D13 - Professional regulation in a globalised environment – Challenges and opportunities

Lomond Auditorium

Organised by the FIP Programme Committee


Ema Paulino (FIP, Portugal) and Gonçalo Sousa Pinto (FIP, Spain)


09:00 -09:10
Opening and introduction by the chair

09:10 – 09:30
I. Contemporary challenges facing professional regulators from across the globe
Lloyd Sansom (University of South Australia, Australia)

09:30 – 10:00
II. Registration and beyond: delivering value, engaging the profession. Experiences and strategies from different organisations
In countries with compulsory membership in professional organisations with regulatory functions, what strategies do regulators use to deliver value to members, promote cohesion in the profession and promote sustained competence across the country? How does their role compare to that of voluntary membership associations?

Sonia Ruíz (General Pharmaceutical Council of Spain, Spain)
Walter da Silva João (Federal Council of Pharmacy of Brazil, Brazil)

10:00 – 10:20

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break

10:40 – 11:40
III. Workforce mobility and migration
In an increasingly globalised world, pharmacists often practice in countries with professional cultures and healthcare needs different from those of the places where they received their foundational training. This may generate challenges for individual practitioners as well as the profession as a whole, but also great opportunities. How do professional regulators set out strategies in terms of workforce capacity and competence in an international environment?

  1. 10:40 – 10:55
    Professional mobility and competence recognition in France and the European Union
    Carine Wolf-Thal (French Chamber of Pharmacists, France)
  2. 10:55 – 11:10
    Regulating internal mobility and competence in countries with regulatory diversity
    Carmen Catizone (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, USA)
  3. 11:10 – 11:40
    Professional migration: Challenges and opportunities in workforce capacity strategies
    11:10 – 11:20 Prosper Hiag (National Order of Pharmacists of Cameroon, Cameroon)
    11:20 – 11:30 Michael Jung (Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists, Germany)
    11:30 – 11:40 Mariam Galadari (Emirates Pharmaceutical Society, United Arab Emirates)

11:40 –  11:55

11:55 – 12:00
Conclusion by the chair