The 9th Asia-Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium

Posted: July 16, 2010 by arcoxia37 in Uncategorized

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Anyong ! Aneyaseyo…Hee

Ok, let’s start with a brief explanation of what is APPS ! It’s an annual event organized with cooperation of the Asia Pacific Regional-Officer (APRO), which is part of the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) and this year event was held in Seoul , Korea =)

Our kulliyyah had sent six students to this event, Solah ( graduated student ), Mr PresiDIN, Apip, Syar , Huda & Jihan. We all really had a great time in Seoul !! Tak percaya, tengok la gambar =)

U all mesti nak tahu apa yang kitorang buat di sana kan ???

There were four themes for the symposium :-

Preliminary lecture – Establishment of the Identity of Pharmacists as Professionals by Mr  In Choon Park, the Vice-president of the Korean Pharmacists’ Association. ” Exploring well-matched new functions of pharmacists & cooperating between physicians & pharmacists due to the change of health care , technological change & the change of national consciousness are very important challenges to have the right health care system

Secondly Role of a Pharmacist in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Korean Industry of Pharmaceutical Distribution  and Tasks by Mr Jung Hee Han , Senior vice-president of Geoyoung Corporation. ” In order to develop Korean pharmaceutical & logistics industries, distribution volume handled by the wholesale companies & logistics companies must be increased, build advanced logistics system that will secure stable supply and transition into an information-oriented system

Thirdly Vision  for Clinical Pharmacists and Phramaceutical Services. DUR & Patient Education -the past and future by Mr Shin Wan Gyoon , Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at Seoul National University & Bundang SNU Hosp. “The vision for clinical pharmacy is to improve drug utilization & quality of life in patients & educate students as the leaders in pharmacy practice , education & research.

Last but not least Role of pharmacist in community pharmacy for self medication by Dr In Sook Lee, senior executive member of the Women’s Committee.” Pharmacists play a vital role in the community with regards to self medication. They are leaders , managers , care-givers & provide the connecting channel between medicine and the everyday users

Besides symposium, there was also pharmacy exhibition. The topic was My Ideal Pharmacy & every competitor had been given about 10 minutes to deliver a presentation. Some universities also sent their  representatives, like UiTM , National University of Singapore & many more. The objectives of the pharmacy exhibition was to analyze how creative the idea is & how well the competitors had researched about current pharmacies.

Patient Counseling Contest, we also sent two of our representatives, Huda & Syar. Unfortunately there can be only one winner. The  first prize was awarded to student from Uni of Nottingham Msia…

Pharma Tour ! We went to Hansdok Pharmaceutical Industry. Wow , memang canggih ! Semuanya mesin ! That’s why skilled laborers sometimes lost their jobs as new machines replaced them .. =))

Oh not to forget the social events like Welcome party, International Night  where delegates wore their national dresses and share their cultures, Development Fund (FD) Auction & of course Gala Dinner !! Kami hanya diberi makan kebab sama kek sahaja di Gala Dinner..Hehe..Itu sahaja yang halal =P

Erm, cacat cela event tidak ketinggalan juga ! Semua komiti ialah Reception committee ! Not like us, we have divisions like Pub & Info n bla bla bla…Patut lah macam serabut dan serabai sikit. Heh. Kitorang perlu berjalan beribu batu untuk mendapatkan sandwich only ! Di sana mungkin tidak ikut protokol seperti di Malaysia, MC boleh membelakangi VVIP…Tetapi yang best Korean people sangat friendly !! Saya sudah merindui Seoul, anda bagaimana ? =))

  1. Shamel says:

    Eh, ade muka yg familiar jumpe kat nogaps ari tuh!

    Nice programme. Congratz. Btw, ape yang share culture tu, Malaysia tunjuk ape?

    Exhibition tu plak, ape mksud ‘research about current pharmacies’?

  2. arcoxia37 says:

    Ala tunjuk la budaya…Common sense la. Diorang macam buat model la sal ideal pharmacy nie, macam uitm buat sal eco pharmacy…Kire diorang buat research la pharmacy pada masa akan datang camner….Imaginasi diorang la tu

  3. apip says:

    korg tertinggal yg plg penting skali dlm APPS, regional meeting! this is the time where we can learn from different society about their system and activities… although it sounds boring but for da sake of IPhA’s future….

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