Aug 15 2013
PHARMACY IN HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR
Changes in the practice of pharmacy are already taking place. How will this change affect you? How will you transform in this change ? Are you able to recognise the transformation that is taking place?
Join us at the coming seminar on 20th Sep to find out where is the Pharmacy profession heading towards, and are you part of the transformation, or are you still anchor down.
For the first 150 registered participants a copy of the BNF (Past Edition) will be given away free of charge during the seminar.
Date: 20th Sep 2013
Venue: One World Hotel, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
PHARMACY NIGHT – AN AWARD PRESENTATION NIGHT
In the evening of 20th Sep, the annual fraternity pharmacy Night will take place. It will be a black tie event and the winners of the Outstanding Pharmacists Awards will be announced, and award presented
The Awards will be presented in the various categories, namely in Administration, Academia, Community, Hospital, Industrial and including Promising Young Pharmacist.
The registration form is incorporated in the Seminar form.
EGM 21-SEPTEMBER, 2013
All members of MPS are to take note that the Extraordinary General Meeting that was proposed at the previous AGM shall now take place on 21st Sep at Wisma MPS, 10am. The agenda is to present the first independently public audited accounts of the Society.
Following the EGM, there shall be an Open Forum for members to discuss matters affecting the profession. If you have matters to raise, kindly email to [email protected] with the subject title : Forum2013 – “your name” eg Forum2013 – Adam.
MPS OUTSTANDING PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013
Application is now open for members to be nominated as the MPS Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year Award 2013 in the following arenas:
- Excellence in Pharmacy Administration
- Excellence in Academia
- Excellence in Community Pharmacy
- Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy
- Excellence in Industrial Pharmacy
- Most Promising Young Pharmacist
All nominations must be in writing and to be submitted to the MPS Secretariat by 20th August 2013 by email. Supportive documents should be summarised and also email.
The winners will be announced at the forthcoming MPS Pharmacy Night on 20th Sep at the One World Hotel.
Furthur details of the award can be found at the MPS website
MELAKA AREA – HALF DAY WORKSHOP AND DINNER 2013
The Melaka Area shall be organising a Half-Day workshop follow by the annual dinner on 9th Nov 2013.
Topics for the seminar include update in therapy, dispensing separation experience and also preparing for retirement before your boss does.
DIALOGUE WITH SELANGOR ENFORCEMENT
The Selangor Enforcement has invited MPS to a dialogue session on 22nd Aug. This is a good step as it open the door to further develop the already good rapport and co-operation among MPS and government agencies, especially related to pharmacy.
Members are invited to submit issues to the MPS so that they can be brought up at the dialogue. Kindly email to [email protected] with the subject matter “Dialogue – Your name” eg Dialogue – Adam.
GENERIC MEDICINES POLICIES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION: WAYS FORWARD
Nguyen TA, Hassali MA, McLachlan A. Generic medicines policies in the Asia Pacific region: ways forward. WHO South- East Asia J Public Health 2013;2:72-4.
Generic medicines are a key strategy used by governments and third‑party payers to contain medicines costs and improve the access to essential medicines. This strategy represents an important opportunity provided by the global intellectual property regimes to discover and develop copies of original products marketed by innovator companies once the patent protection term is over. While there is an extensive experience regarding generic medicines policies in developed countries, this evidence may not translate to developing countries. The generic medicines policies workshop at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies 2012 provided an important opportunity to discuss and document country‑specific initiatives for improving access to and the rational of use of generic medicines in the Asia Pacific region. Based on the identified barriers and enablers to implementation of generic medicines policies in the region, a set of future action plans and recommendations has been made. Download PDF document here.
NEWS FROM AROUND THE UNIVERSITY – CUCMS
Pharmacist as a profession
Majority of the people in Felda Sungai Koyan, Pahang were not familiar with the profession as a pharmacist before until a group of pharmacy students and lecturers who are also practicing pharmacists from various streams and pharmacy specialty like community pharmacist, clinical pharmacist and industrial pharmacist from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) visited them under the yearly community project known as KAMU (Kenali Ubat Anda).
Among other activities in KAMU, such as free health screening and health counseling, the Home Medicine and Medication Review (HMR) was the favorite where the Bachelor of Pharmacy students and pharmacy lecturers teamed up and went from house to house in the Felda area to review and give advice regarding their medications, compliance, difference between after food and before food, storage, drug interactions and lifestyle modification advice towards a better health. During the HMR, a lot of medication related problems were detected. To mention some, for example, the storage of the medicines was taken for granted when some patients store it together with food and some still keep the long expired medicines. Compliance was another problem detected where some of them never take their medications even though they never missed their check-ups with their doctors.
At Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), our strong team of experienced lecturers is fully committed to educate and train our students with updated pharmacy knowledge, skills and hands on practice. Students are exposed to the profession early through visits, community pharmacy attachment, primary care attachment, industrial training and clinical pharmacy attachments at various practice sites around Malaysia, our designated hospitals and primary care clinics. Sufficient training and hands-on experience are provided such in-patient interview; counseling and ward round with medical doctors. Competencies are assessed continuously to ensure excellent pharmacy graduates with the passion to care are produced by the university.
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