EAFP Virtual Conference 2020 – Synergism in Pharmacy Education: A new dimension

   Monday 9 November          
14.00 – 14.45 Opening Ceremony


Welcome on behalf of EAFP

Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi, EAFP President


Welcome on behalf of Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta

Professor Godfrey LaFerla, Dean


Welcome on behalf of University of Malta

Professor Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Pro-Rector, Strategic Planning & Enterprise









Plenary Session I:  Networking in pharmacy education

Moderator: Dr Francesca Wirth, University of Malta


Internationalisation of Pharmacy Education in the (Post) COVID Era

Professor Luciano Saso, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

President, UNICA network of the Universities from Capitals of Europe


Transforming pharmacy education through transnational partnerships

Professor Alan Lau, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

15.30 Plenary Breakthrough Session

Moderator: Professor Anthony Serracino-Inglott, University of Malta

Equality to access and empowerment to improve health and education

EU Commissioner Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality

16.00 Round Table Discussion


Professor Maria Margarida Caramona, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Dr Francesca Wirth, University of Malta

16.30 Closing


Tuesday 10 November











Plenary Session II: Innovations in teaching as inspired by the pandemic

Moderator: Dr Louise Grech, University of Malta

“Inclusive Innovations” – Responses to the “new-normal” in health professions education

Professor Janusz Janczukowicz,

Medical University of Lodz, Poland, Association for Medical Education in Europe

Students’ perspective

Soft-Skills: The Online Odyssey

Andreea Iordache, Educational Affairs Coordinator

European Pharmaceutical Students Association

Remote teaching, experientials and interprofessional webinars during the pandemic

Nicolette Sammut Bartolo, University of Malta

14.45 Round Table Discussion


Professor Jouni Hirvonen, University of Helsinki

Dr Louise Grech, University of Malta        
















Oral Presentations

Moderator: Dr Maresca Attard Pizzuto, University of Malta        

Experiential learning in a gamified simulation detected by semantic analysis

Denise Hope

School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Quality Use of Medicines Network, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia


Introduction of communication skills training program for pre-registration pharmacists in a tertiary hospital in Singapore

Loh Chee Pheng

KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore


Pharmacy students’ attitude towards academic dishonesty

Jurgita Dauksiene

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Drug Technology and Social Pharmacy Department, Kaunas, Lithuania


Implementation of the practical teaching of parenteral nutrition and cytotoxic drugs compounding to the pharmaceutical technology course

Witold Brniak

Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland




16.30 Closing
Wednesday 11 November







Moderator: Dr Francesca Wirth, University of Malta

Uniting science, practice and education to improve global health

Professor Ralph Altiere University of Colorado, USA

Chair, International Pharmaceutical Federation Education

Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi, University of Malta


The value of international mentorship

Eseosa Iyagbaye, IPSF Mentee, Nigeria











Plenary Session III: Preparedness for the accelerated digitalisation era

Moderator: Dr Janis Vella Szijj, University of Malta

Professor Aukje Mantel-Teewisse, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


Digital health in pharmacy education

Nilhan Uzman

Lead for Education Policy and Implementation, International Pharmaceutical Federation


Hospital pharmacies in the digital age – Views of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)

Dr Steffen Amann

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists,  Director of Professional Development



Round Table Discussion


Professor Dimitrios Rekkas, University of Athens

Dr Janis Vella Szijj, University of Malta

16.15 General Assembly
17.15 Closing