At a scientific conference in Strasbourg a number of hospital pharmacists from different European countries decided that they should recognition for a new European association to represent their common ideas. Thus in 1969, the seeds of European Association of Hospital Pharmacists were sown. On 6 March 1972, the representatives of 6 European countries signed the first Statutes of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, in The Hague, The Netherlands. The first President of European Association of Hospital Pharmacists was Marcel Lebas from France.
The first member countries were Britain, Belgium, France, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany and The Netherlands. In 1973, Spain and Ireland joined EAHP, soon followed by Norway, Greece, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland. In the 1990s, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, Finland, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic became members. Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Serbia, FYROM, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia Herzegovina followed. More recently, Malta, Iceland, Romania and Montenegro became members of EAHP. On the 1st of August 2011, the EAHP officially became an International Non-Profit Organization, and adjusted its policy to face modern challenges.
The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists is committed to providing educational innovation and training of hospital pharmacists to a standard of specialization and maintains continuing professional development (CPD). We will facilitate and develop the professional growth of hospital pharmacists and develop hospital pharmacy in order to promote the best and safety use of medicines and hospital equipment’s for the benefit of patients in Europe.
EAHP represents and develops the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to make sure that the continuous improvement of care and outpatient in the hospital setting. This is achieved through science, research, education, practice, as well as sharing best-practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals.Read More»