Call for host for the 9th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium 2015

The IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium (PARS) is the key regional event of the Pan American Regional Office (PARO) as part of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). IPSF PARO is calling for interested member organisations to host the 9 Symposium in 2015.

Pan American Pharmaceutical

The IPSF PARS is a 5 to 8 days international event held annually for pharmacy students and recent graduates especially in the Pan American region. The programme includes, but is not limited to, an official opening ceremony, the IPSF PARO Regional Assembly, symposia on topics of pharmaceutical interest and of scientific and educational nature, meetings and workshops, a pre-PARS training programme and many social events. All organisations that have been IPSF members for at least one year in the Pan American region can bid to host the event. Things you must know if you wish to host a future IPSF PARS:  Please notify the IPSF PARO Regional Working Group (RWG) ( of your intention no later than st 1 October 2013. The IPSF PARO RWG shall guide interested member associations prepare a bid. th  The bid for hosting the IPSF PARS 2015 will be made during the 8 IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium th in Costa Rica in 2014 and then approved by the General Assembly during the 60 IPSF World Congress in August 2014. The bid should include a presentation with information such as a provisional budget, expected maximum number of participants, possible IPSF PARS venues, and tentative dates.  The finances of the IPSF PARS are totally independent from IPSF and shall be handled by the member association organising it.  No profit shall be generated from this event. Any excess funds from the event will be treated according to the IPSF Domestic Rules (Article 8, Point 6 l. – o.).  The budget shall also cover the registration fee of one IPSF Executive Committee member and all of Regional Working Group registration fees, IPSF PARO partners, speaker accommodation and transportation during the event, tokens of appreciation for speakers and judges, as well as prizes for the Patient Counselling Event and Poster Exhibition.  The event registration fee shall include accommodation, meals, and transportation during the event.  The total of registration fee should not be above 40 Euros per night for the first registration period.  It is strongly recommended that the accommodation should be cheap and basic but also clean, safe and comfortable for all delegates.  Technical aids such as computer equipment and Internet as required for the smooth running of the IPSF PARS should be made available.  If your bid is selected, you are required to sign an Event Agreement contract with IPSF.  Please read Article 8 of the IPSF Domestic Rules and Appendix III of the IPSF Constitution very carefully. These documents can be obtained from the IPSF Secretary General (  The host is required to work closely with the IPSF PARO Regional Working Group who shall supervise the planning and organising of the IPSF PARS. The host will be required to submit updates and reports whenever required and requested by the IPSF PARO Regional Working Group. For any further information please contact the IPSF PARO at and the IPSF Secretary General at