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ACCP Report - June 2014

ACCP Symposium to Be Held in Conjunction with the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress in Dubai

GCC Pharmaceutical Congress

As health care in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries moves toward a more patient-centric model, clinical pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role in providing quality care to patients. The GCC Pharmaceutical Congress, to be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health on September 14–17 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), aims to advance the quality of patient care services in the Gulf. Key benefits of attending the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress are as follows:

  • Gain insights on the new technologies and innovations in pharmacy practice
  • Learn about innovations in implementing clinical pharmacy services in hospitals and ambulatory care settings
  • Review current issues and advances in medication safety
  • Examine the pharmacist’s role and shared accountability in patient education and improved patient outcomes
  • Optimize patient outcomes through the safe, efficient, and cost-effective use of medications
  • Identify strategies for improving medication prescribing in hospitals
  • Prevent medication-related problems in risky patient populations
  • Drive the advancement of technical, human, and leadership competencies of pharmacists and pharmacy staff in complex and rapidly changing organizations
  • Develop highly effective medication management strategies
  • Create new models of pharmacy practice that leverage the expertise and unique abilities of pharmacists

Consistent with its mission to advance human health by extending the frontiers of clinical pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is serving as a strategic partner of the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress. ACCP will also be offering a 1-day symposium in conjunction with the congress. The symposium on Clinical Pharmacy Services and Their Impact on Patient Outcomes: Focus on Diabetes Mellitus will be held September 17, 2014, and will include the following:

  • Clinical Pharmacy Services and the Role of the Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologic Management Armamentarium for Diabetes Mellitus: A Critical Review
  • Prevention and Mitigation of Adverse Outcomes Associated with Antidiabetes Agents
  • Evidence-Based Recommendations: Individualization of Therapy
  • Practice Management: Pharmacist Services and Impact on Patient Outcomes
  • More information on the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress and the ACCP symposium is available at