Symposium T3
Education & Training of the Future Pharmaceutical Sciences Workforce

Tuesday 23 May 2017
Stockholmsmässan : K16


 Development of novel medicines capable of more effectively reducing disease burden across the globe challenges existing paradigms of pharmaceutical sciences education and training. As a global organization, FIP is dedicated to share best practices in contemporary pharmaceutical sciences education and training among different countries. This session will outline the opportunities for academia and industry working jointly on innovative training programs to foster a competent pharmaceutical sciences workforce that is ready to tackle the challenges of the future. In addition to presentations from pharmaceutical sciences educators and employers, this session features viewpoints from young pharmaceutical scientists (i.e., graduate students, postdocs, new employees) and a moderated interactive panel discussion engaging the members of the audience with speakers.

Giovanni Pauletti, FIP Scientific Secretary, USA

Ross McKinnon, FIP Vice President, Australia
Giovanni Pauletti, FIP Scientific Secretary, USA


15:00 – 15:20 Opportunities for the Future Pharmaceutical Sciences Workforce
Giovanni Pauletti, FIP Scientific Secretary, USA

15:20 – 16:10 Attracting the Best Students into a Pharmaceutical Sciences Career
Case studies of young pharmaceutical scientists from different geographical regions who entered PharmSci from non-traditional backgrounds (why PharmSci, selection of training programme, career goals?)
Kathryn Browning, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sifei Han, Monash University, Australia
Chad Pickens, The University of Kansas, USA

16:10 – 16:30 BREAK

16:30 – 16:50 Tomorrow’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Workforce – Employer Perspective
Brian Henry, Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, UK 

16:50 – 17:10 Innovative Models of PhD Training
Ross McKinnon, Flinders University, Australia

17:10 – 18:00 Panel discussion
Ross McKinnon, Flinders University , Australia and Giovanni Pauletti, FIP Scientific Secretary, USA