Pharmacy Technicians Symposium - Achieving a strong pharmacy technician workforce: driven by evidence

Monday 28 September 2015
E2.2, 3 hours

(Separate registration required)

Organised by FIPEd


The Pharmacy Technicians Symposium, now in its fourth year, provides a forum for exploration of the need, development, utilisation and advancement of the pharmacy support workforce globally. Presentations and debates during this one and a half day forum allow pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, educators, administrators and government representatives to share the challenges and successes associated with creating a strong pharmacy support workforce, able to respond to identified needs around the world. The focus of this symposium will follow the Congress theme for better practice – science based and evidence driven. There will be opportunity for active participation of attendees as they learn about the existing evidence that demonstrates the critical need to develop and advance the practice of mid level cadres and explore how to create and utilize further evidence to achieve this goal. 



Part II – Pharmacy Technicians in practice - evidence of their value

Application-based session


Learning objectives

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

  1. Discuss a variety of current practices that demonstrate the added value of pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support workforce cadres in the delivery of pharmacy services.
  2. Define the gaps and barriers that exist in current practice models to support full utilisation of pharmacy technicians.
  3. Identify education and continued professional development needs for pharmacy technicians to advance their role and contribution to achievement of the best possible patient care outcomes.
  4. Detect operational and systemic changes that can contribute to or hinder the ability of pharmacy technicians to impact practice to the fullest extent possible and identify potential strategies to achieve desired changes in practice.


Chairs: Christina Durinck (Denmark) and Hui Leng (Singapore)


A new vision for Pharmacy Technician roles through exploration of current practice

Facilitator: Zubin Austin (Canada)

Panel members:

Robert Moss (The Netherlands)

Ash Soni (UK)

Angelika Gregor (Germany)

Tey Choon Kee (Singapore)