A8 - Key competencies for a digital pharmaceutical future

Auditorium 2

Organised by the FIP Community Pharmacy Section in collaboration with FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section & Industrial Pharmacy Section

Chairs

Jaime Acosta Gómez, Farmacia Acosta, Spain and Claudia Rijcken, Pharmi, Netherlands

Introduction

Major new technologies may displace some existing jobs but also generate a lot of new ones. Also, the pharmacy profession will be affected by technology and automation.

Different competencies will become more important and next to pharmacy being a STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the humanities-related skills are a vital aspect of every care-provider now and in future days. This session will explain the audience how the skills and competencies of pharmacists worldwide are expected to change and how to adequately prepare as a pharmacist for our future.

 

Programme

  1. The future of jobs: A cluster of new Competency Framework for Educators
    Arijana Meštrović, FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, Croatia
  2. Singapore National Pharmacy Strategy: Information and technology enablement for pharmacists
    Lou Huei-Xin, Office of Director of Medical Services, Singapore
  3. Competencies of the future pharmacist
    Anna Laven, Pharmabrain, Germany
  4. Adapting pharmacy schools to the fourth revolution
    Michael Hogue, Loma Linda University, USA
  5. Preparing the pharmacist for the fast digitalization of African healthcare
    Tim Rennie, University of Namibia, Namibia

Learning Objectives

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

  1. – Explain the competencies required to lead in the digital age as a pharmacist
  2. – Identify the opportunities for pharmacies in different regions of the world due to digital healthcare developments
  3. – Describe how STEM versus Humanities competencies are essential in the pharmacy (ongoing) education
  4. – Explain the competencies required to lead in the digital age as a pharmacist
  5. – Identify the opportunities for pharmacies in different regions of the world due to digital healthcare developments
  6. – Describe how STEM versus Humanities competencies are essential in the pharmacy (ongoing) education

Type of session: Knowledge-based