International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine

National Member Associations

IFAPP is comprised of the leading professional associations in the fields of Pharmaceutical Medicine and medicines 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.

Mission & Objectives

IFAPP’S Mission

The Mission of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine (IFAPP) is to promote Pharmaceutical Medicine by enhancing the knowledge, expertise and skills of pharmaceutical physicians and other professionals involved in all scientific disciplines with regard to the discovery, development, research and use of medicines worldwide, thus leading to the availability and appropriate use of medicines for the benefit of patients and the society.

How does IFAPP accomplish its Mission?

  • Through elaboration and diffusion of regularly updated international training programs, covering in particular drug development, medical information (e.g. Collaboration IFAPP Academy/Kings College).
  • By organizing international forums with the participation of representatives of the national associations discussing common challenges and emerging "best practices".
  • By representing our members at the level of international organizations and ensuring our members’ perspectives are understood and supported by all public and private stakeholders, including but not limited to fostering the international recognition of Pharmaceutical Medicine.
  • By ensuring that IFAPP members are aware of fast evolving stakeholders’ new expectations (e.g. demand for more Real-World Evidence data) and discuss available methods to generate those data, analyzing current technical, regulatory and ethical challenges.
  • By reviewing emerging technologies’ benefits and limitations (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Megadata).
  • By ensuring our core ethical values inspire all our activities and recommendations.

Aims & Objectives 2021-2023

Goals for the Future

  • Refine and enhance IFAPP and further ensure competence in Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • New online learning programmes offered globally, explore additional certification possibilities
  • Expand communication and collaboration with national member associations/individual affiliates
  • Develop more collaboration with key stakeholders in Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa
  • Generate new membership fees based on GDP* by ensuring financial stability
  • Develop global young professionals network, also via use of social media

*GDP: gross domestic product