IFAPP

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.

Education

Worldwide Development and Professional Certification

Communication

Excellent Global Communication Since 1975

Collaborations

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.

Education and Competencies Working Group (ECWG)

The aim of ECWG is to work collaboratively in the development and delivery of relevant and recognised education and training in Pharmaceutical Medicine / Medicines Development Science  (PM/MDS) for the benefit of IFAPP’s professional membership.

ECWG to foster recognition of the ongoing IFAPP contributions to advancing the discipline of Pharmaceutical Medicine as a profession, and the development of competent practitioners in the field.

ECWG to work closely with Certification WG and other Working Groups to develop professional worldwide certification processes in Medical Affairs and Clinical Development.

  • To expand the educational initiatives in pharmaceutical medicine to developing countries.
  • To act as the guardian of the full core competencies in PM/MDS.
  • To contribute to the review and revision of The PharmaTrain Syllabus for PM/MDS and the roll-out of the new PharmaTrain Syllabus v2.0.
  • To define model job descriptions and competency profiles in PM/MDS.
  • To coordinate the development of centralised assessments for competency-based applied knowledge.
  • To contribute to the development of Entrustable Professional Activities and their application in competence curricula.
  • To achieve the international standards for certification.
  • To define a process for credentialing and re-certification.
  • To develop links with scientific journals in discussing the growing complexity and changing environment of global medicines development from discovery to lifecycle management. Foster critical position papers in the discipline of Pharmaceutical Medicine in an active research topic on “Medical Affairs in Medicines Development” with “Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Medicine and Outcomes Research” (impact factor 4.4).
  • To cooperate with the national Member Associations (NMAs) to develop educational programmes and conferences in Medicines Development and Pharmaceutical Medicine.
  • To collaborate with the Certification WG in supporting and promoting IFAPP’s professional certification programmes: Professional Certification in Medicines Development (CMD): Global Fellow in Medicines Development (GFMD):  Specialist in Medicines Development (SMD).

Education and Competencies Working Group (ECWG) Members

IFAPP Members

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Peter
Stonier (Chair)

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Honorio
Silva

Sandor-Kerpel-Fronius

Sandor
Kerpel-Fronius

Domenico

Domenico
Criscuolo

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Gustavo
Kesselring

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Marco
Romano

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Kyoko
Imamura

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Brigitte
Franke-Bray

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Kotone
Matsuyama

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Wellington
Briques

Non-IFAPP Members

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Tim
Higenbottam

Alan-Boyd

Alan
Boyd

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Ingrid
Klingmann

Xavier-Luria

Xavier
Luria

Kata Mazalin

Kata
Mazalin

Ana-Salgado

Ana
Salgado

mike hardman

Mike
Hardman

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Pravin
Chopra

A.-Nakae

Aya
Nakae

Ichiro Uchida

Ichiro
Uchida

IFAPP Education Working Group Identifies Core Competencies

In fulfilment of one of its key objectives, IFAPP's Education Working Group has identified 7 domains and 60 core competencies to orient the discipline and the academic programs for the development of future competent professionals and to advance the profession.

The effective implementation of training programs using Core Competencies for pharmaceutical physicians and drug development scientists anywhere in the world may transform the drug development process to an efficient and integrated process for better and safer medicines.