Brisbane Hosts World Congress on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

11th October 2023

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) recently welcomed 2,000 delegates from 90 countries to the 81st International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress.

The Congress coincided with World Pharmacists Day, emphasizing Australia’s 36,000 pharmacists’ vital role in healthcare.

Paul Sinclair, the first Australian president in FIP’s 111-year history, led the Congress. He highlighted the pharmacy profession’s potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal of health and well-being for all by building a sustainable future for healthcare.

Queensland Health Minister, Shannon Fentiman, announced plans to expand pharmacists’ roles in administering vaccines and prescribing medicines.

BCEC General Manager, Kym Guesdon said: “At BCEC we have a strong focus both on sustainability and the medical and health care sectors. The Centre’s collaborative partnerships with the local scientific community as part of our Convention Advocates Partnership, play an important role in attracting these key sector conferences to Brisbane.”

The 81st FIP World Congress showcased advancements in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences and emphasized sustainability’s importance in healthcare, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

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