FIP membership comprises national professional and scientific organisations ("membership organisation"), observer organisations, supporting organisations, schools of pharmacy ("academic institutional membership") and individuals.
Organisations and institutes who are members can be found here.
Valuable support for your organisation in many different ways
When you become a member of FIP, you have access to global pharmacy intelligence. Organisational membership is open to national constituted organisation representing pharmacists and/or pharmaceutical scientists. Definition of types of organisational members can be found in the FIP Statutes.
Benefits for member organisations
Member organisations have:
- Access to a network of top pharmacy leaders and innovators from around the world;
- Opportunities to join and influence international working groups on policy and professional issues;
- Opportunities to influence the policy development and technical work of the World Health Organization through FIP;
- Support and professional cooperation through the regional pharmaceutical forums;
- Connection to an interprofessional network through the World Health Professions Alliance;
- Access to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) network and opportunity to be involved in its projects, through the work of FIP Education;
- Enhanced standing as a member of a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the WHO;
- Engagement with Bureau leadership during the FIP annual congress;
- One global voice for you and your individual members.
FIP provides you with:
- Advocacy tools, such as global pharmacy data, evidence-based reports and briefings, for use with policymakers;
- FIP policy statements, reference papers and joint declarations with key partners (e.g. World Health Organization, UNESCO, World Health Professions Alliance);
- Policy development frameworks and opportunities to influence developments in major areas, such as the Basel Statements on hospital pharmacy, and the Nanjing Statements on pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education;
- Essential reference work on key issues, including antimicrobial resistance, patient safety, medicines shortages, strengthening the pharmaceutical workforce, and access to medicines;
- World Pharmacists Day annual theme and campaign materials.
Our member organisations benefit from:
- Information about projects and initiatives developed by pharmacy associations around the world;
- Reports on the role of pharmacists in patient care, offering evidence and case studies, to support expansion of practice (e.g. diabetes, smoking cessation, mental health, harm reduction);
- Reports on professional innovation and excellence (e.g. vaccination, medicines information, environmental impact of medicines);
- Reports on critical global issues (e.g. antimicrobial resistance, counterfeit medicines, disaster response, medicines shortages, refugees and migrants, disease outbreaks);
- Leadership programmes and sessions during FIP congresses;
- Opportunities to present their work at special sessions during the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;
- Seminars addressing specific policy and professional issues (e.g. role of pharmacists in immunisation);
- Reports and tools on pharmaceutical education and workforce development, including the global competency framework for pharmacists;
- International awards recognising the best health promotion campaign and the best professional development programme;
- Access to online meetings (webinars) and seminars (some exclusive to member organisations) on current topics;
- FIP’s Model Oath for individual pharmacists.
FIP member organisations have access to:
- A monthly newsletter (The Global Picture), keeping you informed about pharmacy news from around the world;
- The International Pharmacy Journal and the Pharmacy Education journal;
- Global overview and trends reports (biennial) on pharmacy workforce, medicines distribution, practice, regulation and remuneration of community and hospital pharmacy;
- Webinars highlighting new activities and roles in pharmacy;
FIP can provide, on request:
- One-on-one consultancy on practice, advocacy and the role of pharmacists;
- Assistance with projects to build capacity and boost pharmacy education;
- Letters of support to your government or policymakers;
- Presence at your national events and meetings;
- Promotion of your events through its communication channels.
Member organisations have the use of:
- Global pharmacy data (Global Pharmacy Observatory);
- Global surveys and research reports;
- Database of congress abstracts, with research in pharmacy practice, education, pharmaceutical sciences from all over the world;
- Evidence on pharmacy activities, services and policies;
- Global pharmacy workforce intelligence: trends report.
Member organisations are:
- Able to influence the programme content of international FIP congresses and conferences;
- Offered discounted registration membership fees for Council delegates;
- Invited to the President’s reception and Council dinner at the FIP congress;
- Able to enjoy a congress VIP room (a room that can reserved to organise meetings);
- Given opportunities to meet international colleagues and exchange experiences, views and information;
- Able to access continuing education.
Member organisations have an official seat in the FIP Council. This means they can:
- Vote at Council meetings;
- Speak at Council meetings;
- Influence official FIP documents.
Admission of organisational members are subject to the FIP Rules of Procedure BU-A1.
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