The International Conferences on Life Long Learning in Pharmacy (LLLP) are a series of conferences that have been held for the past 25 years, following the inaugural meeting in Denmark in 1990. They provide an opportunity to discuss issues of importance and relevance to advancing pharmacy practice through continuous professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning. The conferences have been convened around the world in Europe, North America, Africa and New Zealand, and usually attract pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, educators, researchers, regulators, policy-makers and professional associations from around the world.
Life Long Learning is embraced as a core principle for professional practice throughout the world, and is no less for pharmacy. Many regulators require pharmacists to undertake mandatory Continuing Education (CE), or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Previous conference have been convened in the USA 1994, Denmark 1998, Northern Ireland 2000, South Africa 2002, Canada 2005, England 2007, Finland 2009, New Zealand 2011, USA 2014 and most recently Croatia 2016.
These conferences are unique in the diversity of its participants; few if any other pharmacy conferences attract such a heterogeneous group of pharmacy educators and practitioners from around the world, all with a common focus on CE/CPD.
Who should attend the LLLP - and why?
The LLLP Conference is an exceptional opportunity to:
• Network and collaborate with diverse international colleagues
• Learn through sharing experience and knowledge
• Develop multilateral networks of educators
• Co-ordinate and contribute to best practices in education (under- and post- graduate, continuing professional development and continuing education, Life Long Learning)
• Share significant education research and development
• Foster inter-professional learning
• Contribute to development of a global community of individuals and groups committed to continuous professional development.
Bronwyn Clark (Convenor, Australian Pharmacy Council)
Jacqui Bond (University of Queensland)
Rhonda Clifford (University of Western Australia)
Kirstie Galbraith (Monash University)
Beverly Glass (James Cook University)
Helen Roben (Australian Pharmacy Council)
Lisa Nissen (Queensland University of Technology (QUT))
Brett Simmonds (Pharmacy Board of Australia)
Jeanne Edwards (Australian Pharmacy Council)
Anna Turello (Secretariat)
Life Long Learning Conferences - International Planning Committee
Nancy McBean, Canada
Jennifer Archer, England
Bronwyn Clark, Australia
Carmen Oltmann, South Africa
Al Hanson, United States of America