Want to know more about FIP Sections, SIGs and Forums?

If you want to know more about the work and activities of FIP (practice) sections, (scientific) special interest groups or regional pharmaceutical forums, don’t hesitate to attend the following meetings.


Overview of Section business meetings/general assemblies


The FIP Section general assemblies (also called business meetings) are open to all interested participants. They take place as follows:


Academic Pharmacy Section (APS)

Business meeting

Friday 2 October 2015, 07:30 – 09:30


Community Pharmacy Section (CPS)

Steering Committee meeting

Thursday 1 October 2015, 14:00 – 17:00


Health and Medicines Information Section (HaMIS)

Business meeting

Friday 2 October 2015, 12:15 – 14:15


Hospital Pharmacy Section (HPS)

Section assembly

Friday 2 October 2015, 12:45 – 13:45


Industrial Pharmacy Section (IPS)

Business meeting

Saturday 3 October 2015, 12:15 – 14:00


Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section (MEPS)

Business meeting

Saturday 3 October 2015, 10:15 – 12:15


Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section (SAPS)

Business meeting

Friday 2 October 2015, 12:30 – 13:30


Young Pharmacists' Group


Business meeting

Friday 2 October 2015, 14:30 – 17:30


International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation


Business meeting

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 15:30 – 17:00



Overview of Special Interest Group presentations — “Meet the SIGs”


FIP currently has 8 scientifically oriented Special Interest Groups. Through the Meet the SIGs meetings at the congress, you will be able to find out what they have to offer to you and what you can offer to them.


At each Meet the SIG the Chair introduces his or her group. Then the focus will be on how to become engaged with the SIG. The specific impact of the SIG on pharmacy practice will also be indicated.


Meet the SIG on Biotechnology

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 15:00 – 15:30


Meet the SIG on PK/PD & Systems Pharmacology

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 15:30 – 16:00


Meet the SIG on Formulation Design & Pharmaceutical Technology

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 16:00 – 16:30


Meet the SIG on Analytical Sciences & Pharmaceutical Quality

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 16:30 – 17:00


Meet the SIG on Drug Design and Discovery

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 17:00 – 17:30


Meet the SIG on Translational Research and Individualized Medicines

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 17:30 – 18:00


Meet the SIG on Regulatory Sciences

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 17:30 – 18:00




Overview of the Regional Pharmaceutical Forum meetings


Regional pharmaceutical forums bring together national pharmacy associations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and FIP in six regional platforms. They aim to increase partnership, dialogue, understanding and activity in the WHO regions. The goal is to enable the pharmacy profession to have a greater impact on improving pharmacy services and health. FIP works together with the forums for mutually beneficial advancement of FIP projects, initiatives and the FIP 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan.


Some Forums organise sessions open to all interested:


African Pharmaceutical Forum

Saturday 3 October, 16:00 – 17:30


Pharmaceutical Forum of the Americas

Thursday 1 October, 09:00 – 12:00

Please note that the meeting will be run in Spanish. 

Interventions in Portuguese and English are welcome.


Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum

Annual General Meeting & General Assembly

Saturday 3 October, 12:30 - 14:30

Open to all delegates from WPPF countries