The 2017 FIP congress is scheduled to hold in Seoul, South Korea from 10 – 14 September 2017. Themed “Medicines and beyond! The soul of pharmacy”, the congress invites an international audience of pharmacy professionals and pharmaceutical scientists to go beyond medicines and answer patients’ demand for high quality help and advice. At this year’s congress, the professional symposia will explore the many new ways that pharmacy professionals can add the value expected by modern health care systems and services. Sessions will show that tradition and dedication to patients’ health – the true soul of pharmacy – can be coupled with innovation in technology, education and practice to deliver care for the 21st century.