25th September 2020 on World Pharmacists Day
14:00 – 15:30 CEST
FIP is excited to announce a new initiative entitled “Transforming Vaccination Globally and Regionally.” This initiative involves a three-part series of 8 online events each, and is the first FIP transformational outcome-based online programme of its kind, culminating in the signing of a historical commitment by FIP and member organisations to transform vaccinations globally and regionally.
The first of three series is composed of 8 episodes that focus on identifying the needs for vaccine transformation across science, practice and workforce and education. Vaccination transformation will be delivered through workforce enablement, addressing anti-science and misinformation, addressing vaccine hesitancy, and incorporating vaccination qualifications into pharmacist workforce education – both undergraduate and continuing development – to ensure all pharmacists in all settings are capable of delivering vaccinations as a standard part of pharmacist practice.
Series 1 will identify the needs of the pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist workforce to deliver on vaccination transformation. Episode one will take place on the 25th of September: World Pharmacists Day, and will featuring a roundtable of guest panellists who will be interviewed to gain their insights into the priority areas for vaccination transformation. They will discuss the vaccination transformation aims; the impact of COVID-19, and explore the main aims of the programme.
In this episode, the guest panellists will be asked to address the changes needed in workforce, professional practice, and pharmaceutical science to achieve global and regional transformation in vaccination delivery; strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy and anti-science misinformation about vaccines; the context of the pandemic in current vaccine delivery and transforming vaccine delivery; and how vaccination transformation aligns with the FIP Workforce Development Goals.
Episode 1 will set the stage for the entire programme, outlining the discussions in Episodes 2 to 8 of series 1, as well the themes for Series 2: Actions Required to Achieve Vaccination Transformation; and Series 3: Vaccination Transformation in 6 FIP Regions
- Catherine Duggan – (FIP, The Netherlands)
- Goncalo Sousa Pinto (FIP, The Netherlands)
- Leonora O-Brien (Pharmapod Ltd, Ireland)
- Farah Aqqad (FIP, Jordan)
You can watch the event recording here.