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Executive Members elected during the 1997 Congress

President & PO
Alison Sutherland, South Africa
Secretary General
Diamando Geornaris, South Africa
Treasurer
Karen Vroonhof, The Netherlands
Ch. of Information & Education Goncalo Sousa Pinto, Portugal
Ch. of Public Relations
Oriol Lacorte, Catalonia, Spain
Ch. of Publications Patrick Reid, Australia
Ch. of Student Exchange
Lisa-Marie Conradie, South Africa

43rd IPSF Congress, Vancouver, Canada
16 - 26 August 1997
Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature! The Congress took place on the Campus of the University of British Columbia and participants were able to visit Vancouver and Grouse Mountain as well as relax on a boat trip around English Bay.
A Post Congress Tour took place to the Whistler Resort in the BC mountains.

Congress business
Following the work of the Constitutional Working Party a revised edition of the official documents was presented and accepted by the GA. The working party was to continue to iron out any new problems.
One day of Congress business was dedicated to UNESCO
The Scientific Sub Committee published a booklet on how to organise a scientific symposium.

Symposium
"The Prescribing Authority of the Pharmacist"

Workshops
Six workshops were offered this year including: "Leadership skills", "Pharmaceutical Care" and "Bridging the Gap: Physicians and Pharmacists working together for optimal patient care"

Poster Exhibition
"Biotechnology and the Role of the Pharmacist"

Honorary Life Members
Genee Logan, South Africa
Danielle Zammit, Malta
Sally Arnison, Great Britain

Membership matters

New Members included Denmark, whereas New Zealand became a Member in Association


Other IPSF Events
The fourth IPSF/FIP Students' Day was held during the FIP Congress in Vancouver, Canada with the title "Career Opportunities in Pharmacy". For the first year, the FIP and IPSF Congresses were held concurrently in the same country.

World News

Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris, Mother Teresa dies one week later
General elections take place in Canada, Great Britain and Malta
Film: "The English Patient"

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