logo.gif (14416 bytes)Pharmacy World Congress '98
58th International Congress of FIP

The Hague, The Netherlands, 30 August - 4 September 1998

Closing date for Abstracts - April 1, 1998 -------------------- 'Early Bird' Registration finishes May 1, 1998 ---------------------------------

Please note this is an abbreviated version of the printed provisional programme. If you want full information then send your full postal address to m.vanboldrik-swakhoven@fip.nl

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About The Hague

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Social Programme

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Section Meetings


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Important Notice about VAT

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Call for Papers

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Please note the forms below are in Adobe Acrobat format

Download Abstract form

Download Hotel Registration form

Download Registration form

Download Abstract Presenters Registration Form

Main Theme: Building Bridges For The Benefit Of The Patient

Venue: Netherlands Congress Centre, Churchillplein 10 P.O. Box 82000, 2508 EA The Hague, The Netherlands

Welcome to the Royal Residence City of The Hague

The FIP Pharmacy World Congress ’98 will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from August 30 until September 4, 1998. We will offer five days with 13 scientific and professional symposia, forums and various section programmes. You will find suitable programmes every day whether your main interest lies in academia, industrial, community or hospital pharmacy.

Drug research has never been more exciting than today, nor have the possibilities of prevention and treatment of old and new diseases been more promising. The programme provides you with many choices on new world-wide trends in the various fields of pharmacy.

There will be possibilities for you to contribute to the programme in the poster sessions and in the section programmes.

The Hague is a picturesque old city, known for its location on the sea and its numerous parks. It is the residence of our royal family. It also houses our parliament, which dates back to the 13th century. On the 3rd September the Queen opens the parliamental year by reading her annual speech from the throne. On this day, the Royal Family travels in a Golden Carriage from her working palace in the city centre to the "Binnenhof".

This year The Hague also celebrates its 750th anniversary. There will be festivities throughout the months of August and September. The mayor of The Hague has kindly invited all congress participants for a welcome party on Monday after the sessions close.

We are looking forward to greeting you in The Hague!

Dieter Steinbach, President FIP

Mark Hagenzieker, Chairman Dutch Hospitality Committee

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Registration of all delegates: Form A

FIP Congresses & Conferences, Andries Bickerweg 5, 2517 JP The Hague (The Netherlands)

Tel.: +31 70 302 1982 Fax.: +31 70 363 3914



The FIP Organising Committee and the Netherlands Host Committee accept no liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress.


The official Congress language is English. Simultaneous translation will be available in selected symposia from English into French, German and Spanish. Dutch is the language of The Netherlands. The most common foreign language spoken by Dutch people is English. In hotels and other tourist areas other languages like French, German and Italian might be spoken.

Official travel/housing agent

Holland Hotel Services is the officially appointed Housing & Tour Agent for this Congress. They are pleased to offer assistance and handling of:

Hotel Accommodation, Pre-and Post-Congress Tours and Tours during the Congress week. Should you wish to register for a Section dinner, please see Form B.


The size of your poster should be: 1.97 m width and 1.15 length. Posters can be hung up on Monday. Presentation should be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All posters should be removed on Thursday, 3 September by 17.00 hours. The organisers are not responsible for any damage to or loss of posters which are left behind.

Press Room

The Congress Press Room offers a number of services to professional press observers. They will have access to written press material (press releases, speakers manuscripts, etc.), participation in press conferences and a daily press briefing focusing on the highlights of the day. Press observers have access to working facilities and a chance to socialise with their colleagues.

A plan of activities taking place during the Congress week will be sent to observers beforehand. Press observers must register in the Press Room to get press accreditation and a badge. Press accreditation will only be given to journalists that report for professional media that have published the FIP Provisional Congress Programme in advance and will report afterwards. Further information regarding this can be obtained from:

Information Manager, FIP Publications.

Tel: +31 70 302 1987. Email: Jacobine@fip.nl

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Provisional Programme

Sunday, 30 August

08.30-17.00 Registration

09.00-17.00    Council meeting sim. translation

Monday, 31 August

08.00-17.00 Registration

10.00-12.00 Opening Ceremony

14.00-17.00 Pharmacy in The Netherlands

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Tuesday, 1 September

S1 Current Status and Future Possibilities of Vaccines, Chairs: Daan Crommelin, The Netherlands and Wim Jiskoot, The Netherlands

S2 Genetic Basis of Drug Dosing, Chairs: Geoff Tucker, UK and Douwe Breimer, The Netherlands

S3 The Importance of Transporters in Drug Dosing, Chairs: Leslie Benet, USA and A.J. Porsius, The Netherlands

P1 GPP and Developing Countries, Chairs: Murtada Sesay, Sierra Leone and Frans van de Vaart, The Netherlands

P2 The Pharmacists’ Role in Family Health, Chairs: Lilian Mšller, Denmark and L.T. de Jong, The Netherlands

