Heliopolis University Pharmacy student, Youssry Elsawy and his group won the first place in the “Pharmaceutical Marketing Skills” competition that was held during the 64th International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation World Congress from July 30 – August 8, 2018 in Mendoza, Argentina. International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) is a leading international advocacy organization for pharmacy students with the aim to promote improved public health. IPSF was founded in 1949 and now includes around 350,000 pharmacy students from 80 countries worldwide.
As an active IPSF member, Elsawy was invited to participate in IPSF World Congress this year. Elsawy has been a member of the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (EPSF) for three years. He participated in a number of its activities and events and was selected as an Event Coordinator. In 2017, he was selected to join the External Relations Committee of IPSF that is responsible for enhancing and promoting communication between IPSF and its strategic partners like the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
“I only had two weeks to be ready for the competition. I had to form a group of other three IPSF members, come up with a new creative idea and present it to the congress. That was really hard but I decided to compete.” Youssry Elsawy
Elsawy was the youngest participant in the competition and the first Egyptian to win the first place as well. “I consider this as my greatest achievement till now,” said Elsawy “and I am grateful to my university for granting me the opportunity to participate in the congress.” Heliopolis University will always be proud to have students like Elsawy and will keep empowering its students to achieve their educational goals by supporting them academically and financially.