B4 - Working together to score the goals: How are the FIP Workforce Development Goals being globally implemented?

Conference Hall A - Section B & C

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


Aniekan Ekpenyong (FIP YPG, Nigeria) and Toyin Tofade (Howard University, USA)


Following the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education in Nanjing, China, FIP has committed to the development of the global pharmaceutical workforce and FIPEd has been charged with enabling this vision. The Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (PWDGs) provide a global framework for developing pharmacists and pharmaceutical sciences; and monitoring the progress and implementation of these goals are paramount.

This aims of this session are to:

1) Provide an overview of FIPEd’s PWDG implementation planning projects and present new FIPEd tools, reports, and resources

2) Showcase global progress towards implementing the PWDGs through case studies presented by stakeholders, including FIP member organisations and pharmacy youth groups

3) Provide members and delegates with a forum to discuss continued innovation in workforce and health challenges. In particular, showcasing alignment with World Health Organization priorities facing young practitioners.


14:30 – 14:35 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 14:35 – 15:00 From evidence to impact: How FIPEd is working to transform the global workforce
    Ian Bates (UCL School of Pharmacy, UK)
  2. 15:00 – 15:50 Engaging Member Organisations in identifying implementation priorities for strengthening the local pharmaceutical workforce: Examples of country-level implementation
    Introduction by Lina Bader (FIP, Saudi Arabia)
    Nurul Falah Eddy Pariang (Indonesian Pharmacists Association, Indonesia)
    Samira Goussous (Jordan Pharmacists’ Association, Jordan)
    Hrant Danagulyan (Pharmaprogress, Armenia)
    Amy Chan (Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, New Zealand)
    Loa Maria Magnusdottir (Pharmaceutical Society of Iceland, Iceland)

    15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break


  3. 16:10 – 16:35 Keynote presentation from the World Health Organization
    Tana Wuliji (WHO, Switzerland)
  4. 16:35 – 17:00 Engaging youth to enable the progress of the workforce development roadmap: Examples of implementation initiatives led by the young practitioner workforce
    Sherly Meilianti (FIP YPG, Indonesia)
    Aniekan Ekpenyong (Global Health Focus, Nigeria)
    Asmaa Alhaqan (UCL School of Pharmacy, UK & Kuwait)

17:00 – 17:25 Q&A and Wrap up

17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh



Learning Objectives

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

  1. Evaluate the latest global progress on PWDG implementation planning and impact
  2. Demonstrate how the PWDGs can be implemented on a national level
  3. Differentiate global PWDG implementation priorities to inform FIPEd planning and agenda.

Type of session: Application-based