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.

The International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine, IFAPP, since 1975

IFAPPs  primary objective is to bring together physicians and scientists from the pharmaceutical industry and contract research organisations with colleagues working in research institutes, academia, medicines regulatory agencies and patient organisations, in order to stimulate the advancement of knowledge in Pharmaceutical Medicine globally.

The role of pharmaceutical physicians and non-medical professionals involved in the medicines development process has become increasingly important, driven by rapid medical and scientific advancements. National and global conferences, meetings and events organised throughout the world have facilitated this process.

Currently, 23 National Member Associations (NMAs) represent the interests and goals of several thousand professionals active in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Pharmaceutical Medicine is the medical scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and public health.

Source/Reference: The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (https://www.fpm.org.uk)

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