D1 - 10th AIM Global Academic Leaders Forum

Capital Suite 7

Organised by FIPEd


Every academic has a leading role in transforming the pharmaceutical education at their institution. All academic leaders should unify, to facilitate collaboration that leads to excellence. To create a complete and enabling academic leadership platform, AIM Global Deans Forum is now reformatted as the ‘’Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF)’’- open to all current and future academic leaders such as Deans, Vice Deans, Department Heads or Programme Managers. AIM Institutions and schools that are interested in becoming an AIM Member are invited to join with their leadership teams to strengthen their institutional and professional development.

GALF will take place on 23-24 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The new schedule in weekdays will allow participants to immerse into the FIP Congress Experience! GALF 2019 has been designed to provide the leadership teams with interactive workshops from highly regarded speakers on Entrepreneurship, Science Integration into Curriculum and Roundtable Global Networking. For questions please do not hesitate to contact aim@fip.org!

Day 1 session


The pharmacy curricula that provide graduates with a skill mix which relies on a scientific basis, support patient-centered practice and applied research is a desirable trend to ensure delivery of a needs based pharmaceutical education. The question is not whether we should break the silos but how we can break the silos and infuse the science into the curriculum.

The session will focus on how to merge science into practice and break silos between areas of study. The workshop will support academic leaders to identify strategies that facilitate merging science and practice in the curricula.


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13:30 – 13:45 Welcome and introduction
Wayne Hindmarsh (FIP AIM, Canada) and William Charman (FIPEd, Australia)

Introduction by the session chair
Lilian Azzopardi (University of Malta, Malta)

13:45 – 14:15 Breaking the silos: Addressing the needs
Chair: Lilian Azzopardi (University of Malta, Malta)
Speaker: Dimitros Rekkas (University of Athens, Greece)

(Followed by Q&A)


14:15 – 15:05 Infusing the science
Chair: Lilian Azzopardi (University of Malta, Malta)
Speaker: Giovanni Pauletti (FIP, USA)

Case study: How to break down the silos between the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences
Speaker: David Thompson (University of Colorado, USA)

(Followed by Q&A)

15:05 – 15:50 Facilitated table discussions

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

16:10 – 16:50 Facilitated table discussions, group presentations and Q&A

16:50 – 16:55 Wrap-up and conclusions

Lilian Azzopardi (University of Malta, Malta)

16:55 – 17:00 Room refresh


Location to be announced

Learning Objectives

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

  1. List ways that infusion of science into curricula can facilitate the relevance of pharmacy education
  2. Identify challenges for merging science into the curriculum at their institution
  3. Describe strategies that can support merging of disciplines to support infusion of science
  4. Outline an implementation plan to update curricula to achieve breaking of silos.

Type of session: Knowledge-based