PT2 - 9th Global Pharmacy Technicians Symposium: Changing landscapes in the digital age – Transforming the pharmacy support workforce

Madrid 1


09:00 – 12:30 (10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break)

WORKING FOR ACTION: Interactive parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Pharmacy technicians medicines administration and promotion into senior roles

Chairs: Kat Hall, University of Reading, UK and Angie Lim, Parkway Pantai Limited, Singapore

Workshop 2: Automation in practice and impact on roles

Chairs: Cathy Schuster, Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, Canada and Ryan Burke, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), USA

Workshop 3: Education & workforce, skill mix & digital competencies – Competency development for universal health coverage

Chairs: Christina Durinck, Farmakonomforeningen, Denmark and Lotte Fonnesbaek, Pharmakon, Denmark


12:30 – 14:30 Working lunch – Brainstorming on symposia 2021 & 2022

All participants are invited to join us in this working lunch to support the development of future symposia

Moderator: Hrant Danagulyan, Danapharma, Armenia


14:30 – 17:30

One FIP: FIP Global Development Goals – Impact of goals on pharm tech workforce

Chairs: Judilynn Solidum, University of the Philippines, Philippines and Teri-Lynne Fogarty, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Keynote presentation:

Lina Bader, FIP Education, The Netherlands

Roundtable discussions

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

16:10 – 16:30

Annual Report from the Pharmacy Technicians and Support Workforce Strategic Platform Advisory Committee

Presentations by the Working Groups

16:30 – 17:30

Open dialogue: Informing priorities for future workforce development

An open discussion with participants

Moderator: Susan James,  Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada