B10 - Advancing pharmacist roles through evidence and education

Conference Hall A - Section B & C

Organised by IPSF, in collaboration with FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section


Louisa Sullivan (IPSF, Netherlands) and Rula Darwish (University of Jordan, Jordan)


Available evidence suggests that pharmacists can have positive impacts on patient care when placed in novel roles with expanded responsibilities. The aim of this session is to explore some of these new roles, the evidence supporting further expansion of pharmacist responsibilities, and how student pharmacists can be taught to be engaged in creating roles that do not currently exist. One focus will be on learning how to study the impacts of pharmacists in these emerging roles.


14:30 – 14:40 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 14:40 – 15:15 Improving patient outcomes through pharmacist-led chronic disease management
    Antony Gagnon (Hamilton Family Health Team, Canada)
  2. 15:15 – 15:50 Young Researchers’ Forum: A live and online worldwide community of student researchers that promotes collaboration and innovation
    Daniel Semmy (IPSF, Indonesia)

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

  1. 16:10 – 16:45 Role emerging placements in experiential education: Training student pharmacists to build new practice areas and measure impacts
    Mohamad Rahal (Lebanese International University, Lebanon)
  2. 16:45 – 17:20 Workshop: Discussion of emerging roles for pharmacists ― Challenges and opportunities for pharmacists and student pharmacists

17:20 – 17:25 Conclusion by the chairs

17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the existing evidence for pharmacists in expanded roles (PWDG 11) through speakers in these roles
  2. Identify methods and resources for studying the value of pharmacists in expanded roles.
  3. Describe how student pharmacists can be trained to create and excel in roles that do not currently exist.

Type of session: Knowledge-based