P3 The Impact of the Pharmaceutical Industry on Pharmacy Practice, Chairs: Robert Grant, Australia and G.E. Worm, The Netherlands

P4 How Politics Influence Drug Use, Chairs: Cecilia Claesson, Sweden and Loek Arts, The Netherlands

P5 The Patient as a Source of Information on Drug Use, Chairs: Johan de Gier, The Netherlands and to be announced

Wednesday, 2 September

S4 How to Discuss Equivalence and Interchangeability, Chairs: Henning Blume, Germany and Peter de Smet, The Netherlands

P6 Improving Patient Outcome, Chairs: Tom Thielke, USA and Dick Tromp, The Netherlands

P7 Counterfeit Drugs, Chairs: Agathe Wehrli, Switzerland and P.H. Vree, The Netherlands

P8 The Role of the Pharmacist in Self-medication, Chairs: Avi Moshenson, Israel and to be announced

Thursday, 3 September

P9 Continuity of Care (Seamless Care), Chairs: Astrid Forsstršm, Sweden and N.F. Muller, The Netherlands


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Call for Papers

Posters: Communications on all aspects of pharmacy are welcome in the form of posters. The poster exhibition will be held in The Netherlands Congress Centre. Accepted section posters will be displayed during Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Congress week. Posters can be put up on Monday.

Authors are requested to indicate on the Abstract Form in which category their contribution is to be presented.

Please indicate if your abstract is for:

Symposium presentation
Short oral communication
Poster presentation

Poster board size: 1.97 m width and 1.15 m length.

Authors whose abstract for poster presentation has been accepted by one of the Sections should present their posters in person during the two-hour lunch break on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Attention: Authors will be sent a notification of acceptance or rejection of their abstract

by the respective Section. Abstracts for posters will only be accepted if the presenter is registered for the Congress. In order to facilitate the procedure, an Abstract Registration Form available here (in Adobe Acrobet format). If you have not filled in your details, the Abstract will be returned to you by the Section with the request to fill in your registration and payment details. Abstracts will then be forwarded to:

Mrs. Jacobine Grootens, Publications Department, FIP.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is: 1 April 1998. Deadline for payment is 1 June 1998. If we have received no payment by this date, the abstract will not be printed in the Abstract Book and will be returned to the presenter.

Abstract Procedure: Abstracts must be written in English. Submitted abstracts must describe unpublished work. They should state the purpose of the study, describe the methods, summarise the results, present sufficient details to support the conclusion, and give the conclusions reached.

Only abstracts typed in high quality on the official Abstract Form will be accepted. Additional Abstract Forms are available from FIP in The Hague.

Abstracts of less than 200 words or sent by fax will not be accepted. All abstracts will be screened according to quality.

FIP Foundation for Education and Research: The FIP Foundation for Education and Research will sponsor research awards for young individuals. If you are under the age of 35 years, and have a recommendation from your Professor or Dean, please tick the appropriate box on the Abstract Form if you wish to be considered for this Award. Awardees will be notified by FIP at the end of June 1998. The Award will be a grant of NLG. 500,-. In addition registration to the Congress will be complimentary.

Abstracts should be sent to the appropriate Section officer:

Hospital Pharmacy: Mr. Thomas Thielke, 2616 Cochise Trail, Madison, Wisconsin, USA  Tel: +1-608-263 12 87 Fax: +1-608-263 94 24

Military & Emergency Pharmacy: Col. Robert van Damme, MSPh/Appro, Kw Koningin Elisabeth, Everestraat, B-1140 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32- 2-701 30 59  Fax: +32-2-701 30 71

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: Dr. Peter J. Houghton, Department of Pharmacy, King’s College London, Manresa Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6LX, England Tel: +44-171 333 47 75 Fax: +44-171-351 53 07 E-mail: p.houghton@kcl.ac.uk

Pharmacy Information: Ms. Anna Greta Hedstrand, Managing Director, LINFO Drug Information Ltd., Medborgarplatsen 25, Box 17608, S-118 92 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46- 8-462 37 16 Fax: +46- 8-462 02 88

Industrial Pharmacy: Dr. Erich Sturzenegger, Novartis Pharma AG, S-301.152, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland Tel: +41- 61-324 55 72 Fax: +41-61-324 39 19 Email: erich.sturzenegger@pharma.novartis.com

Community Pharmacy: Ms. Bente Frokjaer, Danmarks Apotekerforening, Bredgarde 54, Postboks 2181, DK-1017 Copenhagen K

Denmark Tel: +45- 33-76 76 00 Fax: +45- 33-76 76 99

Clinical Biology: Dr. J. Charret, Conseil National de l'Ordre des Pharmaciens, 4 Avenue Ruysdael, 75008 Paris, France Tel: +33-1-40 53 74 00 Fax: +33-1-46 22 47 20

