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Title: iBulletin170413
Date: 13-Apr-2017
Category: iBulletin

MPS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER SPECIAL

To help celebrate the MPS 50th Anniversary Dinner, the MPS has arranged a special entertainment package . Top on the list will be a special appearance by the World's Funniest Man, Mr Harith Ishkander.

Get your tickets now

>>> Annual 2017 Ticket Order Form, v2


PHARMACISTS HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AND NOW IS THE TIME

Over the last 10 years it is estimated that 800×10 = 8000 young registered pharmacists to make up to the 15,000 registered pharmacists today, and expected to rise further. One would expect these young, enthusiastic, energetic group to form the more visible practitioners facing patients on daily basis creating the impact and impression on the image of the profession. While we are seeing promising individuals coming forward wanting to serve, there are many who cannot or can't be bothered to find out or don't want to see the importance and role of a professional body in championing their interests. They see themselves as individuals and not part of a professional institution that is impacted by the socioe-conomic and political factors influencing their daily practice.

It is amazing how an intelligent person chose and trained to be a pharmacist can ignore or not supporting his/her professional body that is actively pursuing to uphold the profession. They feel comfortable that while 4000 have realised such importance and paying the subscription or become life members, and perhaps they benefiting from the contribution of the Society and its members, they still plead ignorance and asked what have the Society done? As long we have such significant numbers still not being members, the profession will continue to face uphill task because they cannot be reached as they are not interested in the Society, professional unity and strength or its political struggle.

Fortunately we still have diehards within the profession never give up continue to serve and are keeping the Society relevant. Let us take full advantage of our 50th anniversary to bring solidarity and unity within the profession reminding us that our professional struggle is a never ending journey as we develop and evolve to become a truly global healthcare profession that is becoming more relevant in a healthcare system focussing on wellness and prevention, and on safety and better patient outcome.

We now have a strong MyPSA and YPC. We are indeed in an exciting profession that is relevant to both healthy and sick patients. Let us show the doctors and convince regulators that we can work together as a team to serve the people. If we failed to do so, blame not others but ourselves because we failed to use our capability coming forward to volunteer and serve working in unity. We have set the momentum and must make use of it to permanently structure our institution, Area Committees, Chapters, and Interest Groups to pursue our noble objectives beyond the 50th anniversary celebration. We must not lose more time, and this is the right time!

John CP Chang


APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL PHARMACIST CERTIFICATE WITH MALAYSIAN PHARMACY BOARD

The applicaiton for Annual Pharmacist Certificate, Registration of Provisionaly Registered Pharmacists, Full Registration of Pharmacist, and Temporary Registration of Pharmacists through BLESS is temporary suspended in order for system upgrage.

All applications for registration with the MPB can be carried out manually with effect from 15th February.

You may download the application forms

>>> Temporary Registration (Form PS1)

>>> Full Registration (Form 5)

>>> Annual Certifiate (Form 10)

>>> Provisional Registration (Form 1)

If you have any enquiries on the application please contact the following:

  1. Temporary Registration:
    1. Encik Ahmad Farhan bin Paiman (03-78413246 / farhanpaiman@moh.gov.my)
    2. Nur Husni binti Hamid (03-78413317 / husni.hamid@moh.gov.my)

  2. Full Registration :
    1. Encik Ahmad Farhan bin Paiman (03-78413246 / farhanpaiman@moh.gov.my)
    2. Encik Ismeth Azril bin Shamsuddin (03-78413393 / ismeth.azril@moh.gov.my)

  3. Annual Certificate
    1. Puan Datcayani a/p Ramadoo (03-78413276 / datcayani@moh.gov.my)
    2. Puan Azlira binti Ilias (03-78413318/azlira@moh.gov.my)
    3. Cik Norazila binti Ja'apar (03-78413319)

  4. Provisional registration:
    1. Puan Hanisah binti Shafie (03-78413383 / hanisah.shafie@moh.gov.my)
    2. Nur Husni binti Hamid (03-78413317 / husni.hamid@moh.gov.my)

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

*HURRY HURRY HURRY !!!!*

15.4.17 is the last day for the early bird RM200 discount given for full registration exclusive for MPS members.

Don't miss the *one and only 50th Anniversary Celebration of MPS*!

