The Pharmaceutical Society NI is pleased to promote, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress. In 2013 FIP will host its Annual Congress in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and its Irish partners in Dublin.
In a constantly evolving environment, where advances in science, technology and communications require us all to adapt, it is vital that the pharmacy profession is at the forefront of change; responding to medical innovations alongside changing patient needs.
The theme of the 2013 conference- Towards a future vision for complex patients: Integrated care in a dynamic continuum – will address these developments, and the central role of the pharmacist in delivering patient care in an ever more challenging setting.
Today pharmacy in Ireland is undergoing its biggest transformation thanks to legislative change to regulate the profession and expand the roles of pharmacists in Ireland. Much has changed since Dublin last hosted the Congress in 1975! It is hoped that these experiences can be shared with visiting delegates.
We are delighted also to announce that a Forum for Pharmacy Policy-makers and Chief Pharmacists will be held in Dublin in conjunction with the FIP Congress. Continuing on the outcomes of the 2012 Ministerial Summit, emphasis will be placed on interaction between participants to facilitate an open venue for debate on issues affecting our patients and our profession.
We hope that Dublin will follow the Centennial FIP Congress in being the most important meeting place for our global network of pharmacists. We look forward to seeing you there!
More information can be found on the FIP Congress website at www.fip.org/dublin2013/