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ISPE Annual Meeting 2009 San Diego, California, USA 8-10 November Trip report by Toh Tai Chong. Background. Dec 2008 to April 2009 Completed Honors Year Project with the help of NTU and IBN June 2009 Participated in ISPE (Singapore) Student poster presentation November 2009

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ispe annual meeting 2009 san diego california usa 8 10 november trip report by toh tai chong

ISPE Annual Meeting 2009San Diego, California, USA8-10 November Trip report by Toh Tai Chong

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Background

Dec 2008 to April 2009

Completed Honors Year Project with the help of NTU and IBN

June 2009

Participated in ISPE (Singapore) Student poster presentation

November 2009

Participated in ISPE international student poster presentation in SD

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My Journey

7 Nov 2009 Singapore Tokyo, Japan Seattle, USA San Diego, USA

11 Nov 2009 San Diego, USA LA,USA Tokyo, Japan Singapore

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Programme

  • Day 1
  • Talk by FDA employee and ex-ISPE student member
  • Networking lunch with students and ISPE members/mentors
  • Training on interview skills
  • Networking with other industry players
  • Day 2
  • Keynote sessions
    • Facility of the year award (FOYA)
    • Presentation by Dr Bogoch (Harvard Medical School)
    • Presentation by Dr Rago (WHO)
    • Presentation by Dr Ricco (NASA)
  • Poster competition
  • Networking with industry players at the exhibition hall
  • Day 3
  • Membership luncheon
    • Student poster competition award ceremony
    • Introduction to the new ISPE EXCO committee
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Other Student Chapters

  • General Overview
  • Averageof70 members per chapter per college
  • ISPE is highly regarded among the students in the US
  • Students recognize the vast opportunities in joining
  • ISPE (Networking, potential job opportunities, platform for learning)
  • Serves as an active link between students and the industry players
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Other Student Chapters

Lessons Learnt

  • Mass email to all students
  • Highlighting the importance of joining ISPE

Recruitment

  • Bimonthly ISPE events
  • Fun/social events
  • Sponsorship to attend ISPE events
  • Yearly breakfast seminar
  • Communication via email, flyers, websites, word of mouth

Engagement

  • Young professionals network

Retention

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Engaging Singapore Students

Characteristics

  • Efficient
  • Dedicated
  • Smart

Positive traits

  • Shy
  • Practical
  • Lacking in confidence
  • Lacking in soft skills (networking, PR, presentation)
  • Lack foresight

Negative traits

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Recommendations

Based on the same model…

  • Actively engaging schools to be part of this recruitment process
  • Career talks/fairs in schools
  • Branding of ISPE catered to local students
  • Angle recruitment at the students highlighting explicitly, the long and short term benefits of joining ISPE

Recruitment

  • Regular ISPE events for students
  • Fun/social events
  • Sponsorship to attend ISPE events
  • Exposure to ISPE events/industry talks centered around students
  • Pre-graduation education
  • Simplifying technical jargons in circular

Engagement

  • Continual communication
  • Continual education

Retention

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Acknowledgements

ISPE (Singapore Affiliate)

Ms Tracy Clemmer (President)

Ms Martina Crosbie (Affiliate Manager)

Ms Rhonda Ng (Asia Pac Relations Manager)

NTU

A/Prof. Kristen Sadler (coordinator)

IBN

Dr. Lou Yan-Ru & Dr. YueZhilian (mentors)

Prof. Jackie Y. Ying & Ms NoreenaAbuBakar (Directors)

IBN Youth Research Programme (YRP)

A*STAR

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Contact Me

Toh Tai Chong

toht0004@ntu.edu.sg