D13 - Innovations in military and emergency pharmacologistics

Conference Hall B2

Organised by FIP’s Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section


Nita Sood (U.S. Public Health Service, USA) and Jane Dawson (New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand)


This session will focus on innovations and best practices in military and emergency pharmacologistics to ensure consistently the availability of effective and quality essential medicines. In the current global situation of frequent man-made or natural disasters, it is important to share ideas and best practices. This forum will enable pharmacists to provide a better response to meet the needs of their patients.


14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 14:35 – 15:00 Halal pharmaceuticals supply chain in the Malaysian Armed Forces
    Dato’ Halim Hj Basari (Malaysian Armed Forces HQ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  2. 15:00 – 15:25 Medical logistics for Finnish Red Cross clinics in northern Greek refugee camps
    Mari Savolainen (Finnish Red Cross, Finland)
  3. 15:25 – 15:50 Pharmacy management of emergency situations at a national level
    Andi Shirtcliffe (Ministry of Health, New Zealand)

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

  1. 16:10 – 16:45 Australian Defence Force pharmacist deployment
    Joon-Hee Wang (Australian Defence Force, Australia)
  2. 16:45 – 17:20 History of Navy medicine
    Frederik Vongehr (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany)

17:20 – 17:25 Conclusion by the chairs

17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe an effective and efficient pharmacologistics process
  2. Explain the impact of halal pharmaceuticals on the supply chain and defence
  3. Explain the different relationships needed for the pharmacologistics to operate effectively and efficiently
  4. Categorise lessons learnt from successful and failed supply chain operation scenarios.

Type of session: Knowledge-based