Keynote Presentation

Inter-professional education and assessment

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the contribution of inter-professional education (IPE) towards achieving healthcare workforce development goals
  • Recognise competences which are developed, strengthened and assessed through IPE
  • Reflect on facilitators which promote implementation of IPE and outcomes assessment


Lilian is Professor of Pharmacy and currently the Head of the Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Malta. She has an extensive academic experience locally and at an international level. She has spearheaded innovative introductions in pharmacy education that are directed to meet the needs of the health services and the pharmaceutical industry.  She has been leading the innovative post-graduate international doctorate in pharmacy offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Malta in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lilian is well recognised in the international field for her ability to ingrain in the education process ways on how to combine the fundamental sciences with the practice areas to meet the needs of stakeholders. She developed experiential learning activities within different practice settings at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

She has published several papers and books mainly related to quality systems, pharmacist interventions in patient care focusing on collaborative practices, and pharmacy education. She has published over 100 papers and scientific communications and a number of internationally-renowned textbooks.  Lilian has been recognised through research awards by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP). She served as an ad-interim Director and a member of the Publications Committee of the ESCP and was co-chair of the working group of the International Pharmaceutical Federation Nanjing Statements on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education launched in 2016.  At present, she is the President of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy.