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Young Pharmacists Group




Leading with emotional intelligence

A document aiming to help young pharmacists learn and practise emotional intelligence skills — and developed by FIP’s Young Pharmacists Group — was released in March. Entitled “Leading with emotional intelligence”, this YPG members-only benefit outlines sample cases and provides suggestions on how emotional intelligence skills can be used to overcome challenges in different situations.

Join us!

    And are you interested in connecting with young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from around the world who are also seeking new networks, professional innovation, friendship and support? If so, then FIP’s Young Pharmacists Group (YPG) is for you! When you become an individual member of FIP, you automatically become a member of YPG free of charge if you are under 35 years of age or have graduated from your first pharmacy degree in the past five years. This connects you with young colleagues in over 80 countries.
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Objectives, vision, mission

The YPG is a network of motivated young pharmacists inside FIP. The group was officially established in 2001, but young pharmacists have been a part of FIP for many years. Our objectives are to facilitate connections and networking, so that new ideas can be shared, and to open doors to information and new possibilities.
Our aim is to encourage young pharmacists to be actively involved in international pharmacy and within FIP. Our goal is to foster leadership within the federation; a number of young pharmacists are already active in FIP’s boards, sections and special interest groups.

We also aim to support young pharmacists from around the globe who have limited resources either for professional organisation involvement or for their own research (see our “Grants & opportunities” page). In addition, YPG tries to give its members career development support.

How we work

Each year, at FIP’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the YPG assembly is held. At this meeting, the strategy and budget for the year ahead is approved. Any congress delegate can attend the meeting, but only YPG members are eligible to propose a motion, vote or stand for election to the steering committee.

The YPG steering committee, elected each year, consists of the chairperson, public relations officer and project coordinator. Its functions are to:

  • Maintain internal communication between and provide support to the young members of FIP
  • Coordinate the planning of the activities for young members during the annual FIP congress
  • Appoint coordinators as deemed appropriate 
  • Manage the financial responsibilities as defined in the current documents
  • Attend FIP congresses and events where possible

Our current steering committee is:

  • John Ly, Australia, Chairperson 2017-18, Bio
  • Yuri Jung, Republic of Korea, Public Relations Officer 2017-18, Bio
  • Tommy Chen, China Taiwan, Project Coordinator 2017-18, Bio

From left: Yuri Jung, John Ly and Tommy Chen

Get involved!

If you would like to find out more about YPG, follow us and our activities on social media, or send us an email.

Any young pharmacist who is a member of the YPG can run for election. Candidates do not need to be present during the election which takes place during the FIP annual congress. Being actively involved in the leadership of YPG is an unforgettable and rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity to work with new friends from around the world and get a unique insight into the world of FIP and international pharmacy.
However, committee members need to be willing to dedicate at least a few hours each week to YPG. Most of our work is done online, so you’ll need access to the internet. The committee meets twice during the year, once in March (normally at FIP headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands) and once in September (at the location of the FIP congress). Details on how to apply for the 2018/2019 YPG Steering Committee and descriptions of the roles will be posted here closer to the FIP congress. If you have any questions, please email

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