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Tribute to the EAHP presidency of Roberto Frontini

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Roberto Frontini, President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) from 2009 to 2015, contributed significantly to the development, recognition and evolution of the profession of hospital pharmacy in Europe and internationally.

Roberto Frontini studied pharmacy in the University of Hamburg, Germany, graduating in 1992. He continued his studies, graduating in 1993 with his doctorate in pharmaceutical technology at which time he was employed by the University Hospital of Leipzig. He graduated with a specialisation degree in hospital pharmacy in 1996 when he took up the role as head of pharmacy at St Franziskus-Hospital, Cologne; he returned as director of pharmacy to the University Hospital of Leipzig in 2001.

EAHP involvement

In 2005 he was elected to the board of EAHP and immediately took up the position of financial director, a position he held until 2009. He was central to the strengthening of EAHP's financial position by re-negotiation and eventual insourcing of EAHP’s annual congress. The long held EAHP goal of opening an office …

Correspondence to J Peppard, President, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Brussels, Belgium; joan.peppard{at}hse.ie

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