A7 - The future of the pharmacy – Education and research

Conference Hall A - Section B & C

Organised by the FIP SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research, in collaboration with FIPs’ Academic Pharmacy Section and the YPG


Charlotte Rossing (Danish College of Pharmacy Practice, Denmark) and AbdiKarim Abdi (Near East University, Turkey)


Evidence-based research is the only possible approach in conducting pharmacy practice research, explaining how to improve research capacity in the future. In many pharmacy schools and universities, however, this is not taught systematically. This session will address how schools should implement evidence-based research in their curricula and how the development of courses should be designed.

Many new PhD candidates are struggling with how to design and construct their research. This workshop will give them an opportunity to network and share knowledge — to qualify their work within research. A workshop will discuss the questions: Once findings are there, what should we do with them? How can we use findings to empower the change? How can we use them


14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 14:35 – 15:00 Pharmacy practice research ― Past and present
    Naoko Akarawa (University of Nottingham, UK)
  2. 15:00 – 15:25 The future of pharmacy practice — Research topics to come
    Charlotte Rossing (Danish College of Pharmacy Practice, Denmark)
  3. 15:25 – 15:50 How is pharmacy practice research taught in pharmacy?
    Victoria Garcia Cardenas (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

16:10 – 16:45

  1. Workshop on topics for future scopes of pharmacy practice research ― Using the “4D model”
    Muna Arif Al Juma (Higher College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman)
  2. 16:45 – 17:20 Summing up — Presentation in plenum
    Facilitated by Charlotte Rossing and Muna Arif Al Juma

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. Explain what is evidence-based research
  2. Describe current state of pharmacy practice research
  3. Express opportunities to contribute to the future of pharmacy practice research
  4. Describe different approaches to teaching and learning pharmacy practice research methodology in pharmacy.

Type of session: Knowledge-based