Founded in 1912, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Through its 127 Member Organisations FIP represents and serves more than three million practitioners and scientists around the world. Over the years, FIP's priorities have shifted in both focus and content to meet the needs and expectations of the profession in expanding healthcare services and integrating emerging scientific developments. At the time of its inception in 1912, the Federation was primarily focused on the pharmaceutical sciences. FIP executed its Mission through Congresses and events mainly by gatherings of European participants and leaders.