Academic Pharmacy: Dr. B. Leufkens, Dept.of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Utrecht, P.O.Box 80.082, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands Tel: +31-30-253 73 24/73 06 Fax:+31-30-253 91 66

Official Laboratories & Medicines Control Services: Prof. Dr. Hans Selander, Apoteksbolaget AB, Central Laboratories,S-105 14 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46-8-45 47 760 Fax: +46-8-74 06 040

Administrative Pharmacy: Dr. Cecilia Claesson, National Board of Health Welfare, S-106 30 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46-8-78 33 186 Fax: +46-8-78 33 305 E-mail: cecilia.claesson@sos.se

Working Group, History of Pharmacy: Dr. Leif H. Eklund, Apoteksgrupp Stockholm, P. O. Box 6401, S-113 82 Stockholm, Sweden Tel: +46-8-69 05 274 Fax: +46-8-69 05 669

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Forums and Other Events

Tuesday, 2 September



Symposium on AIDS


FIP will be organising a special Symposium as a follow up to the joint declaration on: ‘The Role of the Pharmacists in the Fight against the HIV-AIDS pandemic‘ signed in Vancouver in September 1997.



Good Pharmacy Practice Seminar


Chair: Nils-Olof Strandqvist, Sweden

The Programme is not yet complete but the GPP supporting group’s intention is to arrange an interesting ‘round table discussion’ between representatives of the pharmacy and medical profession and some administrators, politicians and decision makers from different parts of the world. They will discuss some special parts of GPP and the WHO’s resolution 1994 about the pharmacists role in health care today and in the future. Hopefully we will be able to find consensus for recommendations which will be useful for the audience at home.

Wednesday, 2 September



Assembly of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists


The Assembly is the major opportunity for individual members of FIP to

take part in policy formation within FIP. The FIP President, Dr. Dieter Steinbach, will report on the work of FIP. In particular there will be the opportunity to discuss a number of draft statements which are in preparation within FIP. The views of individual pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists are important when the Council of FIP debates the statement before deciding whether to adopt it or not. The 1998 Assembly will have simultaneous interpretation in English, French, German and Spanish. This is primarily a working session where interaction between attendees will be given a high priority.





Pharmacy students of today are the pharmacists of tomorrow

Pharmacy students and pharmacists are once again invited to attend the FIP/IPSF Students’ Day. The objective is to introduce students to current trends in international pharmacy and to allow interaction between pharmacists and pharmacy students.

As the pharmaceutical profession is in a constant state of change, it is important that pharmacists and pharmacy students are made aware of the new opportunities facing the profession.

Does pharmaceutical education meet the needs of the profession and/or is the profession keeping up with the changes in education? During this session ideas and opinions will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to listen to prominent members of the pharmaceutical profession talking about current international trends in pharmacy and the impact of these changes at student and professional levels. There will be an evening function where students and pharmacists have the opportunity to ‘minimise’ the generation gap.

Students wishing to register for this in advance, please contact:

President IPSF, Andries Bickerweg 5, 2517 JP The Hague, The Netherlands Email: ipsf@fip.nl

Students will receive a free pass which will entitle them to attend any other FIP session on Wednesday. Please register in advance.



Open Forum


Working Group on Managed Care

Chair: Albert Wertheimer, USA


In 1996 FIP established a working group to study managed care and its impact on pharmacy. This working group has reviewed the international literature and has interviewed knowledgeable persons within and outside of pharmacy.

This final report will be presented in 1998 in The Hague, this is an opportunity for FIP members to both hear about the workings of the working group and listen to an update of the findings and conclusions.

In addition, this is a splendid opportunity for pharmacists to provide their input to the panel, from their experiences, thoughts and readings, or just to ask a question. The process will be enriched through as much participation as possible.

Managed care pharmacy involves some or all of the following: formularies, prospective and retrospective drug utilisation review (DUR), network of dispensing pharmacies, discount negotiations, provider profiling, benefit design modifications and outcomes related disease state management techniques.



Work-symposium: Consultancy in the Pharmacy



(Sponsored by an educational grant from Procter & Gamble Healthcare)



SIG: Radiologic Pharmacy


Chair: David Laven, USA


SIG: Pharmacists as Deliverers of Vaccinations


Chair: Abraham Hartzema, USA


Thursday, 3 September



Working Group, History of Pharmacy


As in previous years, FIP will provide a platform to the International Society of the History of Pharmacy to organise a special symposium.

