Under the patronage of the Ministry of Health – UAE, the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress will be held in Dubai from 14-17 September 2014. The leading congress will be organised by Maarefah Management, the world-class events company, in partnership with Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park (DuBiotech), Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
The congress will focus on the important role pharmacists play as leaders to improve healthcare outcomes, decrease cost, reduce patient safety risk, optimise medication management system and align the pharmacy services with the management strategies that measure and reward quality performance.
The congress programme will feature outstanding participation from local and regional experts such as: Dr. Fatima Al Braiki, BSc. EMHCA, PhD, Advisor to Hospitals Sector, Ministry of Health, UAE, Prof. Dr. Tawfik A. M. Khoja, Director General, Executive Board, Health Ministers’ Council for Cooperation Council States, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ola Ghaleb A. Al Ahdab, Pharmaceutical Advisor, Registration and Drug Control Department, Ministry of Health – UAE, Dr. Sawsan Jaffar, Director General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, Ministry of Health – Oman, Dr. Yousef Alomi, Director General of Pharmaceutical Care Affairs, Ministry of Health – Saudi Arabia, Dr. Matthew Maughan, Director of Pharmacy Operation, Sidra Medical and Research Center – Qatar and Dr. Emad Zayed, Chairman of Clinical Pharmacy Department, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia.
“The congress will gather the policymakers from the health authorities along with the leading experts in the field to enhance and develop the critical role that pharmacists play in improving health outcomes of our patients in the region. Furthermore, the healthcare landscape in our region is changing and pharmacists will provide additional services to patients rather than just dispensing medication”, said Dr. Doaa Said, Congress Director and Managing Director at Maarefah Management, the organiser of the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress.
The presentations and workshops which will be presented by industry experts during the congress will focus on the most important topics in the pharmaceutical sector and the current developments such as: driving leadership competencies of pharmacists, the latest technologies and innovations, the future of pharmacy practice in the region, the strategies to overcome challenges facing pharmacy profession, how leadership and collaboration enhance medication safety, preventing medication error in high risk population and more.
Maarefah Management, the organiser of the congress has launched the GCC Pharmaceutical Awards to provide an amazing opportunity for the medical community, hospitals and universities to be recognised and hanoured for their valuable contribution to the healthcare community.
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