FIP Opens Momentous 2011 Congress in Hyderabad
The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) opened the 2011 Congress with a monumental
visit by the President of India during the Opening Ceremony of the 71st World Congress of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences. All were honoured by Her Excellency’s presence and inspired by her
words of motivation for pharmacists’ potential in India and around the world.
Following the visit of the President and Government Officials, the Assistant-Director General of the
World Health Organization (WHO) was present to sign the official:
President Dr Michel Buchmann. This Statement will set the stage for increased pharmacist
involvement in the prevention of and care of patients with tuberculosis; a timely and relevant issue
considering the spread of tuberculosis in India.
Many award winners were also honoured during the afternoon – click here for the full press release on
Award Winners 2011, with a special congratulations to Prof Malcom Rowland for his being awarded
FIP is very pleased to bring the 2011 Congress to the intriguing setting of Hyderabad. Almost 2000
delegates have convened in India for a programme centered on increasing safety and quality of
medicines and patients on a global level.
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