Executive Members elected during the 1993 Congress

President Ruth Casalvalone, South Africa
Secretary General
Naomi Smith, Great Britain
Thomas Luedi, Switzerland
Ch. of Information & Education Eustace Orleans-Lindsay, Ghana
Ch. of Public Relations
Danielle Zammit, Malta
Ch. of Student Exchange
Aydin Alper Sahin, Turkey
Coopted member 1994 Riku Ruhanen, Finland

39th IPSF Congress, Cape Town South Africa
15 - 24 August 1993
The congress was held for the second time in South Africa in the magnificent Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town.
Mr. FW de Klerk, the State President of South Africa welcomed delegates to South Africa during the Opening Ceremony. An inspirational speech from the IPSF president set the tone for the Congress.
The reception committee had planned a fabulous social programme including a 'Cape Town Jol', a typical South African Evening - with LOTS of wine - and the usual International Evening and DF Auction. Congress participants also had the chance to visit the Groote Schuur Haspital in Cape Town.

Congress business
GA ran very smoothly this year, under the Chair of Peter Maag.
Amongst other things, a new fee structure for the student exchange scheme was accepted and 46 persons took part in the Patient Counselling Event.

"The Cost Effectiveness of Medicines"
Speakers from around the world introduced IPSF to the subject of Pharmaco-Economics and its impact on pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry around the world.

Delegates could chose from six subjects including : "WHO Concerns; Malaria and sexually transmitted diseases", "Pharmacist initiated therapy" and "Medicine iformation Centres in South Africa".

Poster Exhibition
"Relations between the pharmacist and other health care professionals."
Posters were presented from eight countries and viewed by Professor Eagles of the Western Cape University. A publication of the posters was compiled after the event.

No. of participants
Participants from 33 countries including many African nations

Honorary Life Members
Peter Maag, Germany

Membership matters

New Full Members Tanzania
  El Salvador

World News

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Rabin and Arafat shake hands in Washington
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Huge bomb rocks World Trade Centre in New York

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