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PPAG International

PPAG currently has members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Oman, and Malaysia. Although most of our members reside in the United States, the organization continues to work on providing services and resources for pediatric pharmacy practitioners around the world through educational programming and networking.
I. Education
The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy have recently signed an partnership argeement to provide the first International Pediatric Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology Symposium. The Symposium will serve as the PPAG Specialty Meeting. The Symposium will take place April 24-26, 2009. Click here for more information.
II. Alliances and Commitments
The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is an “international nonprofit professional association representing the interests of pediatric pharmacists and their patients”. In February of 2007 the PPAG Board of Directors officially endorsed the "Shanghai Declaration," which outlines the organization's commitment to improving safe and reliable medicines for children worldwide." This endorsement also established PPAG as a member of the International Alliance for Better Medicine. [Please read more about the Alliance here].
PPAG supports the World Health Organization's "Make Medicine Children's Size" Campaign. To learn more about the campaign, go to: http://www.who.int/childmedicines/en/. Launched on 6 December 2007, 'make medicines child size' is a global campaign spearheaded by WHO to raise awareness and accelerate action to address the need for improved availability and access to safe child-specific medicines for all children under fifteen (15).
III. Publications
The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics has published an article about the beginnings of an international pediatric pharmacy network. Click here
IV. Networking
PPAG is very interested in expanding the number of international members within its organization and encourages pediatric pharmacists to consider joining. The organization has establishing an International Email Community which will facilitate communication with colleagues from around the world. An Email Community is essentially a list of E-mail addresses to which you can send a question or message (a list serve). Everyone on the list would receive your E-mail, and anyone willing to assist would respond. This is a tremendous way to communicate with colleagues from around the world without having to move from your computer. To join the International Email Community, CLICK HERE. Please following the directions on the page.
V. PPAG Membership
For membership information, please go to the following website: http://www.ppag.org/join/benefits.asp. To join, please go to: http://www.ppag.org/join/index.asp.