E2 7th AIM Global Deans Forum

Saturday 27 August 2016
Hilton Buenos Aires : Pacara A & B, 6 hours

Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:00 – 17:30

Organised by FIPEd

(By invitation — for deans who have FIP academic institutional membership; AIM) 


AIM members, Deans and academic leaders from around the world will discuss and debate how pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences educational institutions are transforming their programmes towards achieving better health outcomes. The discussions and debate during this one and half day Forum will focus on areas of critical importance in the role of pharmacy educational institutions, focussing on educating the pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences workforce of the future. The programming for the 2016 AIM Deans Forum is based on input from attendees of the 2015 AIM Deans Forum in Dusseldorf. 



Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:00 – 09:30

FIPEd Present and Future

FIPEd Chair: William Charman (FIPEd Chair, Australia)

Introduction to the Deans Forum

AIM Chair: Wayne Hindmarsh (FIPEd Chair of AIM, Canada)


Saturday 27 August 2016, 09:30 – 12:00

Part I - Leadership – The academic perspective

Leadership development is critical for all levels of the profession, from undergraduate students, early years’ practitioners, to the most advanced practitioners, and it plays an important role in advocating for, and advancing the profession. This session will discuss the dean’s profile in the development of leadership. The context for this discussion will be educational, career development and contain aspects of team building activities. The importance of strong leadership in the pharmacy profession will be explored including how to both develop and attract leaders to the profession, for better outcomes in collaborative practice.



John Pieper (St Louis College of Pharmacy, USA)


1)      Developing academic leaders

Lucinda Maine (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, USA)


2)      Leadership according to deans

Pierre Moreau (Kuwait University, Kuwait)

10:30 – 10:50 Coffee/tea break


3)    PharmAcademy – A global community of practice for pharmacy educators

Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia)


4) Workshop activity and feedback


5) Wrap up and conclusion

John Pieper (St Louis College of Pharmacy, USA)



Saturday 27 August 2016, 14:30 – 17:30

Part II – Interprofessional education

This session will discuss models of programmes to prepare graduates to practice in team-based care environments. It will also provide an overview of collaborations between pharmacy schools and other healthcare professional schools to address the local and national needs. Emphasis will be on the variety of roles and maximising the use of resources.



Pierre Moreau (Kuwait University, Kuwait)



1)      Interprofessional education at the University of Toronto (Canada): Reflections on challenges, successes and future directions

Heather Boon (University of Toronto, Canada)   


2)      Lessons learned from embedding a mandatory undergraduate IPE curriculum across 13 different health professions at Université de Montréal

Marie-Claude Vanier (Université de Montréal, Canada)

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee/tea break


3)      Key elements of a successful interprofessional education programme

Kari Franson (University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USA)


4) Roundtable discussions and feedback


5) Wrap up and conclusion

Pierre Moreau (Kuwait University, Kuwait) 



Saturday 27 August 2016, 17:30 – 19:00

Social event (Invitation for Deans only)