Dubai – MENA Herald: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the 21st edition of the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition – (DUPHAT) begins Tuesday 15th of March 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and it continues until 17th of March, 2016.

DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition has become one of the largest pharmaceuticals and technologies event in the Middle East attracting leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry to showcase their latest products and most up to date concepts. The exhibition this year witnesses the participation of 500 companies from more than 75 countries. On another scope, the conference provides a great opportunity to the participants to learn from the experts and pharmaceuticals from all over the world.

DUPHAT conference this year hosts 144 scientific sessions and 30 workshops that cover several pharmaceutical topics. The conference witnesses the participation of 140 speakers and specialists including deans, university professors, consultants, and seniors from prestigious pharmaceutical associations. The themes covered during the three days conference will touch upon all the pressing issues in the pharmaceutical field that will include: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance in the UAE: Lessons Learned, New Developments in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Future Perspectives in Pharmacy, Challenges in Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy today and the Future, Pharmacist Role in the ICU, Competencies in Safety Sciences for Medicines and Devices and many more.

Dr. Ali Al Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority and the Conference Chairman said: “Pharmacy is an evolving science and pharmacists have always made earnest attempts to meet the expectations of patients by upgrading themselves with continued professional development, state of art technology, new range of services, competency and effective counseling.”

Dr. Ali Al Sayed continued on saying: “The current scenario in the profession, not only at the regional levels but global presents unique challenges. Therefore, there is a serious need to re-align, re-engineer and re-invent in order to meet the expectations from all quarters of society. Global collaboration, smart technology, automation, robotics, medication management, evidence based medicine, are a major focus areas for pharmacy profession and they are highlighted in DUPHAT conference and exhibition.”

“DUPHAT has gained its reputation over the years as one of the prominent events for its great scientific value, it is also the largest pharmaceutical event in the MENA Region. DUPHAT highlights the pharmaceutical industry as one of the most important industries nationally that witnesses a huge development and attracts foreign investments.” Dr. Ali Concluded

DUPHAT is organized yearly by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. – member of INDEX Holding, and DUPHAT conference is accredited by the Ministry of Health in the UAE and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society – UK, in addition to a number of international scientific organizations specialized in this field.