USP Member Memo — July 23, 2014

Convention

SAVE THE DATE—The dates for the 2015 USP Convention are April 22–25, 2015, J. W. Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

Now Available – 2015 USP Convention Mobile App
USP appYou are on the go, so now 2015 Convention information is too.  The 2015 Convention Mobile App is here, it’s free, and it’s just a tap away.  Download the app now and find helpful information about the meeting schedule, resolutions, and bylaws amendments.  Scheduled app updates will include registration links, games to test your USP knowledge, and progress updates on: resolutions, bylaws amendments, elections and nominees.

Call for Resolutions – Reminder
As a reminder to our Members and Observers, the Council of the Convention is inviting Member Organizations, Delegates, and other interested parties to submit proposals for resolutions to be deliberated at the 2015 Convention. Adopted resolutions are important guidance for USP. They are considered by USP’s Board of Trustees and Council of Experts and reflected in the organization’s policy and operational agendas. (Read more)

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Quality Matters – USP’s New Online Voice
Our Members and Observers have a new resource to learn about USP activities around the globe. The new Quality Matters blog (http://qualitymatters.usp.org/) is a dynamic format for USP Communication to stakeholders. As an organization committed to improving public health by promoting quality medicines and foods, we are equally committed to quality conversations about these important issues. We invite your participation—through comments or blog contributions. If you have interest in becoming a contributor, please contact social@usp.org.

Upcoming USP Workshops
Please see the below list of upcoming USP workshops:

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the USP  Form Partnership
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health has partnered with USP to launch a campaign to encourage Hispanic consumers to look for the USP Verified Mark when purchasing dietary supplements and to talk to their health care provider about all the vitamins and other supplements that they use daily. (Read More)

Article for Your Use:
Malaria and Tuberculosis are Closer Than They May Seem
You and your colleagues may be a familiar with the incidence of Malaria and TB in the US and around the world, but are your constituents and their patients/customers?  Since global health is local health, these illnesses are closer than they may seem.  Redistribute this article to inform your constituents about this important issue and about how USP is involved in global health. (Access the article.)

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View previous 2014 Member Memos.