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DUPHAT – 2015 (8th – 10th March 2015) – RAKCOPS Bags 04 prizes in DUPHAT 2015

Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition (DUPHAT) was held in Dubai from 8-10 March, 2015. Congratulations & heartfelt thanks to all faculty and students who actively participated in DUPHAT 2015. About 65 students & 13 faculty and staff participated for 03 days. 25 posters of students and faculty (03) were presented in the conference.

Special congratulations & best wishes to those who won prizes. You have made RAKCOPS & RAKMHSUproud.

RAKCOPS students bagged 04 awards in the best oral presentation, quality and thematic poster category.

Duphat 2015 which is the 20th edition attracted 15000 visitors from about 73 countries. 300 exhibitors’, 30 lectures & 30 workshops, 70 speakers and 450 posters presentations were organized.

Thank to VC for the support & encouragement for the students & faculty for DUPHAT participation.

Award Winners

S.No. Title 1st Author Additional Authors Faculty Supervisor Category Remarks
1 Awareness of risk of soft drinks consumptions among undergraduate pharmacy students of RAK Medical & health Sciences University Khawla Omair Mutib 12090308 Verda Nadeem (ID #12090313)
Naseba Omair Mutib (ID # 13903006)
Dr. Bhoomendra Students – Oral 8thPlace
2 To create awareness regarding acute & chronic heavy metal poisoning in children among the faculty and families of students of RAK university of medical & health sciences Nour Aymn Ahmad
(ID # 11090325)
Mai Al Smadi (ID # 11090323)
Dina Zaqout (ID # 11090306)
Dr. Nazima Abdulrazaq Students –Quality 9thPlace
3 Red Alert- Be cautious while using drugs Monitoring of adverse drug reactions in paediatrics Siham Hussam Al-Khello (ID # 12090352) Halima Sadiya Yusuf (ID # 12090306)
Hamees Ayman Abdel Aziz Aly Youssef (ID # 12090315)
Dr. Tarun Wadhwa Students –Quality 12thPlace
4 Immunization- friend or foe
Survey on Assessment of vaccine induced adverse Events (SAFE study)
Yousef Al Hamdouni (ID # 12090332) Rola Kanani (ID # 12090347) Dr. Tarun Wadhwa Students –Thematic 9thPlace

World Pharmacists Day 2014

RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrated the World Pharmacists Day on 15th October 2014 & 22nd October 2014, with the theme “Access to Pharmacist is Access to Health” as recommended by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). For many years, FIP has recognized that access to medicines is a major issue in many parts of the world and pharmacists play a key role throughout the whole supply chain towards improving access to medicines. However, access to medicines itself will not result automatically in optimal health outcomes. The perfect combination is therefore access to medicines and pharmaceutical expertise, or in other words, to pharmacists.

Dr. Gurumadhva Rao, Vice Chancellor of RAKMHSU inaugurated the World Pharmacist Day on 15th October 2014 and highlighted the vital role of pharmacist in healthcare system and outcome.

Dr. Fatima Al Braiki, Pharmacy Advisor to Hospital Sectors, Ministry of Health, Dubai, was the invited speaker and chief guest of the program. She highlighted the role of pharmacist with respect to pharmacist only medications in U.A.E.

5th Conference of RAKCOPS (13th May, 2015)

Continuing Professional Development on “Cosmetics& Role of Pharmacist in Client Education”

RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University in association with Ministry of Health and Julphar–Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries organized the fifth Continuing Professional Development program on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The theme of the conference was ‘Cosmetics & Role of Pharmacist in Client Education’. The program was aimed to update the knowledge of practicing pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals with reference to use of cosmetics, associated advantages and disadvantages of cosmetics and role of pharmacist in educating the clients.

The Guest of honor of the program was Dr. Yasser E.H. Al Nuaimi, Expert Advisor – Hospital Services, Ministry of Health, and Honorary Pro-Chancellor-RAK MHSU. Dr. Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Director, RAK Medical District, Ras Al Khaimah, and Dr. Fatema Nayea, Associate director, HR, Julphar- Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries were the chief-guests for the programme.

