Series 1 Schedule

1.2 Transforming practice: A focus on strategy & policy for global change

1st October 2020

14:00 – 15:00 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.  

In this episode – “Enabling practice: Empowering Pharmacists & Removing Barriers,” panelists with expertise in workforce up skilling will discuss the barriers to pharmacists delivering transformation of vaccination: access to facilities needed in practice to deliver vaccination; regulatory barriers to vaccination by pharmacists; and addressing stakeholder resistance to change. This episode outlines the process of getting Pharmacists from the NOW of current practice to the VISION of pharmacist practice that will deliver on the commitment to transforming vaccinations.  

The discussion will consider the practice needs of pharmacists in all settings; insights from an operational level in delivering vaccination services where they have not been offered before; understanding what good pharmacist vaccination practice looks like; and considerations of space utilization, storage, and logistics to support pharmacist vaccinations. 

About the Series: 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.



  • Samira Shammas (Jordan Pharmaceutical Association, Jordan)
  • Indrė Trečiokienė (Lithuanian Pharmaceutical Association, Lithuania) 
  • Manjiri Gharat (Indian Pharmaceutical Association, India) 
  • Yong Pei Chean (Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore, Singapore) 
  • Faraz Ashraf (Pakistan Pharmaceutical Association, Pakistan)

Event Details

You can watch the event recording here.

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