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The IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium (IPSF PARS) is the event organized by the IPSF Pan American Regional Office (IPSF PARO).
World Diabetes Day campaign at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (APhA-ASP, U.S.A.)
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DO YOU WANT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD? SEP IS THEN RIGHT FOR YOU!

Sightseeing makes traveling an unforgettable experiences. Share the most incredible, breathtaking, memorable places in your country with your fellow IPSF friends. Tell us the location and why it is a must-see destination.

Share it on Instagram before 24th February 2015, use the hashtags ‪#‎IPSFSEP‬ , ‪#‎xSEPloreTheWorld‬ and don’t forget to tag @IPSForg

FOR THE U.S. SEP APPLYING STUDENTS (APhA Website): http://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/files/APhA-ASP%20SEP%20FAQ%20for%20US%20Students.pdf

 

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REGISTER SOON! WORLD CONGRESS 2015! REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY! REPRESENT PARO!

Dear IPSFers,

Its time to get onto your laptops, vists www.ipsf2015.org and start make your tour plans!

In 1 hrs 30 mins grab your chance to register. (4th Jan 00:00 hrs IST)

Register soon to get some exciting surprises!

Awaiting to connect catalyse and innovate with every IPSFer!

About IPA & IPA-SF

Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) is the premier professional association of pharmaceutical professionals in India. IPA is affiliated with international pharmaceutical associations, like Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA), Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium (APPS), World Health Organization (WHO) & International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) for carrying out various collaborative professional activities.

IPA- Students’ Forum (IPA-SF) is the student wing of the IPA, founded in 2008. It aims to bring all pharmacy students in India under one umbrella. IPA-SF is a platform for budding pharmacists to explore various aspects of the dynamic pharmacy profession.

IPA-SF is a member association of IPSF. It conducts various activities throughout the year synergizing with the aims and objectives of the association.

 

LIT | 26-30TH JULY
Days count Date Day Conference Social
Arrival Day 30th July Thursday Arrivals + Welcome Party Opening Ceremony
Day 1 31st July Friday Opening ceremony + IPSF-Workshops Bollywood Party
Day 2 1st August Saturday GA + Educational Symposium Pool Party
Day 3 2nd August Sunday GA + Scientific Symposium International Evening
Day 4 3rd August Monday Excursion Free Night
Day 5 4th August Tuesday GA + Workshops + Industrial Visit Lab Coat Party
Day 6 5th August Wednesday GA + Workshops + Public Health Campaign preparations Indian Night
Day 7 6th August Thursday GA + Workshop + Public Health Campaign Auction Night
Day 8 7th August Friday GA + Workshop + Industrial Visit Holi Party
Day 9 8th August Saturday GA + Workshop + Industrial Visit Gala Night
Departure Day 9th August Sunday Departures + PCT
GA: General Assembly | LIT: Leaders in Training | PCT: Post Congress Tour

Industrial Visit

This year’s congress has a special feature like never before. We will be taking you on a tour of a most-reputed industry in the city. We believe that these industry visits sensitize students to the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world. These visits also give greater clarity about various management concepts for students as they can practically see how these concepts are put into action. Visits to manufacturing firms are useful for students to understand the nuances and realities of the shop floor, which in itself is a rare exposure. By visiting the shop floor they get to understand the risky conditions in which workers work, the people management challenges involved in managing workers apart from getting hands-on technical knowledge.
Register ASAP to sign up for this special attraction of our congress.

For now we will leave you with some guessing to do until the next updates.

 

 Registration

Make most out of your India trip in 2015!

Register soon for the congress and plan your summer vacation for 2015.

The registration fee includes the whole congress programme, accommodation, all meals (except for dinner at the free evening), all necessary transportation during the congress and pick-up service from Hyderabad airport and nearby train station on 30th July.

