The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) is an international scientific society founded in 1979 by clinical practitioners, researchers and educators. We constantly support the development of the clinical pharmacy and innovative practice by all members of the pharmacy team in all settings.
Our mission is to promote, support, implement and advance education, practice and research in clinical pharmacy in order to optimize outcomes for patients and society.
General Committee is the leadership committee, with all committee members elected by the ESCP members. The ESCP President is Chair of the General Committee. The Executive Committee of the General Committee comprises the President, Vice President, Past President, Treasurer and Secretary.
The General Committee is supported by working committees, with specific responsibilities. These committees are
– Communication Committee
– Education Committee
– Research Committee
– Special Interest Groups (SIG) Council
The International Office comprises the ESCP Director and Deputy Director.
All ESCP members are given the opportunity to influence decisions and approve actions during the annual General Assembly, which is the ultimate decision-making body of ESCP.
The managing structure and governance of the Society is explained below.
The ESCP constitution can be accessed below
The ESCP strategic plan for 2022-2024 was launched at the General Assembly meeting in December 2021. The three strategic goals are:
- Increase the global membership of the society amongst pharmacists, pharmacy academics, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, other healthcare professionals, educators and scientists, aligned with the ESCP vision and mission.
- Expand the portfolio of high quality practice, education and research products meeting the needs of ESCP members and non-members, advancing global clinical pharmacy
- Ensure the financial stability of ESCP in the medium to long term
There are several initiatives associated with these strategic goals, which are being actioned and monitored. While the ESCP committees are responsible for delivering these goals, each ESCP member plays an important part.
The current ESCP President is Professor Derek Stewart. He is an academic pharmacist, originally from Scotland, he now holds the position of Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice at Qatar University. He is also the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and is an Internationally renowned educator and researcher.
ESCP Past Presidents are:
|2017-2019||Bart van den Bemt The Netherlands|
|2016-2017||Olivier Bourdon France|
|2014-2016||Markus Lampert Switzerland|
|2012-2014||Siska Desplenter Belgium|
|2010-2012||Cecilia Bernsten Sweden|
|2008-2010||Frank Jorgensen Norway|
|2006-2008||Gert Laekeman Belgium|
|2004-2006||Jiri Vlcek Czech Republic|
|2002-2004||Jacqueline Grassin Canada|
|2000-2002||Yechiel Hekster The Netherlands|
|1998-2000||Giovanna Scroccaro Italy|
|1996-1998||Georges Zelger Switzerland|
|1994-1996||Ruud Dessing The Netherlands|
|1992-1994||Gerhard Carstens Germany|
|1990-1992||Jean Pierre Delporte Belgium|
|1988-1990||Adrian Shafford United Kingdom|
|1985-1987||Aranda da Silva Portugal|
|1983-1985||Gilles Aulagner France|
|1981-1983||Joaquim Bonal Spain|
|1979-1981||Eppo van der Kleijn The Netherlands|
ESCP Fellow is the highest level of recognition which can be awarded to an ESCP member. It is awarded in recognition of the outstanding contributions to the advancement of clinical pharmacy in general and in Europe in particular, as well as service to ESCP. Each year, members have the opportunity to nominate individuals, with nominations assessed by a panel of the General Committee.
ESCP fellows and the year they were awarded are
|2022||Filipa Alvez da Costa, Portugal|
Bart van den Bemt, The Netherlands
Hege Salvesen Blix, Norway
Stephane Steurbaut, Belgium
|2021||Vera Jordan-von Gunten, Switzerland|
Daniela Scala, Italy
|2019||Lilian Azzopardi, Malta|
|2018||Markus Lampert, Switzerland|
Mara Pereira Guerreiro, Portugal
|2017||Mikael Daouphars, France|
Siska Desplenter, Belgium
Anne Leendertse, The Netherlands
|2016||Marcel Bouvy, The Netherlands|
Anne Gilchrist, United Kingdom
|2015||Georges Zelger, Switzerland|
|2014||Hannelore Kreckel, Germany|
Piera Polidori, Italy
|2013||Martin Henman, Ireland|
Louise Mallet, Canada
Sam Salek, United Kingdom
Martin Schultz, Germany
|2012||Johnny Beney, Switzerland|
Margarida Caramona, Portugal
Marie-Caroline Husson, France
Foppe van Mil, The Netherlands
Heidi Sørensen, Denmark/The Netherlands
|2011||Ruud Dessing, The Netherlands|
Yechiel (Chiel) Hekster, the Netherlands
Fikret Y. Izzettin, Turkey
Pat Murray, United Kingdom
|2010||Erik Gerbrands, The Netherlands|
Gert Laekeman, Belgium
Bert Leufkens, The Netherlands
Francesca Venturini, Italy
|2009||Henk Buurma, Netherlands|
Han de Gier, Netherlands
Yolande Hanssens, Qatar
Kurt Hersberger, Switzerland
Stephen (‘Steve’) Hudson, Scotland, United Kingdom
Moira Kinnear, Scotland, United Kingdom