C9 - Professional recognition and credentialing for transforming pharmaceutical care


Organised by FIPEd in collaboration with the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, the FIP Community Pharmacy Section, the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section, the FIP SIG on Pharmacy Practice Research, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and FIP’s Young Pharmacists Group


Kirstie Galbraith (Monash University, Australia) and Mike Rouse (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, USA)


This session will share models, systems and resources for themes involving professional recognition and credentialing to transform pharmaceutical care. For pharmacists to be fit for practice, they need to engage with continuous professional development in order to become lifelong learners and to have their advanced practice recognised (in a generalist or a specialist area). The process in which that may occur may not be clearly stated once you start practising. This session aims to showcase examples of professional recognition and credentialing that have made an impact in pharmaceutical care, examples of global cooperation and how networks can be useful for professional development. Participants will be invited to engage in a brainstorm activity to identify collaborations to help solve national challenges in these activities. This session will provide the opportunity for FIP members and member organisations to share their best practices and to engage in a global network for transnational professional recognition, across all settings of practice; it will be a mix of leading-edge presentations and participant engagement activities.


14:30 – 14:40 Introduction by the chairs

  1. 14:40 – 14:55 Perspectives from practitioners on professional recognition and credentialing: Changing careers
    Ian Coombes (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia)
  2. 14:55 – 15:25 Perspectives from member organisations on professional recognition and credentialing: Shaping the workforce through professional standards
    Paul Bennett (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK)
    Lóa María Magnúsdóttir (Icelandic Pharmacy Association, Iceland)
  3. 15:25 – 15:40 Should advanced practice be regulated? Balancing risk and benefit in delivering clinical care
    Lita Chew (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
    15:40 – 15:50 Q & A

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

  1. 16:10 – 16:40 Examples of strategies for professional recognition and how they lead to transforming pharmaceutical care — Case studies and examples of how careers and clinical services can be developed through professional recognition
    Peter Kopelman (Royal College of Physicians, UK)
    William Ellis (Board of Pharmacy Specialties, USA)
  2. 16:40 – 17:05 Workshop activity
    17:05 – 17:25 Report back and discussion

17:25 – 17:30 Conclusion by the chairs