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8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference to Kick off Tomorrow

8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference to Kick off Tomorrow

8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference to Kick off Tomorrow


Under the theme “Towards Excellence in Pharmacy Practice’’ the 8th Pharmaceutical Care Conference, organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Directorate General of Medical Supplies, will be inaugurated   tomorrow (Monday) under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi. Minster of Health at the Oman Exhibition & Conferences Center.

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 assistants 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 as well will be accompanied by exhibition of pharmaceutical companies and specialized establishments in pharmacy sector.