The Kabarak University School of Pharmacy is hosting a two-day conference with the theme "Advancing the Practice of Pharmacy through Patient-Centered Innovations." The event brings together esteemed professionals, industry leaders, and students to discuss the latest advancements in pharmacy practice and explore innovative approaches to patient care. The conference was marked by notable speakers, including the Vice-Chancellor of Kabarak University, Professor Henry Kiplangat, and Mr. Imran Yusuf Osman, the CEO of Avenue Group of Hospitals, Clinics, Homecare, and Pharmacists. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Frederick Odiambo Oluoch, representing the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth.
Professor Henry Kiplangat, the Vice-Chancellor of Kabarak University, kickstarted the conference by lauding the achievements of the School of Pharmacy. He proudly announced that the school had achieved a remarkable 100% student pass rate in the Licensing Board exams, a testament to the high standard of education and training provided at Kabarak. This achievement reflected the dedication and commitment of both the students and the faculty.
Following the Vice-Chancellor's remarks, Mr. Imran Yusuf Osman, the CEO of Avenue Group of Hospitals, Clinics, Homecare, and Pharmacists, took the stage. He commended Kabarak University for its state-of-the-art facilities and highly equipped School of Pharmacy. Mr. Osman acknowledged the importance of continuous learning and professional development in the field of pharmacy. He expressed interest in a potential partnership between Avenue Group and Kabarak University, discussing the possibility of sending their staff to train at Kabarak to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Mr. Frederick Odiambo Oluoch, delivering the keynote address on behalf of the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Patrick Amoth, emphasized the significance of patient-centered care and innovation in the practice of pharmacy. He highlighted the evolving role of pharmacists in providing comprehensive healthcare services, not limited to dispensing medications but also involving direct patient care, medication therapy management, and health promotion. Mr. Oluoch encouraged participants to explore innovative approaches and leverage technology to improve patient outcomes and optimize healthcare delivery.
The conference featured an array of informative sessions, interactive panel discussions, and workshops led by industry experts. Topics covered a wide range of subjects, including precision medicine, pharmaceutical care in chronic disease management, pharmacogenomics, and the role of telepharmacy in improving access to healthcare services.
The sessions emphasized the importance of collaborative practice, interdisciplinary teamwork, and effective communication in delivering patient-centered care. Participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions, sharing their experiences, challenges, and success stories in implementing patient-centered innovations in their respective practice settings.
The Kabarak University School of Pharmacy's two-day conference on advancing the practice of pharmacy through patient-centered innovations provided a platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and inspiring future pharmacists. The event's notable speakers, including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Henry Kiplangat, and Mr. Imran Yusuf Osman, CEO of Avenue Group, highlighted the achievements of the School of Pharmacy and its potential for partnership and collaboration.
The keynote address by Mr. Frederick Odiambo Oluoch emphasized the importance of patient-centered care and innovation in pharmacy practice, urging participants to embrace technology and explore innovative approaches to optimize healthcare delivery. Through informative sessions and engaging discussions, the conference provided valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance patient care and promote the advancement of the