Hospital pharmacists from around the world belong to the Hospital Pharmacy Section of FIP. We focus on education, communication and improving the practice of pharmacy in hospitals around the world.

The members of the Hospital Pharmacy Section share experiences and discuss issues affecting the practice of pharmacy and health care in the hospital setting. We identify global issues that require attention and work together to develop guidelines and standards of practice.

The members of the Hospital Pharmacy Section meet yearly at the FIP congress where personal and professional connections are made, and ideas shared. Notably, The Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy was hosted by the Hospital Pharmacy Section as part of the 68th Annual Congress. A total of 348 hospital pharmacists representing 98 nations met in Basel, Switzerland on 30 and 31 August and successfully developed consensus statements reflecting the profession's preferred vision of practice in the hospital setting. These statements were updated at the 2014 FIP Congress. Yet, sharing and educating our colleagues goes well beyond one annual event. 

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FIP Congress

During the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the HPS organises a week-long programme, aligned with the overall congress topic and tailored for hospital pharmacists, including practitioners, researchers and pharmacy leaders.

The FIP congress is also an important showcase for hospital pharmacists and we invite you to present your work, either as a short oral communication or as posters.

Our section’s annual steering committee meeting is also held during the congress. Participating in the congress gives you opportunities to benchmark, learn from colleagues from all over the world and make new friends. In addition to continuing education, there’s a lot of fun to be had at the HPS dinner, showcase and welcome reception.

HPS Poster Awards

The Hospital Pharmacy Section of FIP offer poster awards at the FIP Congress. The overall purpose of the award is to encourage hospital pharmacy research and development and to share experiences and results with other pharmacists through quality poster presentations at the annual congress of FIP.
The Section has a strong commitment to pharmacy practice research and development. Poster exhibitions and short oral communications based on received abstracts is a long tradition.
2016 HPS Poster Award winners – Buenos Aires, Argentina:

1st prize

  • Impact of pharmacist-delivered patient education on inpatients’ warfarin use at a tertiary hospital in Taiwan, Chi-Yun Huang, Chang Gung, Chia-Hui Lee (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Honorable mention

  • The role of Home visits pharmacists and pharmaceutical care performance, by Patty Ying Pi Yang (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
  • Could toxicities due to cisplatin be ameliorated with the use of N-acetylcysteine? A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial, by Marília Berlofa Visacri, Júlia Quintanilha, Vanessa Sousa, Gabriela De Vito, Rosiane Ambrósio, Luciane Calonga , Silvia Curi, Carlos Chone, Carmen Lima, Patricia Morie (Brazil)
  • Antiemetic effect of fosaprepitant on high-dose methotrexate chemotherapy for primary central nervous system lymphoma, by Kozue Hata, Yukari Shibata, Akari Shigemi, Yoriko Nakame, Takayuki Takahashi, Ryuji, Ikeda, Yasuo Takeda (Japan)


To keep our members updated with the latest pharmacy practice discussions, research and HPS activities, we send out electronic newsletters every two months. We also welcome contributions to the HPS newsletter. Email

Revised Basel Statements

Hospital pharmacists from around the world met in Basel, Switzerland, in 2008, to discuss the future of their sector. This historic two-day meeting, hosted by FIP’s Hospital Pharmacy Section, came to a consensus over 75 statements reflecting their vision of practice: the Basel Statements.

The Basel Statements cover all areas of the medicine use process in hospitals, from procurement to monitoring.

In 2014, hospital pharmacists again gathered, this time in Bangkok, Thailand, to input into future practice through updating the statements. The latest version of the Basel Statements was launched in September 2015. There are now 65 statements.

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