PD12 - Air pollution and respiratory health: Best practice support for community pharmacists

An experts’ roundtable organised by FIP and The Clean Breathing Institute (TCBI)

By invitation only


Robert Friedline, CEO, The Clean Breathing Institute


The Clean Breathing Institute is a scientific collaborative initiative by  Consumer Healthcare

Following last year’s roundtable in Abu Dhabi, FIP conducted a survey to its member organisations to assess the awareness and current roles of community pharmacists with regards to respiratory health and the impact of air pollution.

The final report from the survey will be released in October. However, it is believed that preliminary findings from the survey can help to inform FIP and its member organisations’ plans to support the emerging roles of community pharmacists, particularly in light of the growing evidence that air pollution is linked to Covid-19 infection and death rates.

The goal of the expert roundtable is to co-create an action plan and list of practical tools for FIP to develop to support community pharmacy’s response to the challenging times in which we are living.

Roundtable objectives:

  1. To discuss the survey findings and identify key gaps in the knowledge, tools and support mechanisms available to community pharmacists with regards to respiratory health.
  2. To discuss how such gaps and barriers can be addressed by FIP and its members – what advocacy tools, technical guidance, practice support tools, training instruments and other outputs may be of highest value, both globally and in specific regions.

Roundtable flow:

The meeting will consist of interactive discussion and debate, facilitated by a moderator.



Welcome and introduction

Moderator: Robert Friedline, CEO, The Clean Breathing Institute


Situation analysis: Key findings from the FIP survey

Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, FIP Lead for Practice Development and Transformation


Gap analysis: Defining and prioritising the challenges

Moderated discussion (all)


Solutions mapping

Breakout group discussions (three groups):

A. Advocacy tools, policy and guidelines

B. Education and training

C. Professional services and practice support tools


Reports from breakout groups

Rapporteurs from each group


Summary and next steps

Moderator: Robert Friedline, CEO, The Clean Breathing Institute