Creating progress through innovative policy decisions in emergency situations

Friday 2 October 2015
E7*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-022-L04-P (3.0 contact hours)

Organised by the FIP Military & Emergency Pharmacy Section 



From policy decisions can flow innovative and proactive processes that are designed to improve the way in which pharmacists are able to provide safe, efficient and effective service in the military or disaster response environment.

Learning objectives

Knowledge-based session

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

  1. Outline how policy decisions flow on into practice.
  2. Identify new ways of implementing effective practice.
  3. Identify practical relationship-building techniques that will help build an inspired pharmacy team.
  4. Adopt the vital importance of the pharmacy leader's role in creating a culture of optimism.
  5. Explain why highly effective leadership requires a commitment to continuous learning. 

Chairs: Sylvain Grenier (Canadian Forces, Canada) and Zheng-yu Chen (CPLA, China)


14:30 1) Bundeswehr pharmacy regulations, standards and inspections
Matthias Meyer (Bundeswehr, Germany)

15:00 2) Strategic reorientation in the production of pharmaceuticals within the Bundeswehr Medical Service
Christian Froben (Bundeswehr, Germany)

15:30 Break

15:45 3) The age of big data: the opportunity of military drug policy evaluation and decision support technology
Shu Li-Xin (CPLA, China)

16:15 4) Building and inspiring a powerful pharmacy team
Mark Brouker (US Armed Forces, USA)

16:45 5) MEPS discussion panel: Professional scopes of practice within a military pharmacy

  1. Who conducts professional activities in your military pharmacy? (pharmacist, technician, medic, nurse, etc.)
  2. What activities can they conduct?
  3. How are these activities regulated? (federal/state, military, other laws and regulations)
    Sylvain Grenier (Canadian Forces, Canada)