Congress Abstracts and Presentations Available Online All presentations and abstracts from the FIP Centennial Congress are now available on the FIP website underwww.fip.org/abstracts. Here you can search for presenters, titles, sessions and posters. All FIP Members may login with their regular login and passwords on the Members Only site to access the material. Alternatively, documents from the 2012 Congress only maybe accessed with:Login: congress2012
Password: amsterdam2012In addition, all posters from the Member Organisations Village can be viewed here.Call for Nominations – Bureau Elections and Awards 2013
The Call for Nominations for Bureau Elections and Awards for 2013 is now open. Please contact the FIP Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.FIPEd
Following the success and interest in the 2012 Global Pharmacy Workforce Report, FIPEd is aiming to publish a Pharmacy Education Report in 2013. The aim is to lead globally in analysing and sharing information on the types and capacity of pharmacy education programmes that can be used by all stakeholders towards advancing pharmacy education. Providing evidence-based information needed for investment policies, reducing existing gaps and increasing equitable access and distribution of pharmacy education institutions.Click here to participate on behalf of your country.FIP Member Organisation Presentations in Dublin
For several years, FIP member organisations have been offered the opportunity to present their activities and projects to congress participants at the FIP congress. The feedback has been positive and the Sessions will continue in Dublin during the lunch breaks.
These sessions will be a great opportunity for your organisation to showcase your innovations and your great achievements or to offer an update on your country’s pharmaceutical policy to all congress participants and to the world. Click here or contact Luc at email@example.com for more information.
I am a Pharmacist – are you?
The I am a Pharmacist website is growing! Many peers and colleagues from all around the world have already made a video for the FIP I am a Pharmacist website. Click here to see their contributions and to learn how to make a video of your own.
News from FIP Member Organisations
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)
In a recent journal editorial it was announced that the PSA will soon launch a Framework for pharmacists as partners in the mental health care team, which has been developed in consultation with an expert steering committee of multi-disciplinary colleagues.Visit the PSA website here for more information.Irish Pharmacy Union
Earlier in the fall the IPU and its colleagues in the Self-Care Working Group released a report entitled "Self-Care First – A Self-Care Framework for Ireland".The report was released as a concerted effort by IPU and fellow stakeholders who are seeking to increase policy focus on the benefits for the wider healthcare system of a more structured approach to self-care. Click here for more information.
News from WHO
The first-ever global monitoring framework to combat Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was agreed by WHO member states on early November 2012 The framework comprises nine voluntary global targets and 25 indicators to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases.These 25 indicators are gathered into three groups: Exposure to risk factors, Outcomes and Health systems responses Among the Health systems indicators, pharmacists should pay attention to three of these:
Drug therapy to prevent heart attacks and strokes (includes glycemic control), and counseling for people aged 40 years and over with a 10-year cardiovascular risk greater than or equal to 30% (includes those with existing cardiovascular disease). [associated with the WHO/ISH risk prediction charts or a national risk prediction tool]
Availability of generic essential NCD medicines and basic technologies in both public and private facilities.
Access to palliative care assessed by morphine-equivalent consumption of strong opioid analgesics (excluding methadone) per death from cancer.
French Pharmacists' Union Requests Budget Before Negotiating Dispensing Fees
The Federation of community pharmacists' union (USPO) said it will only enter into dispensation fee negotiations with health insurers if the government allocates a budget to make up for pharmacists' dwindling mark-up.The pharmaceutical agreement signed between the health insurance sector and the three pharmacists' unions approved the shift towards blended payment for pharmacists, with the introduction of dispensation fees and performance-related pay due to account for a quarter of pharmacists' mark-up by 2017.Read the full story here.PGEU Releases Statement on Medicines Shortages
The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union has released a Statement on Medicine Shortages in European Community Pharmacies. Click here to access
FIP would like to congratulate Pharm. Olumide Akintayo FPSN, FPCPharm on being elected President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Mr Maximin Lieble (Italy) on being elected President of the PGEU.We look forward to working with them in these new roles.
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