A special welcome for Young Pharmacists and First Timers!

What is the First Timers programme?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 13.00-14.00, in Room 3.

This year FIP will once again host the First Timers Programme, where First Time Congress participants will be grouped with other First Timers and introduced to experienced pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. 

See here the brochure for more information and the progamme:

First-timers brochure

 

FIP Congress "First-Timers reception" 2013 
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FIP Congress "Education session" 2014
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FIP Congress "YPG Party" 2014 
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How did it all start?

The First Timers programme started several years ago at the FIP Congress in Basel 2008. The idea came about from some young pharmacists and FIP representatives who thought that this group of first time participants and eager colleagues needed some guidance when going to the congress for the first time. 

When you go to a foreign country for a first international congress, we know that you definitely want to make the most of your experience! This was the reason we published the short newsletter back then about what FIP was and what it offered to members. Every year the programme has a different approach – in Istanbul we met with first timers in person and chatted. The year after in Lisbon, every first timer had an allocated mentor before the congress itself. Then, in Lisbon, we met together and created the groups with mentors who guided the attendees through the congress. In Hyderabad, the programme of a 15-minute briefing was very simple – short introduction of what FIP was and what FIP offered. With the great help of six experienced FIP Congress attendees – Sections´ representatives who had wonderful short speeches - we could give all the new attendees the rough picture of what they could expect from next few Congress days.

First Timers were able to reach FIP representatives afterwards and the discussion was flowing! They all said it was great to meet with other friends from all corners of the world! In Dublin 2013, there where Section and SIG representatives accompanied by a speech from the President and CEO of FIP together with music and lunch. In Bangkok we had Ema Paulino who explained the first-timers everything about FIP. You all are now welcome to join us at the FIP Congress in Düsseldorf! Why should you participate in the First Timers Programme? The first timers will be able to meet not only experienced congress participants but also representatives from FIP Sections and Special Interest Groups. Therefore there will be a great opportunity for new attendees to exchange ideas, meet interesting people and become involved in FIP’s global network and the vast array of projects that FIP offers to all our Members!

Why should you participate in the First Timers Programme?

This year we will have another positive change in the scenario! This year is again the FIP Professional Secretary, Ms Ema Paulino, who will greet the first timers. Moreover, the first timers will be able to meet not only experienced congress participants but also representatives from FIP Sections and Special Interest Groups. Therefore there will be a great opportunity for new attendees to exchange ideas, meet interesting people and become involved in FIP’s global network and the vast array of projects that FIP offers to all our Members!

Where will we meet?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 13.00-14.00, in Room 3.

If you are interested in participating in the First Timers Programme, send an email to firsttimers@fip.org and let us know.

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YPG Awards

Each year YPG offers several awards for Young Pharmacists to attend the FIP Congress. These awards, such as the YPG Award for Professional Innovation and the Mike How Award are based on projects and initiatives undertaken by Young Pharmacists and judged on the criteria set out under the award guidelines. For more information please visit the FIP Website here.