Opening Ceremony


Sunday 28 August 2017 15:00-17:00

Room: Pacifico A & B


14:00 – Doors open for guests

14:30 – Guests seated

15:00 – Official start


Welcome by the Master of Ceremonies

David Suarez (COFA)


Welcome on behalf of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Carmen Peña, FIP President


Welcome on behalf of the Confederación Farmacéutica Argentina (COFA)

Raúl Eduardo Mascaró, COFA President


Welcome on behalf of the Ministry of Health Argentina


Official opening of the congress


Presidential address

Carmen Peña, FIP President




Awards in Recognition of Excellence


Joseph A. Oddis Award for Exceptional Service to FIP

The Joseph A. Oddis Award is given on an ad hoc basis to officers of FIP or individuals who have rendered exceptional service to FIP.


Distinguished Science Award

FIP’s Distinguished Science Award recognises an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical science and who has been engaged with the work of FIP.


André Bédat Award

The André Bédat Award recognises a pharmacist who is an outstanding practitioner and has made significant contributions to pharmacy at an international level.


FIP Fellows (FFIP)

FIP fellowship recognises individual members of FIP who have exhibited strong leadership internationally, who have distinguished themselves in the pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice of pharmacy, who have contributed to the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences and/or practice or pharmacy, and who have served FIP.

Health Promotion Award


Pharmacy Practice Improvement Award


For all previous award winners, please visit


FIP Foundation for Education and Research presentation

Thony Björk, Chairman of the FIP Foundation


Ton Hoek Scholarship for Global Leadership


Closing entertainment