Be a part of this *HISTORICAL* celebration. When you walk down memory lane, you will proudly remember and say, *I was there*!

Log on to http://www.mps.org.my/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=37&action=view&retrieveid=7502 to register *NOW* !

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

#MySocietyMyPassion
#MPS50thAnniversary
#MalaysianPharmaceuticalSociety


HIGHLIGHT OF TOPICS:
(from the MPS Media & Publicity Chapter)

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!

CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS : SELECTION OF AN ANTIDIABETIC AGENT

Diabetes Mellitus is a serious global pandemic, affecting more than 422 million people worldwide. Our country, Malaysia, topped among Southeast Asian countries in terms of prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus, with at least 16.7% of total Malaysian population is affected. Keeping in mind that this is a long-term battle, which might come along with serious macro- and microvascular complications that are potentially damaging to our target organs, careful selection of an antidiabetic agent is a must.

How do we tailor pharmacotherapy to our diabetic patients? What are the clinical determinants that need to be taken into account? Based on her vast knowledge and experience in the field, we are honoured to invite Dr. Fatimah Zaherah Binti Mohamed Shah, the renowned endocrinologist from Hospital Sungai Buloh, to broaden our knowledge on the issues above.

If you agree that careful selection of an antidiabetic agent is crucial, then join us at the MPS 50th Anniversary Seminar from 12-14 May 2017

BREAKING THROUGH THE RECOGNITION BARRIER - FROM AN ADVISORY ROLE TO A RESPONSIBILITY BEARING ROLE

The emerging roles of pharmacists are well-portrayed by the evolving changes in pharmacy practice - a paradigm shift from compounding and supply of medicines to the proactive involvement of patients' wellbeing through pharmaceutical care. However, behind the unleashed potentials of pharmacists, how well are we being recognized by the healthcare team? What are the possible attributes behind the recognition barrier, and how are we breaking through it?

Professor Datuk Dr. Allan Matthews, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy in the Quest International University, Perak, will be joining us at the 50th MPS Anniversary Seminar to share his professional insights on the issue. Based on his rich experience including hospital pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and now the academia of pharmacy, Professor Datuk Dr. Allan Matthews is certainly one of the best candidates to show us the path towards overcoming the recognition barrier of a pharmacist.

If you agree that being recognized is something important in your career, you should have no reason to miss this enlightening session! Join us at the MPS 50th Anniversary Seminar from 12-14 May 2017!


50TH MPS ANNIVERSARY AGM, SEMINAR & DINNER INFOZONE (GETTING THERE)

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.


50TH MPS ANNIVERSARY AGM, SEMINAR & DINNER INFOZONE (ACCOMMODATION)

Attending the 50th MPS Anniversary from out of town? Accommodation is readily available at Hotel Istana - but if you're feeling adventurous, here are some alternative accommodations for those who dare to be different.

A closer look at some of the alternative accommodations:

  1. Orange Pekoe Guesthouse http://orangepekoe.com.my
  2. Hotel Soleil http://www.hotelsoleilbb.com
  3. Hotel Al Jafs http://hotelaljafs.com.my
  4. LaComme Inn http://lacommeinn.com.my

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many other places just waiting to be discovered!

>>> Get the registration form


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


PUSAT PERUBATAN UKM DRUG FORMULARY

The drug formulary for PPUKM is now available as an APP and can be downloaded from Play Store. In addition you can also select other KKM formulary from the Store.

This is the result of the work of the pharmacists in PPUKM, in particular Ms Michelle with the rest of the team including Mr Abichat and Mr Kar Seng, under the leadership of the Chief Pharmacist of PPUKM YBhg Dato' Faridah Md Yusof


A POEM DEDICATION ON THE OCCASION OF MPS PERAK AGM CELEBRATION OF MPS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

This poem was read during the Perak Area AGM celebration of the MPS 50th Anniversary

It was written and read by Ms Joanna Selvi Renee Raj, MPS member from Perak Area, Asst Secretary for the organising committee of MPS Perak Area AGM, SEMINAR and Perak Celebration of MPS 50th Anniversary, and is also the MPS Perak Area YPC Secretary.

