Workshop on Clinical Pharmacy Services Held at Aster MIMS


Kozhikode: Over 220 delegates from all over Kerala participated in a one-day workshop on ‘Advanced Practical Skills in Clinical Pharmacy Services’ organised by the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Aster MIMS here the other day.

This being the first of its kind in Kerala, the workshop saw an enthusiastic response from the participants.

The practical-oriented clinical pharmacy workshop, part of the CLINPHARMA SUMMIT Module-1, was inaugurated by Prof. P Vijayan, Virologist and former HOD, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty.

The practical workshop included hands-on training in patient counselling on medications by specialists in Oncology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Paediatrics and Neonatology. As part of the programme, a poster presentation competition was held and 22 research posters were presented by the participants.

Dr. Rahul Menon, CEO, Aster MIMS said, “The CLINPHARMA SUMMIT Module-1 offers a platform to discuss challenges that need to be addressed in the real clinical pharmacy practice scenario. It also gives clinical pharmacists, students and faculties an opportunity to present their research papers. We hope to organise many such workshops in future.”