Executive Members elected during the 1996 Congress

President Alison Sutherland, South Africa
Secretary General (2nd year) & PO
Sally Arnison, Great Britain
Treasurer (appointed)
Garwyn Morris, Great Britain
Ch. of Information & Education Peter Segbor, Ghana
Ch. of Public Relations
Pierre Badenhorst, South Africa
Ch. of Student Exchange
Inka Pulliainen, Finland
Co-opted Member Helena Ferreira, South Africa

42nd IPSF Congress, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
13 - 23 August 1996
The town with the unpronounceable name is home to the School of pharmacy in the Czech Republic.
Congress participants enjoyed the first week of Congress in Hradec Králové before moving to Prague for the final three days which included a tense election and a Congress Ball in a beautiful ball house.

Congress business
A Constitutional Working Party was appointed to overhaul the IPSF official documents after a number of inconsistencies were highlighted during the GA.
The executive committee grew by one as a trial by splitting the position of Public Relations and Publications. For a trial year this would run with a Co-opted member.
The IPSF AIDS Awareness Project was re-launched this year.
The Student Exchange Programme reported a record number of applicants
A Scientific Sub Committee was appointed to look at the possibility of organising a scientific symposium.

"Promotion in Pharmacy"
Speakers from Great Britain, The Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic gave a truly international feeling to the symposium.

"Patient Counselling", "Homeopathy " and "Drug Promotion".

Poster Exhibition
"Drugs in Advertisements"

No. of participants
131 delegates from 29 countries

Membership matters

New Members included Latvia, Sweden and Romania

Other IPSF Events
The third IPSF/FIP Students' Day was held during the FIP Congress in Jerusalem, Israel with the title 'The Place of Pharmacy in Managed Care'.
For the first time IPSF received a grant from the European Commission.
IPSF President Genee Logan wrote in the News & Views in 1996

"…Just as our profession is ever changing, so are our ways of communicating. The recent advances in information, technology and the evolution of the global network, known as the Internet has developed an environment that will enable IPSF to improve its information transfer capabilities. So we see that IPSF is playing its own part in the revolution of communication, having global access to Email, the new IPSFnet and using the Internet - which knows no boundaries - we will now hopefully eliminate past barriers to communication…"

World News

Olympics take place in Atlanta, GA, USA
IRA terrorist attacks on mainland Britain in Manchester and London
French condemned for nuclear testing in the South Pacific

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