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The Pharmacy Council of Jamaica has planned a series of activities from August 7 to 8, to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
The two-day event is being observed under the theme: ‘Protecting the Public through Ethics and Standards in Pharmacy Practice’ and activities will kick off with a service at the Bethel Baptist Church on Hope Road, starting at 7:00 a.m.
Following the service, the Council will host a brunch commencing at 9:30 a.m. at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Ruthven Road.
The highlight of the two days of activities will be a lecture on the topic: ‘The Evolution of Healthcare Paradigms – the Dawn of the Expert Patient,’ to be held at the Medical Lecture Theatre at the University Hospital of the West Indies on August 8, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Phillip Green, a legal advisor to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.Chairman of the Pharmacy Council, Granville Forbes told JIS News that pharmacists, who attend the lecture, would earn credits towards their continued education. “We would like all medical professionals as well as pharmacists to attend as we are also addressing medical ethics,” he urged. The Pharmacy Council of Jamaica is a statuary body appointed by the Minister of Health to oversee the pharmaceutical profession.
It regulates the competence and fitness of pharmacists to practice and sets standards for their education, pre-certification and post certification.