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 Section Meetings

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Poster Session

Thursday: Section Dinners

Friday: Section Lunches


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Hospital Pharmacy Section


Thursday, 3 September


Evaluation New Technology in Pharmacy Practice: Chair: Thomas Thielke, USA

Joint Symposium with the Academic Section

Speakers to be announced from: USA; The Netherlands; Japan and Europe


Postgraduate Training for Pharmacists: Chair: Jan Carel Kutsch Lojenga

Joint Symposium with the Academic Section

Speakers: Philip J. Schneider, USA and Kamal Sabra, Ireland

Speakers to be announced from: The Netherlands and the Academic Section


Friday, 4 September


Biotechnology and Gene Therapy: Is there a Role for the Pharmacist?: Chair: Carl Lyons, USA

Speakers: Roger W. Anderson, USA

Speakers to be announced from: Europe and Japan


Contributed papers: Chair: Toshitaka Nebshima, Japan



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Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section



Monday, 31 August

Meet and Greet


Thursday, 3 September


Information on the Medical Corps of the The Dutch Armed Forces and on the National Organisations for military and civilian emergency medical services


Study tour to military and/or civilian emergency service establishments

Friday, 4 September


Technical, Logistic and Medical Aspects of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Countermeasures


Short oral communications


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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Section


Thursday, 3 September


Cultivation and Processing of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Quality improvement of medicinal and aromatic plant production in India: S.K. Chatterjee, India
Postharvest handling: E.A. Aboutabl, The Netherlands
Introduction of herbs and medicinal plants into Finland: B. Galanbossi, Finland
Cultivation: E.M. Badawy, The Netherlands
Aspects of grown medicinal plants in Hungary: E. Neneth, Hungary

Friday, 4 September

Excursion and lunch: Programme to be announced


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Pharmacy Information Section


Thursday, 3 September


Business meeting of the Section


The Pharmacist’s Role in Consumer Education

Barriers to programme development and implementation
Training of pharmacists for consumer education
Developing and evaluating consumer education material
Programmes and materials for special populations
Consumer education on traditional and complementary medicine


Friday, 4 September


Establishing Effective Drug Information Dissemination Programmes

The role of drug information centers and networks
Requirements for building and maintaining an effective drug information centre
Using the Internet and other new communication technologies
Pharmaceutical industry information initiatives
Using the drug information centre for outreach, public education, and drug use data collection


Current Issues in Drug Information

Impact of the Internet on information access and use
Reimbursement for cognitive services
Integrated information systems
New technologies and databases


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Community Pharmacy Section


Tuesday, 1 September


Steering Committee meeting (closed meeting but open to observers)

Wednesday, 2 September


Short oral communications

Thursday, 3 September


Continuing Professional Development Programme:

Managing pharmaceutical care and pharmacists’ intervention

(Separate registration)

Specific objectives:

1. to focus on the interventions that pharmacists may perform in order to improve patient outcomes

2. to focus on project management, how to define a project, set objectives and measure outcomes

3. to focus on empowerment: motivation, team building and leadership

4. to focus on "exploring future developments"

Planning Committee: Dick Tromp (Chair), Ross Holland (Co-chair), Charles Hepler, Martin Schulz, Olivier Bugnon, Hanne Herborg, Peter Noyce, James McElnay, Foppe van Mil, Gieneke van der Werf, supported by Bente Frokjaer and Helle Scheibel


Chairman’s introduction: Dick Tromp, The Netherlands

Management of organisational changes: Speaker to be announced


Workshop: Setting up a project on organisational changes

Friday, 4 September


Leadership and team building: Speaker to be announced

Workshop: Empowerment of the organisation


Workshop: Build an "Utopia" pharmacy


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Industrial Pharmacy Section


Thursday, 3 September


Biopharmaceutical Classifications

Biopharmaceutical classification in drug research: Hans LennermŠs, Sweden
The role of biopharmaceutical classification in the pharmaceutical industry: Helga Mšller, Germany
The importance of biopharmaceutical classification in the European Regulatory Environment: P. Bouka, Greece
Biopharmaceutical classification in the regulatory standards of the USA: Speaker from FDA


Strategy for Global Stability Testing: Chairs: Daniel Schaufelberger, IPS, and Johannes KrŠmer, OLMCS

(Joint Symposium with the Section for Official Laboratories and Medicines Control Services (OLMCS)

ICH guidelines for stability testing: Michael Morris, Ireland
WHO guidelines for stability testing: Sabine Kopp-Kubel, WHO
Strategy for stability testing considering ICH, WHO and other aspects not harmonised yet: The industry perspective: Carol Easter, USA
Panel Discussion (Elaboration of recommendations for ICH)


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Academic Pharmacy Section


Monday, 30 August


Welcome reception

Wednesday, 2 September


Business meeting


Faculty tour

Thursday, 3 September


Poster podium presentation

Chair: Jean-Marc Aiache, France


Postgraduate Training for Pharmacists

Joint Symposium with the Hospital Pharmacy Section. The programme is printed under that Section.

