Valuable support for your organisation in many different ways
When you become a member of FIP, you have access to global pharmacy intelligence. Organisational membership is open to national constituted organisation representing pharmacists and/or pharmaceutical scientists. Definition of types of organisational members can be found in the FIP Statutes.
Benefits for member organisations
Member organisations have:
- Access to a network of top pharmacy leaders and innovators from around the world;
- Opportunities to join and influence international working groups on policy and professional issues;
- Opportunities to influence the policy development and technical work of the World Health Organization through FIP;
- Support and professional cooperation through the regional pharmaceutical forums;
- Connection to an interprofessional network through the World Health Professions Alliance;
- Access to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) network and opportunity to be involved in its projects, through the work of FIP Education;
- Enhanced standing as a member of a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the WHO;
- Engagement with Bureau leadership during the FIP annual congress;
- One global voice for you and your individual members.
FIP provides you with:
- Advocacy tools, such as global pharmacy data, evidence-based reports and briefings, for use with policymakers;
- FIP policy statements, reference papers and joint declarations with key partners (e.g. World Health Organization, UNESCO, World Health Professions Alliance);
- Policy development frameworks and opportunities to influence developments in major areas, such as the Basel Statements on hospital pharmacy, and the Nanjing Statements on pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education;
- Essential reference work on key issues, including antimicrobial resistance, patient safety, medicines shortages, strengthening the pharmaceutical workforce, and access to medicines;
- World Pharmacists Day annual theme and campaign materials.
Our member organisations benefit from:
- Information about projects and initiatives developed by pharmacy associations around the world;
- Reports on the role of pharmacists in patient care, offering evidence and case studies, to support expansion of practice (e.g. diabetes, smoking cessation, mental health, harm reduction);
- Reports on professional innovation and excellence (e.g. vaccination, medicines information, environmental impact of medicines);
- Reports on critical global issues (e.g. antimicrobial resistance, counterfeit medicines, disaster response, medicines shortages, refugees and migrants, disease outbreaks);
- Leadership programmes and sessions during FIP congresses;
- Opportunities to present their work at special sessions during the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;
- Seminars addressing specific policy and professional issues (e.g. role of pharmacists in immunisation);
- Reports and tools on pharmaceutical education and workforce development, including the global competency framework for pharmacists;
- International awards recognising the best health promotion campaign and the best professional development programme;
- Access to online meetings (webinars) and seminars (some exclusive to member organisations) on current topics;
- FIP’s Model Oath for individual pharmacists.
FIP member organisations have access to:
- A monthly newsletter (The Global Picture), keeping you informed about pharmacy news from around the world;
- The International Pharmacy Journal and the Pharmacy Education journal;
- Global overview and trends reports (biennial) on pharmacy workforce, medicines distribution, practice, regulation and remuneration of community and hospital pharmacy;
- Webinars highlighting new activities and roles in pharmacy;
FIP can provide, on request:
- One-on-one consultancy on practice, advocacy and the role of pharmacists;
- Assistance with projects to build capacity and boost pharmacy education;
- Letters of support to your government or policymakers;
- Presence at your national events and meetings;
- Promotion of your events through its communication channels.
Member organisations have the use of:
- Global pharmacy data (Global Pharmacy Observatory);
- Global surveys and research reports;
- Database of congress abstracts, with research in pharmacy practice, education, pharmaceutical sciences from all over the world;
- Evidence on pharmacy activities, services and policies;
- Global pharmacy workforce intelligence: trends report.
Member organisations are:
- Able to influence the programme content of international FIP congresses and conferences;
- Offered discounted registration membership fees for Council delegates;
- Invited to the President’s reception and Council dinner at the FIP congress;
- Able to enjoy a congress VIP room (a room that can reserved to organise meetings);
- Given opportunities to meet international colleagues and exchange experiences, views and information;
- Able to access continuing education.
Member organisations have an official seat in the FIP Council. This means they can:
- Vote at Council meetings;
- Speak at Council meetings;
- Influence official FIP documents.
Admission of organisational members are subject to the FIP Rules of Procedure BU-A1.
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