UAE pharmacists gather in Abu Dhabi for Globalpharma conference

Dubai – UAE May 20, 2010:- Reinforcing its efforts to support the academic needs of healthcare professionals in the UAE, Globalpharma, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments Industries (DII) and a leading player in the regional pharmaceutical industry, recently organized a day-long conference for pharmacists from around the UAE.

Held in Abu Dhabi, the conference, entitled “Emerging Role of Pharmacists in Healthcare Services”, was attended by more than 200 leading pharmacists in the UAE. Globalpharma had invited several prominent healthcare experts in the UAE as speakers at the conference, who addressed the participants on some of the most important issues facing pharmacists in their everyday practice.

An important feature of the conference was the accreditation of 5.5 CME credit hours by the UAE Ministry of Health for all participants. It was the first-ever CME-accredited conference for pharmacists conducted by GlobalpharmaGlobalpharmaGlobalpharma Company
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“As the UAE’s leading home-grown pharmaceutical company, GlobalpharmaGlobalpharmaGlobalpharma Company
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understands its responsibility in supporting academic and educational activities that enable continuous professional development of healthcare practitioners in the country,” Syed Jamil Akhtar, General Manager of GlobalpharmaGlobalpharmaGlobalpharma Company
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“For healthcare professionals in the UAE to compete successfully in a global marketplace, it is imperative that their skill and knowledge levels are constantly upgraded in line with the latest developments in healthcare and allied fields. Providing them an opportunity to interact with and learn from the experts through various training programs, seminars and conferences is crucial to supporting their academic needs and ensuring their professional development on an ongoing basis,” Akhtar added.

The impressive speaker line-up at the conference included Dr. Abdulelmula R Abduelkarem, Assoc. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Ajman University; Dr. Asad Ullah Khan, Senior Consultant and Chief of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain; Dr. Abhimanyu Lodha, Orthopedic Surgeon at Prime Medical Centre, Sharjah; Dr. Ola Al Ahdab, Project Manager for Pharmacy Cadre Improvement & Development, UAE Ministry of Health; and Dr. Idrees Siddiqui, Technical Operations Manager, Globalpharma

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