IFAPP’s Past Presidents are an important asset, as they have significant experience in the governance of the federation and they carry in their memories a lot of traditions which should not be forgotten.
This was the spirit which suggested, in 2018, the formation of the Council of Past Presidents, which was established by the IFAPP Board of Officers. The first task given to the Council was the identification of two professionals in Pharmaceutical Medicine who, in their working life, gave a significant contribution to the dissemination of the culture of Pharmaceutical Medicine both at national and international level. The title awarded to these colleagues is “Hero in Pharmaceutical Medicine”. The first two awards were offered at ICPM 2018 in Tokyo, and, for the future, two more awards will be offered during the ceremonies of next ICPMs.
Additional tasks given to the Council are the suggestion of topics for the ICPM program, the identification of key candidates for the Board of Officers, and any other matter where experience can play an important role.
At present, the Council of Past Presidents is formed by the following IFAPP Past Presidents:
HERO IN PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE
In 2017 the IFAPP Board decided to establish the title of “Hero in Pharmaceutical Medicine”.
Criteria for nomination:
The Council of Past-Presidents was given the task to identify candidates for this award in addition to nominations by National Member Associations (NMAs), who are then endorsed by the IFAPP Board. Usually, these awards are given during the closing ceremony of an ICPM (International Conference of Pharmaceutical Medicine), but in some occasions the award can be given at a different event.
Awardees and events awards were given to date: