FIP Global Conference - Nanjing

November 6, 2016 - 7:23pm

How many pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists does the world need? 

The current range is from fewer than 5 to more than 200 pharmacists per 100,000 population.  Are these ratios -  

  • desirable?
  • adequate?
  • equitable?

What do we need these individuals to do -

discover/create new medicines?

  • ensure good manufacturing practices for medicines? 
  • select the optimal medicines for the region or institution?
  • direct the supply chain of medicines from manufacturer to patient?  
  • manage therapeutic decision making?
  • provide accurate medicines information to patients and other health care providers?
  • monitor the impact of medicines in populations?

What is the best way to train these individuals -

  • scientists and practitioners together?
  • pharmacists and other health professionals together?
  • via alliances and collaborations?
  • using educational technologies?
  • using simulation?
  • in partnerships with workplaces?

Individuals from 45 countries are gathered now in Nanjing, China to discuss these important questions as we work toward targets to be known as the Nanjing Statements on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education and milestones known as the Workforce Development Goals.

Join us as we #TransformPharmacy and together declare publicly our professional responsibility to improve access to and use of medicines worldwide.