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FIP Development Goal 1 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Engagement with pharmaceutical higher education development policies and ready access to leaders in all sectors of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science in order to support supply-side workforce development agendas.

Mechanisms 

  • Increase the capacity to provide a competent pharmaceutical workforce by developing initial education and training programmes that are fit for purpose, according to national health resource needs (clinical practice, pharmaceutical science areas and stakeholders across all cadres). 
  • Develop new and innovative ways to attract young pharmacists into all areas of pharmaceutical practice and science (e.g., encourage young pharmacists to consider careers in clinical academia, as preceptors/trainers, in industrial pharmacy, regulatory sciences, nuclear and veterinary pharmacy, among others). 
  • Capacity building should include the ability to meet minimum national standards of facilities, educators and student support in order to ensure access to quality education for all students. 
  • Enhance interdisciplinary & interprofessional education and collaboration with key stakeholders, including governments, national and international health & pharmaceutical organisations and patient advocacy groups to achieve sustainable solutions for capacity development. 
  •  The clinical academic educator workforce needs more attention to training, career development and capacity building, which must, importantly, include research capacity enhancement. 
  • Using data and evidence to support investment in pharmaceutical higher education 
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FIP Development Goal 1 Practice Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Capacity for in-practice training and development linked with education providers; pathways for professional advancement from foundation training through to advanced practice and/or specialisation. 

Mechanisms 

  • Develop the capacity and infrastructures for teacher practitioners and in-practice education providers to support practice advancements including the provision of specialist training. 
  • Develop frameworks, standards, and structures for post-graduate and advanced education and training. 
  • Develop interprofessional and interdisciplinary education and training structures integrated in practice. 
  • Develop robust training performance indicators that can be utilised within training programs across a variety of practice settings, allowing for evaluation of performances and assessment of competences 
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FIP Development Goal 1 Science Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Institutional academic capacity to deliver quality pharmaceutical sciences education and training for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who contribute to patient care, new discoveries and development, clinical utilisation, marketing regulations, and the economic assessment of health products.  

Mechanisms 

  • Collaborate with academic leaders, professional organizations, regulatory bodies, and the pharmaceutical industry to define regional and global needs for the pharmaceutical sciences. 
  • Build relationships with relevant stakeholders to best align scientific content of academic courses with contemporary professional practice in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. 
  • Inventory global pharmaceutical sciences training opportunities to broaden student access to curricular content. 
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Workforce Reference Guide for FIP Development Goal 1

Developed by the FIP Workforce Development Hub (WDH), the Workforce Reference Guide collates all information, evidence and expertise from FIP to support our members with measuring progress, evaluation, implementation and transformation processes.

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Recent technological advancements have revolutionized clinical practice, and there is need for a pharmaceutical workforce that is well-equipped to embrace, innovate, and capitalize on the benefits of digital health. Findings from the 2021 FIP report on digital health in pharmacy education revealed the need to develop courses, training material and experiential learning opportunities to prepare a digitally literate pharmacy workforce.

The Academic Pharmacy Section, supported by the FIP Provision and Partnerships programme, and many FIP constituencies led a ONEFIP project to develop the first FIP-developed online Train the Trainer (TtT) course. At this event, we will reflect on the progress made to date, launch the TtT course, which targets academics as well as educators in any sector in pharmacy, and how this initiative builds on FIP competency frameworks and reports.

Event outcomes:
1. To describe FIP’s response following the release of digital health in pharmacy education report in 2021.
2. To provide an overview of the FIP Global Platform for Provision and Partnerships.
3. To launch the FIP Train the Trainer online course on FIPx and generate interest in the course

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FIP “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 5 | FIP DG 1: Academic capacity

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The FIP Development Goals Digital Programme “Setting goals for the decade ahead” is a comprehensive online event series providing coverage of the 21 goals over 21 events in 2021. Starting in March, the 21 digital events aim to provide description, direction and context for each specific goal, with a global plan for the decade ahead and how each nation, within each region can identify and prioritise which goals are the priorities and how the goals can support developments and transformation for them.

This programme is all about engaging the profession and supporting the profession to deliver in relevant and purposeful ways. By engaging our profession, members & colleagues everywhere with these relevant and applicable goals for the decade ahead, we can provide tools, monitoring and evaluation through data evidence, and identifying priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education.

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FIP-UNITWIN Global Summit on Pharmaceutical Education

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In October-2021, FIP-UNITWIN Regional Workshops brought FIP’s member academic institutions, professional organisations, key pharmacy stakeholders and guests across all regions together to co-create a roadmap to advance pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in their region through educational partnerships. At the FIP-UNITWIN Global Summit on pharmaceutical education, participants will;

1. Learn about their regions’ roadmap on advancing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education;

2. Explore FIP’s global call to action on pharmaceutical education to support it across their regions and countries;

3. Discover country cases and next steps of the FIP-UNITWIN Centres for Excellence programme

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Learning objectives:
1. Explore the key factors that enable positive practice environments for women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education, and the entire pharmaceutical workforce

2. Learn about practical solutions for professionals, employers and policy makers in creating positive practice environments for women in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education

3. Discuss with the toolkit authors and high-level speakers how to take action and stand up for positive practice environments

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The “FIP UNITWIN Pathfinder Toolkit” is a step-by-step guide to support the global expansion of the FIP-UNESCO UNITWIN programme. It also supports academic institutions across Africa to establish an Africa-wide association of schools of pharmacy, with the leadership of African Pharmaceutical Forum and building on the experiences of similar associations around the world.

At the end of this session, participants will:

1. Learn about the FIP-UNESCO UNITWIN Programme and the value of educational partnerships
2. Share expressions of interest to join new FIP-UNESCO UNITWIN centres for excellence at their regions
3. Discuss the way forward for the establishment of an African-wide association of schools of pharmacy

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Based on this objective, this PPR virtual summer meeting aims to increase the quality and quantity of pharmacy practice research by exchanging and disseminating information at an international level. New networks and collaborations will be established on major themes for experienced researchers and higher degree students.

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This workshop aims at presenting the state-of-art of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the biomedical field. An overview of the main changes of the new PRISMA statement (2020) compared to the previous version (2009) is provided. Our role as researchers and healthcare professionals in enhancing science reliability is also discussed.

 

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