As a BPSA member there are many international events and activities that you can be involved in. Through your BPSA membership, You are automatically a member of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). IPSF represent over 350,000 pharmacy students from over 80 countries worldwide. They aim to educate, represent students, aid networking and facilitate the exchange of ideas between member associations. Interestingly, If we delve back into IPSF’s history, you will discover that our very own BPSA Executive founded the IPSF during the 6th BPSA Annual Conference in London, 1949.
One of the highlights in the IPSF calendar year is the IPSF World Congress. The World Congress is a 10-day event, which takes place in various countries around the world between July-August. The congress is packed with activities for you to get involved in. The Educational & Scientific Symposia days give you the chance to learn from leading professionals. On other days you will find workshops that allow you to tailor your learning to your own interests. The General Assembly will run alongside the workshops for the duration of the congress, this is where official delegates from IPSF member countries pass motions and agree on official business much like at BPSA annual conference.