Our Story

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, New Zealand and Australia, 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 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 and most recently Australia 2018.

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
  • 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.

Meet the International Committee

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Nancy McBean


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.

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Bronwyn Clark


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 Chairs the Health Professions Accreditation Councils’ Collaborative Forum in Australia, whose members include the 15 regulated health professions in Australia. She is also Global Lead for Quality Assurance with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

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.

In her spare time Bronwyn is a keen choral singer and enjoys reading and  dog-walking with her husband in the beautiful Canberra bushland.

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Jennifer Archer


Jennifer delivers support and training including educational advice for organisations and businesses e.g. public health, local authorities and universities.

Jennifer has been a member of the International Committee for Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conferences since 2005 and hosted the 7th International Committee in Hertfordshire, UK in 2007.

Jennifer is a volunteer for Healthwatch an independent organisation which gives local people information and a stronger voice in influencing health and social care services.


Carmen Oltmann

South Africa

Carmen obtained her Pharmacy degree and PhD from Rhodes University in South Africa. She is currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, and teaches Pharmacy Practice across all years. She is interested in Teaching and Learning and also supervises several postgraduate students. In 2011 she completed a part time fellowship with the Southern African FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI).

Carmen joined the Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conference International Committee at the end of 2014.

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Al Hanson

United States of America

Al is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy (UW-SOP).  Al earned the BS Pharmacy, MS Pharmacy Continuing Education, and PhD Pharmacy Continuing Education – all from UW-SOP.  He joined UW-SOP as an Instructor in 1973; following a “life-long” professional career continuously rising through the academia ranks, Al retired from UW-SOP in 2016 holding the positions of full Professor, Department Chair (Continuing Education-one of the few academic institutions with a fully staffed CE Department), and Associate Dean of Outreach.

Al published extensively in the early years of development/evolution of continuing education in the United States with 30 journal publications, editor of 5 CE monographs, author of 2 book chapters/ 3 texts/ and 10 instructional manuals.

Al has been an active participant in LLLP Conferences since 1990 and a member of the International Committee since its inception.

In retirement, he maintains his interests/personal professional development in matters relating to the profession of pharmacy life long  learning.  While he misses the personal contact with hundreds of pharmacy professionals on an annual basis, retirement has afforded him the opportunity to devote maximum effort to his personal passions, to include – trying to keep up with and nurture young grand kids, reading for both knowledge and entertainment, continuously working to achieve a golf score equivalent to his age (at the conclusion of the round/not while in progress!), cooking and gardening – both flower and vegetable.

Interested in hosting?

You can submit an expression of interest to host a LLLP Conference and showcase your country.