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Title: iBulletin180111
Date: 11-Jan-2018
Category: iBulletin


The MPS Young Pharmacists Chapter held their Annual Business Meeting on 6th Jan 2018 at Wisma MPS and one of the agenda is to elect the new committee.

They are happy to announce the new line up for 2018 / 2020

Chairperson Dr. Mai Chun Wai
Deputy Chairperson (Executive & Operation) Ms. Sharon Ding Wensze
Deputy Chairperson (Communication & Engagement) Mr. Cedric Chua Chong Jie
Secretary Ms. Erin Ooi Suet Chien
Treasurer Mr. Chong Chin Pin
Welfare Director Ms. Ooi Ziqian
Internal Affairs Director Ms. Yeow Shiau Hueh
Quality & Performance Director Ms. Lim Xiang Yin
Creative & Designs Director Mr. Adrian Chai Wang Ting
Marketing & Communication Director Mr. Lok Kok Hou
Corporate Relations Director Ms. Rowena Gan Xin Yi
Public Engagement Director Ms. Bernice Choy Weng Yan

Congratulations to the new team.

At the same time a record of thanks is being accorded to the outgoing Chairman Mr Lim Shi Hao for leading the MPS-YPC previous committee

The MPS Council meanwhile at the Council Meeting on 7th Jan co-opted Dr Mai as a council member and look forward to the incoming committee working even closer with MPS Council to serve the society and public even better.


At the Economist Health Care Forum War on Cancer held in Singapore in March 2017 it was summarised that

  1. Cancer coverage (insurance) is inadequate
  2. New sources of capital are needed (for research)
  3. Lack of trust between private and public sectors
  4. As a global problem, cancer need global solutions
  5. Fighting cancer is a marathon, not a sprint

>>> Click here for the write up

For those interested, the next Economist Forum: War on Cancer will be held in Jakarta in March. Check out at https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/asia/war-on-cancer-south-east-asia-2018/

By: Dr Nour Hanah Binte Othman


According to the Recovery Village, an organization dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery, many people tend to associate drug abuse with illicit substances, but a recent survey showed that almost 9 million Americans regularly abuse prescription medication, including pain relievers, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

To help fight this epidemic of prescription drug abuse and addiction, they believed that providing information about these substances would help as more people learn about the risks associated with misusing prescription drugs and how to get help (US Scenario only).

More information can be found at http://mps.org.my/index.cfm?&menuid=79 (under Drug Information Resources) or https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/prescription-drug-addiction/


The theme of this year's is 'Seeking New Evidence Beyond The Norm'. The burden of kidney disease is still on the rise. At present, it is estimated that between 1.8 to 3.1 million of Malaysians may have chronic kidney disease with the majority undetected in their early stages. We are in the era of abundance scientific evidence, particularly in the field of nephrology. As the root cause of the disease has become better understood, many new drugs have been developed and recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines have been revised. Research and study in the field of renal pharmacotherapy will be progressively important to improve patient care in various aspects.

The Renal Pharmacy Scientific Meeting will bring together pharmacists in clinical practice, academia, pharma-industry and all areas of expertise who share similar interest in renal pharmacotherapy. The meeting aims to provide opportunities for sharing of evidence-based renal medicine which can be taken as pearls for daily practice. The meeting also provides potential networking opportunities for collaboration in order to cultivate interest in conducting research in renal disease. Participants will come away from the scientific meeting with the knowledge they need to advance their roles in their respective fields.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thank you.

Dr.Norkasihan Ibrahim, RPh 4051
Organising Committee

>>> Click here for the Program: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

>>> Click here for Registration Form

>>> Click here for Abstract Submission


The Symposia Series is scheduled to be on 27-28th Jan 2018 at Le Meridien KL.

This year topic will be on BP Monitoring, Airway Disease, T2DM, Stroke Rehab among others

If you are interested to attend kindly register through the Apps provided in the registration form

>>> Click here for Application Form and Program: Day 1 | Day 2


It is time to renew your MPS 2018 membership.

The MPS appreciates and value your membership. Your renewal would provide MPS with a stronger voice to participate in representing the pharmacists in various forums.

As an immediate appreciation of your renewal or new membership, each will be entitled to a gift card to redeem a bottle of health supplement from a participating pharmacy, compliments of Abbott. This is valid for Ordinary / PRP / FRP, Associate members. Life and Fellow members are also eligible.

If you do not have any updates to your personal profile of your membership, you can just make a deposit of the annual fees to the MPS Bank account and send a copy of the receipt with your name on it and purpose (eg Name, MPS Membership renewal 2018) and the secretariat will do the rest.

Or you may just wait for the hard copy of the renewal notice that will be sent by post to you, and then choose the prefer payment method (direct deposit to MPS bank, credit card, cheque) and return it to the MPS Secretariat. But why wait - just use the first method.

Alternatively renewal can also be carried using any one of the options available here

New members may also apply using any of these options



FAPA will be having its 27th biennal congress in Manila, Philippines on October 24-27, 2018 where FAPA will once again recognize outstanding pharmacists in their respective fields and contribution to the profession during the opening ceremonies.

There are 2 types of awards

  1. FAPA Lifetime Achievement Award (1 Awardee)
  2. Ishidate Awards (1 Awardee for each area of practice)

All nominations must be made through member organisation (namely MPS) with the required documents for each nominee submitted electronically to fapaasiahq@gmail.com until January 31, 2018.

Note that all entries must be submitted through MPS and only members of MPS are eligible.

>>> Click here for more information about the awards and criteria


The FIP Foundation has made available travel scholarships for pharmacists to attend the 2018 FIP Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.

Objectives of the scholarships

  1. To assist young pharmacists or pharmaceutical scientists from low- or middle-income countries to attend an FIP congress.
  2. To provide an opportunity for the recipient to develop his/her skills and knowledge, in line with the objectives of the Foundation and FIP, and to contribute towards improving pharmaceutical practice, pharmaceutical sciences and/or pharmaceutical education in his/her home country.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Applicants must be young pharmacists or pharmaceutical scientists, under the age of 35 years at 31 January 2018.
  2. Applicants must live and work or study in a country or territory with an income level classified as low, lower-middle or upper middle by the World Bank in the latest available classification. It is not mandatory that applicants are nationals of, or live in, countries or territories where FIP has member organisations.

Dateline for submission : 31st Jan 2018

>>> For more criteria and application process



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