Aussie pharmacists on the world stage

Three leading Australian pharmacists have been awarded a prestigious international pharmacy honour

The three pharmacists are being awarded fellowships of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) at its world congress.

The three Australian pharmacists honoured this year are:

  • Dr Betty Chaar: lecturer in professionalism in pharmacy at the University of Sydney
  • Kirstie Galbraith: Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash Univeristy

  • Paul Sinclair: current President of the FIP Community Pharmacy Section and former President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW branch) 

A FIP Fellowship recognises individual members of FIP who have exhibited strong leadership internationally, who have distinguished themselves in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences, who have contributed to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences, and who have served FIP. FIP Fellows may use the designation “FFIP”.

Australia is the only country to have more than one fellowship awarded this year.

The fellowships were presented at the opening ceremony of the 77th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (held in Seoul, Republic of Korea), yesterday [Sunday 10 September].

Previous Australian recipients of a FIP fellowship include Dr Parisa Aslani and Tim Chen (2016), Prof Jennifer Marriott and Dr Rebekah Moles (2015), Prof Ross McKinnon (2014), Prof SI ‘Charlie’ Benrimoj and Dr Ross Holland (2007) and John Ware 92006). 

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said:  “I warmly congratulate these three outstanding pharmacists who have shown leadership and outstanding service on the international stage.”

“Congratulations to all of these distinguished Australian pharmacists,” said the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

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