Registration phase Dates Fees Convert to
local currency
Phase 1 4th January – 31st March 2015 443 € Convert
Phase 2 1st April – 31st May 2015 506 € Convert
Phase 3 1st June – 30th June 2015 591 € Convert

PARS 2015! COMING SOON! JUNE 16-22! PLAN AHEAD FOR THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

We would like to begin to share the speakers for PARS, the Pan American Regional Symposium which will take place in San Luis, Argentina June 16-22, 2015. Registration is now OPEN! Visit http://paro.ipsf.org/pars2015 for more information.

1. Dr. Carlos Laino (Argentina/Universidad Nacional de La Rioja) – Pharmacological Innovations in the Treatment of Pain with Morphine

2. Ms. Jessica Zook (USA/PARO Regional Projects Officer), Ms. Barbara Scoralick Villela (Brazil/IPSF Chairperson of Public Health) – Public Health Campaigns: Overview, Tips and Tricks10858563_609758062458864_4264326920659902163_n 10891685_609758059125531_2452080271793925324_n

« Le Diabète : Protégez Notre Avenir »

Chaque année le 14 novembre, on observe et célèbre la Journée mondiale du diabète (JMD).  Tout au long de mois de novembre, IPSF PARO et la Fédération Internationale du Diabète (FID) se réuniront pour promouvoir un mode de vie sain et pour sensibiliser le public au diabète en partageant des activités amusants et pratiques qu’on peut mettre facilement en œuvre dans des communautés locales.  Selon l’estimation de FID, il y a environ 382 millions de personnes mondialement qui vivent avec le diabète, et 316 millions de personnes qui sont actuellement à haut risque de développer le diabète de type 2.  Le Campagne de sensibilisation sur le diabète d’IPSF PARO se concentre également à promouvoir l’importance de prendre des précautions pour protéger la santé et le bien-être des futures générations, et atteindre des résultats significatifs pour les gens avec le diabète.

Notre activité principale sera ALLEZ BLEU POUR LE PETIT DÉJEUNER !

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Savez-vous qu’un petit déjeuner sain pourrait aider les personnes qui vivent avec le diabète à maîtriser leurs poids et à maintenir leur glycémie ?  L’activité « Allez bleu pour le petit déjeuner » est une bonne façon de souligner l’importance de l’alimentation saine dans la prévention du diabète de type 2 et le développement des complications du diabète.  IPSF PARO vous invite à participer dans l’événement « Allez bleu pour le petit déjeuner » en rassemblant votre communauté locale et/ou les membres de votre association et en les demandant de vous rejoindre pour un petit déjeuner sain pour célébrer La Journée mondiale du diabète le 14 novembre.

Voici les messages principaux de la campagne:

  •      Faire l’alimentation saine le choix facile
  •      Manger sainement: Prendre la décision éclairée
  •      Manger sainement commence avec le petit déjeuner

De plus, demandez poliment à tous les participants de votre petit déjeuner de porter du bleu qui est la couleur du symbole mondiale du diabète – le cercle bleu !

Voici une liste pour considérer avant l’événement:

  •      Identifier un lieu pour accueillir votre petit déjeuner
  •      Parler avec les autorités locales pour déterminer si on a besoin d’un permis
  •      Considérer la sécurité et la météo
  •      Identifier les meubles nécessaires et les besoins techniques
  •      Inviter les autorités locales à votre événement !
  •      Prendre des photos et des vidéos du événement !
  •      Amusez-vous bien !

N’oubliez pas d’ajouter #IPSFDiabetesAwareness à des photos ou des articles de blog sur vos événements !

Références:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

El Día Mundial de Diabetes

“Diabetes: Protege Nuestra Futura”

Cada año,  el Día Mundial de Diabetes  (DMD) es observado y celebrado el 14 de Noviembre. Todo el mes de Noviembre, IPSF PARO se unirá con la Federación Internacional de Diabetes para promover diabetes, vivir una vida saludable y crear una conciencia de diabetes mellitus  usando actividades divertidas y prácticas que pueden ser implementadas fácilmente en las comunidades locales. De acuerdo a estimados del atlas de la Federación Internacional de Diabetes, hay como 382 millones de personas viviendo en el mundo con diabetes, y 316 millones de personas que están actualmente en riesgo de tener diabetes tipo 2. La Campaña de Concientización de Diabetes del IPSF PARO también se centrará en la importancia de tomar precauciones para proteger la salud y bienestar de las generaciones futuras, y también lograr resultados significativos para aquellas personas con diabetes mellitus.

