The International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine

National Member Associations

IFAPP consists of the leading professional associations in pharmaceutical medicine and drug development.


Worldwide Development and Professional Certification


Excellent Global Communication Since 1975


IFAPP collaborates and coordinates with key players in the fields of pharmaceutical medicine and medicines development

Certification Working Group

CCWG works collaboratively in the development and delivery of relevant and recognised education and training in PM/MDS for the benefit of IFAPP’s professional membership.


IFAPP works closely with the following organizations:

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences - Associate partner of UNESCO - in official relations with WHO (https://cioms.ch)

IMI Innovative Medicines Initiative - The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership aiming to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. (https://www.imi.europa.eu/)

We have a Memorandum of Understanding with World Medical Association. The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. (https://www.wma.net/)

We work closely with Free Medical Journals which have over 4000 free medical journals with daily presentations of new journals and free subscription to the journal alerts. (http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/)

IFAPP is also involved in a working group with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK (https://www.fpm.org.uk/)

PharmaTrain is implementing reliable standards for high-quality postgraduate education and training in Medicines Development. https://www.pharmatrain.eu/

We also have a Memorandum of Understanding with Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) - a non-profit global society of Medical Affairs professionals across a spectrum of fields and experience. (https://www.medicalaffairs.org/)

We offer a training course in Medical Affairs in collaboration with King's College London in the United Kingdom (https://www.kcl.ac.uk/)

Tufts University Center for the Study of Drug Development (http://csdd.tufts.edu) will add a new module to the Medical Affairs Training Course as above

Governing Bodies

In addition, IFAPP follows closely the guidance and decisions of the following Governing Bodies:

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The mission of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines, for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union (EU). (https://www.ema.europa.eu/)

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. (https://www.fda.gov/)

They are building a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere. (https://www.who.int)