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Executive Members elected during the 1984 Congress

President Ara Minassian, Lebanon
Secretary General Brendan Kerr, Northern Ireland
Treasurer
Gerd van der Berg, The Netherlands
Ch. of Information & Education Marianne Andersson, Sweden
Ch. of Publication Hawaida Shalaby, Egypt
Ch. of Student Exchange
Anne Nesbella, USA


30th IPSF Congress, Alexandria, Egypt

4 - 14 August 1984
This was the first time that an IPSF Congress had come to the Land of the Pharaohs where the Egyptian Reception Committee welcomed students to Alexandria.
Professor AM Sale spoke during the Opening Ceremony about Traditional Medicine and there were several presentations about Ancient Egyptian Pharmacy throughout Congress. Delegates learned about embalming techniques and old prescriptions recorded on papyrus.
Participants enjoyed a trip to Cairo including the Sphynx and Pyramids and shopping in an Egyptian bazaar. Social events included long evening barbecues, belly dancing sunbathing at Sidi Abdel Rachmann beach.
Delegates also learnt how to survive a Congress with (almost) no alcohol and how to set up a black market trade in toilet paper.

Executive Members elected during the 1983 Congress

President Annika Nordén, Sweden
Secretary General Brendan Kerr, Northern Ireland
Treasurer & Vice President
Wim Kokkelkoren, The Netherlands
Ch. of Information & Education Marianne Andersson, Sweden
Ch. of Publication Ilan Kreiser, Israel
Ch. of Student Exchange
Anne Nesbella, USA


29th IPSF Congress, Lausanne, Switzerland

3 - 13 August 1983
For the Congress with the largest ever number of countries represented so far, the base was a small hotel called 'Pres-de-Vidy' on the shores of Lake Leman. The hotel was not big enough for the huge turnout and the overflow were housed in a nearby nuclear shelter.
All official functions were held at the University of Lausanne a 35 minute walk away.
The opening ceremony was a grand affair hosted by the Mayor of Lausanne and the President of FIP, Mr André Bedat.
Professional visits were organised to Ciba-Geigy Sandoz and Hoffman La Roche.
Sightseeing went to Basel and Chillon Castle and gastronomic trips were made to the Gruyére and Nestlé chocolate factories.

Executive Members elected during the 1982 Congress

President Terence Maguire, Northern Ireland
Secretary General Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway
Treasurer
Wim Kokkelkoren, The Netherlands
Ch. of Information & Education Brendan Kerr, Northern Ireland
Ch. of Publication Shabtal David, Israel
Ch. of Student Exchange & VP
Annika Nordén, Sweden

The position of Chairperson of Development Fund was now included in the Treasurer's portfolio.

28th IPSF Congress, Sigtuna, Sweden

2 - 12 August 1982
Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden hosted IPSF. It is a wonder that any work was done at all given the famous Swedish punch!
Congress participants met with the Director of Apoteksbolaget - the national corporation of Swedish pharmacies, visited a Swedish pharmacy and a hospital pharmacy.
The social programme included a visit to the SNAPS students' house in Uppsala and relaxation was in the form of swimming in the nearby lake Mälaren.

Executive Members elected during the 1981 Congress

President Anthony Amoureus, The Netherlands
Secretary General Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway
Treasurer & Vice President
Klaus Holttinen, Finland
Ch. of Information & Education Terence Maguire, Northern Ireland
Ch. of Publication Lorranie Osman, South Africa
Ch. of Student Exchange Annika Nordén, Sweden
Ch. of Development Fund Jolanda Brechbühler, Switzerland


27th IPSF Congress, Belfast, Northern Ireland

19 - 29 August 1981
After visa problems lead to the cancellation of the Congress in Ghana, an energetic Reception Committee in Belfast organised a Congress in just eight months.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast opened the Congress and highlights of the event were recorded for television.
Despite bomb scares and hunger strikes (not by Congress delegates) Congress participants enjoyed the countryside and visited the Giant's Causeway, the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and an assortment of Belfast's pubs. The final banquet was held in the Hotel Europa, famous for being the most bombed building in Europe.

Executive Members elected during the 1980 Congress

President Anthony Amoureus, The Netherlands
Secretary General Per Kristian Bakkelie, Norway
Treasurer Klaus Holttinen, Finland
Ch. of Information & Education Emmanuel Obeng, Ghana
Ch. of Publication Jürgen Peimann, West Germany
Ch. of Student Exchange Sara Williamson, Great Britain
Ch. of Development Fund Jolanda Brechbühler, Switzerland


26th IPSF Congress, Madrid, Spain

9 - 18 August 1980
The flags of Spain and IPSF flew over the Colegio Mayor Mendel hotel in sunny Madrid this year. Congress participants visited the largest pharmaceutical company in Spain - Cofares. They also toured Madrid by night, went to a bullfight, the Museum of El Escorial and El Monasterio.

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