European Pharmaceutical Students' Association

EPSA logoThe European Pharmaceutical Students' Association and its 120,000 plus members presents BPSA students with an additional and exciting range of activities. Develop a new range of skills, learn to teach others and  meet students and professionals from all over Europe.

As a BPSA member you are automatically an ordinary member of EPSA and may attend any of their events or participate in any of their projects!

For more information on all of EPSA's services check the website www.EPSA-online.org or click here to contact the BPSA European Officer. 

Projects and Campaigns

Trainers
Training is non-formal education that is delivered in an interactive fun centred manner. Participants actually have FUN in a learning activity, which foster good attitudes towards lifelong learning and self-development. Through Trainings, students’ knowledge on topics that are not usually included in the classical Pharmacy education (e.g. project management, communication and counselling skills) are improved. Trainings can be found in EPSA events but it is possible to invite EPSA trainers to your city! Click here for more info

Public Health

EPSA run their own public health campaigns regularly, such as oBIGsity and Rare Disease Day. Check the EPSA website regularly and get in touch with your European Officer for a promotional package to get involved and hold the campaign at your university.

IMP

The EPSA Individual Mobility Project is a long term project that gives the opportunity to students in their later years of study or recent-graduates of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences from all European countries (members of EPSA) to gain real-time work and/or research experience in any field of the pharmaceutical profession before they fully engage themselves into professional life.

Webinars

An EPSA-EIPG webinar is an online lecture delivered by professionals, where you can listen to the lecture, access the slides, interact with the speaker using mood buttons and also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

EIPG is a European association representing the national professional organisations of pharmacists employed in the pharmaceutical or related industries of the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or European countries having a mutual recognition agreement with the European Union on compliance control of regulated medicines.

EPSA Science Day

EPSA exists to bring European pharmacy students and their knowledge together across borderlines. The EPSA Science Day serves the aim as a platform for students to share their knowledge from a scientific perspective. Students are enabled to present their research projects through posters and PowerPoint presentations to peers and professionals, simultaneously sharing their knowledge and practicing skills such as preparation of and presentation of scientific research. In addition, the Science Day acts as a forum for inspiration and motivation for other students through observation and exchange of experience during the event.

The event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share topics that are studied around Europe, it also simulates professional congresses in its approach, providing a glimpse of how they work and giving valuable experience and practice. 

Exchange Programmes

Twinnet logoEPSA's TWINNET Project is where universities across Europe form Twins, Threens or Quatrinos. This is a student led project where ideally a group of students will get together and contact another university and work towards forming a Twin. Below there is a short outline of how organising a Twin may go. Click here to find out more.

Events

EPSA hosts and advertises many international events, assuring there is something for everyone; all of whom are welcomed with open arms.

Autumn Assembly & Annual Congress

The Autumn Assembly every October and Annual Congress every April, are EPSA's flag-ship events. Each is a 7 day conference with days packed full of events such as General Assembly, workshops, lectures, sight-seeing tours and the meet-me-fair. There is also a full evening events programme packed with a variety of social events such as the EPSA Gala Dinner and the infamous International Night..

Annual Reception

Annual Receptionis an event of excellence taking place at the European Parliament in Brussels every year in February or March. This is where EPSA discuss their activities and achievements from the previous year with  external bodies such as professional organisations, European institutions, student associations and companies. There is also a  panel discussion on a current topic.

Summer University (SU)

Summer University is a much more relaxed and fun centred event. The day is filled with activities in the host city and workshops on a particular pharmaceutical topic. The majority of the time is allocated to having a good time and a busy social schedule. The event usually takes place mid-summer.

Training New Trainers (TNT)

Training New Trainers are events held to educate participants to be  EPSA Trainers (See EPSA Trainers – project). It is usually a very active and fun weeks  worth of sessions  that will help you to develop a range of soft skills vital for success in todays profession.

World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS)

The four most prominent health care student associations, EPSA, IFMSA, EMSA and IPSF, have joined forces to put together this event. Students from the health care sector from the world over are invited to attend this symposium, the aim of which is to discuss future cooperation between both health care professions and health care students. WHSS represents the largest international meeting ever between health care students working towards a common goal. 

Publications

EPSAnewsletterEPSA distributes a variety of publications ranging from the latest news in EPSA to the latest news in selected pharmaceutical areas.

Newsletter

The EPSA newsletter detailing the latest news in EPSA from its executive, officials and members. Featuring articles from student associations and professional organisations in Europe and an important platform for EPSAs member associations to share important events and news. Read current and past EPSA Newsletters by clicking here

EPSA Monthly Dose

The EPSA Monthly Dose, formerly known as the EPSA Information Letter, was relaunched in March 2014. It contains the latest news from the association, such as EPSA events and projects that benefit all pharmacy students. Subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss a dose!

Information Letter

Is a booklet containing recent and pertinent topics in health and pharmaceutical science and also news from relevant professional and student organisations. Click here to read the EPSA Information Letters.

Activity Booklet

After a congress, the conclusions, together with the results of the annual questionnaire and the Statements of Opinion, are published by the outgoing Vice-President. The Activity Booklet constitutes the compilation of all the work that has been done by EPSA on the specific topic of the annual congress.

EPSA's Students' Science Publication

Students + Science + Publications = EPSA's Students' Science Publication (ESSP). EPSA collects abstracts of student research projects and compiles them into a publication that students all over Europe can read and gain inspiration from. Additionally, authors get the opportunity to share their research, hypothesis, ways of tackling scientific obstacles, results and thoughts on the outcome of each scientific project. This publication will also contain some personal comments on the authors’ research experience alongside the abstracts.

   
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