FIP sections and who can join them
FIP has adopted as one of its three main strategic objectives to advance pharmacy practice in all settings. Eight pharmacy practice sections develop projects and initiatives to help FIP and its member organisations achieve this ambitious goal.
All individual members of FIP are automatically a member of the section (or Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences special interest group) of their choice, through which they can interact with pharmaceutical colleagues with similar interests from all over the world. Both virtually (within online discussion forums on the FIP website) and in person (at global meetings, such as the annual FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences).
The sections are:
- Academic pharmacy
- Clinical biology
- Community pharmacy
- Health and medicines information
- Hospital pharmacy
- Industrial pharmacy
- Military and emergency pharmacy
- Social and administrative pharmacy
The sections are governed by the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice (BPP) which aims to guide and lead their activities.