TGP Franchise Director Janet W. Estranero and Training Director Ochee F. Ocampo, Jr. recently attended the 2010 National Convention of the Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) last April 7 to 9, 2010 at the Leyte Park Hotel, Tacloban City. The convention’s theme is Raising Pharmacy Practice to Global Standards. Almost 1,300 pharmacists from different practices attended the momentous events.
The topics were clearly presented by expert speakers from different field of pharmacy from local and abroad, these are: (1) Raising Pharmacy education to Global Standards by Dr. Syed zhar Sulaiman, Dean School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, (2) Medicine Transparency Alliance (MeTA) Philippines: Promoting Access to Medicines by Ms. Normita D. Leyesa, President Philipine Pharmacists Association (3) Drug Inter-Changeability by Mr. Ryan C. Pekso, Dean College of Pharmacy, AdamsonUniversity (4) Impact of Government Price Regulation to Pharmaceutical Industry. Ms. Leonila M. Ocampo, Dilation rector, President Philippine Pharmacists Association (5) Pharmacovigilance: Using Medicines Safely by Dr. Klara Tiscoki, Drug Regulation Specialist, European Commission Technical Assistance for Health Sector Policy (6) Medication Therapy Management & Consumer Perception of Pharmacists in the United States and What it Means to Pharmacists in the Philippines by Lawrence M. Brown, Director University of Tennessee, Center for Medication Therapy Management