D14 The key to high-performing teams

Monday 29 August 2016
Hilton Buenos Aires : Atlantico A & B, 3 hours

Organised by FIPEd and the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section



Health care delivery is moving purposefully towards teams of multidisciplinary professionals working together with the goal of achieving positive patient outcomes. Quality will be improved and costs will be decreased as providers work collaboratively to deliver coordinated care. This session will highlight a variety of pharmaceutical workforce partnerships across a range of pharmaceutical service delivery areas with reference to a variety of cultural and financial contexts. A panel of speakers representing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, doctors, nurses and academics will lead case discussions in an active learning environment. Emphasis will be on the variety of roles and maximising the use of resources, both financial and professional. Discussion will include the work that needs to be accomplished, including the educational processes needed, to ensure that future health professionals are ready to practise in this way. This interprofessional model will serve as a foundation for sustainable and affordable global health.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the value and benefits of interdisciplinary team-based models to help advance the overall delivery of health services and support the sustainability of pharmacy services globally
  2. Describe the implementation of collaborative practice and transition of care models as opportunities for a more coordinated approach in team-based care delivery
  3. Outline strategies to create and teach collaborative education programmes for students, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to learn together with other health professionals and to learn how to communicate effectively with other health care professionals in patient care, so that team-based care is supported
  4. Describe the best practice scenarios in the growing use of interprofessional education to implement team-based care.


Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada) and Linda Garrelts MacLean (Washington State University, USA)



1)      Transformative education: Recommendations from the High-Level Commission on health employment and economic growth

Tana Wuliji (World Health Organization, Switzerland)


2)      Interprofessional team — Roles/responsibilities, implementation, value and benefits of this team-based practice model

Linda Garrelts MacLean (Washington State University, USA)

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee/tea break


3)      Drivers and forces for workforce transformation: Perspectives from practice on successful team-based models of care

a)      Transition of care model 

Catherine Duggan (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK) 

b)      Health systems

Ana Paula Martins (Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Portugal) 


4)      Educational strategies to prepare pharmacists, future pharmacists and technicians along with other health care professionals

Mariet Eksteen (FIP Young Pharmacists’ Group, South Africa)


5)      Best practice models for education and team based care – global perspectives

Dan Kibuule (University of Namibia, Namibia)


6)      Wrap-up and outcomes

Susan James (Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canada)