The NZ Pharmacy Awards 2017 were held recently. A massive congratulations to Sonja Bimler who received the Future Pharmacist of the Year Award! This award recognises a fourth year B pharm student who shows passion for the pharmacy profession and insightful ideas in completing an essay on a predetermined professional topic. Well done Sonja!!
Our NZAPS-O delegates are almost at the end of the 63rd annual IPSF (International Pharmaceutical Students Federation) World Congress in Tapei, Taiwan. The delegates have attended a variety of workshops, education symposiums, scientific symposiums, and represented the organisation at General Assembly.
We are one of over 100 countries represented in IPSF. NZAPS-O’s new voting rights within IPSF as full members has allowed us to influence changes and decisions affecting us on an international scale. We are also excited to announce that in General Assembly we have were appointed as one of the new member associations in the Auditing Committee – this will involve us looking over the IPSF treasurer’s report, world congress national report and the regional symposium financial reports over the next year.
This is an exciting opportunity for NZAPS-O and our members to be more involved in IPSF and have even more of a say. Next years IPSF world congress will be held in Argentina, and next years Asia Pacific Regional Symposium will be held in Japan.
Otago School of Pharmacy students helped out at the Teddy Bear Hospital day along with medicine, dentistry and physio students! The kids brought us prescriptions for fruit for their teddy bears. A really great day and fantastic way of engaging with the Dunedin community, as well as our fellow health professionals.
Our own amazing Danielle Pope as the Welfare rep for OUSA has organised for 2500 students at Otago University to get a free flu jab. To get a FREE flu jab, call Student Health and book into one of their flu vaccination clinics to prevent you getting sick this winter!
See Otago Daily Times article https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/free-flu-jabs-2500-students
Three members of our executive team (Mandy Hurle, Alice Weil and Annelise Pfahlert) were lucky enough to attend the PSNZ Pharmacy Symposium in Dunedin today. A big thanks to Graeme Smith for his invitation and support for young pharmacists.
Our legendary initiation into the School of Pharmacy is our P2 camp. This year we took all new students to Waiora Scout Camp from Monday 13th February to Wednesday 15th February.
Thank you to our sponsors this year:
Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand
Go Healthy New Zealand
BDO Accountants and Advisors
Huge credit to Alice Weil for organising such a successful camp.