The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is an organisation of Commonwealth professional pharmaceutical bodies and individual members, dedicated to promoting and disseminating the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth.
Address: 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN, UK
Tel: +44 20 7572 2364 | Fax: +44 20 7572 2504 |
Foundation: 1970, as the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association
Officers: President: Ivan Kotzé (South Africa); Vice-Presidents: Raymond Anderson (United Kingdom), Cecil Jacques (Guyana); Honorary Secretary: Roger Odd (UK); Treasurer: John Farwell (UK); Administrator: Betty Falconbridge (UK)
Activities: The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is an organisation of Commonwealth professional pharmaceutical bodies and individual members, dedicated to promoting and disseminating the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth and to improving the quality and range of services offered by pharmacists in particular by:
- promoting high standards of professional conduct among pharmacists, having due regard for the honour and traditions of the profession
- effecting close links between members of the profession in Commonwealth countries and facilitating personal contacts between pharmacists and students
- encouraging the creation of a national professional pharmaceutical association in any Commonwealth country where none exists, fostering high standards of pharmaceutical education at all levels and of practice in all branches of the profession, and holding CPA conferences (the 11th CPA Conference is due to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 29 May to 1 June 2011, on the theme ‘pharmacy – versatile, responsive, aware’)
- facilitating the dissemination of knowledge and information about the pharmaceutical sciences and the professional practice of pharmacy
- advocating high standards of control over the quality and distribution of drugs, wherever appropriate by professional means, and to that end encouraging suitable legislation and its implementation, and
- liaising with similar associations or allied health professional groups within and outside of the Commonwealth to assist in attaining these objectives.