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FIP organisational member benefits

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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Last update 25 July 2019

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