Qatar University’s (QU) College of Pharmacy sees significant success at the HMC 5th Qatar International Pharmacy Conference (QIPC). The event, which was attended by more than 500 delegates from various disciplines including pharmacy, medicine, and nursing, was a collaboration between Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), QU’s College of Pharmacy, the US-based Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and Scotland’s Robert Gordon University.

More than 25 renowned speakers and subject matter experts from Qatar and across the globe presented during the four-day event, sharing their experience and expertise. Out of five poster awards, four posters involved QU CPH students, faculty, and alumni. Winning the Profile of Drug-Drug Interactions in the Community Pharmacy Setting in Qatar poster award is students Afraa Abbas and Samaher Al-Shaibi, faculty Dr Sownd Sanakaralingam, Yaw Owusu, and Ahmed Awaisu in collaboration with Wellcare Pharmacy.

Winning the Exploring the Gaps between Education and Pharmacy Practice on Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Qualitative Study among Pharmacists in the Middle East is student/alumni Dr Alya Babiker with faculty member Dr Ziad.

Winning the Treatment Burden and its Impact on Quality of Life among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Qatar award is student/alumni Asmaa Almansouri, faculty Dr Ahmed Awaisu and Mohamed Izham, in collaboration with Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center, HMC.

Winning the Developing and Implementing Pharmacists Prescribing in Qatar: A Qualitative Exploration of Views of Key Stakeholders is student/alumni Dr Tesnime Jebara (Ph.D. RGU), faculty and main supervisor Dr Derek Stewart and faculty and co-supervisor Dr Ahmed Awaisu.

In addition, service awards were also awarded. Dr Hazem Elewa, faculty member at QU, won the Pharmacist-Run Anticoagulation Service award in collaboration with Al-Wakrah Hospital and HMC.

Source: Qatar University