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Academic Pharmacy Section

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Real medication errors used for teaching lands Oregon professor AcPS poster prize

Reza Karimi, dean of the School of Pharmacy at Pacific University Oregon, USA, was announced as the Academic Pharmacy Section poster session winner during the 77th FIP congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea. His research (poster entitled “Using lessons from authentic medication errors to promote student learning, critical thinking, and active learning in pharmacy curriculum”), aimed to raise first-year pharmacy student awareness of patient safety.  

The poster is available here.


About us and our objective

FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section was founded in 1972. Since then, all our presidents have focused on facilitating the exchange of ideas and experience of pedagogic and scientific issues concerned with the teaching of pharmacy and have encouraged members to develop creative concepts and projects in relation to pharmacy education in general. We support the vision of FIP and FIP Education by advancing pharmacy education and training to meet societal needs for improved health through medicines expertise.

"Our mission is to serve as an international source for networking, collaboration and inspiration for educators to transform pharmacy education for the purpose of advancing practice and science to meet present and future health needs in communities around the world."


How we work

The current statutes of the Academic Pharmacy Section were adopted by the FIP Council in September 2015.

Our executive committee is as follows:

President Prof. John Pieper (USA) (email)
Vice President Prof. Dai John (UK) (email)
Secretary Dr Toyin Tofade (USA) (email)
Dr Jenelle Sobotka (USA) (email)
Immediate Past President Dr Ralph Altiere (USA) (email)
Newsletter editor
Dr Mariet Eksteen (South Africa) (email)
Member Dr Naoko Arakawa (Japan) (email)
Member Dr Safeera Hussainy (Australia) (email)
Member Dr Dea Herrera-Ruis (Mexico) (email)
Member Mr Dan Kibuule (Namibia) (email)
Member Dr Arijana Mestrovic (Croatia) (email)

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Newsletter AcPS members receive our quarterly newsletter “The Mortar Board”, which reports on the history and current state of pharmacy education in different countries, section news and upcoming events including congresses and webinars.

Webinars Our section offers webinars covering contemporary topics such as experiential pharmaceutical education, leadership development and pharmacogenomics. Recent titles include “PharmAcademy: Platforms for global collaboration”, “Pharmacogenomics: Background and applications” and “Leadership development for you and your faculty team”. If you’d like to suggest a webinar topic or speaker, email

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