Professor Charlie Benrimoj awarded Andre Bedat Award at FIP 2010

21 September 2010

Professor Charlie Benrimoj, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Sydney, has just been awarded the Andre Bedat award by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) at its World Congress of Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences in Lisbon, which ran from 28th August to the 2nd September 2010.

'It's wonderful to have a colleague recognised at this international level, and I would like to congratulate Charlie on behalf of the Faculty and the University on this achievement" said Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of Pharmacy.

The Andre Bedat Award was established by the FIP in 1986 as a tribute to the services rendered to international pharmacy by Mr Bedat who was president of the Federation from 1978 to 1986. The award is given biennially to an outstanding practitioner, who has made significant contributions to pharmacy at the international level.

Professor Benrimoj was selected this year by the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice, a dynamic group of volunteers assisted by FIP staff who strive to be at the cutting edge of practice developments and in so doing, work to bring a variety of projects, educational opportunities, resources and reports to the individual and organizational FIP membership.

Professor Benrimoj is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Sydney. His research interests encompass non-prescription medication, pharmaco-epidemiological clinical marketing, safety and efficacy, clinical services for community pharmacy and cognitive pharmaceutical services.

His past professional appointments include Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor, (College of Health Sciences) and Director Economic Model Development, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy from 2000-2005, and Head of Department, Pharmacy, at the University of Sydney from 1996-1999. Professor Benrimoj also served as President of the PSA NSW Branch from 2004 - 2008, as Chairman of the Education Committee, International Pharmaceutical Federation 2003.

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