Nuestro foco de actividad será ¡VE AZUL POR DESAYUNO!

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¿Supiste que un desayuno sano puede ayudarte manejar tu peso y conserva los niveles de azúcar en sangre para la gente que vive con diabetes?

La actividad de VE AZUL POR DESAYUNO es una buena manera recalcar la importancia de comer saludable para prevenir la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 y prevenir las complicaciones de diabetes. IPSF PARO te invita a participar en el evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno por se junta tu comunidad del vecindario y los miembros de tu organización y les pide acompañarte por un desayuno saludable para marcar el Día Mundial de Diabetes el 14 de noviembre.  

Los mensajes principales de la campaña son:

  • Hacer la comida sana la elección fácil
  • La comida sana: hacer la elección informada
  • La comida sana empieza con el desayuno

También pide amablemente de cada participante/invitado a tu evento de desayuno llevar azul, el que es el color del emblema global por la conciencia de diabetes- ¡el circulo azul!

Acá está una lista considerar por este evento:

  • Identificar un lugar albergar tu evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno
  • Hablar con tus autoridades del vecindario fijar si necesita una autorización
  • Considerar los problemas de seguridad y las condiciones del tiempo
  • Identificar los muebles y los requisitos técnicos que necesitarás
  • Invitar a las autoridades del vecindario a tu evento de Ve Azul por Desayuno
  • ¡Sacar fotografías y videos del evento!
  • ¡Divertirte!

¡Recorda añadir #ISPFDiabetesAwareness a cualquieras fotos o publicaciones acerca de tu eventos!

Referencias:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

World Diabetes Day

“Diabetes: Protect Our Future”

Every year, World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed and celebrated on November 14th. All through the month of November, IPSF PARO will join the International Diabetes Federation in promoting healthy living and diabetes and creating diabetes mellitus awareness by sharing fun and practical activities that can be easily implemented in local communities. According to estimates from International Diabetes Federation (IDF) atlas, there are about 382 million people living with diabetes worldwide, and 316 million people are presently at high risk of developing diabetes mellitus type 2. The IPSF PARO Diabetes Awareness Campaign will also focus on promoting the importance of taking precautions to protect the health and well being of future generations, as well as achieving meaningful outcomes for those with diabetes mellitus.

 

Our focus activity will be GO BLUE FOR BREAKFAST!

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Did you know that a healthy breakfast could help you manage your weight, and keep blood glucose levels stable for people living with diabetes?

The GO BLUE FOR BREAKFAST activityis a great way to highlight the importance of eating healthy to prevent diabetes mellitus type 2 and prevent complications of diabetes. IPSF PARO invites you to participate in the Go Blue for Breakfast event by getting your local community and/or members of your organization together and asking them to join you for a healthy breakfast to mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th.

The main messages of the campaign are to:

  • Make healthy food the easy choice
  • Healthy eating: make the informed choice
  • Healthy eating begins with breakfast

Also politely ask every participant/guest at your breakfast event to wear blue, which is the color of the global symbol for diabetes awareness- the blue circle!

 

Here is a checklist to consider for this event:

  • Identify a location to hold your Go Blue for Breakfast event
  • Talk to your local authorities to see if a permit is required
  • Consider safety issues and take weather conditions into consideration
  • Identify any event furniture needed and technical requirements
  • Invite local authorities to your Go Blue for Breakfast event
  • Take photographs and videos of the event!
  • Have fun!

Remember to add #IPSFDiabetesAwareness to any photos or posts about your events!

