The ESCP Communication Committee co-ordinates the communication of the society’s activities via all available communication channels, including emails, the newsletter and social media.
There are a maximum of 10 members of the Communication Committee, including one representative of the ESCP General Committee, the ESCP Director, and the webmaster. Members serve in the Communication Committee for four years; continuation of office years must be approved annually by the group and is subjected to the General Committee’s approval.
The committee tasks and procedures are described in the Charter of the Communication Committee.
The Communication Committee currently has the following members:
Prof. Dr. Derek Stewart
Interim Chair. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice, College of Pharmacy, QU Health, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Anna Oleárová
Clinical Pharmacist and researcher, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Bratislava University Hospital, Slovakia
Prof. Dr. Samuel Allemann
Assistant Professor for Pharmaceutical Care at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel
Dr. Luigi Bellante
Regional Health and Social Policy Directorate, Pharmaceutical Resources Area, Lazio Region. Consultant in pharmacovigilance activities at the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome and the Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital in Rome.
mag. Pharm., Specialist in Clinical Pharmacy, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Assistant Professor, Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Ankara, Turkey
Fatma Al Raisi
PhD, MSc, Former Clinical Pharmacist at Royal Hospital, Oman, Lecturer at Oman College of Health Sciences (Pharmacy Programme), Visiting lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Dr. Esteban Zavaleta Monestel
Director of Pharmacy, Hospital Clinica Biblica, San José, Costa Rica
Edwin van Aalten
PharmD, Community pharmacist, Director ESCP International Office, Netherlands
The Committees are bound to act within the frameworks of the mission, vision and the (multiyear) strategy (see above), the year plan, the budget structure, the assigned budgets and decisions of the General Committee.
In general the committees are responsible (The General Committee has the final responsibility) for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the communication, education and research policy of the ESCP.
In order for an adequate communication between the GC and the committees, committees will:
- Create a year plan, which will be presented during the General Assembly
- Report the proceedings with respect to the year plan at least twice a year (April and October)
- The chair of the committees (or their representatives) and the General Committee, have at least four (virtual) meetings per year.
Chairs of the committees are always present at the General Assembly.