Posted on February 01, 2019

Qatar University (QU) College of Pharmacy (CPH) representatives showed distinguished participation at the ASU Pharmacy Fourth International Conference, held in Amman, Jordan.

CPH MSc student Alaa Soliman won first place for best oral presentation award in the clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice category. The event brought together pharmacy postgraduate students and some of the most recognised names in pharmacy research and education worldwide. Soliman’s research, titled ‘Creation of an Inventory of Quality Markers Used to Evaluate Pharmacokinetic Literature: A Systematic Review’, was conducted under the supervision of professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice, Dr Shane Pawluk, and assistant professor, Dr Kyle Wilby. Associate professor of Pharmacoeconomics, Dr Daoud al-Badriyeh, also attended the conference as one of the keynote speakers.

The conference recognised the valuable research conducted by postgraduate students under the theme ‘Recent Trends in Postgraduate Research’. It witnessed wide participation from students, professors and researchers, including highly recognised names in pharmacy research and education worldwide. More than 80 scientific papers were presented in the conference in the form of oral or poster presentation by researchers from Jordan and other countries, including Qatar, the UK, Australia, Germany, the US, Palestine and Iraq.

CPH dean Dr Mohamed Diab said: “Aligning with Qatar National Vision 2030, the college is exerting extensive efforts in building and developing human capacity. We are committed to providing our students with the opportunity to connect with the world through attending conferences such as this one. The college is very proud of the achievements of its students and this only reflects on their hard work and our promise to always be regionally and internationally recognised for distinctive excellence in education and research.”

Soliman noted: “It was a great experience and a pleasure to present part of my master thesis in an international conference and to win the first place in this category. The judges and our competitors were impressed by the novelty of the project idea and the efforts that I put in organising and presenting the content of the presentation. “I hope the end product of my thesis project, the First Clinical Pharmacokinetic Critical Appraisal Tool, will help users assess the quality of the published clinical pharmacokinetic studies and decide whether to apply the results in a clinical setting. I want to thank my supervisors, Dr Shane Pawluk and Dr Kyle Wilby, for their continuous support and guidance as well as the College of Pharmacy for giving me this opportunity. As a research team, we are proud that we were able to achieve another win for our college.”

source: Gulf Times