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COMBINATION CONGRESS – PHARMACY TECHNICIANS SYMPOSIUM
Theme for discussion:
Related to topic B: New roles, opportunities and responsibilities
Pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support workers, pharmacists, educators, health administrators and others will explore current issues and challenges associated with defining and achieving FIP’s Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (PWDGs) as they apply to the pharmacy support workforce. Since 2016, FIP’s member organisations, partners and stakeholders have used the PWDGs to support development of the pharmaceutical workforce within the three identified clusters — academy (education), professional development (workforce) and systems (policy, strategy and planning, and monitoring) ― but without a specific focus on the pharmacy support component of the pharmaceutical workforce.
The sessions offered during this symposium will allow participants to engage with the PWDGs and learn how they can guide development of the pharmacy support workforce from pre-service to advanced practice. Sessions will address goals within each of the three clusters. A mix of presentations, including specific case examples and interactive discussions will allow participants to contribute to the development of global tools that may be used locally to support development and advancement of the pharmacy support workforce. The symposium comprises of three distinct sessions running over a day and half.
Session III (Day 2, afternoon)
EXPLORING THE NEED FOR REGULATORY MODELS FOR THE PHARMACY SUPPORT WORKFORCE
Case studies and interactive workshop
Regulatory models governing health professions are undergoing significant change, with governments looking to minimise the burden of regulation while maintaining oversight and holding professionals accountable for the delivery of safe, ethical and quality care for the public they serve. This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about existing legal and regulatory frameworks that apply to the practice of pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support workers. Specific case examples that illustrate how these models support or hinder the ability of pharmacy technicians to contribute within the pharmaceutical care team will be discussed.
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by the chairs
14:35 – 15:15 Regulating pharmacy technicians across multiple jurisdictions – A case study from the United States
Malcolm Broussard (Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, USA)
15:15 – 15:50 Regulatory models for the Pharmacy Support Workforce
Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break
16:10 – 16:35 Group discussion
16:35 – 17:10 Professional governance – Understanding its purpose
Ema Paulino (FIP, Portugal)
17:10 – 17:25 Symposium wrap-up and close
17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Application-based