The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese International University participated in the 2016 American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) 51st Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 4th till the 8th in Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The faculty members who attended were Dr. Faraj Saade and Dr. Jihan Safwan.
It is with great pride and pleasure to announce that Dr. Safwan, who is a faculty member at the SOP at LIU, was accepted to participate in this conference in the session: “Pharmacy Practice Pearls from around the Globe 2016 (Featuring the Donald E. Francke Medal Lecture)” with a presentation that was entitled “Drowning the Bug.” This session was held on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This session is popular among the Midyear participants, whereby each year, this session is attended by a big number of attendees. The presentation was well received and she received many compliments for her excellent competencies. It was mentioned by one of the attendees (a thought leader with considerable influence in pharmacy circles) that this was the best Practice Pearls from Around the Globe session he has ever attended – and he has attended many. Dr. Safwan represented the SOP at the LIU and presented a lecture about antibiotic resistance. The 2016 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition remains the largest global gathering of pharmacy professionals, and such an International participation would add more to the records that LIU has been able to achieve in such a short period of time.
The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. With its focus on improving patient care, the meeting is attended by more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals and 250 exhibitors. The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting has provided health system pharmacy practitioners with a venue for updating their knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their skills, and learning about the latest products and technologies. The hundreds of educational activities at the Midyear Clinical Meeting are developed to maintain and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of pharmacists and associated personnel in health systems. A dynamic venue for instruction on important issues relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice, the meeting’s five full days of continuing education sessions are unmatched anywhere.
The faculty members attended a lot of seminars during the conference that were related to new drug approvals and guidelines’ updates in different areas of clinical pharmacy practice. Moreover, they presented multiple posters which were prepared by different faculty members including Doctors Faraj Saade, Jihan Safwan, Michelle Cherfan, Marwan Akel, Katia Iskandar, and Etwal Bou Raad. At the conference, the LIU attendees praised the LIU School of Pharmacy and its continuous progress to overcome all the obstacles and realize the best accomplishments.