Communicable diseases’ prevention, screening and management

”Communicable diseases: prevention, screening and management” programme

FIP is launching a programme of 12 digital events covering different challenges and opportunities for professional services in the area of communicable diseases. A series of five episodes will focus on the role of pharmacists in addressing vaccine hesitancy and building and sustaining vaccine confidence in the public. The regional burden of vector-borne diseases and priorities for action by pharmacists will be explored in a 6-part series of digital events. Towards the end of the year, the FIP Communicable Diseases programme will also include the launch of a new toolkit to support pharmaceutical care and services for people living with HIV.

The role of pharmacists in the prevention, screening and treatment management of HIV: An international update

A webinar organised by:
1 December 2021

At this event on World AIDS day, we will explore the different roles pharmacists can have in the prevention and screening of HIV infections, as well as in providing care and support to people living with HIV, namely through medication management. Other roles for pharmacists include HIV prevention through dispensing and providing support to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV testing and harm reduction strategies for IV drugs users.

The World Health Organization estimates that around 38 million people live with HIV globally. Although there is still no cure for HIV, with the advancement of therapies and increasing access to effective HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, including for opportunistic infections, HIV infection has become a manageable chronic health condition, enabling people living with HIV to lead long and healthy lives.

Learning objectives:
1. Describe the burden and characteristics of HIV globally.
2. Understand the possibilities of involvement of pharmacists in the clinical care of people living with HIV.
3. Describe the role of pharmacists in PrEP-related services.

Moderator:
- Victoria Garcia Cardenas, FIP Pharmacy Practice Research SIG, Chair Senior Lecturer University of Technology Sydney, Australia / Spain

Panelists:
- Sham Moodley, FIP CPS Exco Member, Pharmacist Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/Independent Community Pharmacy Assoc (ICPA), South Africa
- Nelli Barrière, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland
- Pilar Taberner Bonastre, Hospital pharmacist, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida Spain
- Katrina F. Ortblad, Assistant Professor Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States of America
- Tessa Oraro-Lawrence, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland

The role of pharmacists in the prevention, screening and treatment management of HIV: An international update

A webinar organised by:
1 December 2021

At this event on World AIDS day, we will explore the different roles pharmacists can have in the prevention and screening of HIV infections, as well as in providing care and support to people living with HIV, namely through medication management. Other roles for pharmacists include HIV prevention through dispensing and providing support to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV testing and harm reduction strategies for IV drugs users.

The World Health Organization estimates that around 38 million people live with HIV globally. Although there is still no cure for HIV, with the advancement of therapies and increasing access to effective HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, including for opportunistic infections, HIV infection has become a manageable chronic health condition, enabling people living with HIV to lead long and healthy lives.

Learning objectives:
1. Describe the burden and characteristics of HIV globally.
2. Understand the possibilities of involvement of pharmacists in the clinical care of people living with HIV.
3. Describe the role of pharmacists in PrEP-related services.

Moderator:
- Victoria Garcia Cardenas, FIP Pharmacy Practice Research SIG, Chair Senior Lecturer University of Technology Sydney, Australia / Spain

Panelists:
- Sham Moodley, FIP CPS Exco Member, Pharmacist Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/Independent Community Pharmacy Assoc (ICPA), South Africa
- Nelli Barrière, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland
- Pilar Taberner Bonastre, Hospital pharmacist, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida Spain
- Katrina F. Ortblad, Assistant Professor Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States of America
- Tessa Oraro-Lawrence, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland

The role of pharmacists in the prevention, screening and treatment management of HIV: An international update

A webinar organised by:
1 December 2021

At this event on World AIDS day, we will explore the different roles pharmacists can have in the prevention and screening of HIV infections, as well as in providing care and support to people living with HIV, namely through medication management. Other roles for pharmacists include HIV prevention through dispensing and providing support to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV testing and harm reduction strategies for IV drugs users.

The World Health Organization estimates that around 38 million people live with HIV globally. Although there is still no cure for HIV, with the advancement of therapies and increasing access to effective HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, including for opportunistic infections, HIV infection has become a manageable chronic health condition, enabling people living with HIV to lead long and healthy lives.

Learning objectives:
1. Describe the burden and characteristics of HIV globally.
2. Understand the possibilities of involvement of pharmacists in the clinical care of people living with HIV.
3. Describe the role of pharmacists in PrEP-related services.

Moderator:
- Victoria Garcia Cardenas, FIP Pharmacy Practice Research SIG, Chair Senior Lecturer University of Technology Sydney, Australia / Spain

Panelists:
- Sham Moodley, FIP CPS Exco Member, Pharmacist Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/Independent Community Pharmacy Assoc (ICPA), South Africa
- Nelli Barrière, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland
- Pilar Taberner Bonastre, Hospital pharmacist, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida Spain
- Katrina F. Ortblad, Assistant Professor Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States of America
- Tessa Oraro-Lawrence, Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy International AIDS Society, Switzerland