Hospital Pharmacy Section Webinars

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 the 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. With that in mind, grounded in the Basel Statements, the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section is pleased to announce new webinars to meet the interests and educational needs of our members. 

Enhance your skills, confidence and ability to better serve patients in health-systems around the world. 



Date Topic Presenters
18 April 2017    Hospital Pharmacy Automation Internationally: Impact on Patient Safety

Richard Caldwell,

Maryanne Molenaar and

Aygül Köseoğlu


Hospital Pharmacy Automation Internationally: Impact on Patient Safety


Date/Time: 18 April 2017 / 7:00 am EDT

Description: Improving patient safety is a priority in hospitals around the world.  Meanwhile, advancements in automation and technology have supported pharmacists in achieving this goal.  From automated dispensing machines to automated packagers to integrated information systems, there are many solutions used in hospitals globally to optimize safety, workflow and finances. Please join us for a review of various technologies that impact patient safety with specific international examples.


Richard Caldwell, MS, RPh, International Pharmacy Consultant, Omnicell, Inc.
Maryanne Molenaar, Systems Pharmacist, Eastern Health, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Aygül Köseoğlu, PharmD, Kartal Research and Training Hospital Oncology /Hematology Center, Istanbul, Turkey




There will be a 10 minute questions and answers period in this webinar.

This webinar is open to everyone, free of charge. Please note the recording of the webinar will be available to FIP members at With this option, FIP members will also have the chance to obtain certification after each webinar.

The webinars are being organized by John B. Hertig, member of the Hospital Pharmacy Section.