MPS Announcements, Articles & News Alerts

Title: iBulletin191017
Date: 17-Oct-2019
Category: iBulletin


REQUIREMENT OF CPD POINTS FOR PHARMACISTS IN ANNUAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

Kindly note that all pharmacists are encouraged to achieve a minimum of 20 CPD points starting from 2019 for the purpose of renewal of the Annual Certificate for the year 2021 ( application to be made in year 2020)

For the Annual Certificate 2020 to be applied this year the points can be from the year 2018.

The compulsory requirement will not be implemented yet until relevant sections in the Pharmacist Act 1951 has been amended and that can be quite soon.

The requirement for minimum 20 CPD points is in line with the decision by the National CPD Committee on 9th Aug 2018 and further endorsed by the Malaysian Pharmacy Board on 25th Sep 2018.

» Circular from Ministry of Health dated 27th Dec 2018


MPS MEMBERSHIP CARD / CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP

Earlier in the year the MPS website has been added in a feature for members to download their membership card onto their handphone or printed out.

A recent added feature is that now members can download their membership certificate at the same site. The feature can be accessed by clicking at the instructions just below the membership card

There is a QR code next to the membership card on the website. It is for future use whereby it is possible for the cpd event organiser to scan the code to register your presence at the event


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY BOARD MALAYSIA

The Council and Members of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society would like to congratulate Yg Berusaha Puan A'tia Binti Hashim on her appointment as the new Director of Malaysian Pharmacy Board.

Puan A'tia was previously the State Pharmacist for Perlis. She has served the government service since graduating from USM and also holds a Master degree in Clinical Pharmacy


YB PUAN ALICE LAU APPOINTED NEW NIOSH CHAIRMAN

The Council and Members of Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society would like to extend our CONGRATULATIONS to YB Pn Alice Lau on the appointment as Chairperson of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

As we know, pharmacists have a role to play with regards to the safety and health of workers in the country. One of the pharmacists' roles is in a smoking cessation programme for the workforce as smoking is consider as a health hazard involving non communicable diseases. Pharmacists are also involved in wellness programme like weight management, diabetes and other health monitoring activities.

We are confident that with YB's appointment, the occupational safety and health of workers and premises in the country will be well look after with significant improvements.

YB Lau is a pharmacist by profession, and is a two-term MP for Lanang, Sarawak. The appointment to serve is from 1st Oct 2019 - 20 Sep 2022.


ICPRP CUM 14TH IIUM-MPS PHARMACY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2019

It is happening this weekend at Hotel Istana from 19-20th Oct 2019. Organised by the Kulliyah of Pharmacy of the International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUMMC, Universitas Islam Indonesia and the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, the Conference will see several international speakers from Sweden, Australia, Indonesia, including renown local speakers from various universities.

The theme Drug Utilisation Research in the Era of Big Data is a contemporary topic and drew participants locally as well as from overseas.

For more information:

» https://www.mps.org.my/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=37&action=view&retrieveid=7757


CMED BRONZE/SILVER ACCREDITED PHARMACIST PROGRAM

There will be another CMED Bronze Masterclass by popular demand. This time it's a VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS, so you can login from ANYWHERE.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Bobby Mehta, the renowned trainer from Australia on 17th Oct 2019, 10.00am-12.30pm.

There will also be outstation Silver Masterclasses commencing Oct 2019 onwards.

For the various locations and date, you can download the registration form here:

» https://www.mps.org.my/view_file.cfm?fileid=2374

MPS will be contact point for CMEd Bronze and Silver Masterclasses enquiries.

Please note that in order to qualify to attend the Masterclass one need to complete the online module

Registration is still on going for anyone who wish to take part in the online Bronze modules. The registration steps can be found here:

» https://www.mps.org.my/view_file.cfm?fileid=2422

But in a nutshell here are the steps to registration for CMEd program

CMEd Bronze

  1. Go to www.blackmoresinstitute.org and Register as BI member
  2. Complete the 7 Bronze online modules
  3. Register with MPS for Masterclass and make payment
  4. Attend the Bronze Virtual Masterclass and graduate

INTRODUCTION OF VACCINATION FOR PHARMACISTS

The Malaysian Academy of Pharmacy has developed an online module on Introduction of Vaccination for Pharmacists. On completion of this module, participant can claim up to 8 CPD points by the usual way, that is login to the member cpdonline and record the achievement.

Note that this module is hosted on the SwipeRx platform which can be accessed here:

» https://bit.ly/2ncPxa2


PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS WORKSHOP

There will be a workshop on Predictive Analytics - An Evidence-based Method to Look into Data in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation and is coming very soon!

Date: 23rd Nov 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Wisma MPS

The scope:

  • Why: To improve inventory management and stocking up right
  • What: What data is needed
  • How: The role of analytics and application

Who should attend:

  • Community Pharmacy - Managers / Pharmacists involved in procurement / purchasing, inventory, finance and marketing
  • Pharma marketers / distributors
  • Hospital Pharmacists ? procurement / inventory deparment

This workshop contents include theory, illustrated through use of cases and practical through small group projects.

Seat limited to the first 25

» Click here for more information

» For registration: https://forms.gle/1UkpDXr2veDviSFC8


SURVEY ON MEDICAL RESOURCES USED BY HOSPITAL PHARMACIST IN MALAYSIA

As part of an initiative to increase the number of hospital pharmacist members in MPS & to improve membership benefits for the MPS members, MPS Hospital Chapter is currently in the process of identifying references that are beneficial to the day to day workflow of a hospital pharmacist.

To this end, we would like to invite all Malaysian hospital pharmacist to participate in our questionnaire link below:

» https://forms.gle/nJ1eD4KrH9P889RF6

Thank you.

Susan Pan / Sharifah Nadia
MPS-Hospital Pharmacists Chairperson


PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON REGULATORY UPDATES ON TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AND HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS

You are cordially invited by National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency to participate in the following consultation:

Preliminary: Regulatory Updates On Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements
(http://upc.mpc.gov.my/csp/sys/bi/work/upc/shareThumbnail/NPRA46.csp?
$NAMESPACE=UPC&redirPage=regulation&regId=46
)
Period: 01/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 (Due in 14 days)

Please login to UPC portal (upc.mpc.gov.my) to submit your comment/feedback.

The public engagement is to share the proposal of new regulatory requirements' on Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements. The main objectives for the new requirements are:

  1. To introduce desktop assessment on Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements following from equivalency issue of GMP evidence/ guidance issued by National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency.
  2. To outsource the pre- registration testing for natural product (both imported and local products) to manufacturers' laboratories and panel laboratories listed by National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency, in order to strengthen the post marketing surveillance testing activities

Affected stakeholders are Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements Industries


NEGERI SEMBILAN PHARMACY CONFERENCE 2019

This event will take place this weekend on 19th Oct 2019 at the Hotel Royale Chulan Seremban

Organised by the Negeri Sembilan Health Departmant and MPS Negeri Sembilan with the theme Pharmacists as Catalysts for a Change in New Healthcare Landscape, among the topics will be on big data and embracing digital healthcare solutions.

» Check out more information here


VACANCY

  • Caliph Pharmacy - Full-Time Community Pharmacist (Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor)/ Interested candidates are invited to send their resume to caliph.healthcare@gmail.com or call/Whats App 012-660 4038 (Mr. Noor Azam bin Alias)
  • Locum Pharmacist - Medical Supplies (Labuan) Sdn. Bhd. (Labuan)/ Interested please contact Ms. Chan at Tel: 087-415152 or H/P: 012-5965465 or Email: mslwong86@gmail.com
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