Australian pharmacists feature in international awards

Carmen Pena, Thomas Lönngren

Australian pharmacists Dr Rebekah Moles and Associate Professor Jennifer Marriott were among the 11 pharmacists from eight countries honoured with Fellowships at the opening ceremony of the 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress in Dusseldorf yesterday.

FIP Fellowships recognise individual members of FIP who have shown strong leadership internationally and who have distinguished themselves in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr Moles, from the University of Sydney has been a long time Executive Member of the Hospital Section of FIP with major research interests in the area of paediatric medicines. A/Prof Marriott, who is based at Monash University in Melbourne, has been part of the team developing FIPEd, the overarching structure of FIP covering practice, science and education.

The major FIP practice award, the Andre Bedat Award, was given to Dr Thomas Lonngren of Sweden, whilst Professor Hans Junginger from Germany received the Host Madsen Medal for eminence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

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