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Title: iBulletin171006
Date: 06-Oct-2017
Category: iBulletin

WORLD PHARMACISTS DAY 2017 - THE GRAND FINALE

Tomorrow will be the big day for the World Pharmacists Day celebration at Aeon Mall, Bukit Raja, Klang that is co-organised by MPS, Selangor State Health Department (Pharmacy) and Pharmaceutical Services Division.

As all the states and institutions have already carried out their WPD program, tomorrow can be considered as the Grand Finale where pharmacists will 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.

It is also the final part of the Road to World Pharmacists Day that started in May whereby road shows were conducted in 6 zones / districts in Selangor at various intervals to promote the roles of pharmacists to the public. As such the 7th October celebration is the highlight of the whole series of the roadshow.

At the WPD2017 there will be program for the family including Live Sketch, Public Forum on Supplements or Drugs, Children colouring contest, public awareness campaign on Vaccination, Antibiotics Resistance Awareness, presenting of prizes to winners of the competition and activities at the Zone, Photo/Social Media Booth, Guess the number of tablets competition, exhibition by companies at their booths, and exhibition booths on pharmacy services.

The Health Minister is also expected to officially launch the Community Pharmacy Logo. There will be a reading of the Pharmacist pledge

As many pharmacists as possible are encouraged to attend this event as it is a gathering and celebration of pharmacists. Do come in full force to fill up all the floor levels at the Mall to witness the opening ceremony and show the unity of pharmacists to the Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr S Subramanian who will be officiating.


WPD 2017 - MEET-THE-PHARMACISTS

At the WPD 2017 Aeon Mall, there will also be a special MPS Booth whereby members of the public are able to "Meet-The-Pharmacists".

Pharmacists who have contributed to the profession in their own way, big or small, yesterday or today, in any sector, are called upon to be present at this event and to volunteer their time (for 2 hours) to be at this special booth. This is for them to share their experience and vision of pharmacy to pharmacists as well as members of the public at this "Meet-The-Pharmacists" booth.

These pharmacists could be from the universities (deans and lecturers), community pharmacy groups, chain pharmacy, Young Pharmacists of the MPS, Past Presidents of MPS, Past Presidents of the Malaysian Pharmacy Students Association, Medical Mythbusters, Mount Kinabalu climbers, pharmacists from the Ministry of Health, private hospitals, past senior directors of pharmaceutical services, pharmacists industrialists from the pharmaceutical industries be it trading, manufacturing, social activists on health, medical writers for newspaper, pharmacists active on social media promoting the profession, marine pharmacist, pharmacists sports personality, pharmacists active in charity work, smoking cessation providers, military pharmacists and many others. Do come along and volunteer and you may first drop in an email of your intention earlier so that the organiser could expect you.

>>> Click here for Program


13TH MPS-USM PHARMACY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2017

Please note that the early Bird for Registration Deadline is : 30.9.2017

All presenters and participants are advised to register by that date to enjoy the early bird fees.

CPD Points: 20 (full attendance) + 5 (presentation)

Do not miss out this collaborative effort from MPS and USM

Visit our website to register TODAY!!!

http://www.mps.org.my/mpspsc2017/

#PSC2017
#MalaysianPharmaceuticalSociety
#50andFabulous
#USMSchoolofPharmSci


CMEd - COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES STRUCTURED LEARNING PROGRAM

ABOUT TO BE LAUNCH SOON ?WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT

CMEd is a complementary medicines structured learning program developed by Blackmores Institute in collaboration with MPS. This CPD-accredited program will not only share the latest updates in complementary medicines knowledge and insights but also award and reward you with both professional certification and privileges.

In the Bronze level, you can expect:

  • 10 CPD points upon completion
  • Easily accessed online learning through 6 e-learning modules
    • Introduction to Complementary Medicines
    • Minerals in health and disease
    • Safety of complementary medicines
    • Vitamins in health and disease
    • Nutritional oils in health and disease
    • Herbs in health and disease
    • Enhanced e-learning program with a face-to-face masterclass to bring the fundamentals to life
    • Case studies
    • Personal interactions and group discusssions
    • Conducted by trained healthcare professionals

For more information email to healthadvisory@blackmores.com.my


E-COMMERCE PLATFORM FOR RETAIL PHARMACISTS

There is now an e-commerce platform providing a virtual marketplace where Retail Pharmacists (HCPs) can proactively interact with healthcare companies & suppliers - on a real time basis. In the myMediKart Virtual Healthcare Marketplace, there are 22 healthcare companies including international and local companies offering pharmaceuticals, OTCs, medical devices and diagnostics have indicated their interest to participate.

>>> Read more about this no-cost to participate platform


ASIAN YOUNG PHARMACISTS GROUP (AYPG) LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017

The Asian Young Pharmacist Group (AYPG) Leadership Summit Facebook page has just reached a new milestone, with a total build-up of more than 3000 likes and followers throughout the year!

In celebration of this success, the organizing committee is now extending the BUY 3 GET 4 group registration program till 14th October 2017! Grab the very last chance now if you had missed it earlier! Head over to https://goo.gl/gsZMFA for more details.

CLOSURE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROGRAM

Thank you for the overwhelming support towards the AYPG Leadership Summit 2017 Poster Competition! We hereby announce that the abstract submission is now OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

Participants of the abstract submission, kindly check your email inbox for official reply and further details from the organizing committee.


MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT - TRAINING FOR PHARMACISTS
NEW DATE: 18TH NOVEMBER 2017 (SATURDAY)
TIME: 8.30 AM - 4:30 PM
VENUE: MPS HQ, PUCHONG, SELANGOR

Please note the program on Management of Obesity and Overweight : Training for Pharmacists is now scheduled to be on 18th Nov 2017.

It is complimentary for memebrs, whereas non-members will be charged RM70. Those who had signed up earlier with the old fees will be refunded.

About the Program:

To further support the public campaign of weight management the MPS shall be holding a one-day training program for community pharmacists. This training program is aimed to provide the community pharmacists to be better prepared and equipped to provide the consumers information of weight management. Topics will include dietary advice, physical activity and behavioral change but also effective and safe weight loss medications and products.

To observe the impact of training session, an assessment pre-post and follow-up will be disseminate to all the participants before and after workshop on the same day and follow-up questionnaire will be sent after four weeks' time through email/post. All participants will be require to complete the assessment and return to the Secretariat (MPS) within 4 weeks. This will constitute the completion of the training and the participants will be given a Certificate of Completion.

>>> Click here for more information


SNIPPETS

APPLICATION FOR PHARMACIST ANNUAL CERTIFICATE 2018: Please be reminded that the application for Pharmacist Annual Certificate through BLESS is temporarily postponed. All new applications are to be made manually with the Malaysian Pharmacy Board with effect from 15th Feb 2017. The application procedure is reverted back to before the implementation of BLESS. Please visit www.pharmacy.gov.my for the instructions and forms.

SLIDES OF THE 50TH MPS ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR can now be downloaded from the MPS website

MEMBER BENEFITS: Auto Bavaria, the distributor of BMW and MINI cars is offering special discount to MPS members for purchase of selected models of their cars between 4% - 7%.

>>> Click here for more details


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