Emergent diseases: Ebola - what pharmacists can do

Friday 2 October 2015
E13*     Session accredited under ACPE, UAN: 0579-0000-15-025-L04-P (1.5 contact hours)

Organised by the FIP Programme Committee


As the Ebola outbreak has impacted on West Africa, in one of the worst public health crises of the last 50 years, it is very important to know what pharmacists must do to prevent the spread of the disease and to contribute to its efficient management in the healthcare system.


Learning objectives

Knowledge-based session

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

1.      Describe how FIP can produce useful resources and contacts in managing emergent diseases.

2.      Describe how FIP advisories can be applied at a national level.

3.      Identify the role of pharmacy in managing Ebola virus disease.


Chair: Jane Dawson (FIP MEPS, New Zealand)


12:30 1) Introduction by the Chair

12:40 2) Development of the FIP Advisory
Aldo Alvarez-Risco (Peru)

13:10 3) Actual experience of dealing with Ebola
Wiltshire Johnson (Sierra Leone)

13:50 4) Conclusion