A2 - Educational needs and opportunities — Preparing the workforce of the future



Dr Martin Henman (Ireland)


Pharmacy education was impacted during the pandemic. New clinical and practical aspects emerged from the pandemic and impacted educational activities and training methods. This session will update pharmacy educators on managing the needs of the future workforce and taking opportunities to prepare the workforce in a pandemic now and in the future by delivering high-quality pharmaceutical education.




14:00 – 14:10      Introduction by the chair 
14:10 – 14:35


New clinical aspects in teaching and learning
Dr Amy Howard, University of Maryland, USA

14:35 – 15:00


Practice of pharmacy/pharmaceutical education during the Corona pandemic
Dr Lotte Fonnesbaek, CEO at Pharmakon a/s and Rector for the Danish Professional Bachelor’s Programme for Pharmacy Techincians, Hillerød, Denmark

15:00 – 15:20   Panel discussion and Q&A 
15:20 – 15:30


Conclusion by the chair 

Learning Objectives

  1. To describe the impact of COVID-19 on pharmacy education
  2. To showcase educational needs and opportunities that emerged as a result of the pandemic
  3. To explain how pharmacy educators can deliver high quality education in times of crisis
  4. To discuss the role of education in preparing the workforce for future pandemics and disasters
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