T1 - Shared experiences and lessons learnt during the pandemic: Preparing for the unexpected

Auditorium CAIXA

Chair(s)

Mr Luis Lourenço (Portugal)

Introduction

As the pandemic continues to severely disrupt healthcare systems and economies worldwide, key stakeholders in global health — including members of the pharmacy profession — are playing a crucial role in fighting the virus. COVID-19 has posed tremendous challenges for the world and provided lessons to prepare for public health crises and unexpected events/disasters. In this session, panellists will discuss these challenges. They will draw on successes, failures and lessons learnt, which will help counter similar challenges in planning to combat pandemics and other emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Programme

11:00 – 11:10      Introduction by the chair 
     
11:10 – 11:25

 

Lessons learned from Covid-19 and other disasters and going forward (TBC)
Dr Kanokporn Kaojaroen, WHO, Switzerland

11:25 – 11:40

 

Lessons learned from Covid-19 and other disasters and going forward
Prof. Wanda Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

11:40 – 12:20   Panel discussion
     
12:20 – 12:30

 

Conclusion by the chair 

Learning Objectives

  1. To describe the challenges and experiences facing pharmacists and members of the healthcare team during COVID-19
  2. To identify lessons learned during the pandemic by pharmacists and members the healthcare team, which can support them, their teams and their organisations in preparing for future pandemics and disasters
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