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Title: iBulletin 170330
Date: 30-Mar-2017
Category: iBulletin

50th MPS SEMINAR 2017, 12th - 14th MAY 2017, HOTEL ISTANA, KUALA LUMPUR

>>> http://www.pharmacy.gov.my/v2/ms/agenda/50th-mps-seminar-2017-towards-global-standard-pharmacy-practice.html

Registration is now open for the 50th MPS Seminar 2017 from 12 - 14 May 2017 which will take place at the Mahkota Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur with the theme Towards Global Standard in Pharmacy Practice

MEMBER BENEFIT: For the first time MPS is offering a discount for attendance at the Seminar. The first 500 MPS member to register and pay the fees will be entitled to a rm200 discount off the fees.

>>> Seminar Program / Registration Form / Hotel Booking Form

HIGHLIGHT OF TOPIC: THE ROLE OF COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE INPHARMACY TODAY

The demand for complementary medicine, especially herbal medicines and nutritional supplements, is increasing worldwide. In fact, it is not a surprise when herbal medicines and nutritional supplements are deemed to be the most common items sold in community pharmacies.

Nevertheless, are we, pharmacists, ready to place complementary medicine in good custody? How do we ensure quality advice is given to warrant safe and efficacious use of complementary medicine alongside with conventional treatment?

Mr. Bobby Mehta, chief pharmacist for the UFS Dispensaries Ltd in Australia, will be sharing his perspectives on complementary medicine in pharmacy, as well as guiding us on the use of evidence-based resources pertaining to complementary medicine.

If you agree that being a pharmacist, knowing more about complementary medicine could assist you better in your daily practice, then join us at the MPS 50th Anniversary Seminar from 12-14 May 2017!


50TH MPS ANNIVERSARY AGM, SEMINAR & DINNER INFOZONE

Knowing where to go is one thing, but figuring out how to get there is a completely different ball game. Plan your journey to Hotel Istana for the 50th MPS Anniversary with Part 2 of our Infozone!

>>> Hotel Istana Location & Directions

Alternatively, just use your preferred GPS/navigation app.


MPS-50th AGM 2017, 14/05/2017 (SUNDAY)

20th February 2017

TO: ALL MPS MEMBERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the 50th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society shall take place at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 14th May 2017 (Sunday) at 11:30 am (registration starts at 11.15am)

All MPS Members are invited to attend.

>>> AGM Registration Form


PRP PLACEMENT

It is reported that the result of the first batch of interview for new PRP is now available to be view by the candidate themselves.

The candidates can log in with their NRIC at the SPA website:
http://online.spa.gov.my/online/kep_td_kkm.php?pemerolehan=SM20160031

About 500 new graduates have been interviewed by SPA between 24th Jan - 3rd Feb 2017. This batch is reported to be recruited b MOH under contract basis

However new grad can also do their training in private sector. The guidelines can be view at
http://www.pharmacy.gov.my/v2/ms/dokumen/panduan-liberalisasi-latihan-prp-sektor-swasta-graduan-program-ijazah-farmasi.html


NHAM - CRM CARDIO-VASCULAR RESEARCH TRACK

The NHAM-CRM Research Track "Discover, Collaborate, Translate" will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 8th APRIL 2017 (Saturday) at the Gallery Room, Level 8, Le Meridien

There will be presentations on basic science, translational research as well as late stage clinical research abstracts in the areas of Cardiovascular Diseases.

>>> Topics

>>> Register for the NHAM-CRM Research Track now as seats are limited


MPS PERAK AREA AGM, SEMINAR & MPS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2017
8 & 9 APRIL 2017 MH HOTEL, IPOH

Highlights of the 2 day event:

  1. 17 CPD points can be collected via exciting Seminar Talks, Exclusive Symposium, members AGM and Special Meetings.

  2. Meet the MPS President session with Tn Haji Amrahi Bin Buang

  3. Celebration of MPS 50th Anniversary and Free MPS 50th Anniversary memorabilia (T-shirt and Mug) for MPS members/New member who sign up for the full registration.

  4. 1st ever Special Meeting for Public Sector Pharmacist with the MPS President Tn Haji Amrahi Bin Buang and MPS Public Pharmacy Chapter Head Dr Nour Hanah

  5. Be part of the 1st ever Bariatric Symposium in Perak conducted by the HRPB team of bariatric surgeon, endocrinologist, dietician and pharmacist; exclusively for Perak pharmacist.

  6. Session with BPF Perak

  7. Booth display from Pharmaceutical Companies.

We hope to see all you there in full force!!!

>>> Notice of MPS Perak Area AGM 2017

>>> Registration Form part 1, part 2

>>> T-shirt size


MPS KEDAH-PERLIS 3-IN-1 EVENT 2017

Program Itinerary

ANNUAL PHARMACY SYMPOSIUM, MPS 50th ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION & ANNUAL DIALOGUE WITH LICENSE A HOLDERS

Time Agenda Speakers / Notes
9.00 am Registration & Breakfast  
9.30 am Updates From Pharmaceutical Enforcement
Division
CPF Negeri Kedah
10.30 am Talk : TBA  
11.30 am MPS 50th Anniversary Celebration Ceremony  
12.30 pm Lunch & prayers  
02.00 pm Talk : Allied Against Dengue Ms Bharati Suresh Chand
02.45 pm Dialogue with License A Holders CPF Negeri Kedah
04.15 pm Closing Remarks & Afternoon Tea  


MPS YOUNG PHARMACIST CHAPTER ASIAN YOUNG PHARMACIST GROUP (AYPG) LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017

MPS Young Pharmacist Chapter will be hosting the Asian Young Pharmacist Group (AYPG) Leadership Summit 2017 this 11 - 13 November 2017 at the International Medical University (IMU) Campus, Kuala Lumpur.