A Poem Dedication on the occasion of 50th Anniversary Celebration of MPS

MPS,
Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society,
A society for the Pharmacists of the nation.
And as how I recall my first lecture in University,
The Introduction to Pharmacy,
Pharmacy is the only profession,
Where there are ten different fields that you can choose to practice,
To name a few,
Hospital Pharmacy,
Community Pharmacy,
Academy of Pharmacy,
Pharmaceutical Industry,
Regulatory Pharmacy,

From the very beginning of our profession's journey,
The society represents us,
MyPSA for the students,
YPC, for the budding young pharmacists,
And, we have various chapters to represent each different field.

Now, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year,
Let us all, the Pharmacists of our nation take the pledge,
Pledge to render our endless support to our Society.
For, it is with our support, that MPS will be able to do more for us.
And as how our President says it, "Together, let us move onwards and upwards.

By,
Joanna Selvi Reneeraj,
Life Member of MPS,
Perak Area Committee.

3RD ENT COURSE IN PHARMACY

Sore throat, tonsillitis, acute and chronic sinusitis, giddiness, snoring allergic rhinitis, voice disorders and reflux in ENT, neck swelling in ENT, discharging ear - these are some of the common ailments that could be presented at a pharmacy. What could a community pharmacy do or whether should refer to a physician

Come to learn more at the 3rd ENT Course in Pharmacy which is organised in collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists, Head & Neck Surgeons (MSO-HNS) on 23rd April at Royale Chulan, Damansara.

This is open to community pharmacists particularly in the Klang Valley

Please RSVP to 03-7801 3088 to register your attendance. Limited seats available.

>>> http://www.mps.org.my/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=37&action=view&retrieveid=7527


MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT - DISCOUNT FOR CAR PURCHASE - UNTIL 30TH APRIL 2017

Members can continue to enjoy this benefit of a 6% discount when they purchase a brand new Mercedes Benz car.

However this benefit is until 30th April. Do take advantage of this offer before that date.

Please note that the discount is for the purchase only one (1) new vehicle under this Sales Campaign period. Any other purchase of vehicle(s) under the same members' name within the Sales Campaign period will not be entitled for any further discount. The Fleet Discount provided for under this Sales Campaign cannot be combined with other sales campaigns and/or promotions. It is for a brand new car and not for pre-registered vehicles. The discount is only applicable when purchased from the authorized dealer.

One important condition is that all cars purchased under this promotion shall not be sold within a period of six (6) months from the date of registration of the car ("Prohibited Sale"). The member will have to give an undertaking not to sell the car within this Prohibited Sale period and this include transfer to anyone including any family members or to anyone else.

To obtain the discount please send in a form to provide your name, membership number, car model and the dealer to purchase the car from. MPS will then issue out a membership confirmation letter for the discount.

>>> Application form
>>> Mercedes Authorised dealer
>>> Vehicle Model qualify for the discount with indicative price


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


AYPG MEMBERS

The Asian Young Pharmacist Group (AYPG) is a coalition representing young pharmacists from countries throughout Asia.

It was originally conceived in 2012 and officially formed in 2013 during the inaugural Asian Young Pharmacist Forum held in Taipei with 6 members representing the young pharmacist groups from Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. The AYPG has grown considerably since then, with the addition of Singapore and Cambodia while Thailand and Hong Kong are currently in the process of joining the coalition.

The objectives of the AYPG include:

  1. the development and training of young pharmacists throughout the Asian region,
  2. improving public awareness on the roles and contribution of pharmacists,
  3. championing public health and engagement activities by young pharmacists.

Come join us for an enlightening series of dialogues, workshops, and of course, the opportunity to network with promising young pharmacists from these countries
https://www.facebook.com/aypgLeadershipSummit2017/videos/1764413300540586/

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN !

>>> For more information, head over to https://goo.gl/VKOt6v

>>> Sign up with us through the following link now https://goo.gl/forms/siCOCo2xbD8f0k2M2


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 (LAST EXCHANGE DATE IS 31ST MAY FOR THE GIFT VOUCHER)

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.

The date to claim this gift is till 31st May 2017.

>>> 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

"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
  • Pharmacist / Assistant / PRP - Big Pharmacy (KL, Selangor, Seremban) contact Mr.Adri at 017-2846195 or Email: hrbigpharma@yahoo.com.my


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