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Pharmacy practice and patient care are undergoing rapid transformations, requiring present and future pharmacists to take advantage of opportunities and tackle new and emerging challenges. The Commission for Academic Accreditation – Ministry of Education, UAE, in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (USA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (USA), will be organizing the ‘Pharmacy Education Summit 2019’ at Gulf Medical University, Ajman on the 6th and 7th of March 2019.


The summit aims to bring together all key stakeholders from the education, practice, regulation and accreditation sectors to articulate a national vision for Pharmacy education and training and identify strategies to prepare future pharmacy graduates and other members of the pharmacy workforce to advance pharmacy practice and contribute more effectively to patient care and serving the health needs of the UAE.

The summit will be addressed by top officials including Prof. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas – Director, Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE; Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri – Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practice and License Sector in UAE Ministry of Health, UAE; Dr. Mariam Galadari – Media and International Relations, Pharmacy Division Chairperson of the Emirates Medical Association, UAE; Dr. Ola Ghaleb Al Ahdab – Pharmaceutical Advisor, Drug Department & CPD – Pharma Founder & Program Manager, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE; and Dr. Stephen Arkle – Commissioner, Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE.

Renowned experts in pharmacy education, practice and regulation will lead various sessions of the summit. The three keynote speeches will be delivered by internationally distinguished experts Dr. Yousif Asiri – Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Vice Rector for Quality and Development, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Prof. Claire Anderson – Professor of Social Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; and Dr. Lucinda Maine – Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, United States of America.

Participants of the summit include Al Ain University of Science Technology, Ajman University, Dubai Pharmacy College, Fatima College of Health Sciences, Higher Colleges of Technology, Ras Al Khaimah Medical & Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates University, University of Sharjah, and Gulf Medical University.

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