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Hospital Pharmacy Section

About us and our objectives 

Our vision for hospital pharmacy is set out in the revised Basel Statements on the future of hospital pharmacy. This document contains consensus statements by hospital pharmacists from around the world that were initially developed at the inaugural FIP Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy in Basel, Switzerland, in 2008. Find out more about the Basel Statements here. To take a self-assessment survey of your hospital's pharmacy services compared to the Basel Statements please go to

The FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section Strategic Plan 2022-2027 to implement this vision can be found here.


FIP HPS strategic goals:

• Support, facilitate and enable sharing of resources for hospital pharmacy

• Set standards for hospital pharmacy practice and workforce (Basel Statements) underpinned by patient safety

• Focus on individual FIP members and FIP member organizations in all activities

• Focus on global needs (affecting all countries independent on levels of hospital pharmacy practice while highlighting best practices in hospital pharmacy

We undertake many activities within the framework of our objectives and vision.

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How we work

The Hospital Pharmacy Section’s Executive Committee (ExCo) consists of:

President (2022-2026) Dr Ryan A. Forrey (USA)
Secretary (2021-2025) Dr Jonathan Penm (Australia) 
Assistant Secretary (2021-2025) Ms Christina Cella (Canada)
Treasurer (2022-2026) Dr John B. Hertig (USA)
Immediate Past President (2022-2026) Mr Robert Moss (Netherlands) 
Vice President - Africa (2022-2026) Mr Mujahid Valji (Tanzania)
Vice President - Western Pacific (2020-2024)  Ms Chun-Yu (Mary) Wang (China Taiwan) 
Vice President - Europe (2022-2026) Dr Josep M. Guiu-Segura (Spain)
Vice President - Japan (2022-2026) Prof. Yoshikazu Tasaki (Japan)
Vice President - The Americas (2022-2026) Dr Esteban Zavaleta (Costa Rica)
Vice President - Eastern Mediterranean  (2022-2026) Dr Waël Abi Ghanem (Lebanon)
Vice President - Southeast Asia (2020-2024) Ms Yulia Trisna (Indonesia)
HPS Executive Committee 2016-2017

2022-23 Hospital Pharmacy Section Executive Committee

Back row, left to right: Jonathan Penm, Ryan Forrey, Josep Guiu, John Hertig, Robert Moss, Wael Ghanem
Front row, left to right: Marianne Ivey, Laurel Legenza, Christina Cella

All members of the Hospital Pharmacy Section are eligible to be a member of the executive committee. All executive committee members are elected for four years and may be re-elected for one further four-year term. The president and the immediate past president normally only serve one four-year term.

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Click to download the HPS statutes in a pdf.

The Hospital Pharmacy Section also runs the following committees:

Basel Statements Promotion Committee
Rob Moss (Chair, Netherlands)
Stephen Eckel (USA)
Wael Abi Ghanem (Lebanon)
Josep M Guiu (Spain)
Marianne Ivey (USA)
Rebekah Moles (Australia)
Jonathan Penm (Australia)
Eurek Ranjit (Nepal)
Jacqueline Surugue (France)
Yoshikazu Tasaki (Japan)


Communications Committee 
Lisa Potter (Chair & Newsletter Editor, USA)
Jonathan Penm (Newsletter Editor, Australia)
Rebekah Moles (Australia)
Eurek Ranjit (Nepal)
Jacqueline Surugue (France)


Social Media Committee 
Shania Liu (Chair, Australia)
Jonathan Penm (ExCo liaison, Australia)


Finance Committee 
Ryan Forrey (Chair, USA)
Josep M Guiu (Spain)
Jerry Siegel (USA)
Stan Kent (USA)
Tricia Killingsworth (USA)


Membership Committee 
Ryan Forrey (USA)
Wael Abi Ghanem (Lebanon)
Ioan Antofie (Romania)
Josep M Guiu (Spain)
Timothy Hanlon (Australia)
Lynnae Mahaney (USA)
James Stevenson (USA)


Research Committee 
Régis Vaillancourt (Chair, Canada)
Jonathan Penm (Vice Chair, Australia)
Laurel Legenza (Secretary, USA) 
Pascal Le Corre (France)
Stephen Eckel (USA)
Wael Abi Ghanem (Lebanon)
Josep M Guiu (Spain)
Marianne Ivey (USA)
Abdul Latif Sheikh (Pakistan)
Neil MacKinnon (USA)
Rebekah Moles (Australia)
Robert Moss (Netherlands)
Solomon Okorie (Nigeria)
Eurek Ranjit (Nepal)
Hanadi Al Sabban (Saudi Arabia)
Jacqueline Surugue (France)
Yoshikazu Tasaki (Japan)
Lee Vermeulen (USA)
Mary Wang (Taiwan)


Webinar Committee 
Christopher Fortier (Chair, USA)
Juliane Mayette (USA)
Vraj Patel (USA)
Hanadi Al Sabban (Saudi Arabia)
Karolina Cieslak (USA)
Valerie Chaffee (USA)

Annual report

The HPS annual report is available here.

Last update 25 October 2023

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