Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Local UAE pharmacists given latest global knowledge

Dubai, October 21, 2009: More than 180 pharmacists in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have completed the “Ask & Consult Network”, a Continuing Medical Education program aimed at increasing and updating their medical knowledge. The program was organized by Sanofi-aventis pharmaceuticals in association with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Health.

The six high-level sessions, which began in March 2009, share the latest industry developments and skills from specialist research centers around the world. The program took place throughout the year and pharmacists gained 4 CME hour credits, and a certificate of completion by Queen Margaret University.

“Pharmacy is a constantly evolving and progressive medical sector,” said Mohammed Darwish, Marketing Manager, Sanofi-aventis. “There are always new techniques, new drugs and new business models that pharmacists need to be aware of, and the “Ask & Consult” CME program is the perfect environment to be able to learn and question those developments.

“There is a constant need to revise and update that knowledge-base in order to provide the best possible level of care and service to the patient,” he added.

Mr. Alaa Al Naboulsy, Sales & Operation Manger of AlphaMed, believes the CME program will help pharmacists in the UAE to understand and engage in some of the best practice methods used around the world.

“CME programs provide a platform for medical professionals, giving them the knowledge and the tools to provide the public with quality service and valuable advice,” he said.

The “Ask & Consult Network” is an initiative that was introduced by Sanofi-aventis in 2008.

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