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The SOP participated in the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


The SOP participated in the 78th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, between 1-6 September, 2018, in Glasgow, UK, under the theme: “Pharmacy: Transforming Outcomes!”. The Dean, Prof. Mohamad Rahal, and faculty members contributed to several sessions within the rich and varied program of the congress.

Professor Rahal participated in the Academic Institution Membership (FIP-AIM) advisory committee that plans for the program of the Deans’ forum that is held during the annual congress of the FIP. The dean also, like every year, attended the 9th global Deans’ forum of the FIP-AIM, which focused this year on “Strategic Planning” and “Conflict Resolution” in higher education.

Research realized at SOP was presented by faculty, in numerous poster sessions on health behavior, influenza vaccine awareness, and sunscreen knowledge (all by Dr. Nisreen Mourad), epilepsy knowledge, multivitamin use, and kidney disease awareness (all by Dr. Samar Younes), Lebanese attitudes towards health and willingness to pay for health services, and supplements in nephrolithiasis (by Dr. Marwan Akel and Dr. Michelle Cherfan), acne knowledge, complementary and alternative medicine use, and carbapenem resistance (all by Dr. Dalal Hammoudi). Dr. Mourad and Dr. Hammoudi were awarded as “highly commended” by FIP academic pharmacy section in recognition of their posters. Dr. Akel presented a plenary session about the humanitarian face of pharmacy in caring for refugees, while Dr. Cherfan and Dr. Hammoudi were speakers in the session “What’s new in practice?, where they presented about hypertension in the Lebanese population and SOP experience in interprofessional education. The dean and the faculty also attended meetings with ACPE and academic pharmacy section of FIP, as well as several other lectures, workshops, and business gatherings. The congress was a notable venue for exposing SOP to scholars and researchers from around the globe, as well as for networking and share of experience.