Friday, 4 September


Implementation of Recommendations/guidelines. New Directions in Pharmacy Teaching: Chairs: Dick Penna, USA, Carl Trinca, USA and Jean Marc Aiache, France

Speakers to be announced


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Clinical Biology Section


Thursday, 3 September


Opening of the Session

Chair: Joseph Charret, France


European guidelines on essential criteria for quality systems of clinical biochemistry laboratories: Chair: George Sanders


Project of European Register for directors of clinical laboratories: Chair: Charles Sachs


Education for clinical laboratories – project on harmonisation

Chair: Charles Dreux

Friday, 4 September


Programme to be announced


Oral short communications

Speakers to be announced


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Section for Official Laboratories and Medicines Control Services (OLMCS)


Thursday, 3 September


Laboratory Quality Systems - How to get the right answers

Chair: Tony Moffat, UK

Objectives: To examine in depth those critical features necessary to assure quality internally and to demonstrate externally that we get the right answers

Traceable reference substances and spectra
Validation of methods
Critical aspects of accreditation
Collaborative trials and proficiency tests


Strategy for Global Stability Testing

(Joint Symposium with the Industrial Pharmacy Section). For programme see under that Section.

Friday, 5 September


Short oral communications


Business meeting of the Section


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Administrative Pharmacy Section


Thursday, 3 September


Global Review of Drug Cost Containment Policies

(Asia, Australia, US & Canada, EU, East Europe)

Chair: Jon Merrills, UK

Rational: While the tools used to control drug costs are well known to pharmacists, they are being implemented differently around the world. The objectives of this session are to identify various drug cost containment policies and discuss their respective impact upon the public, pharmacy, physicians and financial impact upon the paying agency

Friday, 4 September


Pharmacy - the Laws and the Practice: Chair: Albert Wertheimer, USA

Speakers to be announced

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All registered participants and accompanying persons are welcome to take part in the Social Programme which has been specially designed for the

FIP '98 Congress.

Please note that the Welcome Reception and the Cultural Event are included in the registration fee for participants and accompanying persons.

Other events in the Social Programme should be booked on the Registration Forms A or B as appropriate, and paid for in advance. As there are only a limited number of places available for some of the events, we recommend that you book in advance. The requests will be handled on a 'first come - first served' basis. However, any unsold tickets can be bought at the tour desk in the Congress Centre.

Monday, 31 August 1998: Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 1 September 1998: Cultural Event at Madurodam from 17.30-19.30

Madurodam is still the smallest town on earth. You will see medieval city quarters, modern architecture, railways and floating vessels, a highway and an airport, a barrel-organ and a brass-band. This city is very much alive and up until now, over 30 million visitors have enjoyed this charming little town since its official opening some 45 years ago by Queen Beatrix - then of course still crown-princess. Bus services will be provided from The Netherlands Congress Centre.

Wednesday, 2 September 1998: Women in Pharmacy lunch from 12.30-14.00 in The Netherlands Congress Centre.

Thursday, 3 September 1998: Section dinners (see Form B) tickets need to be booked and pre-paid to Holland Hotel Services in advance. Booked tickets will not be refunded after 1 August 1998.

Hospital Pharmacy Section
Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section (Free of charge. Tickets can be collected on Sunday in the Registration area of the Congress Centre).
Industrial Pharmacy Section
Community Pharmacy Section
Academic Pharmacy Section
Clinical Biology Section
OLMCS Section
Administrative Pharmacy Section

Friday, 4 September 1998

Section luncheons

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Section
Section for Pharmacy Information

Closing Dinner (see Form A)

Price: Dutch Guilders (NLG) 165,-.

Registration should be made on Form A. Voucher exchange for table reservation is at the Closing Dinner desk.

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How to register

Please print out and complete the enclosed Registration Forms when you register for the FIP '98 Congress. All participants should complete Registration Form A and return it together with payment to FIP Congresses & Conferences in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Abstract presenters have to fill in the Abstract Registration Form . Abstracts will not be accepted without valid registration and payment.

For tours and hotel accommodation, all participants should print out and complete Form B.

Your registration will be taken care of on a ‘first come - first served’ basis. Participation in events included in the registration fee should also be marked on the Form. Photocopies of the Registration Forms are acceptable.


Registration fees and Closing dinner for all Congress participants are quoted in Dutch Guilders (NLG)

  until 1 May '98 until 1 August '98
member 800 + 17.5% VAT 950 + 17.5 % VAT
non-member 1200 + 17.5% VAT 1350 + 17.5% VAT
accompanying persons


students and

recent graduates

300 + 17.5% VAT 350 + 17.5% VAT
on site   1500 + 17.5% VAT
closing dinner 165 165
on site day card   450 + 17.5% VAT
symposia: pharmaceutical care in

disease management

members 170 + 17.5% VAT 170 + 17.5% VAT
non-members 200 + 17.5% VAT 200 + 17.5% VAT

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Attention: FIP is obliged by the Dutch Tax Authorities to charge 17,5% VAT (Value Added Tax) to all Congress Participants, with the following exception:

Participants from European Union countries, who have a VAT number, will not be charged if they indicate the VAT number on Registration Form A. Registration Forms received without a VAT number will be handled as such. No changes or alterations will be permitted after the registration has been processed.

