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DR ARIJANA MESTROVIC

MPharm, FFIP
Competency Development and Implementation Manager
Pharma Expert Consultancy and Education
Zagreb, Croatia

Biography

Doc dr sc Arijana Meštrović, MPharm, FFIP has been working 14 years as a community pharmacist and she was responsible for education and competency development in the biggest pharmacy chain in Croatia. She is now Assistant Professor and independent consultant in Pharma Expert international agency, providing lectures and workshops in CPD programs for pharmacists, implementing new services in pharmacy chains and teaching Professional Practice and Pharmaceutical Care at universities in Croatia and Cyprus. Her Doctor’s degree is in biomedical sciences – competency development in pharmacy. Representing CoDEG (Competency Development and Evaluation Group) she is using the Global Competency Framework and evaluating its impact on pharmaceutical care and practitioner development in European countries. She is collaborating with FIP/UNESCO/WHO Education Development Team in areas of Competency and Quality Assurance in Pharmacy Education.

Arijana serves as member of the International Services Program Advisory Group the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE, USA), Co-Chair of the FIP Programme Committee, Expert Member of Board of Pharmacy Practice at FIP, ExCo member of Academic section of FIP, member of PCNE (Pharmaceutical Care Network of Europe) and international consultant of WHO (World Health Organisation). She has been recognized by FIP with FIP Fellow award for her dedication and leadership in advancement of pharmacy profession. Arijana is dedicated to promoting competency based education in CPD cycle among pharmacy practitioners, so her teaching usually addresses all components of competencies – knowledge, experience and motivation.