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Social Events

For booking of all social events please use this link. The social events have to be booked separately from your congress registration. Via this link you can also book your accommodation.

Opening Exhibition and FIP Showcase  

Sunday 1 September 2013
Opening Ceremony  15.00 – 17.00 hours
Followed by the opening of the exhibition and the showcase from 17.00 – 18.00 hours

The Exhibition for the 2013 FIP Congress will open in the Forum at the Convention Centre Dublin on Sunday 1st September with a reception for all delegates.





The Exhibition at FIP Dublin will showcase local and international developments in pharmacy, and will provide a central meeting point and information zone throughout the Dublin Congress for FIP and Pharmacy in Ireland. The exhibition will run for three full days.

Welcome Reception

Monday 2 September 2013
19:30 – 21:00 Guinness Storehouse, Market Street, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8

The Guinness Storehouse in the heart of Dublin is the venue for the Welcome Reception.

The Storehouse is situated in the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery, home of GUINNESS® since 1759! The building is a former fermentation plant, but today it has been transformed into Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction and a world class venue. With interactive displays over seven floors, and with an innovative internal design in the shape of a giant pint glass, an evening at Guinness Storehouse will provide a history of the great beer and extensive views of Dublin. The best in Irish hospitality and entertainment will be offered. Coaches will depart from the CCD (Convention Centre Dublin) as of 19:00. See notice boards in CCD for further information and departure points.

FIP Fun Run

Tuesday 3 September 2013
06:45 – 08:00 Trinity College Dublin, Front Square, Trinity College Campus

For a second year the FIP Congress will include a 5km Fun Run. It is intended that this will take place within the historic grounds of Trinity College Dublin in the heart of Dublin city. The FIP Fun Run is an excellent event promoting health and wellbeing, and an alternative networking opportunity for FIP delegates. Participation in the 5km Fun Run is free for all delegates of the FIP Congress but we ask runners to announce their intention to participate at the desk in the congress foyer as places will be limited. Runners should make their own way to Trinity College Campus on time for a pre-race briefing and race commencing at 07:00. Check at the CCD Information Desk for gate access points and route map for the Trinity Campus. Changing facilities will not be available on site.

Young Pharmacists Group: YPG Evening

Tuesday 3 September 2013
19:00 Dandelion Bar & Nightclub, 130-133 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin



Join us for a “Ceilidh” evening of Irish dancing and craic!
Tickets can be purchased at the FIP Booth in the Exhibition.



Section Dinners

Wednesday 4 September 2013, 20:00 – 22:30

  • Academic Pharmacy Section
  • Clinical Biology Section
  • Community Pharmacy Section
  • Hospital Pharmacy Section
  • Industrial Pharmacy Section
  • Laboratories and Medicines Control Section
  • Military & Emergency Pharmacy Section
  • Pharmacy Information Section
  • Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section

Closing Dinner

Thursday 5 September 2013
The Closing Dinner will be held in the Burlington Hotel, one of the premier Luxury 4 Star Hotels in Dublin city centre. The grand-scale of this Hotel's famous ballroom is unrivalled anywhere in Ireland.

Dinner Tickets

You can purchase tickets online for all the above mentioned dinners from our official agent, Custom Ireland:

Tel.: (+353) (0)1 675 2248
Fax: (+353) (0)1 818 5895


General Events

Council Meetings

Saturday 31 August 2013
Thursday 5 September 2013
(simultaneous translation)
Only official representatives from FIP Member Organisations and Observer Organisations can be admitted to the Council Meetings. This means that each representative will be asked to submit a written proof when registering, that he/she has been officially appointed to represent his/her organisation.
The Council Meetings will also be attended by the FIP Bureau Members and Section representatives.

Opening Ceremony

Sunday 1 September 2013 • 15:00 – 17:00
The Opening Ceremony will take place in the Auditorium of the CCD, please be on time as a high number of attendees are expected.  The Opening Ceremony is open to all registered participants and their registered accompanying persons, but you do need to indicate while registering whether you will attend this ceremony.

Poster Session

Monday 2 until Thursday 5 September 2013
Depending on the number of abstracts submitted posters will be on display for one or more days. Presenters will be informed about this in due course.
The poster area is open to all registered participants and their registered accompanying persons.


The coffee breaks during the sessions will take place between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning and between 15:00 and 16:00 in the afternoon.
Between the sessions there will be a lunch break from 12:00 to 14:00.