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Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section

About us and our objectives

The Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section (SAPS) brings together FIP members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some work in government departments of health, pharmaceutical companies, professional societies, chain pharmacies, wholesalers or with private healthcare providers such as health maintenance organisations. Others work as researchers in social pharmacy, academic administrators or consultants in various fields of health care. Our uniting interest is the organisation of pharmacy practice and the provision of evidence for decision-making in all areas related to pharmacy policy and advocacy.

Over recent years SAPS has built up special expertise in the following areas:

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Outcomes research
  • Research administration
  • Quality assurance
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Quality-of-life studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Professional society management
  • Evaluation research
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health planning
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Health policy investigations

We invite new FIP members to take the opportunity to make an impact in a smaller FIP section, and current FIP members to choose SAPS as a second or third membership option.

 

How we work

Our Executive Committee currently consists of:

President

Dr Timothy F Chen (Australia)

Secretary

Ms Tara Hehir (Australia)

Vice-President

Dr Ola G. Al Ahdab (United Arab Emirates)

Treasurer

Dr Vaiyapuri  Subramaniam, (USA)

Immediate Past President

Dr Marion Schaefer (Germany)

Member

Ms Silvana Nair Leite (Brazil)

Member

Dr Cody Midlam (USA)

Member

Mr Hiroshi Okada (Japan)

Member

Mrs Yejide Oseni (Nigeria)

Member

Dr Pamela Heaton (USA)

The current statutes of the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section were adopted by the FIP Council on 28 August 2010.

 

Activities

At the FIP congress

During the FIP congress we organise programmes and social events for our pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences members, often in cooperation with other FIP sections or working groups. SAPS sessions at the 2017 World congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Seoul, Republic of Korea, included:

  • Listen better, talk better — Skills to improve medicines taking
  • Individualised medicines: And ethical approach
  • Gene-based therapy 101
  • Healthy ageing
  • Patient safety: How resilient are your services?
  • Medicine shortages: The International Toronto Summit and beyond

SAPS sessions at the FIP congress in 2016 included:

  • How to achieve good public health across cultures
  • Strengthening the profession through great promotional campaigns
  • eHealth, mHealth, smart health
  • Big data: Beauty or beast?

Each year during the FIP congress we hold a business meeting where members can make contact, contribute thoughts, and influence the future development of the section.

Newsletters

We publish our own section newsletter four times a year to keep members informed about SAPS activities between congresses.

Follow us on twitter or get in touch by email (SAPS@fip.org).

Annual report 

The SAPS annual report is available here.

 

Last update 15 May 2019

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