The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has announced Brisbane will host the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2021.
The FIP is the global body representing pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association won a consortium bid to host the major international event at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson says 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.”
PSA says it will draw on its experience delivering its flagship annual conference PSA18, which this year attracted more than 1,000 delegates and received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
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 said to be strongly supported by the two New Zealand FIP member organisations – the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association – as well as the FIP Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum, which will help spread the message to the Asia-Pacific region.