-As FIP Postpones 80th World Congress of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences to September 2021.
Owing to the global pandemic which has interrupted events around the world, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has postponed its 80th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences initially billed for 13-17 September 2020, to 12 -16 September 2021.
In the absence of a physical congress, FIP is planning a virtual conference tagged: “FIP Virtual 2020”, which will hold from 4 to 25 September 2020.
Making the disclosure via a statement on its website, the FIP President, Mr Dominique Jordan said he regretted to announce the change in date of the international conference, which was necessitated by the safety and well-being of the global community.
Themed: “Living and learning through the COVID-19 pandemic – global reflections”, he said the FIP Virtual 2020 will hold from 4 to 25 September 2020.
He explained the essence of the virtual conference is to enable their audience discuss lessons learnt from the COVID-19 experience with their counterparts across the globe.
According to the number pharmacist in the world:” FIP and its partners are working to ensure a successful and vibrant virtual event this year: FIP Virtual 2020!
“We are all aware of the significant global challenges presented by COVID-19. FIP has a duty of care to its members, volunteers and congress participants, and is in regular contact with the World Health Organization, globally and regionally. Our policy is to follow its advice, together with guidance from national states and governmental offices”.
He has also assured pharmacists that the organisation is in smooth communication with its partners to facilitate the easy running of the virtual event.
“We are also in regular contact with member organisations with whom we are collaborating on planned events.
“Given the current situation with the COVID-19, FIP and its co-host, the General Pharmaceutical Council of Spain, had to take the decision to reschedule FIP’s 80th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to September 2021.
“However, even in this highly exceptional year – without a physical congress – you can join your peers in a highly interesting and engaging virtual event”, Jordan assured pharmacists.
To register for the FIP Virtual 2020, visit the FIP website for more information.