FIP Education Development Team: Get involved

Wednesday 30 September 2015
E10*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-024-L04-P (1.5 contact hours)

Organised by FIPEd EDT


This session will provide members and delegates with an update and overview of EDT activities, and will additionally provide opportunity for members and member organisations to engage with FIP educational development.  An important activity of this session will be the congress launch of the 2015 EDT Technical Reports; past FIPEd technical reports have become important guidance and policy direction publications for members, member associations and a wider audience. 

The session will highlight specific areas of global pharmacy education and activity within the EDT and it will have a specific session on engagement activities, which has proven very popular annually, as evidenced by our feedback. All our reports and publications are available on the FIP website and are widely cited.

This session will also provide an opportunity for members and member organisations to see the results of EDT project work, to comment on them and provide ideas for further areas of interest.

Learning objectives

Knowledge-based session

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

  1. Describe the role of the EDT in the structure of FIP & FIPEd.
  2. Identify the content and key messages of the 2015 FIPEd Technical Reports.
  3. Define the relevance and importance of the issues described in the technical reports to the ongoing development of the pharmacy profession.
  4. Challenge the debate regarding EDT activities and projects.
  5. Identify the role of education in development of the profession.

Chair: Ian Bates (FIPEd Education Development Team, UK)


12:30 1) Launch of 2015 technical reports

a. Inter-professional education
Jill Boone (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Tina Brock (University of California, USA)

b. Advanced practice and specialisation

Kristie Galbraith (Monash University, Australia)

12:50 2) Ongoing projects

a. Academic capacity
Claire Anderson (University of Nottingham, UK)   

b. Continuing Professional Development/Education
Toyin Tofade (University of Maryland, USA)

c. Quality Assurance

Mike Rouse (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Edcuation, USA)

d. Journal update
Timothy Rennie (University of Namibia, Namibia)

e. Pharmacy Support Workforce
Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)

f. e-Platforms and IT-based learning
Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia)

g. Questions and answers

13:30 3) The Global Pharmacy Workforce Observatory 
Christopher John (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK)

13:40 4) Refreshing the Education vision – with WHO (transformative education)
Andreia Bruno (FIPEd, Portugal)

13:50 5) Benefiting member organisations