IPSF Leadership Meeting 2012University of Florida College of Pharmacy August 19th, 2012
Agenda• Pre-Meeting Quiz• What exactly is IPSF?• APhA-ASP Sponsored Missions• Other Missions• Reporting Forms and Awards• Student Exchange Program• Pan-American Regional Office (PARO)• The 59th IPSF World Congress• Recommendations Going Forward• Post-Meeting Quiz• Discussion/Questions
Pre-Meeting Quiz• Do these events count as IPSF events? – Global Health Outreach Trips – BP screening for migrant workers, in Spanish – Blood drive held at St. Petersburg Campus – Tobacco cessation booth at UF Football game – Heartburn event at Orlando Vietnamese Church – Operation Diabetes screening at Jax art festival
What exactly is IPSF?• IPSF is the leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy students, promoting improved public health through provision of information, education, networking and a range of publications and professional initiatives.
What exactly is IPSF?• Selected Objectives – Establishing a permanent form of contact with representative organizations of pharmaceutical students; – Encouraging the formation and development of national pharmaceutical student organizations without trespassing upon their domains; – Encouraging member associations to organize annual international pharmaceutical students’ congresses; – Encouraging and promoting international visits and exchanges of students; – Representing the opinions of pharmaceutical students in discussions with professional, governmental and non- governmental organizations
Reporting Forms and Awards• APhA-ASP Outstanding IPSF Activity Award – Given to individual APhA-ASP chapter with best overall IPSF activities – Awarded at APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition – UFCOP won 2010-2011 – Required to participate in at least two sponsored missions – Reporting • Campus Level - Same report as sent in to Campus President/Executive Liaison • Chapter Level – 1,000 word document submitted with Chapter Achievement Awards
Reporting Forms and Awards• Sidney J. Relph Award – Given to individual member association (e.g. APhA- ASP) – Awarded at IPSF World Congress – Egyptian Students’ Pharmacy Federation won 2010- 2011 – Reporting • Campus/Chapter Level – Additional Report required, to be submitted to APhA-ASP/IPSF National Contact Person and National Projects Coordinator • Association Level – Four page document submitted to IPSF on July 15th, annualy
Student Exchange Program (SEP)• Exchange program run through IPSF• Month-long study abroad to selected country• Apply through APhA-ASP/IPSF Student Exchange Officer• Application comes out September 15th, due December 1st, rolling admissions• US allowed to send out 3 students for every 2 taken in
SEP and UFCOP• Hosting a student would help bring UF further into the International Arena• Considerations – Housing – Travel – Experiential Learning – Leisure activities – Funding?
Pan-American Regional Office (PARO)• IPSF is broken into four Regional Offices based on geographic location (PARO, AFRO, EMRO, APRO)• PARO encompasses North and South America• Growing organization, not very many activities• Symposium is currently inactive• US has a large presence on their board• More of an FYI
International Conferences• The 59th IPSF World Congress
Recommendations Going Forward• By August 2013 – Complete separation of the IPSF Liaison from GHOT at distance campuses • Creation of GHOT Chair at each campus that deals exclusively with GHOT • IPSF Liaison will be freed up to focus on IPSF Missions
Recommendations Moving Forward– Gainesville IPSF Liaison transitioning into IPSF “President” • Keep IPSF “under” APhA-ASP • Creation of several positions under him/her, such as Treasurer, chairpersons for each IPSF Mission, much like APhA-ASP • IPSF “President” in Gainesville will serve as the IPSF Executive Liaison, and will be responsible for completing all reports dealing with IPSF including the APhA-ASP Outstanding IPSF Activity Award Report
Post-Meeting Quiz• Do these events count as IPSF events? – Global Health Outreach Trips • Yes! Humanitarian Campaign – BP screening for migrant workers, in Spanish • No, not under purview of any IPSF Mission or Campaign – Blood drive held at St. Petersburg Campus • Yes! Vampire Cup Event – Tobacco cessation booth at UF Football game • Yes! IPSF Tobacco Awareness Campaign – Heartburn event at Orlando Vietnamese Church • No, not under purview of any IPSF Mission or Campaign – Operation Diabetes screening at Jax art festival • Yes! IPSF Diabetes and Healthy Living Campaign