FIP COVID-19 Online Programme

“Collaborating through the pandemic” working and learning together

In 2021, in our continued response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, FIP has launched a global digital events programme titled: “Collaborating through the pandemic- working & learning together”.
The programme will showcase a number of virtual events – e.g. webinars- under various and relevant topics to the pandemic and the pharmacy profession.
A special weekly programme will be delivered throughout the year, starting April 2021.  
This programme is open-access to all (upon registration) and targets all members of the pharmaceutical workforce from around the world.

Pharmacists in long-term care facilities: Before, during and after the pandemic

A webinar organised by:
6 July 2021

As the global population continues to age, pharmacists' role in long term care and retirement homes will become increasingly more crucial. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with older persons being particularly vulnerable to the most severe forms of the disease, and often isolated from their families and loved ones, the care provided by long-term care facilities became all the more important to preserve health and well-being and prevent disease. This also raised the need to discuss the future role that pharmacists may play in supporting care and medication management in these facilities and to this particular population group.

1) Understanding the role that pharmacists play in medicine optimisation and reduction of medication-related harm in long-term care facilities
2) Understand the impact of the pandemic on the role of the pharmacists in long-term care
3) Discuss multidisciplinary synergies in the context of long-term care facilities
4) Identify changes in organisational culture of reducing psychotropic prescribing in long-term care facilities

Moderator:
-Robert Moss, President Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Federation of Pharmacists, The Netherlands

Panellists:
- Tim Chen, President FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, Australia
- Anisa Shivji, Founder and CEO, RxVisit and Long term care expert, Canada
- Hui-Chen Su, Director Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), China Taiwan
- Mouna Sawan, Researcher Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University Research Fellow, Australia

Pharmacists in long-term care facilities: Before, during and after the pandemic

A webinar organised by:
6 July 2021

As the global population continues to age, pharmacists' role in long term care and retirement homes will become increasingly more crucial. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with older persons being particularly vulnerable to the most severe forms of the disease, and often isolated from their families and loved ones, the care provided by long-term care facilities became all the more important to preserve health and well-being and prevent disease. This also raised the need to discuss the future role that pharmacists may play in supporting care and medication management in these facilities and to this particular population group.

1) Understanding the role that pharmacists play in medicine optimisation and reduction of medication-related harm in long-term care facilities
2) Understand the impact of the pandemic on the role of the pharmacists in long-term care
3) Discuss multidisciplinary synergies in the context of long-term care facilities
4) Identify changes in organisational culture of reducing psychotropic prescribing in long-term care facilities

Moderator:
-Robert Moss, President Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Federation of Pharmacists, The Netherlands

Panellists:
- Tim Chen, President FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, Australia
- Anisa Shivji, Founder and CEO, RxVisit and Long term care expert, Canada
- Hui-Chen Su, Director Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), China Taiwan
- Mouna Sawan, Researcher Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University Research Fellow, Australia

Pharmacists in long-term care facilities: Before, during and after the pandemic

A webinar organised by:
6 July 2021

As the global population continues to age, pharmacists' role in long term care and retirement homes will become increasingly more crucial. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with older persons being particularly vulnerable to the most severe forms of the disease, and often isolated from their families and loved ones, the care provided by long-term care facilities became all the more important to preserve health and well-being and prevent disease. This also raised the need to discuss the future role that pharmacists may play in supporting care and medication management in these facilities and to this particular population group.

1) Understanding the role that pharmacists play in medicine optimisation and reduction of medication-related harm in long-term care facilities
2) Understand the impact of the pandemic on the role of the pharmacists in long-term care
3) Discuss multidisciplinary synergies in the context of long-term care facilities
4) Identify changes in organisational culture of reducing psychotropic prescribing in long-term care facilities

Moderator:
-Robert Moss, President Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Federation of Pharmacists, The Netherlands

Panellists:
- Tim Chen, President FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section, Australia
- Anisa Shivji, Founder and CEO, RxVisit and Long term care expert, Canada
- Hui-Chen Su, Director Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), China Taiwan
- Mouna Sawan, Researcher Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University Research Fellow, Australia