FIP Virtual 2020
LIVING AND LEARNING THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC– GLOBAL REFLECTIONS
The FIP Team is looking forward to welcoming you to FIP Virtual 2020 in the coming days and this week I would personally like to highlight just a few events in our exciting programme.
World Pharmacy Week
Our entire profession has much to be proud of, particularly this year where we have stepped up and worked together for the health of our communities. To reflect this, FIP is dedicating one week of FIP Virtual — from 21 September — to celebrate pharmacy. This week will showcase the work of our profession around the world and will include the following:
The launch of FIP Development Goals for the whole profession (21 September).
The release of updated versions of our Global Advanced Development Framework and FIP Global Competency Frameworks (22 September)
The launch of a FIP Commission on Antimicrobial Resistance (24 September)
The beginning of “Transforming vaccination globally and regionally”, a new three-part digital programme from FIP (25 September)
This “World Pharmacy Week” will conclude on Friday 25 September with our 10th World Pharmacists Day. I encourage you to join us in amplifying the value of our profession to the world.
New course in academic leadership
Also during World Pharmacy Week, FIP and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be launching “Enhancing academic leadership horizons in trying times”, a unique online leadership course to equip academic pharmacy leaders with the skills to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and similar crises. The course consists of four modules, with the first taking place at the Global Academic Leaders Forum on 22 September at 15:00 CEST. To register and learn more about the programme visit: http://aim.fip.org/galfp/
Women’s Leadership Lab
Women are powerful agents of change and the benefits and effectiveness of equitable representation in leadership and decision-making are evident. An article in VoxEU suggests that COVID-19 outcomes are better in countries led by women. Still, women continue to be vastly under-represented in decision-making and why relatively few women lead in the healthcare profession, where 70% of the workforce is female, is an ongoing paradox.
The FIP-WiSE (Women in Science and Education) Women’s Leadership Lab, on 23 September, at 13:00 CEST, will explore what it takes to become a woman leader in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education, and how to support women in these fields to achieve their full potential. I invite you to join the discussion with the United Nations Population Fund and current women leaders in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education. Learn more about the session and how to join here: https://bit.ly/3bseJOK
Digital events this week
A webinar entitled “The immediate global impact of COVID-19 on higher education institutions and workforce development” will be held today at 15:00 CEST. This will include case studies on the rapid response of pharmacy education to the pandemic and the first results of FIP’s global survey on the issue. Register here to join.
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