A4 - Quality platforms to support hospitals in managing COVID-19: Learnings and opportunities

Auditorium CAIXA

Organised in collaboration with FIP’s Hospital Pharmacy Section


Dr Waël Abi-Ghanem (FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section Executive Committee, Lebanon)


Emergency management can be broken down into four different phases: 1- Reduction (risk mitigation); 2- Readiness (preparedness); 3-Response; and 4- Recovery.

Population growth, changes in food systems, environmental degradation and more frequent contact between humans and disease-harbouring animals are increasing the risk of another pandemic. Thus, it is necessary to take the time to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing hospital pharmacies during this pandemic.

The main areas of focus in this session will be:
– Clinical pharmacy practice during pandemic
– The role of hospital pharmacy in mass vaccination
– Drug shortages
– Use of technology


16:00 – 16:10      Introduction by the chair 
16:10 – 16:35


A Canadian National hospital pharmacy survey on Covid 19
Dr Regis Vaillancourt, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

16:35 – 17:00


What went well? What could have been done differently?
Ms Eiko Kobayashi, Japanese Red Cross Medical Centre, Japan

17:00 – 17:20   Q&A 
17:20 – 17:30


Conclusion by the chair 

Learning Objectives

  1. To identify opportunities and learnings from managing COVID-19 in the hospital setting
  2. To describe clinical pharmacy practice during pandemic, the role of hospital pharmacy in mass vaccination, drug shortages and use of technology
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