Student Pharmacists Travel to Egypt for 58th IPSF World Congress
After hosting a successful International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) Pacific Without Borders event on July 9, 2012, Susan Deng '15 and 11 student pharmacists packed their suitcases for Egypt to attend the 58th IPSF World Congress. The event was held from August 1 - 11, 2012.
"I chose to attend the international conference because it was an opportunity to learn more about IPSF and pharmacy on an international level. I also wanted to gain more experience and knowledge to bring back and share with peers at Pacific," said Deng.
The program included an educational symposium, a scientific symposium, workshops, general assemblies, a patient counseling competition, a public health campaign and social events. Deng and the Pacific students participated in several events like the scientific symposium and the public health campaign. Adaeze Okeh '15, Van Duong '14, and Deng presented their research about language barriers in the pharmacy setting at the scientific symposium where they won third place in the poster competition.
"I benefited the most from just talking to other students. The best part of World Congress was meeting everyone from around the world and sharing our views and ideas of pharmacy. It was amazing talking to and learning from international students because they come from such different and diverse backgrounds," commented Deng.
Deng also enjoyed International Night where she had an opportunity to sample food and drinks from around the world.
The 59th IPSF World Congress will be held in the Netherlands in the summer of 2013.
"World Congress was an amazing and unforgettable experience! I would highly recommend students to attend," said Deng.