Themed "Pharmacists : Engaging Communities For Health", participants will gain immensely from sharing sessions by AYPG leaders, as well as insightful lectures and discussions by distinguished speakers and forum panelists. The organizing committee wishes to invite participants to exchange their ideas via a strategic planning session for all AYPG member countries. In addition, MPS YPC welcomes submission of past projects involving community engagement; the best projects will be awarded with cash prizes ! Check out the poster abstract submission guideline at the following URL : https://goo.gl/2P5iXk.

Interested to join ? Wait no more as registration is now OPEN at the following URL :
https://goo.gl/forms/siCOCo2xbD8f0k2M2

For more details, kindly visit the official Facebook page at :
https://www.facebook.com/aypgLeadershipSummit2017


UPCOMING TRAINING OF PRECEPTORS (TOP) - LIBERALISED PRP TRAINING FACILITIES

The upcoming TOP will be on 25 May 2017 (Subject to changes). All interested participants please submit COMPLETE* application forms to Pharmacy Board Malaysia (PBM) by 27th April 2017. Forms received later than 27th April 2017 will be considered for the next TOP (date will be finalised soon). Successful candidates will receive an INVITATION LETTER on 11 May 2017. ONLY invited candidates are allowed to attend the TOP.

>>> For More Info


CPA CONFERENCE 2017

Do you want to join us but the fees seem too much? You might be eligible for the £2000 CPA Travel Fellowship Award.

Join CPA now and for a £15 membership fee get a $330 discount on registration!


MPS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: 31ST MARCH IS LAST DAY TO QUALIFY TO RECEIVE THE GIFT VOUCHER (LAST EXCHANGE DATE IS 31ST MAY)

Members are encouraged to renew their membership as soon as possible. As an appreciation of your prompt payment, a bottle of Surbex Bio C Plus (60's) worth RM 88/- is waiting for you for each renewal or new membership (Ordinary / PRP / FRP / Associate included), which is contributed by Abbott Laboratories.

Current Life and Fellow members of the Society automatically qualify for this free gift. There is no need for any action from your part and the voucher will be sent to you.

Hurry! Complimentary gift offer is valid until 31st March 2017. However the date to claim this gift is till 31st May 2017.

NOTE: The vouchers are being sent out in batches since beginning of the week and you should receive them by next week. If not do not receive it please email to us at mps.siti@gmail.com

>>> http://www.mps.org.my/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=37&action=view&retrieveid=7466


MPS-50th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT ORDER FORM

Be one of the first to wear this specially design, custom-made Polo Microfibre T-Shirt (Unisex). It is available only for the 50th Anniversary of MPS. Place your customised size below.

Size Chest
XS 36"
S 38"
M 40"
L 42"
XL 44"

>>> Order Form


MOUNT KINABALU CLIMB

In conjunction with the MPS 50th Anniversary, there will be a Mount Kinabalu Climb on 25th August 2017.

The objective will be to promote a climb towards a healthier lifestyle.

To take part in the Climb you will need to be fit. Special training and guidelines will be organised by the organising team soon to bring up the fitness of the climbers

To smoothen the journey to take part in the climb, you will be assisted in the bookings of accommodation in the National Parks and on the mountain. Transportation is also arranged to ferry the climbers from Kota Kinabalu to climb site and return. Mountain gears and porters are also being arranged to assist the climbers

>>> Click here for the Program, climb map, indemnity form and booking form

DEAF SURVEY

MESSAGE FROM RESEARCHERS IN MONASH UNIVERSITY

Dear community pharmacists,

We would like to kindly request your assistance in taking part in this survey on the communication issues you face when dealing with patients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the community pharmacy. Research has shown that these patients face a lot of communication barriers while trying to seek information and treatment from community pharmacists, and this has led to them either using their medications incorrectly thus experiencing side effects and a lack of efficacy, or not going to seek care altogether. Thus with this survey we hope to be able to identify the barriers to communication and use the findings to develop methods to overcome this, as well as provide better services to the hearing impaired community.

The survey will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, therefore we would truly appreciate if you could give us your feedback. If you are practising in Selangor, KL, Perak, Penang or Johor,

>>> Click here to access the survey

Thank you for your help.


"From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service" is the theme of this year's World Pharmacists Day.

"This theme was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health. From research and development of medicines, to educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and providing direct care, we do all this in the service of our patients and communities," said FIP President Dr Carmen Peña.

Watch the Campaign Animation from FIP:

>>> Click here to download

"We want to emphasise that pharmacists are the backbone of health care in many different settings. But providing care does not begin in community or hospital pharmacies. Taking care of patients starts with recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them. We pharmacists are often there at the very beginning of the process ? when the first molecule that effectively treats a disease is identified," Dr Peña added.

World Pharmacists Day is used by FIP's members and others around the globe to highlight the value of the pharmacy profession and impact on improving health to authorities, other professions and the media, as well as to the general public. FIP has produced resources for this year's campaign in the six official United Nations languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. These include an animation and other materials for print and social media.

FIP is inviting pharmacists to support World Pharmacists Day by creating profile pictures for their social media accounts using the official FIP Twibbon or a specially designed "Your pharmacist is at your service" placard. The resources are all free to use and available below.


VACANCY

  • Pharmacist / RedCap Pharmacy / Johor / contact 012 625 9442 or email at dura@redcap.com.my
  • Retail / Community Pharmacists/PRPS / Muar Johor / contact Mr Lau at 019-6656022 or Mr Chia at 012-7986880 or email at skchia5755@gmail.com
  • Pharmacist / PMG Pharmacy Sdn Bhd / Kuching/ Bintulu / Miri / contact Mr Hwang at 017- 778 2766 or email at pmedicareg@gmail.com


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