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, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, and 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 conferences 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, Croatia 2016, Australia 2018, and most recently Ireland as a virtual event due to the pandemic.
Why attend LLLP?
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.
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
- coordinate 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.
Meet the International Committee
Nancy began her pharmacy career in community and hospital practice settings. She moved into regulatory pharmacy as Assistant Registrar for the Saskatchewan Pharmaceutical Association, working in continuing education policy development. She subsequently accepted a part time position as Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy. As a self-employed consultant, she is focused on professional practice and continuing professional development projects. In addition, Nancy returned to her community practice roots – an exciting challenge in professional development and life long learning!
She joined the International Planning Committee following the LLLP Conference in Northern Ireland, and has actively participated in each of the subsequent events, including as co-chair for the Canadian conference in 2005.
In 2019, Nancy received a Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan Award of Merit for her contributions to the profession.
Nancy enjoys reading, music, live theatre and travel - and delights in her three amazing grandchildren.
Bronwyn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). Her career spans practice in hospital and community pharmacy, primary care, academic detailing, education and regulation in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has been recognised as a Fellow of both the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Bronwyn has been a member of the Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conference International Committee since 2003. She was host convenor of the 10th conference in Rotorua, New Zealand in 2011, and host convenor to the 12th international conference held in Brisbane, Australia in 2018.
Bronwyn's contribution to pharmacy reaches beyond APC to her work as:
- Chair of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Consortium for provision and partnerships
- Global Lead for Quality Assurance with FIP
- former Chair of the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum
- membership of other international regulatory groups.
In her spare time Bronwyn is a keen choral singer and enjoys reading and dog-walking with her husband in the beautiful Canberra bushland.
Catriona is the Executive Director of the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP). She has worked in community pharmacy, academia, business leadership, coaching, professional development and healthcare regulation. Her commitment to life-long learning is evidenced through her own continuous development throughout her career and her additional studies. She holds qualifications in coaching, law, and quality improvement in addition to her degree and doctorate in pharmacy, and is currently undertaking her H.Dip.in Psychology.
Catriona first attended Life Long learning in Pharmacy in 2016. She was host convenor of the conference in Dublin in 2021, when she learnt lots about the intricacies of hosting a conference during a global pandemic!
Catriona lives by the sea in Dublin where she enjoys paddle-boarding, sailing and hill-walks. She loves travelling and exploring the world, particularly in areas with good sking, sailing or hiking.
Colin is Postgraduate Pharmacy Dean at the Northern Ireland (NI) Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development, based in Queen’s University, Belfast. With over 30 years’ experience in pharmacy workforce development, his areas of interest include practice-based training, the effectiveness of training and the use of online technology in professional education. During his tenure he introduced the first blended programme to train pharmacist prescribers and established foundation and advanced practice programmes as standard training for all primary and secondary care pharmacists in Northern Ireland.
He has served on numerous expert panels on the learning needs of the health professions linked to National Health Service reforms and most recently co-chaired the Northern Ireland Pharmacy Workforce review. He is currently introducing reforms to pharmacy initial education and training which will enable newly registered pharmacists to also prescribe.
Colin first attended the Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conference at Madison in 1994. He was a member of the host committee when the conference was held in Belfast (2000) and in Dublin (2021), serving as chair of the Education Committee on both occasions.
Colin enjoys tinkering with his red Corvette, listening to rock from the 70s and 80s, reading history and collecting Irish art.
Interested in hosting?
You can submit an expression of interest to host a LLLP Conference and showcase your country.