Pharmacy World Congress Brisbane-bound in 2021

Brisbane has been announced as the host of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2021.

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) formed a Local Host Consortium and successfully bid to host the major international event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Formally announced on the cusp of the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which begins tomorrow in Glasgow, UK, the FIP Congress 2021 will provide a platform to drive innovative models of pharmacists practising to full scope.

SHPA Chief Executive Kristin Michaels says the landmark event will showcase Australia’s enthusiasm and capability to deliver an outstanding and memorable international professional meeting.

‘The congress continues a long tradition of Australian pharmacists participating in the international scientific community – including representation on the FIP Bureau, Board of Pharmaceutical Practice Sections, Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Committees.’

Combined, the host organisations represent over 20,000 members across Australia in hospital and community pharmacy, academia and the pharmaceutical sciences.

The Consortium’s bid was strongly supported by the two New Zealand FIP member organisations – the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association (NHPA) – as well as the FIP Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum, which will help spread the message to the Asia Pacific region.

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