B9 - The power of working together: Successful stories of interprofessional education and collaborative practice

Conference Hall A - Section B & C

Organised by FIPEd, in collaboration with FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section, the Community Pharmacy Section, the Hospital Pharmacy Section, the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, IPSF and the YPG


Sherly Meilianti (FIP YPG, Indonesia) and Jill Boone (University of Cincinnati, USA)


Optimising the practice of pharmacy has continued growing reliance on the ability to be integrated into the health system and be working effectively as part of a team. Building collaborative working relationships is key to delivering quality care to patients. and “working with others in the health care team” is one of FIP’s global Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (PWDG 8).

This session’s theme will showcase successful examples of collaborative practice and interprofessional education from different parts of the world, highlighting their uniqueness in their systems, government, culture and educational preparation. It will identify progressive examples, some in process, and some that have major cultural or legal restrictions. The session will include a workshop in which a culture map exercise will be used to identify enablers and blockers to collaborative working relationships.


12:30 – 12:35 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 12:35 – 13:00 What does success look like for WDG 8? Case studies of collaborative working relationships
    Darragh O’Loughlin (Irish Pharmacy Union, Ireland)
    Patricia Acuña Johnson (University of Valparaiso, Chile)
    Samo Rozman (Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    Christina Durinck (European Association of Pharmacy Technicians, Denmark)
    Ziyen Lam (Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand)
  2. 13:00 – 13:20 Starting in the academy: Educating and training early collaborators
    Chandra Sekar (University of Findlay, India)
  3. 13:20 – 13:50 Workshop activity: Culture Mapping Exercise

13:50 – 13:55 Conclusion by the chairs

13:55 – 14:00 Room refresh

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Advocate for building successful collaborative working relationships
  2. Advocate for the role of the academy in instilling a culture of collaborative working
  3. Arrange enablers and blockers to building successful collaborative working relationships
  4. Adopt ways of building successful collaborative working relationships.

Type of session: Application-based