William Charman, dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University has been chosen to lead the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative Steering Committee.
Professor Charman was selected by the FIP Bureau at its meeting in the Netherlands , and will take office as the Steering Committee chairman on 1 August.
Prof Charman, who is also director of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, believes that although the FIP Education Initiative has achieved much since its inception, the next five years will be critical to building on its many successes and to demonstrating the tangible benefits of its programs to stakeholders around the world.
He said he was thrilled and humbled to be selected to work with the team of talented individuals that comprise FIPEd.
“Education is an essential agent of global practice change — and FIPEd has positioned itself to accelerate this journey by identifying and implementing a structure to support its global vision,” he says.
“I look forward to helping the FIPEd team rapidly execute their respective plans; to broadening the depth of engagement with educators around the world; and for the impact of FIPEd-related activities to be tangible, relevant and welcomed.
“Integrity, transparency, broad and energetic stakeholder engagement, accountability and inclusiveness will be hallmarks of my chairmanship.”
The FIPEd chair mandate is two years, renewable once. This year, FIPEd’s work includes an update on the global pharmacy workforce and research into pharmacy advanced practice/specialisation and on interprofessional education.