17 February 2017
Congratulations to ASEPA for winning our Social Media Challenge!
ASEPA recruited over 700 members to join our IPSF Global Family Facebook Community, winning them a social media shout-out on our Instagram!
Not a part of the family yet? Be sure to join to meet members from around the world and compete in future events!
“Making Algerian pharmacy students of today, the best leaders of tomorrow!”
This is the motto of ASEPA. When asked what sets ASEPA apart, their CP, Ziryeb, said it best:
“What makes our organization unique is the family atmosphere that prevails in the association; a strong feeling of belonging to ASEPA animates us. We all work together, we are all focused in the same direction: making Algerian pharmacy well developed, and raising awareness of the people about health problems. Our campaigns are a real success, we sensitize most often for an average of 400 people. We are now over 500 students and the family still growing!”
The Current Executive Board of ASEPA:
President: Ramy Chablaine
General Secretary: Nadjib Boukersi
Treasurer: Rania Oulad Abdellah
Contact Person: Ziryeb Kandi
Student Exchange Officier: Anas Yousfi
Public Health Chairperson: Chahrazed Saadi
Humanitarian Chairperson: Meriem Ould Slimane
Media and Publications Chairperson: Naim Hellal
Educational Activities Chairperson: Mohamed Sidi Ali
Professional Development Chairperson: Amina Boudi
Public Relations Chairperson: Morgane Thaminy
Want to learn more about ASEPA? Visit their Website!
The mission of LPSA is to improve public health by:
- Advancing pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical science;
- Responding to national and global challenges in health, health education, and workforce strategies;
- Serving as the national, collective voice of students and recent graduates in pharmacy;
- Equip members for professional life in national and international settings;
- Increase member involvement in global health;
- Strengthen inter-professional commitment to healthcare;
- Provide opportunities for professional development, education, and international exchange;
- Disseminate scientific and professional knowledge;
- Advocate for improvements to pharmaceutical education strategies;
- Advocate for improvements to health systems.
Names of ExCo members:
- LPSA President: Elsa Kobeissy
- Vice President: Rayan Akkawi
- IPSF Contact Person: Nancy Hoyeck
- LPSA Student Exchange Officer: Farah Salhab
- LPSA Treasurer: Carol Najd
- LPSA Secretary: Ahmad Badr
What makes LPSA unique?
The Lebanese Pharmacy Students Association was founded in 2013 by five pharmacy students. Before LPSA’s formation, no official entity represented pharmacy students in Lebanon, with the exception of a few clubs that were usually restricted to students from particular universities and schools. LPSA aims to gather members from all over Lebanon, increase networking opportunities, and to promote public health in a country where it is much needed, through the provision of information, education, raising awareness, and a range of professional activities.
Last August, LPSA organized the first ever Lebanese Pharmaceutical Symposium including an educational symposium on sudden cardiac death, workshops tackling pharmacy practice and public health, a clinical skills event, and patient counseling event.
LPSA has also taken part, through pharmacy student volunteers, in the mobile clinic H.O.M.E’s initiative in providing free health care services to refugees every Saturday.
Not to mention, LPSA has participated in several public health activities, such as ACDC, WDD, and World Cancer Day.
And finally, LPSA’s student exchange program is finding great success and growth: more and more participants are coming to Lebanon from around the world, and more Lebanese pharmacy students sharing what Lebanon is all about.
JPSA hosted the first Eastern Mediterranean Pharmaceutical Symposium (EMPS) back in 2010, and we will be hosting the 7th EMPS in 2018.
The current Executive Board of JPSA:
- Student Exchange Officer – Bilal Al-Aarag
- Contact Person – Mais Halaiqah
JU Local Committee Board:
- President – Zeina Qaisieh
- Secretary General – Dara Al-Fakhouri
- Treasurer – Shehada Abu Zema
- Humanitarian Campaigns Coordinator – Shahed Jaber
JUST Local Committee Board:
- President – Mohammad Al-Ghzawi
- Treasurer -Lutfi Al Zuraiqi
- Professional Development Program Coordinator – Mohammad Al-Numan
“Pharmacy students in Jordan have so much potential; they just need awareness, support, and guidance for it to be unleashed. Directing students’ energies to achieve accomplishments will result in positive outcomes for both individuals as well as their communities. By realizing the importance of pharmacy students’ role in their communities and the need for an entity to guide the students, Jordan Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (JPSA) was established.” – Mais, JPSA CP
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