8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference to Kick-off tomorrow

The 8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference,

organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), will be inaugurated

tomorrow (Monday) at Oman convention & Exhibition Center under the

auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saidi. Minster of Health.

The event will be held under the theme Towards Excellence in

Pharmacy Practice”.

The event is one of the most significant specialized conferences held

in the region in the field of pharmacy practices. This year’s version

receives a wide-ranging international participation involving senior

officials from different practice-advanced international organizations.

The sessions of the conference will be enriched with the global

expertise, practices, and experiences through the distinct participation

of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Federation of

International Pharmacists(FIP), the American Society of Health-System

Pharmacists, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

(ACPE), the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP Canada),

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EHAP), as well as the

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the Saudi Pharmaceutical

Society, and the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

More than 1000 pharmacists and assistant pharmacists, doctors,

and nurses will take part in this conference. The participants are from

the different MOH health institutions, Ministry of Defence, Royal Oman

Police (ROP), Diwan of Royal Court, and Sultan Qaboos University

Hospital (SQUH), in addition to other participants from the Gulf

Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and several other Arab countries.

For three days, forty local, regional, and international prominent

speakers will be highlighting various professional themes related to the

advanced future pharmacy practice in order to achieve quality and

effectiveness in the professional pharmacy management.

The conference focuses further on activating the pharmaceutical

care in community pharmacies by presenting 39 working papers in

addition to 17 workshops, 8 plenary sessions, besides displaying 29

scientific posters prepared by practitioners and students. The

conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of pharmaceutical

companies and specialized establishments in pharmacy sector.

Source: Oman News Agency