Hospital Pharmacists from around the world belong to the Hospital Pharmacy Section of FIP. We focus on education, communication and improving the practice of pharmacy in hospitals around the world.
The members of the Hospital Pharmacy Section share experiences and discuss issues affecting the practice of pharmacy and health care in the hospital setting. We identify the global issues that require attention and work together to develop guidelines and standards of practice.
The members of the Hospital Pharmacy Section meet yearly at the FIP Congress where personal and professional connections are made, and ideas shared. Notably, The Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy was hosted by the Hospital Pharmacy Section as part of the 68th Annual Congress. A total of 348 hospital pharmacists representing 98 nations met in Basel, Switzerland on 30 and 31 August and successfully developed consensus statements reflecting the profession’s preferred vision of practice in the hospital setting. Yet, sharing and educating our colleagues goes well beyond this one annual event. With that in mind, grounded in the Basel Statements, the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section is pleased to announce three (3) webinars to meet the interests and educational needs of our members.
Enhance your skills, confidence and ability to better serve patients in health-systems around the world.
Topic 1: Counterfeit Medications
Date/Time: September 29th 2016/ 8 am EST (September 29th 2016/ 8 pm Tapiei)
Description: Substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified and counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products or “counterfeit medications” are defined as those that contain the wrong or no active ingredient or are contaminated. They are becoming increasingly common within supply chains worldwide and pose a serious risk to patient safety. This webinar will provide an overview of the SSFFC issues as well as outline current surveillance and monitoring programs employed globally to combat this public health issue.