Monash recognised at International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress

Associate Professor Kirstie Galbraith has been awarded an International Pharmaceutical Federation Fellowship. Professor Galbraith, who is the Director of Monash Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Experiential Development and Graduate Education unit, was one of 11 pharmacists honoured at the of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) world congress in South Korea over the weekend.

The fellowships recognise FIP members who have exhibited strong international leadership, distinguished themselves in the pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice of pharmacy, contributed to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice or pharmacy, and who have served FIP.

Also announced at the FIP Congress was the reappointment of Professor William Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as the chair of the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Initiative (FIPEd) Steering Committee. Professor Charman was first appointed to the role in 2015 and will continue as chair until 2021.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and is a non-governmental organisation in official relations with the World Health Organization.

FIPEd brings together FIP’s education actions its purpose is to support the reform of pharmacy education so that there will be sufficient and competent pharmacists everywhere in the world.