Day One - Friday, 17 November




7am to 8am


8am to 8.45am

Opening Ceremony: 

Dr. Moza Al Hail

Executive Director of Pharmacy – Hamad Medical Corporation

Advancing Pharmacy Practice Across the Globe

Dr. David Warner. PharmD

8.45am to 9.15am


Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow: Advancing Continuing Professional Development Models to Impact Practice and Patients

Dr. Michael J. Rouse,  B.Pharm (Hons); MPS, FFIP

9.15am to 9.45am

The Importance of Quality in Advancing Access to 21st Century Healthcare

Dr. Peter Pitts

9.45am to 10.15am

Implementing Successful Pharmacy Managed Clinics  

Dr. Zach Weber, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

10.15am to 10.30am

Coffee Break

10.30am to 11am

Direct Oral Anticoagulant; All Terrain Agents?

Dr. Hazem Elewa, RPh, PhD, BCPS

Workshop 1

10.30am to 11.30am

Time and Stress Management

Mr. Norman Wong, BSc Pharm

For pharmacy technicians only

11am to 11.30am

Management of Bleeding in Patients Receiving Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Dr. Eman Al Hamoud,  MSc. Clinical Pharmacy

11.30am to 12.30pm

Friday Prayer and Lunch Break

12.30pm to 1pm

Poster Session

1pm to 1.30pm

Weighing the Options: Selection of Vasopressors for Shock States

Dr. Douglas N. Fish, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS AQ ID

Workshop 2

1pm to 2pm

Standardization of IV preparation techniques (USP 797 and ASHP Guidelines)

Ms. Amina Rashad Sadiq

For pharmacy technicians only

1.30pm to 2pm

Oncological Emergencies: Pharmacists Can Make a Difference

Dr. Shereen Al Azzazy, BSc Pharm, PharmD, CACP              

2pm to 2.15pm

Coffee Break

2.15pm to  2.45pm

Current Resources and Strategies for Finding Medication Information: An Update for Practicing Pharmacists

Dr. Amy Sheehan, Pharm.D.

Workshop 3

2.15pm to 4.15

Management of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure

Dr. Amer Aljundi, PharmD

Dr. Rasha Kaddoura, PharmD

2.45pm to 3.15pm

Pharmacovigilance: An International Perspective and New Challenges for WHO

Dr. Noha Iessa,  MPharm, PGDip, MSc, PhD

3.15pm to 3.45pm

HMC Experience in Promoting Safe Use of Medicine  

Dr. Anas Hamad, PhD, MSc, DMS, BPharm, RPh

3.45pm to 4.15pm


Briefing of QNRF Funded Medication Error Study

Prof. Derek Stewart, PgCert, BSc (1st), MSc, PhD, FRPharmS, FFRPS