D20 - SIGN 1: Sharing Ideas in a Global Network: Community pharmacy ahead of the curve

Conference Hall B2

Organised by FIP


Ashok Soni (FIP, UK)


FIP member organisations will present their best initiatives and challenges. Presentations will include the winning projects of the FIP Health Promotion Campaign Award and the FIP Pharmacy Practice Improvement Award.


12:30-12:35 Introduction by the Chair
12:35-12:45 1. Presentation of the winning project of the 2019 Pharmacy Practice Improvement Programme Award
To be announced at the opening ceremony of the congress
12:45-13:00 2. Changing the healthcare ecosystem: Community pharmacy as a focal point
Duarte Santos
(National Association of Pharmacies, Portugal)
13:00-13:15 3. Perspectives of Community Pharmacy in Ireland
Daragh Connolly
(Irish Pharmacy Union, Ireland)
13:15-13:30 4. Green Cross initiative: Improving patient safety through capturing retail data
Yaakub Abdulhamid Ebrahim
(Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, Kenya)
13:30-13:45 5. Achieving prescribing authority for Danish community pharmacists
Birthe Søndergaard
(Association of Danish Pharmacies, Denmark)



Questions from the audience and debate


Room refresh

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the leading projects of FIP member organisations;
  2. Tell pioneering initiatives from FIP member organisations in their country;
  3. Specify challenges pharmacists face in different settings and countries around the globe;
  4. Express ideas about advancing pharmacy to a global audience.

Type of session: Knowledge based