Educators’ summit – responding to a call for innovation in pharmacy education and training

Meeting room 1.60


Dr Arijana Meštrović, executive commitee member FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, Croatia, and Prof Lilian M. Azzopardi, Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) chair, Malta


Following the success of FIP’s Educators’ Day in Brisbane, this special side event on 5 September, after the FIP congress, will offer academicians, educators, trainers, preceptors and mentors a chance to celebrate our sector and discuss important determinants of pharmacy education with a community of international colleagues. This symposium will provide an opportunity to discuss the current challenges, best practices and innovation in education and training, as well as to learn about how to use and implement the tools that FIP has developed to address these key issues in a national, organisational and individual context.


09:00 – 09:05

Introduction by the chairs
Dr Arijana Meštrović, executive commitee member FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, Croatia, and Prof Lilian M. Azzopardi, Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) chair, Malta

09:05 – 09:20 FIP Pharmacy Education Award (middle career)
Speaker to be confirmed
09:20 – 09:35 Panel discussion 
09:35 – 09:45 New vision for the future of FIP Education (FIPEd)
Outgoing and newly appointed FIPEd chairs
09:45 – 10:00 Updates of FIP’s Nanjing Statements by the working group chairs
Prof Toyin Tofade, President FIP Academic Pharmacy Section  and Prof Ralph Altiere,  Chair FIPEd Executive Committee, United States
10:00 – 10:40

Adopting new Nanjing Statements in our everyday educational activities – workshop

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:15 Needs-based reports in pharmacy education (FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory — GPO)
Prof Ian Bates, director of FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory, United Kingdom
11:15 – 11:25 FIP Seal program – best practices
11:25 – 11:40

FIP UNITWIN Centres of Excellence
Dr Arinola Eniola Joda, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Dr. Rajani Shakya, Kathmandu University, Nepal

11:40 – 11:55 FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM), report from GALF 2024: Future of pharmacy education
Prof Lilian M Azzopardi, chair FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM), Malta
11:55 – 12:05 International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF): How to support pharmacy students to become the best they can be
Mr Flyn Swift, President of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF), Australia
12:05 – 12:20 Workshop – My educator statement for the future
12:20 – 12:30 Conclusions by the chairs

Learning objectives

  • To explore the issues and challenges related to undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing education/continuing professional development training in your settings, regions and globally.
  • To co-create and share solutions to address educational issues and challenges, and introduce innovations in pharmacy education based on the identified needs.
  • To understand and apply new educational guidelines and goals in the pharmacy profession.


  • One FIP synergy and dynamics offer access and partnership to share and implement innovations and best practices in pharmacy education.
  • Embrace and integrate updates from the FIP’s Nanjing Statements into your educational strategies and goals.
  • Recognise the expanding scope of pharmacy education and embrace new methodologies, processes and principles as new tools to achieve the highest quality of pharmacy education.


The session is accessible with pre-registration only via the regular congress registration. Costs are € 25/ ZAR 510 for FIP members and non members.