YPG Awards and Opportunities
The FIP Young Pharmacists’ Group offers its members a range of awards and information resources. Click on the links below for more information:
The Young Pharmacists/Pharmaceutical Scientists Grant for Professional Innovation
Win a 1000 Euro grant and the all-expenses paid opportunity to travel to the 2013 FIP World Congress in Dublin, Ireland by applying for the 2012 YPG Grant. Click here for background information on the Grant including information on previous beneficiaries and how to apply.
Career Development Resources
This web-based project is divided into two parts: Career Development Tools and Career Profiles (coming soon). There is already some useful information on the YPG Website including the ‘YPG Guide to Writing a CV.’ Over the next few months we’ll be adding some more useful resources including a guide to making presentations and a guide to displaying posters at professional conferences.
Look out for more information soon on how you can contribute to this project by submitting your own ‘Career Profile.’
Collaborating for the Community Pharmacy Section (CPS)
The YPG was been working with the FIP Community Pharmacy Section, to encourage innovative community pharmacy projects, initiated and run by young pharmacist. The first young pharmacists supported by the CPS is Ms Katja Hakkarainen a young pharmacists from Finland.Katja’s project is entitled “Models of medication review – An international comparison”. The project aims at defining the concept of “medication review”, a form of cognitive pharmaceutical service, through a narrative literature review and a qualitative document analysis of legislation on medication reviews. The project will foster better understanding of medication reviews and facilitate further development of medication review models. The grant was presented for the first time during the coming FIP Congress in Beijing 2007.
The Mike How Award
Are you working or doing research in industrial pharmacy? Win up to 1000 euros to attend the 72th FIP Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by applying for the Mike How Travel Award 2012. The call for applications for the 2012 Mike How Award is now open! Click here for more information.
Pharmacy Information Section Stipend
The Stipend is intended to support pharmacists or pharmacy students from developing countries to attend one FIP Conference. Preference would be given to first-time attendees. The maximum amount of money to support one recipient is €1000 for a full Stipend. In addition two Stipends may be offered each year to cover registration (maximum Euro 500 each).Applications must be forwarded to the Section’s Secretary before 1st of April of every year. Check the conditions, application process terms and conditions click here.
Global WEBlogs Mentoring Project
In late 2004/early 2005, twelve young pharmacists from all corners of the world kept online diaries for six months on the FIP Website. The project was a great success and you can read some of the highlights in the global Weblogs section of the site. By popular demand, Global WEBlogs was back in September 2005. The third and final version was completed in August 2007. For more information about the project click the link below.
This project was originally proposed as a YPG Project in 2002. Unfortunately there has been a limited amount of interest to date in an international mentoring scheme but YPG has received a number of requests for more information on the national schemes running in different countries around the World. Work has started on developing a YPG Guide to establishing a National Mentoring Scheme and we are also in discussion with a number of the FIP Sections with the aim of having appointed YPG Liaison officers to support and encourage young pharmacists to get more involved in the FIP Sections.
Do you have a mentoring scheme in your country? Why not email and tell us about it? firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past year, the YPG Steering Committee have focussed on delivering previously promised YPG Projects. It's now time to start looking to the future and thinking about what other projects might benefit young pharmacists around the World. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please email the Steering Committee. email@example.com