Brisbane to host the world’s pharmacists

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Brisbane is set to play host to the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2021

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, on behalf of the Australian member organisations of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, made the announcement over the weekend.

In collaboration with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association, PSA won a consortium bid to host the major international event at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson said the FIP Congress 2021 will provide a platform to showcase global innovation, including models that support pharmacists practising to their full scope, and the health outcomes that these models have delivered in other countries.

“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.

“PSA is leading the profession by bringing Australian pharmacy practice to the world stage.”

SHPA Chief Executive Kristin Michaels says the landmark event will showcase Australia’s enthusiasm and capability to deliver an outstanding and memorable international professional meeting

Combined, the host organisations represent more than 20,000 members across Australia in community and hospital pharmacy, academia and the pharmaceutical sciences.

The Consortium’s bid is strongly supported by the two New Zealand FIP member organisations – the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association (NHPA) – as well as the FIP Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum, which will help spread the message to the Asia Pacific region.

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