Workforce development through education was the focus of the Global Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education.
Further to an extensive consultation process (before and at the Global Conference), three major documents were presented and adopted:
1) A Global Vision for Education and Workforce
Representing a description of the future directions of the pharmaceutical profession and how education can support that evolution (of practice and sciences)
2) Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals
These 13 goals aimed at supporting the implementation of the "Global Vision for Education and Workforce". They are aligned with major international policies (from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO Human Resources for Health Strategy 2030) and gathered into three groups:
- Academy: targeting and focusing on Schools of pharmacy
- Professional Development: targeting and focusing on professional associations
- Systems: targeting policy and governmental development
3) Nanjing Statements on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education
These 55 statements adopted by consensus (over 80% of agreement) represent the international expectations on what an effective pharmaceutical education system looks like to meet local needs.
They are grouped into 8 clusters:
- Global vision,
- Skills mix,
- The right learners,
- Foundation training and leadership,
- Experiential training,
- Resources and faculty,
- Quality assurance,
- Continuing Professional Development
4) Presentation of Summary and Key Messages of Global Conference
The presentation summarises the highlights, outcomes and key messages of the Global Conference.