P1 - Plenary Session I: Pharmacists taking the next leap forward with primary health care

Meeting room: Avicenna

Rapporteur: Bensu Karahalil, Member, TPA Pharmacy Academy, Turkey


Ema Paulino, Professional Secretary, FIP, Portugal and Tayfun Uzbay, President, TPA Pharmacy Academy, Turkey


The health care needs of tomorrow will not be the same as those of today, and pharmacy must pave its way through the changes ahead. In this session, key pharmacy stakeholders, leaders and partners from Europe and beyond will start the journey towards healthier populations through stronger primary health care with advanced pharmaceutical services, leaving no one behind. The speakers and panelists will discuss strategies for pharmacy to take the next leap forward by positioning pharmacists as one of the most effective providers of primary health care.


13:30 – 13:40     Introduction by the chairs

13.40 – 14.00     Pharmacists’ commitment to deliver primary health care

Catherine Duggan, CEO, FIP, The Netherlands

14:00 – 14:10    Ensuring access to medicines and health products to achieve universal health coverage in WHO European Region

Pavel Ursu, World Health Organization Representative of Turkey, Moldova

14:10 – 14:30    Setting a new vision to community pharmacists through the provision of primary healthcare services

Hakki Gursoz, President, Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, Turkey

14:30 – 15:15     Panel discussion moderated by chairs:


Catherine Duggan, CEO, FIP, The Netherlands

Alain Delgutte, Former President Council of Community Pharmacies Owners, French Chamber of Pharmacists, France

Melda Kecik, Technical Officer, Refugee Health Programme, WHO Turkey, Turkey

Michał Byliniak, President, Pharmaceutical Group of European Union, Belgium

15.15 – 15.30     Q&A

15.30 – 15.50      Coffee break & networking