Series 1 Schedule

1.6 Transforming our workforce: Evolving the pharmacist’s qualification

14th 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 – “Workforce & Education Needs: Focus On Undergraduate Education,” panellists with expertise in education and workforce development will discuss the integration of vaccination content into undergraduate courses so that every graduate pharmacist is able to vaccinate from day 1 of practice.  

Discussions will focus on course development and accreditation; considerations for regulation around provision of vaccinations by graduating pharmacists; and the infrastructure needed within the existing workforce to deliver experiential contact for graduating pharmacists. 

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.


  • Ralph Altiere – (Dean- University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chair of FIP Education (FIPEd) -FIP, USA)
  • Ian Bates– (Chair of pharmacy education-UCL, Director of the FIP Workforce Development- FIP, UK)


  • Lisa Nissen – (Head – School of Clinical Sciences-Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • João Guedes – (President- IPSF, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation, Portugal)
  • Romeo C. Ongpoy – (Associate Professor- School of Pharmacy, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, Philippine)
  •  Jane Hanrahan – (Professor- The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy – Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Event Details

You can watch the event recording here.

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