA) 


14:30 1) IPE is hard – why do it? Where is the evidence that it makes a difference to practice?
Jill Boone (FIPEd, USA)

14:50 2) What works and where for IPE – case studies and examples from nations and professions

Benny Effendie (Malaysia)

Richard Adome (Uganda)

15:20 3) Workshop activity

16:00 Break

16:10 4) WHO update on transforming healthcare education
Rebecca Bailey (IntraHealth and WHO Technical Working Group Expert, USA/Switzerland)
Andreia Bruno (FIPEd and WHO Technical Working Group Expert, Portugal)

17:00 4) FIPEd vision for educational development – feasibility, practicality, usefulness (debate)
Ian Bates (FIPEd, UK)