FIP World Congress 2021 in Australia

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has confirmed it will hold the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brisbane in three years’ time. Announced at the 78th FIP World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland over the weekend, the 2021 event is set to “provide a platform to drive innovative models of pharmacists’ practice to full scope”.

The successful Brisbane bid was undertaken by a consortium comprising the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association.  Together the combined host organisations represent over 20,000 members across Australia in hospital and community pharmacy, academia and the pharmaceutical sciences.

The major international event will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  PSA national president Shane Jackson said FIP Congress 2021 would provide a platform to showcase global innovation, including models that support pharmacists practising to their full scope and the health outcomes these models have delivered in other countries worldwide. “The FIP Congress 2021 is a landmark opportunity to continue to ensure roles, recognition and remuneration for pharmacists in Australia are optimised and comparable with other countries around the world,” he said.

SHPA CEO Kristin Michaels said “the congress continues a long tradition of Australian pharmacists participating in the international scientific community - including representation on the FIP Bureau, Board of Pharmaceutical Practice Sections, Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Committees”.

The bid was also strongly supported by the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ and the NZ Hospital Pharmacists Association.

Source:, Monday 3 September 2018