SEHA hosts pioneering edition of the First Abu Dhabi Pharmacy Conference

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Published February 21st, 2016 - 06:22 GMT
SEHA HealthSystem
SEHA HealthSystem

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), an independent public joint stock company that owns and operates all public hospitals and clinics across the Emirates, hosts the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Pharmacy Conference. The event aims to bring together the most recognized names in healthcare and pharmacy practice worldwide, which starts on February 19, 2016 and will run until February 21, 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The pioneering event will give professionals from the pharmacy, medical operations and other healthcare services the opportunity to advance their careers, gain new knowledge, develop new ideas for their respective organizations and the opportunity to network with peers and experts in the field. In addition, participants will receive 25.5 hours of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-approved (ACPE), knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education credits as well as 21 CME from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

The event will feature presentations, workshops, exhibitions and networking sessions that will allow participants to meet and interact with pharmacy professionals and industry experts and leaders. The conference will highlight top patient care, pharmacy practice and industry concerns like advances in pharmacy practice, medication safety, informatics, ambulatory care and pharmacy innovations. Workshops during the conference will facilitate by leading pharmacy professionals and will tackle key topics like the implementation of USP797 and USP800; identifying risk with high alert medications; enhancing patient experience in the ambulatory setting and clinical cases in parenteral nutrition, to name a few.

Dr. Fatima Al Breiki, Group Pharmaceutical Director, SEHA and Chairman of the event's organizing committee, said, “We are looking forward to the success of the first ever edition of the Abu Dhabi Pharmacy Conference, which is being positioned to be the Middle East region’s forum for advancing pharmacy practice in the region and beyond. This event proves to be very timely and strategic as per the directions of the government of Abu Dhabi Emirate for the excellence in the healthcare services and implementing the international standards in patients’ care and pharmacy profession in SEHA Facilities. The Pharmaceutical industry is currently witnessing key growth and advancements in the field of patient care, pharmacy automation, and innovation in medicine, health and wellness. We are confident that this conference will not only help in advancing the industry to international levels but will also reinforce the UAE's position as a global medical hub.”

The conference is expected to attract the participation of over 1,500 attendees. Aside from the planned workshops and lectures, the event will also host an exhibition for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies from the region and beyond to showcase and leverage their products across participating health care professionals. The first Abu Dhabi Pharmacy Conference is being supported by leading industry companies such as Pfizer, Sanofi, Novartis, Sandoz, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, AstraZeneca, and Carefusion.

Background Information

SEHA HealthSystem

SEHA is the corporate marketing name of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, an independent public joint stock company that owns and operates all public hospitals and clinics across the emirate. ‘SEHA’ is a phonetic rendering of the Arabic word for health.

The company was established by Emiri Decree No 10 of 2007 and is a leading participant in the reform of Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector. The reform seeks to upgrade and improve healthcare delivery to the public at a level comparable to the finest healthcare systems in the world. The program began by separating management and regulation – SEHA assumed responsibility for public healthcare centers and hospitals, while Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HA-AD) was established to regulate the public and private sectors. The two organizations replaced the General Authority for Health Services (GAHS), previously responsible for both roles.

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