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Delivering person-centred support for COVID-19: current and future pharmacy practice

19 July 2022

This event will showcase how nations have coordinated pharmacy support for person-centred care in the fight against COVID-19 with a focus on strategy, policy and practice. Barriers and enablers to pharmacy’s involvement in the pandemic will be discussed as well as insights for countries wanting to advocate for pharmacy’s greater contribution in health systems. The future role of pharmacy in pandemics will be highlighted.

To describe current and future pharmacy practice in delivering person-centred care during the fight against COVID-19 and possible future pandemics.

Learning objectives:

1. List policy and professional enablers and barriers for developing pharmacy practice during the COVID-19 pandemic;
2. Give examples of pharmacy services used in the fight against COVID-19;
3. Describe approaches for advocating for pharmacy support in pandemics;
4. Predict the role of the pharmacist and their teams in future pandemics.

-Nadia Bukari, FIP Global Lead/Associate Professor, University College London FIP/UCL, UK
-Abby Kahaleh, PhD, MS, BPharm, MPH, FAACP, FIP Global Lead on Quality Assurance for Pharmacy Education, Tenured Associate Professor for Clinical and Administrative Sciences; Board of Trustees Faculty, Roosevelt University, USA

-Suzete Costa, PharmD, MPH, PhD Executive Director & Senior Research Director Institute for Evidence-Based Health (ISBE), Portugal
-Michael Ganio, Senior Director, Pharmacy Practice and Quality ASHP, USA
-Shepard Mhlaba, FIP Global Lead, FIP Workforce Development Hub, WDG2: Early career training strategy, Drug Information Pharmacist/Research Assistant, Drug and Toxicology Information Services (DATIS), Harare, Zimbabwe