References:

Go Blue For Breakfast. International Diabetes Federation. http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/activities/go-blue-for-breakfast (accessed Oct 10 2014)

A Thank you Message…

From the bottom of our hearts, the IPSF PARO Regional Working Group 2013-2014…

Lucas Ercolin – Chairperson (Brazil)
Grace Chun – Secretary (U.S.A.)
Hend Barry – ICCO (U.S.A.)
Barbara Villela – Regional Projects Officer (Brazil)
Jorge Schlottke – Regional Relations Officer (Argentina)
Ana Tereza Cruz – PARS Chairperson (Brazil)

…would like to thank everyone for this incredible year! It has truly been a pleasure to work for you!

Thank you to all of the dedicated PARO IPSFer’s for your participation throughout the year and for your excitement for our activities!

The 2014-2015 RWG has officially taken over the reign on October 1st and we want to wish them the BEST of luck for this next year!! You’re definitely in good hands PARO!

Viva La Pharmacie!

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Regional Working Group 2014-2015

We are proud to announce the new Regional Working Group for the 2014-2015 mandate. We know you will all do great work in the Pan American Regional Office of IPSF! Click here for bios of the new RWG.

Chairperson of the Pan American Regional Office
Mr. Angel Acosta, United States of America

Secretary
Ms. Dayl Eccles, United States of America

Regional Media and Publications Officers (RMPO)
Ms. Sara DiTursi, United States of America

Regional Relations Officer (RRO)
Mr. Lucas Ercolin, Brazil

Regional Projects Officer (RPO)
Ms. Jessica Zook, United States of America

Chairperson of the 9th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium
Mr. Jorge Schlottke, Argentina

 

BLOG POST! 67th World Health Assembly

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It has been about one month since I returned from an amazing opportunity to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. If that was not excitement enough for the normal person, I was also moving back to Brazil from an internship in Costa Rica, making a pit stop in Atlanta, USA. Now, I can finally breath and tell you about my experience.

Although the event was in May, the preparation technically started in January with the application to be part of the IPSF delegation. Around March the results were out and then the real work began. I split my time between discussing logistics with Ms. Sheena Patel (Chairperson of Public Health), trying to work on policy statements with Mr. Dusan Jasovsky (Policy Coordinator) and of course, all other aspects of life.

For me, working on policy statements and interventions was definitely the hardest part of my duties as Regional Projects Officer and as part of the WHA delegation. It had crossed my mind a few times that I simply did not have the skills for it but after hearing all our statements being read to all those representatives of different countries, it just fuels me to overcome this issue. I feel that sometimes we, as people and as organizations, forget that while we may do great things, putting them on paper is also a big part of showing ourselves.

Now, writing these interventions might have been hard but it did not make for a dull moment. Truth be told, for me, there was hardly a dull moment during the event. It might be my personality but everything just seemed so incredible. We had the chance to see amazing speakers such as Dr Margaret Chan (Director-General of WHO) and Melinda Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) as well as less known but not less amazing participants presenting in the many side-events attended.

Apart from side-events, we also attended the Committee A and Committee B meetings where representatives of member states discussed and voted on relevant topics, for instance, noncommunicable diseases. While sometimes repetitive, the highlight of these meetings for me were to see my country “in action”. Here in Brazil there are strong criticisms to our government and representatives in general but there I got to witness first hand that our representatives are doing a good job and that they are participating in the global scenario. It was also during these meetings that our policy interventions, mentioned before, were read.

We also got to see “in action” many of our IPSF representatives such as Ms. Sheena Patel and Mr. Jakub Weber (Chairperson of External Relations) in their hunt for new partners and new contacts. Just amazing work. While I am yet not very comfortable with searching for these news business connections, I did get to discuss some ideas with many members of the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health IFMSA delegation. Who knows that the future holds for us right?

Finally, but not less important, we had great experiences as a delegation. I try to follow the idea that while we should work very hard and make the most of these events we take part in, we should always make time for getting to know one another and having a good time. This makes for friends (and why not, business contacts) for life, it makes memories for life.

If you have any further questions please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me in rpo@paro.ipsf.org.

Ms. Barbara Villela

IPSF PARO Regional Projects Officer 2013-14