Dutch participants will always be charged VAT, but those who have a VAT number can reclaim VAT directly from the Dutch Tax Authorities. Participants from outside the European Union, who are entrepreneurs, can possibly reclaim VAT from the Dutch Tax Authorities, at the following address:

Belastingdienst/Particulieren/Ondernemingen Buitenland, Schakelweg 5, P.O.Box 2865, 6401 DJ Heerlen, The Netherlands Tel.:+31.45.573.6666

Since VAT must in all cases be charged on Accompanying Person registrations, the fee for this item is raised to 411,50 NLG (350,00 NLG + 17,5 % VAT).

There is a limit of two (2) accompanying persons for each participant. Students and recent graduates have to submit a document proving their status of Student/Recent Graduate.

If you register and pay for the Symposium on Pharmaceutical Care in Disease Management, symposium documentation will be sent to you beforehand.

FIP Membership

Please indicate clearly your membership number on the Registration Form A otherwise you will be charged the fee for non-members.

Non-members who tick and sign the appropriate box will become an individual member of FIP for one year, free of charge, from 1 January 1999.

FIP Foundation for Education and Research

Should you wish to make a donation for Education and Research, please mark the appropriate box on Form A and fill in the amount.

First Timers

If you are attending a FIP Congress for the first time, please tick the appropriate box on Registration Form A.

On site registration and day cards

The registration desk at the The Netherlands Congress Centre, will be open on Sunday, 30 August at 08.00 - 17.00h, on Monday, 31 August at 08.00-17.00h, and from Tuesday, 1 September until Thursday, 3 September from 08.30-17.00h. On Friday, 4 September from 08.30-13.00h.

The registration fee for delegates includes: All Sessions, Final Programme, Abstract Book, List of Participants, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception and the Cultural Event. Section dinners and Closing dinner are optional.

The registration fee for accompanying persons includes: Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception and the Cultural Event.

Section dinners, Closing dinner and tours are optional.

Cancellation: Cancellation of registration has to be made in writing and sent to:

FIP Congresses & Conferences in The Hague, The Netherlands.

If cancellation is received before 1 May 1998, 90% of the paid fees will be refunded. If cancellation is made between 1 May and 1 August 1998, 50% of the paid fees will be refunded. After 1 August 1998, no refunds will be made. Pre-paid tickets for Section dinners and Closing dinner, cancelled during the Congress, will not be refunded.

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How to book Accommodation

Holland Hotel Services has been appointed as Official Housing/Tour Agent

Please return Form B to: FIP ‘98, c/o Holland Hotel Services, P.O. Box 11632, 2502 AP The Hague (The Netherlands) Tel: +31-70-306 17 90 Fax: +31-70-358 61 78

All Forms must be accompanied by Eurocheque/Bank cheque or credit card guarantee.

 A large number of rooms have been blocked in various price categories.

Category A NLG 400 to NLG 525

Category B NLG 245 to NLG 395

Category C NLG 155 to NLG 240

The selected hotels are situated within approximately 5-20 minutes of travel time (public transport) to the main conference centre.

Conditions for reservation:

These conditions apply to individual reservations.

1. Rooms will be allocated on a "First come, first served" basis.

2. Reservations can only be made through this hotel reservation form.

3. Accommodation will only be guaranteed when reservations are received before 30 June 1998 and eurocheque, bank cheque or credit card guarantee is received before 30 June 1998.

4. Reservation forms and cheques/credit card guarantees received after the dates mentioned in 3 above, will be handled, but adequate accommodation can not be guaranteed.

5. The deposit to be paid is NLG 500,00 per room (net of bank charges).A value voucher will be issued for the net amount received. Alternatively a credit card guarantee may be given in which case no advanced deposit is needed. Credit cards will not be charged, unless in the event of ‘no-show’ or ‘late cancellation’.

6. Cancellation conditions/charges:

- Cancellations and/or changes should be made in writing.

- Cancellation charges :

Up to 2 months prior to the arrival date NIL

2 to 1 months prior to the arrival date NLG 200,00

1 to 0 months prior to the arrival date NLG 500,00

In case a credit card guarantee has been given, the credit card will be charged accordingly.

7. In case of ‘no-show’ the deposit will be forfeited or when a credit card guarantee has been given, the credit card will be charged for NLG 500,00

8. After a ‘no-show’ has taken place, the remaining days for which the reservation was valid will be cancelled.

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Daily Congress Tours


Monday, August, 31

Departure: 09.00, return: 12.00

Price : NLG 46,-

The Hague: seat of government, residence and home to diplomats and base of renowned national and multinational companies. But The Hague is so much more: cultural city, city of monuments, shopping areas and natural beauty. And it is this versatility that underlines the unique character of The Hague.

