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Usifoh, Babalola, Pounds, other dignitaries grace 2nd International Scientific Conference of CPAN
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 29 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The 2nd international scientific conference of the Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria (CPAN) held between Tuesday, April 23 and Saturday, April 27, 2024, at NECA House Event Centre, Ikeja, Lagos, was well attended by dignitaries within and outside the pharmaceutical industry.

Themed “Global Trends in Patient Care: Clinical Pharmacy as a Gateway to Sustainable Healthcare”, the glamorous event was attended by Professor Cyril Odianose Usifoh FCPharm, FNAPharm, FPSN, the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola, Vice Chancellor of Chrisland; Dr. Teresa Isichei Pounds, a renowned Clinical Pharmacist and the immediate past president of the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in The Americas (NAPPSA) who was the Keynote speaker.

Also in attendance at the hybrid event were, Chairman of the opening event, Dr. Fidelis Ayebae, Managing Director of Fidson Healthcare, represented by Head of Marketing of the company, Mr. Friday Enahoro; Pharm Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed, the Registrar, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria; HRH Toyin Badmus, the Onilu of Alausa land; Chairman of Plenary Session; Prof Cecilia Igwilo; Dr. Mrs Cecilia Ogunyemi, Special Adviser on Health to the Lagos State Governor; Prof M. N. Femi-Oyewo, the Provost, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, among others.

The host of the event and National Chairman of CPAN, Dr. Joseph Madu while welcoming participants in his welcome address said, “the virtues embedded in the theme of the 2nd CPAN conference are critical to the sustainability of good health as humans in Nigeria in particular, or Africa and beyond in general, as the world is already a global village, and no country should afford to be left behind.”

He continued “CPAN has continued to be a strong advocate for the advancement of direct individual patient or direct individual population care through clinical pharmacy practice, research education, and the need for governments to strongly entrench the practice of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care in all their healthcare systems, as that is now the global trends in patient care.”

The event covered many speeches by stakeholders aimed at enhancing the skills of clinical pharmacists towards better pharmaceutical care as well as collaborative efforts to ensure sustainable healthcare in Nigeria and Africa.

Plenary sessions where discussants engaged on practical conversations on moving the industry forward also held. Awards of appreciation were also presented to Dr. Pounds, Prof. Igwilo and Prof. Femi Oyewo for their contributions at the conference.

Hands-on skill training on the Basics of X-rays, ECG, and ultrasound scan readings interpretation; Basic Life Support, First Aid Skills, and vaccination or parental drugs administration were held for the participants.

A cultural/gala night held on the third day of the conference, with beautiful sights of dignitaries and attendees at the well-decorated hall. Scientific sessions which included presentations of abstracts, company presentations, lecture presentations on clinical documentations held before the Annual General Meeting at the fourth day of the conference. The day ended with a dinner/award night which featured conferment of awards, photographs and dance.



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