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.




First Published In


Peter D. Stonier, Honorio Silva, Alan Boyd, Domenico Criscuolo, Felicity J. Gabbay, Kyoko Imamura, Gustavo Kesselring, Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Heinrich Klech and Ingrid Klingmann

Evolution of the Development of Core Competencies in Pharmaceutical Medicine and Their Potential Use in Education and Training

Frontiers in Pharmacology

19 March 2020

Domenico Criscuolo, Kyoko Imamura and Ingrid Klingmann

The Specialist in Medicines Development (SMD) as a Vocational Program in Pharmaceutical Medicine: The Japanese and Italian Experience

Frontiers in Pharmacology

25 February 2020

Thomas Morris, Joshua M. Brostoff, Peter David Stonier and Alan Boyd

Evolution of Ethical Principles in the Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine From a UK Perspective

Frontiers in Pharmacology

15 January 2020

Kyoko Imamura, Domenico Criscuolo, Anna Jurczynska, Gustavo Kesselring, Peter Stonier,  Tatsushi Tsuda and Honorio Silva

International Perception of Competence, Education, and Training Needs Among Biomedical Professionals Involved in Medicines Development

Frontiers in Pharmacology

3 March 2019

Gabriel Schnetzler, Markus F. Bremgartner, Regina Grossmann Straessle, David Spirk, Fabian Tay, Rahel Troxler Saxer and Martin Traber

Evolution to a Competency-Based Training Curriculum for Pharmaceutical Medicine Physicians in Switzerland

Frontiers in Pharmacology

27 February 2019

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Sander Becker, Jane Barrett, Johan Brun, Roberto Carlesi, Anthony Chan, Luis F. Collia, Dominique J. Dubois, Peter Kleist, Greg Koski, Chieko Kurihara, Luis F. Laranjeira, Johanna Schenk and Honorio Silva

The Shared Ethical Responsibility of
Medically and Non-medically
Qualified Experts in Human Drug
Development Teams

Frontiers in Pharmacology

3 September 2018

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Sander Becker, Jane Barrett, Johan Brun, Roberto Carlesi, Anthony Chan, Luis F. Collia, Dominique J. Dubois, Peter Kleist, Greg Koski, Chieko Kurihara, Luis F. Laranjeira, Johanna Schenk and Honorio Silva


Frontiers in Pharmacology. Supplementary material

3 September 2018

Dominique J. Dubois, Anna Jurczynska, Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Gustavo Kesselring, Kyoko Imamura, Gerfried Nell, Honorio Silva and
Peter Stonier

Fostering Competence in Medicines Development: The IFAPP Perspective

Frontiers in Pharmacology

14 October 2016

Cath Brooksbank, Christa Janko, Claire Johnson, Wolf See, Hans H. Lindén and Mike Hardman

LifeTrain: Driving lifelong learning for biomedical professionals

WHIOCE Publishing PTE. LTD.

7 December 2015

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Bernd Rosenkranz, Elizabeth Allen, Rolf Bass, Jacques D. Mainard, Alex Dodoo, Dominique J. Dubois, Mandisa Hela, Steven Kern, Joao Massud, Honorio Silva and Jeremy Whitty

Education and training for medicines development, regulation, and clinical research in emerging countries

Frontiers in Pharmacology

14 April 2015

Honorio Silva, Stephen Sonstein, Peter Stonier, Dominique Dubois, Barbara Gladson, Carolynn Thomas Jones, Domenico Criscuolo, et al.

Alignment of Competencies to Address Inefficiencies in Medicines Development and Clinical Research: Need for InterProfessional Education

Pharmaceutical Medicine


Honorio Silva*, Peter Stonier, Fritz Buhler, Jean-Paul Deslypere, Domenico Criscuolo, Gerfried Nell, Joao Massud, Stewart Geary, Johanna Schenk, Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, Greg Koski, Norbert Clemens, Ingrid Klingmann, Gustavo Kesselring, Rudolf van Olden and Dominique Dubois

Core competencies for pharmaceutical physicians and drug development scientists

Frontiers in Pharmacology

26 August 2013

Sandor Kerpel-Fronius

The Development of Phamaceutical Medicine in Hungary

Pharm Med 2013; 27:289295

Sarah Daniels

Pharmaceutical Medicine in the UK

Pharm Med 2011; 25 (1): 1-5

Norbert Clemens

Pharmaceutical Medicine in Germany

Pharm Med 2010; 24(1):11-13

Vanessa Cohen-Muñoz, Marlene LLópiz-Avilés, Fabián Llorens, Miguel Peniche, Juliet Vargas

Pharmaceutical Medicine in Mexico

Pharm Med 2010; 24(4):211-218

Domenico Criscuolo

Pharmaceutical Medicine in Italy

Pharm Med 2010; 24(1):15-19

Martin Traber and Beat Althaus

Pharmaceutical Medicine in Switzerland

Pharm Med 2010; 24 (2): 75-81

Peter D. Stonier, Honorio Silva and Herman Lahon

Pharmaceutical Medicine - History, Global Status, Evolution and Development

Pharmaceutical Medicine