The sightseeing will bring you to Scheveningen, with the beautiful Kurhaus hotel. Via, among others, the fair embassy district, you will drive to the magnificent Peace Palace where the International Court of Justice is situated. Naturally, time will be available to take pictures.


DELFT (Code: MON 3104)

Monday, August, 31

Departure: 13.00, return: 17.00

Price: NLG 60,-

Delft is a historical city with an intimate atmosphere. Canals, bridges, court-yards, the Market with the New Church and the City Hall bring back reminiscences of days long past.

The first visit in Delft will be to the "Porceleyne Fles". Here you will get a demonstration of the production process and the decoration of the famous Delft pottery. After this visit you will go to the centre of Delft where you will get a combined ticket for a choice of a visit to one or more of three places of interest.



(Code: MON 3117)

Monday, August, 31

Departure: 09.00, return: approx. 17.00

Price: NLG 153,-

A full day Amsterdam and its sights : a traditional boat-tour, a look at a diamond factory and a visit to the Royal Palace.

Upon arrival in the capital you will board the saloon-boat for a nice cruise through the canals and a part of the lively harbour of Amsterdam, followed by a visit to a diamond factory. Afterwards a walk to the Dam square will bring you to The Royal Palace for a guided tour.



Tuesday, September, 1

Departure: 13.30, return: approx. 16.30

Price: NLG 69,-

Visits to the impressive Peace Palace and the amazing Panorama Mesdag.

A guided tour through the magnificent Peace Palace will give you a nice impression of the International Court of Justice with its enormous legal libraries and fascinating interiors donated by a large number of countries.

The Panorama Mesdag on the other hand is an enormous painting hanging in a wide circle from the ceiling of a specially designed building. Here you will get a surprising view of the old fishing village of Scheveningen.

The tour will end in The Mauritshouse, recognised as one of Europe’s finest art galleries.



Tuesday, September, 1

Departure: 09.00, return: approx. 16.30

Price: NLG 152,-

A combination of the world's biggest harbour and the picturesque city of Delft.

For over an hour you will cruise through the busiest harbour in the world. At close quarters you will see the intensive traffic of ocean-going vessels and river-craft.

In the afternoon a visit to the famous Delft pottery "De Porceleyne Fles". During a tour through the factory the production process will be explained and you can watch the painters decorating the objects.



Wednesday, September, 2

Departure: 08.00, return: approx. 13.00

Price: NLG 76,-

Dutch flowers and plants are famous the world over for their excellent quality. More than one third of these products originates from the Westland, an area between Rotterdam, The Hague and the North Sea.

In the early morning you will drive to Honselersdijk to be in time for the display of the colourful products in the Bloemenveiling Westland. In this dynamic, international trade and distribution centre all kinds of agricultural products will be auctioned.

A visit to a market-gardener will conclude this trip. According to the season you will see a green-house for gerberas, chrysanthemums, roses or grapes.



Wednesday, September, 2

Departure: 08.30, return: approx. 16.45

Price: NLG 138,-

One mile north of Apeldoorn you will find the Royal Country Residence ‘Het Loo’, once the favourite home of Queen Wilhelmina. Now part of the building is occupied by an interesting museum. In its park you can enjoy the Royal Stables and the beautifully restored formal gardens.

A local guide will take you around the Palace in approx. one hour, telling all about the history of the building and its residents, members of the House of Orange. After the guided tour there is still time left to dwell through the stately rooms, gardens and stables.

A luncheon buffet will be served in one of the restaurants in the palace.



Thursday, September, 3

Departure: 13.30, return: 17.00

Price : NLG 55,-

The Hague: seat of government, residence and home to diplomats and base of renowned national and multinational companies. But The Hague is so much more: cultural city, city of monuments, shopping areas and natural beauty. And it is this versatility that underlines the unique character of The Hague.

The sightseeing will bring you to Scheveningen, with the beautiful Kurhaus hotel. Along the shore you will visit museum ‘Beelden aan Zee’. Via, among others, the fair embassy district, you will drive to the magnificent Peace Palace where the International Court of Justice is situated. Naturally, time will be available to take pictures.



Thursday, September, 3

Departure: 09.00, return: approx. 17.00

Price: NLG 153,-

Large parts of Western Holland lie below sea level. From the early 10th c. a never ending battle has been fought against the threatening sea water. The last big flood of 1953 triggered a new plan to protect the land against new onslaughts. Water and Neeltje Jans shows this plan and how it was brought to life. In the morning you’ll visit the picturesque town Zierikzee. Between these two visits we have a pancake luncheon in the mill.



Friday, September, 4

Departure: 08.30, return: 12.00

Price : NLG 55,-

The Hague: seat of government, residence and home to diplomats and base of renowned national and multinational companies. But The Hague is so much more: cultural city, city of monuments, shopping areas and natural beauty. And it is this versatility that underlines the unique character of The Hague.

