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Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section

Annual report 2016


This section consists of members from a wide variety of backgrounds who share an interest in social and administrative pharmacy. Some members work with government departments of health, pharmaceutical companies, professional societies, chain pharmacies, wholesalers or with private healthcare providers such as HMOs. Others work as researchers in social pharmacy, academic administrators or as consultants in various fields of health care. Their uniting interest is the organization of pharmacy practice and the provision of evidence for decision making in all areas related to pharmacy policy and advocacy. This section therefore provides a unique platform for networking with colleagues in other countries and in other fields of work.

The Section Executive Committee currently consists of:

ExCo Officers



Timothy F Chen, Australia


Katja M Hakkarainen, Sweden


Ola G. Al Ahdab, United Arab Emirates


Vaiyapuri  Subramaniam, USA

Immediate Past President Marion Schaefer, Germany

ExCo Members


ExCo Member

Silvana Nair Leite, Brazil

ExCo Member

Tara Hehir, Australia

ExCo Member

Cody Midlam, USA

ExCo Member

Hiroshi Okada, Japan

ExCo Member

Yejide Oseni, Nigeria

ExCo Member

Pamela Heaton, USA


Over recent years the section has focused on the following areas and built up special expertise:

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Outcomes Research
  • Research Administration
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Quality of Life Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Professional Society Management
  • Evaluation Research
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Health Planning
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Health Policy Investigations

This section invites new members where they have an opportunity to make an impact in a smaller, informal section. The section also invites colleagues to join as a second or third section.