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Shaping the future of self-care: healthcare needs & challenges.
This event will set the scene for FIP’s self-care digital events programme. It will describe what the programme consists of and the main learning outcomes. This topic is important because pharmacy teams are increasingly supporting patients with self-care. The event will also describe what self-care involves, its benefits and the future of self-care. There will be a panel discussion about how pharmacy can shape the future of self-care.

To describe the future of self-care, its healthcare needs and challenges as well as the role pharmacy plays.

Target audience:
Healthcare professionals – particularly the pharmacy team, who support people to self-care.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define self-care;
2. List the benefits of self-care;
3. Consider the healthcare needs and challenges of self-care;
4. Discuss the role of pharmacy in shaping the future of self-care.

Mr. Lars-Åke Söderlund, President Community Pharmacy Section FIP, Sweden.
Ms. Judy Stenmark, Director General Global Self-care Federation.
Ms. Catherine Laverty, Director of Communications, Global Self-Care Federation.
Mr. Daragh Connolly, Vice President Community Pharmacy Section FIP, Ireland.
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Ms Judy Stenmark
Director General @Global Self-care Federation.
Judy has been leading the Global Self-Care Federation since September 2020. During that time, she has overseen a restructure and re branding of the organization and implemented a new direction – the Future of Self-Care Strategy. She has a background in health with a degree in physiotherapy and a Master’s degree in Public Health. A long-standing career leading global and national NGOs in the musculoskeletal arena, with an eight-year tenure as head of the International Osteoporosis Foundation in Nyon, Switzerland and nine years leading Osteoporosis Australia before that. An Australian national, Judy has spent the last ten years living and working in Switzerland. In this time, she has established a strong network within global healthcare institutions, including the World Health Organization, international scientific academia and among many global pharmaceutical and consumer health companies.
Ms Catherine Laverty
Director of Communications @Global Self-Care Federation.
Catherine is Director of Communications and Policy at the Global Self-Care Federation – a federation of associations and manufacturers of non-prescription medicines representing responsible self-care. Catherine has been leading the federation’s communications, policy and advocacy efforts since 2019. As an experienced communications expert, she has extensive history working in the healthcare space internationally in both corporate and not for profit sectors having previously worked for Alcon, Medtronic, the International Osteoporosis Foundation, and in PR consulting at Weber Shandwick. A British national, Catherine holds an MBA and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Manchester and has been living in Switzerland for the past 15 years.
Mr Daragh Connolly
Vice President Community Pharmacy Section @FIP.
Daragh has been involved with the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) since 2001, having experience on Regional & National Committees. Daragh is a native of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, and graduated from the School of Pharmacy University of Portsmouth in 1996. Daragh is a third generation pharmacist following in his grandmother’s (1922) and father’s (1959) footsteps. After pre-registration at Salisbury District Hospital he worked in Portsmouth before moving home to the family practice in 2001. Daragh is a former President of Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber of Commerce (2010- 2012) and a former chairman of Indepharm Co-operative of Independent Community Pharmacists (2010-2014). Daragh was elected President of the IPU, the representative body for community pharmacy in Ireland, in 2016 and was re-elected as President for a further 2-year term in 2018.