The Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional society of pharmacy practitioners, scientists, researchers, administrators, educators, and students from 12 countries from Asia committed to promote excellence in clinical pharmacy in Asia.
ACCP is the leading force in Asia in initiating and promoting clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research.
The ultimate goal of ACCP is to improve health care by providing leadership, advocacy, education, and resources to clinical pharmacy practitioners in order to promote excellence in clinical pharmacy.
Annual conference of ACCP is held each year around each country in Asia to disseminate and exchange new clinical knowledge and experiences in clinical pharmacy practice, education, and research.
The original idea of ACCP came from Asian pharmacists who were looking for organizing a conference in which they could exchange and share ideas on the concept of clinical pharmacy. In 1996, representatives from China, Korea, Japan, and USA met in Seoul, Korea to plan for the first conference. Consequently, the first East Asia Conference on Developing Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Education (EACDCPPE) was held in the US in 1997. In that year, only 36 representatives attended. The conference was planned to be held as biannual meetings by pioneer representatives. In 1999, the 2nd EACDCPPE was held in Shanghai. By holding the 3rd conference in Japan in 2003, the title of the conference was changed to ACCP with the purpose of highlighting clinical pharmacy in Asia. In the 5th conference, which was held in Malaysia in 2005, representatives of the member countries made the decision to hold the conference annually instead of biannually for enhancement of the quality of the conference. During the past 20 years, ACCP has been a major event in the area of clinical pharmacy in the Asia. Clinical pharmacists have attended this prestigious meeting to share their knowledge and experience in vast areas of pharmacy practice and education. Clinical-pharmacists from USA, Canada, Australia, and UK have continuously attended and actively shared their knowledge and experience.