BUE hosts the International Clinical Pharmacy Conference

The British University in Egypt hosted the International Clinical Pharmacy Conference that was held from the 27th to the 29th of January, 2018. The conference was organized by the Egyptian Foundation of Clinical Pharmacy (EFCP) with the collaboration of The International Pharmaceutical Federation & the Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs.

Eight distinguished foreign experts in the field of Clinical Pharmacy from the USA presented lectures in the conference among them was Prof. Joseph Dipiro Dean of School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University & the former Chairman of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy AACP. Also speakers from the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs, Egyptian Ministry of Health and from Pharmacy Syndicate.

The conference discussed the role of the clinical pharmacist in hospitals with the rest of the departments, stressing that the presence of clinical pharmacist within the medical team provides a line of defence against medical errors, especially drug interactions, and discussed rules governing the practice of clinical pharmacy in Egypt.

The Conference was followed by workshops in the same field on 29th and 30th of January 2018 by the hospital pharmacy officials from the Central Administration for Pharmaceutical Affairs aimed at spreading pharmaceutical awareness and improving the level of medical service. It was attended by 450 pharmacists from the academic field, hospital pharmacists or pharmacy students.

This conference is an international scientific gathering in the field of clinical pharmacy and an opportunity to transfer the expertise of top clinical pharmacists in the world.

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