AAPS Student Chapter elects new management committee

10 May 2010

The University of Sydney's AAPS Student Chapter has recently elected a new management committee and held its first official activity on Thursday 22nd April.

The event centered around a BBQ at the Faculty of Pharmacy where 25 new members were recruited to join the existing Chapter.

The University of Sydney AAPS Student Chapter's mission is to nurture pharmaceutical education and research and increase awareness of the latest advances in pharmaceutical sciences.

The Chapter also aims to provide opportunities for scientific and professional development for its members and raise awareness about the AAPS and its importance in the university as well as in Australia.

The new management committee is currently devising a calendar of events for 2010 and hopes to encourage more cross faculty participation.

"We would like to see our fellow students from medicine, chemistry and other health sciences take up membership with the student chapter, as it can be of enormous benefit in terms of networking opportunities and career options" says Izumi Yamamoto, Chair of the University of Sydney AAPS Student Chapter.

"Our Dean, Professor Iqbal Ramzan was one of the inaugural members of this Association and activities have traditionally been run by students of this Faculty, but we would like to see it expand and have students from other related disciplines benefit from membership also'.

The Committee will be organising various activities such as student's journal clubs, seminars, industrial visits and careers evenings throughout the year.

"We are also hoping to work with the AAPS Student Chapter at Monash to build relationships across the two universities and host joint activities for our members at AAPS meetings at national and international conferences and events" says Izumi.

To contact the committee you can email and to find out more about upcoming activities visit:

Contact: Claire Riordan

Phone: 02 9351 2311

Email: 30540a27132718425b1a38060322383c0e023b513b62061e324c2f1b