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Past, present, and future of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Academic Pharmacy Section: Interviews with past presidents

Arakawa, Naoko; Meštrović, Arijana; Tofade, Toyin


Assistant Professor in International Pharmacy

Arijana Meštrović

Toyin Tofade


Introduction: The Academic Pharmacy Section (AcPS) of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) celebrates 50 years of its establishment in 2022. In the last decade, the Section had significant growth in membership and strategic planning development.

Description: The AcPS challenges in in the past and present times, as well as possible future directions, are described based on the reflections of four AcPS past presidents. They responded to semi-structured interviews from January to March 2022.

Evaluation: The collected data were analysed using a qualitative descriptive approach. The reflections and perceived challenges in the history of the AcPS, as well as future plans about the pharmaceutical workforce, capacity building, educational systems, and modern curricula, were summarised.

Conclusion: The future direction of the FIP AcPS suggests a focus on collaboration, faculty development and strong and engaged membership.


Arakawa, N., Meštrović, A., & Tofade, T. (2022). Past, present, and future of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Academic Pharmacy Section: Interviews with past presidents. Pharmacy Education, 22(4), 123-130.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 27, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 4, 2022
Publication Date Sep 18, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 20, 2023
Journal Pharmacy Education
Electronic ISSN 1477-2701
Publisher International Pharmaceutical Federation
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 4
Pages 123-130
Keywords Pharmaceutical Science; Pharmacy; Education; Pharmaceutical Science; Pharmacy; Education
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