The sightseeing will bring you to Scheveningen, with the beautiful Kurhaus hotel. Along the shore you will vist museum ‘Beelden aan Zee’. Via, among others, the fair embassy district, you will drive to the magnificent Peace Palace where the International Court of Justice is situated. Naturally, time will be available to take pictures.



Friday, September, 4

Departure: 08.30, return: approx. 17..00

Price: NLG 132,-

Today the leading theme will be traditional Dutch cheese. The cheese-market in Alkmaar and the cheese-making process in a farm house. A visit to the picturesque villages Monnickendam and Marken will complete this Dutch day. You will reach Alkmaar in time to see the old cheese-carriers guild in action. A guide of the tourist office of Alkmaar will explain the whole process of selecting and bargaining. After luncheon you will go by boat to Marken and enjoy a leisurely walk around this charming village.


Pre & Post Congress Tours

Three Day Holland/Belgium Guided Bus Tour

Price NLG 605,- per person

Departure Friday, 28 August (Code: FRI 2803)

Return Sunday, 30 August


Departure Saturday, 5 September (Code: SAT 0503)

Return Monday, 7 September

This tour brings you to the southern part of Holland and the north part of Belgium. First visit will be the city of Maastricht, capital of the province Limburg built along the river Meuse. We strongly recommend a visit of the nice cathedral and the old houses at the Vrijthof. Antwerp, the following day, is very well known as the the city of diamonds. Here you will find nice shops and cosy little cafes in the centre, where you can buy one of the many kinds of beers.

Price includes 2 nights accommodation/breakfast and two dinners.


Six Day Belgium/France and Germany Tour (Code: SAT 0506)

Price NLG 1525,- per person

Departure Saturday, 5 September

Return Thursday, 10 September

Only a few hours drive brings you to Brugge a very old city with many old houses built along a canal. Next stop will be Brussels, capital of Belgium, where a visit to the centre with the famous city hall is a must. Paris needs no further introduction as who has not heard about the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre with the church and the bookstalls along the River Seine? Strasbourg is well known because of the European parliament but also the old city centre is worth visiting. After this comes Trier, the oldest recorded city in Germany, well known for the Porta Nigra, a building made by the Romans. Just before leaving Germany we visit the old city of Cologne situated on the borders of the Rhine. After that we return to Holland. Price includes 5 nights accommodation/breakfast and 6 dinners.

 All prices are per person, based on twin room sharing, in Dutch guilders and are subject to change.

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International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Dieter Steinbach, President Nils-Olof Strandqvist, Immediate Past President
General Secretary Leslie Benet, Chairman Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Peter Kielgast, Chairman Board of Pharmaceutical Practice Hans Junginger, Scientific Secretary
Colin Hitchings, Professional Secretary  

Vice Presidents

James T. Doluisio, USA Mathis Gundersveen, Norway
Ryoji Konishi, Japan Jane Nicholson, UK
Jean Parrot, France Franois Schubert, Canada
Mike Rouse, Zimbabwe Zoltan Vincze, Hungary
Albert Wertheimer, USA  

Dutch Host Committee

Mark Hagenzieker, President Fred Balhuizen, Public Relations
Charles Duijne, Treasurer Jenny Giezeman, Secretariat
Kees de Blaey, Scientific Secretary Corien Prins, Sections
Loek Arts, Professional Secretary  


Jan Carel Kutsch Lojenga Hospital Pharmacy Section Dick Tromp Community Pharmacy Section
Mil Volkers Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section Bert Leufkens Academic Pharmacy Section
Otto-Pieter Hofkens Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Section Frans van de Vaart Clinical Biology Section
Johan de Gier Section for Pharmacy Information Frans van de Vaart Section for Official Laboratories and Medicines Control Services (OLMCS)
To be announced Industrial Pharmacy Section Johan de Gier Administrative Pharmacy Section
Annette Bierman History of Pharmacy Gesine Inia Women in Pharmacy lunch

FIP Staff

Gretie Rolf von den Baumen, Congress Coordination Pauline O’ Brien, Exhibitor/Membership
Mireille van Boldrik-Swakhoven, Congress Registration Information Manager, Press Room
Jacobine Grootens, Abstract Book Rachel van Kesteren-Archen, Secretariat

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Congress Secretariat:
FIP Congresses & Conferences
Andries Bickerweg 5
2517 JP The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 70 302 1982
Fax.: +31 70 363 3914
Email: m.vanboldrik-swakhoven@fip.nl

For local arrangements:
Dutch Host Committee, KNMP
FIP ’98
Alexanderstraat 11
2514 JL The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel: +31-70-362 41 11
Fax:+31-70-427 83 95

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It is possible to rent a booth in Netherlands Congress Centre. For further information please contact: Ms. Pauline O’Brien, Andries Bickerweg 5, 2517 JP The Hague, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 70 302 1976 Fax: +31 70 363 3914

This page was last updated on 11-Mar-1998.

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