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Message from the President: Pharmacists' Support in Public Drug Education

posted Nov 23, 2009, 8:27 PM by 藥物教育資源中心DERC

(Originally posted on 2005-09-14)

Dear fellow pharmacists,

It's time to extend your contribution to healthcare. Come join the DERC educator workforce!

The Drug Education Resources Centre (DERC) is an independent non-profit service organization committed to provide drug education and drug related information service to the patients and the general public in Hong Kong. Various activities such as educational seminars, talks, exhibitions, etc. are routinely organized or co-organized with other healthcare professional associations and patient support groups. To achieve this, DERC needs the support of practising pharmacists to participate in drug education activities as speakers and drug counselors at drug enquiry counters as well. For your additional information, the presentation files are largely prepared for the speakers already.

So, in order to encourage more pharmacists to come forward to take part in such meaningful activities, three CEUs, also acceptable and recognised by the Chief Pharmacist's Office of Hospital Authority, will be granted to those speakers for each educational talk delivered for and on behalf of DERC. We are also prepared to backup our members to claim for CEUs in the private hospitals, should it be necessary. In this respect, we would like to start compiling a list of pharmacist volunteers for both drug talk speakers and drug counselors for the future activities in this coming year. Please kindly indicate if you would be interested to join by filling the attached reply slip and returning it to us by fax soonest.

Please do support us and join our coming activities. You will help us realize the concept, "Pharmacy is without walls."

We are looking forward to your favourable reply. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Ng, Kim Wah
President of SHPHK

[Editor's note: Interested parties may download the form enclosed, fill it in, and return it by fax to the number indicated.]

Nov 23, 2009, 8:29 PM