PLWE-02 - Plenary session – Reflections for sustainable solutions from pharmacy globally

Great Hall 2


Mr Paul Sinclair, FIP President, Australia and Dr Catherine Duggan, FIP CEO , United Kingdom


The final session aims to integrate insights from the previous plenaries and look towards the future. Pharmacy has a crucial role to play in strengthening our health systems, with numerous examples from vaccinations, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and innovative practices.

In this session, the chairs from the previous plenaries will provide a summary of critical findings and a vision for the future. We will conclude the session by discussing commitments and calls to action, setting a course for the path ahead.


13:30 – 13:35 Introduction and reflections since 2018
Dr Catherine Duggan, FIP CEO, United Kingdom
13:35 – 14:00 Pharmacists strengthening our health systems:
Chairs of the parallel sessions to present key points from the previous days 
14:00 – 14:4o Technology, regulations and WF- challenges and opportunities
Chairs from the symposia and meetings from the previous days 
14:40 – 14:55

2024 and the path ahead
Dr Catherine Duggan, FIP CEO, United Kingdom

14:55 – 15:00 Closing, reflections from Brisbane to 2030
Mr Paul Sinclair, FIP President, Australia

Learning objectives

  1. To review key examples of pharmacists strengthening health systems, including contributions in the areas of vaccinations, NCDs and innovative practices.
  2. To summarise the critical findings and insights gathered from the previous plenaries, providing a holistic view of the current landscape.
  3. To anticipate the future of pharmacy in strengthening health systems, usinglearnings from the congress.
  4. To understand the commitments and calls to action needed to carry forward progress and improvements in healthcare.

Take home messages

Pharmacists play an integral role in enhancing our health systems. There is an optimistic path ahead which encompasses innovation, collaboration and relentless dedication to improved patient care. Our commitments and actions will shape the future of health systems, ensuring that the role of pharmacy remains pivotal in delivering equitable, efficient and quality healthcare in line with the ONE FIP approach.