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2 - 6 September 2018, Glasgow

The theme of the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is Pharmacy: Transforming outcomes!

This is the first time that the FIP World Congress has been held in the UK for nearly 40 years. The last time was in 1979, making this a truly unique learning opportunity for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in Great Britain. 

Care HomesThe 2018 FIP congress in Glasgow, Scotland, will bring together pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists from around the world to consider ways of extending the role of pharmacists so that they play a full part in ensuring patients, and health systems, achieve full benefit from the medicines people take.

The 'one-size-fits-all' approach is clearly failing many patients around the globe for the pharmacological treatment of disease. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists are uniquely trained and qualified health care professionals capable of personalising therapy for improving patient outcomes.

Spanning five days, we will look at four key themes:

From bench to bedside: Advancing pharmaceutical care

This topic focuses on new technologies and approaches to achieve individualised therapy, including emerging ethical dimensions associated with their implementation. 

Advancements in drug discovery, formulation, compounding, delivery systems, and mathematical modelling can be used to translate such innovations into better outcomes in populations and individual patients. 

Empowered for health

The main emphasis of this topic is training and leadership development of the current and next generation of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science practitioners. 

Efforts under this topic include innovations in disseminating new knowledge through the identification of key competencies or skill sets,along with outstanding approaches to effective and ethical communication, to enable life-long learning. The transformation of patient outcomes can only be achieved with a strong pharmaceutical care workforce empowered to develop and/or implement the latest advancements in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Partners in health

This topic recognises that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists cannot operate in a vacuum if the goal is to transform patient outcomes. 

New collaborative practices, research and educational models are needed among traditional health care professionals, but also must be expanded to include members  from the pharmaceutical industry and other scientific disciplines, patients and the public at large. 

Targeting special interests

This topic will target special interests in the different fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Why should I attend FIP World Congress?

Watch our short video to learn more about what opportunities will be on offer you by attending the FIP World Congress in Glasgow.


Pharmacy in Great Britain 

As part of the Congress, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is proud to be holding a session entitled “Pharmacy in Great Britain”. Taking place on Sunday 2nd September from 9am – 12pm, this session will offer a truly unique learning opportunity, showcasing how Great Britain contributes to pharmacy on a local, national and global level, identifying challenges and opportunities for innovation in pharmacy, and demonstrating what we’re doing to encourage and support growth in a changing world for pharmacists.

Sponsoring FIP Glasgow 2018

We're offering a range of sponsorship opportunities for FIP Glasgow 2018. Everything from exhibition stands to meetings, round-table discussions and fringe sessions.

See our sponsorship information to find out more, or contact us at [email protected] or +44 (0)207 572 2737.


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