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Executive Members elected during the 1991 Congress

President Christian Wurstbauer, Austria
Secretary General (appointed)
Caroline Waldron, Ireland
Treasurer (appointed)
Ewout Quekel, The Netherlands
Ch. of Information & Education Peter Maag, Germany
Ch. of Publication Edith Agius, Malta
Ch. of Student Exchange
Sarah Berkley, USA

Mathijs Kalmeijer resigned half way through a two year term as Treasurer due to outside activities. Ewout and Caroline were appointed to the positions of Treasurer and Secretary General by the incoming Executive after the posts remained vacant.

37th IPSF Congress, Bahar ic-Caghhaq, Malta
30 July - 8 August 1991
246 square kilometres in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea was forced to expand its boundaries for the IPSF Congress to welcome pharmacy students to fully enjoy "Malta - Where the sun shines from the heart!"
The RC prepared a social programme including a sunset beach barbecue, a day trip to the Island of Gozo and a ferry ride.

The President of the Republic of Malta - Dr V Tabone - officially opened the Congress.

Congress business
Official delegates had to gaze longingly at the turquoise sea from the General Assembly.
The last time the GA was in Malta in 1979, South Africa's membership was a hot topic. This time round South Africa successfully bid to host the 1993 Congress - narrowly beating Ghana in the vote.
The Constitution was amended to include the definition of a nation as "…a community of people having a government which is recognised by the United Nations Organisation…".

Symposium
"The Cost Effectiveness of Drug Therapy"

Workshops
Agricultural and Veterinary Pharmacy, Ethics in Pharmacy, Skincare and Protection, Patient Counselling and the IPSF Ten Year Plan.

No. of participants
156 pharmacy students from 26 countries

Membership matters

New Members in Association Lithuania
  Poland
  USA

Senegal and Nigeria lost their membership due to unpaid fees.

IPSF News
During the year, IPSF established the Permanent Printing and Distribution Office (PPDO) in The Netherlands with the help of the Dutch Pharmaceutical Students (ANPSV) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). In doing so, IPSF achieved one of the goals set out in the IPSF Ten Year Plan.

World News
Operation Desert Storm is launched to free Kuwait. Retreating Iraqi troops torch oil wells
Leningrad changes its name to St Petersberg
Former president Rajiv Gandhi killed by a suicide bomber in India.
1200 people in France infected by HIV infected blood.

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