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Pan American Regional Office
Call for host for the 12th IPSF Pan American Regional Symposium 2018
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 organizations to host the 12 th Pan American
Pharmaceutical Symposium in 2018.
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 program 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 program and
many social events. All organizations 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 September 9th of 2016.
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 organizing 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 and should not be above 45 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 organizing of the IPSF PARS. The host will be required to submit
updates and reports whenever required and requested by the IPSF PARO Regional Working
For any further information please contact the IPSF PARO at and the IPSF
Secretary General at

IPSF Secretariat: Andries Bickerweg 5, P.O. Box 84200, 2508 AE The

Hague, The Netherlands.
Tel: +31-70-302 19 92 - Fax: +31-70-302 19 99 - Email: Website: