Dr. Christine O'Neil Presents at FIP World Congress in Dublin
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Dr. Christine O'Neil, a Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Division of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences at the Mylan School of Pharmacy, traveled to Dublin, Ireland from August 31 to September 5 to take part in the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress. The theme for this year's Congress was "Complex Patients," and pharmacists from around the world were given an opportunity to explore the issue from biological, medical, genetic, socio-economic and cultural standpoints. Founded in 1912, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Through its 127 Member Organizations, FIP represents and serves more than three million practitioners and scientists around the world.
Throughout its 100 year history, FIP's priorities have expanded both literally and figuratively to meet the needs and expectations of the profession in expanding healthcare services and integrating emerging scientific developments. Changes in pharmacy and the emergence of Pharmacy Practice as a cornerstone of the profession have lead FIP to become globally visible for its advocacy on behalf of the role of the pharmacist in the provision of healthcare, while still maintaining its grounding in the pharmaceutical sciences.
In parallel, the membership of FIP has evolved to become the most extensive global pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network. This network is continuing to expand its presence and influence through partnerships with some of the world's leading healthcare, educational and scientific institutions.
Dr. O'Neil presented two professional posters at the Congress: Impact of a novel patient-centered pharmacy model in long term care, and Impact of an interprofesisonal seminar on pharmacy students' perception of interprofessional care. "It was a great experience sharing ideas and networking with pharmacists from across the globe," Dr. O'Neil said.
Mylan School of Pharmacy
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