Finding the humanitarian face of pharmacy

Friday 2 October 2015
E9*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-023-L04-P (1.5 contact hours)

Organised by the FIP Community Pharmacy Section and the FIP Military & Emergency Pharmacy Section 



Beyond the practice any pharmacist conducts in his or her primary role, there are unending opportunities for pharmacists to be involved in humanitarian/volunteer/charitable efforts. These activities may be within or without domestic borders, may be short-term or long-term, and may be responsive to a crisis situation or long-term health system opportunities. This session is intended to highlight the personal engagement of one or two pharmacists who have seen a pressing need and responded to it.

Learning objectives

Application-based session

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

1.   Research the role of the pharmacist in emergency situations.

2.   Identify the requirement for unique policies and procedures in these situations.

3.   Plan the framework required for pharmacist involvement and collaboration in a humanitarian effort.

4.   Advocate how pharmacists may become involved in humanitarian projects.

Chair: Warren Meek (FIP CPS, Canada)


Light breakfast until 07:40

07:45 1) My experiences in Haiti
Diane Lamarre (Pharmacists without Borders, Canada)

08:15 2) Health Care in Danger: moving to solutions
Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin (Medical Adviser/Health Care in Danger Project International Committee of the Red Cross -ICRC)