Organised by the FIP Congress Programme Committee
Organisational, professional and cultural change is a force of nature, occurring as a result of evolution and advancement of the human race. However, change does not happen in a vacuum. For every incremental or major change in any aspect of the human condition, there is an accommodating effort to be exerted in order for it to be implemented successfully. Minor changes basically require regular but minimal effort in maintenance and upgrading. Major shifts, particularly over short periods, necessitate greater effort, insight and leadership to enable adaptation and functionality at a higher level.
The profession of pharmacy experienced a sudden and strong current of change when the Industrial Revolution took place in the late 1800s, rendering extemporaneous preparations of pharmaceutical medicines — the longstanding trademark of the profession, symbolised up to today with variations of the emblem of the mortar and pestle ― almost redundant. A strong current of professional change took place within a relatively short period. Today, we are looking at similar seismic change in pharmacy, from a long-standing supply model of industrially prepared pharmaceuticals to a care model. What are the consequences of powerful modern-day technology and innovation in healthcare, on the practice of pharmacy?
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by the chairs
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break
17:20 – 17:25 Conclusion by the chairs
17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based