Organised by the YPG, in collaboration with FIP’s Community Pharmacy Section and the Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section
In recent years, news about the growing burden of the refugee crisis have made many headlines. Violence and unrest have caused over 12 million people to be displaced from just five countries. With such migration comes associated health issues including the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Appropriately managing the health care of millions of migrants requires a hands-on approach from every health profession, and pharmacists should be at the front lines. Participants at this session will learn and discuss how the profession can play a crucial role in improving health care for refugees, how young pharmacists can take a lead in helping, and how pharmacy educators can better prepare the future generation of pharmacists for emergency health situations. Pharmacists from all backgrounds can benefit from knowledge offered in this session.
This session advances FIP’s workforce development goals related to professional development and systems thinking. Preparing pharmacists to meet local needs in areas inundated with refugees heightens the impact that the profession can make in improving health care.
12:30 – 12:35 Introduction by the chairs
13:50 -13:55 Conclusion by the chairs
13:55 – 14:00 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based