To our Global Colleagues in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, on behalf of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we are pleased to announce that the 5th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) will take place in Melbourne, Australia, 13-16 April 2014. Gathering the world’s leading scientists and researchers, the PSWC 2014 will extend its world-renowned reputation for providing a forum to discuss the latest scientific discoveries driving the pharmaceutical sciences world-wide, focused on the theme of ‘Pharmaceutical sciences – The rise of a new era in healthcare’: Breakthrough technologies and treatments, emerging markets, the power of the information age and societal needs and demands will guide session topics and be complemented by debates, posters and many opportunities to network and share with fellow scientists, researchers, industry representatives and students. FIP, the PSWC 2014 Programme Committee and the local organising committee in Melbourne are looking forward to creating an event that equals previous PSWCs in scope and opportunities for advancing the pharmaceutical sciences on a global level.

Join us in Melbourne at the PSWC 2014.

Ross McKinnon
(Chair and FIP Vice-president)

William Charman
(Programme Co-ordinating Chair)