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

Auditorium CAIXA


Mr Luis Lourenço (FIP Professional Secretary, Portugal)


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.


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


Lessons learned from Covid-19 and other disasters and going forward
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 and Q&A
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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