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Executive Members elected during the 1955 Conference

President Heinz Mittelböck, Austria
Vice-President Bernard Tedders, Ireland
Secretary General Hannah Wright, Great Britain
Treasurer Otto Föcking, Germany
Ch. of Education
Brita Nordenholm, Sweden
Ch. of Information
David Wright, Great Britain
Ch. of Student Exchange Hugo van der Meer, The Netherlands


3rd IPSF Study Tour, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

17-27 August 1956
Dubrovnik, the town known as 'The Pearl of the Adriatic' hosts the third IPSF Study Tour. The Internacionalno Anladinsko Getovailste (international student camp) at Lapad on the Adriatic coast very close Dubrovnik was the base for this study tour. Visits to pharmacies and two lectures were held during the tour, one on pharmacy in England and the other on pharmacy history.

Executive Members elected during the 1955 Conference

President Heinz Mittelböck, Austria
Vice-President Bernard Tedders, Ireland
Secretary General Hannah Wright, Great Britain
Treasurer Otto Föcking, Germany
Ch. of Education
Brita Nordenholm, Sweden
Ch. of Information
David Wright, Great Britain
Ch. of Student Exchange Hugo van der Meer, The Netherlands


4th IPSF Conference, Vienna, Austria

3-12 August 1955
Delegates enjoyed a full and varied social programme including a 'Wiener Abend' at a typical Austrian wine house with music from a Viennese orchestra.
Industrial visits were made to 'Alte Hofapotheke' and the national institute of chemical and pharmaceutical control. On another trip, Linz, a blast furnace factory and Oesterreichische Stickstoffwerke (a nitrogen works) were visited.

Executive members elected during the 1953 conference

President Sidney J Relph, Great Britain
Vice-President Roger Duhalde, France
Secretary General Benno Hanebeck, Germany
Treasurer Heinz Mittelböck, Austria
Ch. of Information Arnold L. Solomons, New Zealand
Ch. of Education Brita Nordenholm, Sweden
(Hugo van der Meer, The Netherlands took over in 1954)
Ch. of Student Exchange Renato Kramer, Switzerland
Ch. of Reception Committee 1955 Zeno Wolf, Austria

2nd IPSF Study Tour, Frankfurt-am-Main
2-11 August 1954
Meetings were held at the Students' House of the Wolfgang Goethe University.
The Lord Mayor of Frankfurt hosted an official reception at his residence the 'Römer'.
Industrial visits were made to Boehringer, Merck, Hoechst and Glanzstoffwerke.
Sightseeing in the Rhine Valley included Rheingau, Rüdesheim and Wiesbaden as well as visits to Amorbach, Spessart and Würzburg.

Executive Members elected during the 1953 Conference

President Sidney J Relph, Great Britain
Vice-President Roger Duhalde, France
Secretary General Benno Hanebeck, Germany
Treasurer Heinz Mittelböck, Austria
Ch. of Information Brita Nordenholm, Sweden
Ch. of Education Arnold L. Solomons, New Zealand
Ch. of Student Exchange Renato Kramer, Switzerland

3rd IPSF Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands
10-20 August 1953
The conference was held in an Old Dutch style hotel in Leiden, home to one of the four schools of pharmacy in The Netherlands at that time.
Industrial visits were paid to Organon, Brochapharm and Philips Roxane.
Sightseeing trips included Amsterdam, Giethorn - the 'Venice of the North', the cheese market at Alkmaar and the Zuyder Zee
After the closing dinner, IPSF sent greetings by telegram to Queen Juliana of The Netherlands who replied with thanks some time later.

Executive Members elected in 1951

President François Milliet, Switzerland
Vice-President John Drapkin, South Africa
Secretary General Sidney J Relph, Great Britain
Liaison Secretary (FIP) Koos Bosman, The Netherlands
Treasurer Per Lund Nielsen, Denmark
Ch. of Information John Drapkin, South Africa
Ch. of Education Koos Bosman, The Netherlands
Ch. of Student Exchange Eddie Geirnaerdt, The Netherlands

1st IPSF Study Tour, London, Great Britain
17-26 August 1952
In June 1952 BPSA published an invitation to attend the first study tour.
The tour was a great success and is reported to have mixed business with pleasure in the form of visits to Allen & Hanbury at Ware, Evans Medical Supplies, Glaxo Laboratories as well as other famous British sites including the houses of Parliament, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and Cambridge and Oxford.

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