International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation

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Established in London since 1949, the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) is the leading International Advocacy Organisation for pharmacy students. Representing over 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 70 countries worldwide, IPSF aims to promote improved public health and pharmacy education through the provision of information, education, networking, and a range of publications and professional activities.

BPSA is a Full Member Organisation representing pharmacy students in Great Britain to the IPSF. As a member of the BPSA you are automatically a member of IPSF and are invited to participate in the numerous programmes, projects, conferences, exchanges and other opportunities that IPSF can provide.

Campaigns and Projects

IPSF offers resources and support to run  multiple campaigns that complement the pharmacists’ role in public health, all of which are greatly aided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with whom IPSF holds Official Relations status. Click on the images below to find out more about the major campaigns:

 

                        

            

 

Interested in organising any of these events locally, or want to share your success on the campaigning you do? Please contact the Student Exchange Officer by clicking here.

 

Internship Opportunities

None Available - Come back in the future for more information.

Upcoming events


Description
WHSS (World Healthcare Student Symposium) is the biggest international multidisciplinary event for healthcare students. Held every two years, it involves 300 students of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, chiropractic and other healthcare professions. The 5 day congress will include workshops and scientific symposiums conducted by established international speakers and practitioners from the healthcare profession.

Venue
Lausanne, Switzerland

Date
8th September-13 September 2013

Theme
« Demystifying interprofessional collaboration »
This year's World Healthcare Students Symposium is designed to provide a big-picture view of interdisciplinary collaboration. The schedule is organized to show how this multidisciplinary approach plays out in the real world. Through this interactive event, students will not only gain insight from professors and practitioners who model this way of practice, but also gain valuable networks with other students within their own field of practice and other student health professionals. 

Our learning objectives:

  • Recognition of the importance and utility of interdisciplinary practice
  • Appreciate the various skills and expertise of all healthcare professions
  • Promote communication, cooperation, and collaboration between healthcare professions
  • Visualize future practice models incorporating these common themes
  • Network within your profession and development of international networks
  • Create lasting friendships with other students
  • Advocate for a common vision of multidisciplinary practice.

Programme

Cost:
1st of April 2013 till 30th of April 2013     400.00 CHF (Approximately £ 276.72)
1st of May 2013 till 30th of May 2013      450.00 CHF (Approximately £ 311.31)
Post Congress Tour (optional)                 380.00 CHF (Approximately £262.92)

What is included in the registration fee?

  • Accomodation (Hotel or Host) for 5 (five) nights
  • Food (three meals per day plus coffee breaks)
  • Participation at the scientific symposium, workshops and lectures
  • Transportation within Lausanne
  • Social events and program
  • Participants T-shirt
  • Welcome Bag

To register for the event, kindly email the Student Exchange Officer or the European Officer.

 

Description
This is a six day conference organised by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). This is based on a particular theme that is deemed timely and of interest to the pharmacy profession, supported by a world-class programme of expert speakers, symposia, workshops and posters that will bring together participants from diverse areas of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science. The Centennial Exhibition is a central focus of the congress, hosting one of the largest pharmaceutical exhibitions with companies like Pfizer, Alliance, GSK and Sanofi.

As always, the goal of the FIP Congress is to take on a broad view with sessions for Community, Hospital, Academic and Industrial Pharmacy and with specific symposia for Deans and Pharmacy Technicians. Highlights will include the First Global Chief Pharmacists Forum, hosted in collaboration with the Irish Ministry of Health, bringing together policy makers from all over the world.

IPSF has a unique collaboration with FIP that allows pharmacy students to attend this exclusive event at a special price. It is an opportunity for pharmacy students and young pharmacists to meet and interact with colleagues and pharmacy practitioners across the world.

Venue
Dublin, Ireland

Date
31st of August - 5th of September 2013

Theme
Towards a Future Vision for Complex Patients - Integrated Care in a Dynamic Continuum

The 2013 FIP Congress has adopted the theme of Complex Patients and will examine the issue from all standpoints:  biological (emphasising the current development of systems biology), medical (demographics, genetics, smoking, alcohol, diet and multiple diseases), socio-economic (availability of resources, literacy) and cultural (beliefs, traditions, religion).  Pharmacists have the ability and opportunity to support patients in every aspect of complexity.

Learn from innovative projects, see best practices from all over the world and take part in highly interactive workshops on specific disease management such as cancer, asthma and mental illness. New insights will be gained from examining the patient’s perspective and how pharmaceutical science is driving research into practice, all within the context of the complex patient.

Programme
Click here.

Cost for student/recent graduate
Before 15 May 2013 - €250
Between 15 May - 1 August 2013 - € 350
After 1 August 2013 - €1100

What is included in the registration fee?

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome Reception
  • Entrance to the Exhibition
  • Access to all submitted Abstracts and Biographies as of mid August 2013
  • Congress Bag with Final Congress Programme and List of Participants (name and country of participants registered and paid by 1 August 2013)
  • Access to a website where you can download the (slides of the) presentations (available as of 1 November 2013).
  • Coffee/tea breaks and daily lunches - a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian will be made available.

For more information or to register, click here.

Competitions

None Available - Come back in the future for more information.

Students Today, Pharmacists Tomorrow

Established in London since 1949, the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) is the leading International Advocacy Organisation for pharmacy students. Representing over 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 70 countries worldwide, IPSF aims to promote improved public health and pharmacy education through the provision of information, education, networking, and a range of publications and professional activities.

BPSA is a Full Member Organisation representing pharmacy students in Great Britain to the IPSF. As a member of the BPSA you are automatically a member of IPSF and are invited to participate in the numerous programmes, projects, conferences, exchanges and other opportunities that IPSF can provide.

   
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