Pharmaceutical Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 7–10 | Cite as

Shaping IFAPP’s Future

A Process to Help the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians Evolve
  • Sander Becker
  • Chris Allen
  • Johanna Schenk
  • Norbert Clemens
  • IFAPP Executive Committee

In 2010, ‘Shaping IFAPP’s Future’ is a ‘puzzle’ worth exploring (figure 1). After 35 years, how can the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) fit together the pieces of the puzzle that comprise its global organization in a way that responds to the ever changing and evolving landscape of Pharmaceutical Medicine?



Dr Sander Becker is the chairperson of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) Global Strategic Working Party and co-opted member of the IFAPP Executive Committee. The concept of the ‘Global Strategy’, ‘Synthesis of Ideas’ ‘Shaping the Future’ Workshops, ‘Global Strategy Road Map’, and ‘Shaping the Future’ posters and abstracts were created and facilitated by Dr Becker on behalf of the Global Strategy Working Party and IFAPP Executive Committee. The facts and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the IFAPP. The authors wish to thank the IFAPP President, members of the Working Party and Executive Committee for their participation and contribution. The poster was presented at the International Conference of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2008, in Amsterdam and the poster and context were presented in IFAPP World III, 2008. Ivan Nurick, On Cue Executive Consulting, St Ives, NSW, Australia, and Ilana Kaplan, Kaplan Technologies, Bondi, NSW, Australia, provided strategic insight. Graphic design developed by Melissa Riback, Hot Chocolate Creative, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The authors have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this editorial. IFAPP provided financial supported for graphic design. No other sources of funding were provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sander Becker
    • 1
  • Chris Allen
    • 2
  • Johanna Schenk
    • 3
  • Norbert Clemens
    • 4
  • IFAPP Executive Committee
  1. 1.Pharmaceutical Physician ProjectRose Bay NorthAustralia
  2. 2.Merck & Co. Inc.Whitehouse StationUSA
  3. 3.PharmaProjekthaus GmbH & Co. KGFrankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.CRS Mannheim GmbHGruenstadtGermany

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