23 September 2019
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, the College of Pharmacy celebrated the World Pharmacists Day under the slogan "Safe and Effective Drugs for All," at the University's Medical Campus. This with the aim of enhancing the critical role of pharmacists in protecting patient's safety by improving the use and rationalization of drug consumption while reducing medication errors. Prof. Ayman Noreddin, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, attended the event along with a number of faculty and staff members as well as over 350 students.
During the celebration, the Dean thanked the Chancellor of the University and Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences and Dean of College of Medicine, for their continued support of the College, then welcomed the attendees and the new students. He stressed that the College is undertaking every effort to provide a distinct learning environment through an innovative educational strategy to graduate a generation of healthcare providers with the skills and knowledge to make positive differences in their communities.
For her part, Dr. Manal Al-Shaarawi, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy students, stressed that the aim of the celebration is to introduce the profession of pharmacy by highlighting the role of the pharmacist in health awareness and their keenness to provide health care services at the highest level, in addition to promoting the concept of pharmaceutical safety and advancement of research while correcting and supporting the role of the clinical pharmacist in his academic and clinical field.
The event included: a number of student activities; various scientific competitions; a celebration of wearing the white robe for the first year students affiliated with the College of Pharmacy; the pharmacy exhibition in its various fields; the participation of some hospitals, pharmacies and various companies in the field of health care; as well as lectures that support character building and effective community interaction.