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Starting PARS in Brazil
It all started in late November, two weeks until the meeting that would decide whether there would be PARS 2014 or not. The bid of Costa Rica to host the PARS had not worked out, so until that point, PARS would not have occurred. Then, Lucas Ercolin, Chairperson of PARO, who had been thinking about the possibility of bringing PARS to Brazil, started talking with some of the actual members of the Reception Committee and growing the idea. They liked it and called other CACIF’s members (CACIF is the Academic Center of Pharmaceutical Science of UNESP, my university) to join to the reception committee.
So we had a proposal, a budget, a schedule, six official members of the reception committee (now we are seven) plus Lucas and Barbara Villela (Regional Projects Officer) that are helping us with all the work. The only thing that remained was the designations of the positions that we would each take. Lucas, who was first the first in coordinating, could not take position to be the Chairperson, since he is already the Chairperson of PARO. Only one of us from the Reception Committee is attending to the World Congress, so that person would have naturally a closely contact with the IPSF. This is where I came in. Allow me to introduce myself; I am Ana Tereza, Chairperson of the 8th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium.
After we decided each position, Lucas and I made a presentation for the final meeting with the Executive of IPSF, presented the bid for hosting and it was accepted! Now we are working really hard to have an amazing event and we hope you can come and enjoy it!
Thank you for the attention!
Ana Tereza de Souza Cruz
PARS Chairperson 2014
As a pharmacist, it is important to help patients to have a better quality of life and guide them to have a healthy-living. One way to help patients is to assist on quit smoking by truly understanding the influence of tobacco on an international level. Dr. Awopegba, a Research Associate at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed a special online course on global tobacco control for healthcare professionals. This course, titled “Learning from the Experts: A course for healthcare professionals”, is offered online and is completely free.
All participants who complete this short course will also get a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins University. The goal of this program is to reach every Pharmacy student and Pharmacists in the Pan American region through a number of organizations like the Pan American division of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation.
The program is in multiple languages and the one specifically for healthcare professionals contains 5 modules and the last module addresses the role of health care professionals.
I encourage everyone to go to the website: http://hp.globaltobaccocontrol.org/online_training. In order for you to help the patient is to first understand the patient. This course prepares the pharmacist to better understand the seriousness of smoking and how it is affecting individual lives.
PARO Secretary 2013-14
Hello, fellow IPSF members!
Want to do something exciting, new and meaningful with your school’s chapter this year?Participate in the IPSF Vampire Cup Competition this year!
For questions, contact the IPSF PARO Regional Projects Officer at email@example.com.
¡Hola, miembros de IPSF!
¿Quieren hacer algo emocionante, nuevo y significativo con el capítulo de su escuela este año? ¡Participen en el Concurso de la Taza del Vampiro IPSF este año!
Contact Persons or National Chairpersons of Public Health tienen que completar el formulario de la “Initial Registration Form” de la Taza del Vampiro y mandar lo a firstname.lastname@example.org y email@example.com.
Por preguntas, póngase en contacto con el IPSF PARO Regional Projects Officer en firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olá membros da IPSF!
Quer fazer algo emocionante, novo e significativo dentro de sua universidade este ano?Participe da competição Vampire Cup da IPSF este ano!
Contact Persons ou National Chairpersons of Public Health devem completar o formulário de inscrição (Regular Vampire Cup Initial Registration Form) e enviar para email@example.com e firstname.lastname@example.org.
Para perguntas, entre em contato com IPSF PARO Regional Projects Officer em email@example.com.
Guess what tomorrow is PARO?
It’s the first day of registration for PARS 2014! Make sure to go to “http://paro.ipsf.org/pars2014/” to register!
We, from the PARO Regional Working Group, would like to invite YOU to join the IPSF delegation on the 58th Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York – United States of America from March, 10th to 21st of 2014.
For more information: http://www.scribd.com/doc/205090075/Invitation-58th-Commission-on-the-Status-of-Women
Each year the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) convenes pharmacy professionals and pharmacy students worldwide. The educational activities allow professionals to enhance their knowledge skills while participating in discussion on current challenges and topics within their practices. Paramount for students is a national placement service and residency showcase; the premier networking opportunity for students and preceptors of residency programs across the country.
One of the many reason pharmacy students attend this meeting is exposure to professionals in each field to enhance their knowledge on current issues. One major goal for the pharmacy student is learning about hospital residency programs that are available throughout the country and personally meeting with directors of these esteemed programs. This is an opportunity to identify specific programs that complement your career goals and provide the greatest education to develop as pharmacist.
Admittedly, the residency showcase can be intimidating. In the beginning, one experiences a sea of suite-clad students all in search of the perfect residency. It is no easy task to step before each program group proclaiming why you, out of these thousands of students, deserve their program acceptance. Understanding the program’s focus is important. Remain cool, confident and present yourself as a unique solution to their needs.
My favorite congress experience was meeting up with IPSF friends. Our conversations brightened my day. We talked about the future, and how at first IPSF meeting, we were new to pharmacy school. Now we have bigger dreams of international changes for our beloved profession. We all joined IPSF for a reason that was to accomplish something out of the ordinary. The commonality of which is to work abroad or with underserved populations. With international backgrounds and a desire to become more enlightened, we are eager to understand the world’s pharmacy practice and global implications.
Our good conversations boosted my energy levels until the congress closing. My experience with IPSF was impactful, and the friendships created are so close to my heart. Thank you all for a wonderful opportunity to share in this amazing organization. Good luck in your future. I know you will make great changes!
Viva la Pharmacie!
Dear Friends in IPSF,
The IPSF World Congress is always, at least for the students at the North Hemisphere, during the summer. Moreover, there are no better options to fight the hot weather than light clothes, cold drinks and a pair of slippers. Here in Brazil, a tropical country, we know how to deal with it better than anyone else!
Therefore, we from the IPSF Pan American Regional Office (PARO) proudly introduce to you the first 100 pairs of the IPSF Flip Flops! Made from the main brand known worldwide “Havaianas”, with the IPSF symbol!
Check it out on the IPSF events at 60th IPSF World Congress and 8th IPSF PARO Pan American Regional Symposium! Contact PARO Chairperson, Lucas Ercolin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!