The objective of the MOU is to share Physical and Library resources, student and faculty exchange, research collaboration, joint conference and publication.






Dr. Maheshwari, Professor, Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences spoke on Overview of Indo-USUHS collaboration on Education and Research: Opportunities for Collaboration and how to write a good Research proposal. Focused discussion with University research group was also organized.





External Review Team:
> Professor John A. Pieper, President – St Louis College of Pharmacy; USA
> Professor Michelle Kalis, Provost – University of Saint Joseph; USA
> Commissioner- Professor Ian P. Cumbus, UAE





Visited RAKCOPS for renewal of accreditation of B.Pharm; Initial accreditation of PharmD and MS in Pharmaceutics Programs.
RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrated the World Pharmacists Day on 17th Oct 2012, with the theme “I am The Key That Unlocks All You Need To Know About Your Medicines”, a timely and relevant topic as pharmacists worldwide are adopting new and expanding roles in the provision of patient care.

Pharmacy students, faculty, University officers and others gathered in a half day program in the University Auditorium.

Dr. S Gurumadhva Rao, Vice Chancellor inaugurated the World Pharmacist Day 2012. He highlighted the importance of pharmacists in achieving desired healthcare and economic outcomes and encouraged students to benefit from the facilities and contribute to patient and health care as individuals and as responsible members of society.


The event was a platform for the development of knowledge, attitude and communication skills for pharmacy students who participated in the essay and oral competitions on the area related to the above theme. Sixteen and thirteen bachelor of pharmacy students have participated in essay and oral competitions respectively.

The six winners of the essay and oral presentations were given mementoes and certificates of appreciation.

The program was compered and conducted by the students of B. Pharmacy with faculty support.

16th Annual National convention of APTI in Moga, Punjab, India, 7th to 9th Oct 2011

16th Annual National convocation of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) was held at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, India from 7th to 9th Oct 2011. About 600 registered delegates from different parts of India representing academia, research, industry and practice attended.
Large number of post graduate students and research scholars also attended the conference. several awards of recognition, appreciation were presented to the deserving pharmacy teachers. Latest issues of Indian journal of Pharmaceutical education and research(IJPER), Indian journal of Pharmacy Practice(IJOPP), APTI news bulletin, conference souvenir and abstract books were released.

Dr. Nagavi, Dean made a presentation on “Role of Institutional Research for Excellence”. It was attended by about 200 delegates. In his presentation Dr. Nagavi highlighted the role of Institutional research specifically student surveys of the courses and the faculty. The survey results were used for continuous improvement and strengthening of the courses, delivery process, continuous assessment and training. The presentation was followed by discussions.

“Role of Pharmacists in Mental Health”, Corniche Sheraton, Abu Dhabi, 15th Oct 2011

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. S Gurumadhva Rao, Dean RAKCOPS, Dr. BG Nagavi and Associate Dean, Dr. Padma GM Rao, attended a CME conference in Corniche Sheraton, Abu Dhabi on 15th Oct 2011. Around 60 registered delegate pharmacists working in community, hospital and clinical pharmacy attended the program. The CME was arranged jointly by HAAD, Abdu Dhabi, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, RAK and CMC Group. The CME was arranged with an educational grant from Lundbeck Inc. Denmark. Presentations on mood disorders and schizophrenia were informative and useful.

“Role of Pharmacists in Smoking cessation”- Yas Island, Rotana, Abu Dhabi, 28th Oct 2011

9 students and 3 faculty members attended a CME in Abu Dhabi on “Smoking Cessation- Training program for Pharmacists” on 28th Oct 2011(Friday). The program was very informative and the presentations were well organized. The sessions on hazards of smoking role of Pharmacists in prevention and control of smoking were interesting.

Students & faculty have a plan to initiate steps to start smoking cessation clinic in the University in 2012 for the benefits of student, faculty, staff and general public. The program was jointly organized by MCC group, Accredited for 6 CME hours by HAAD, Abu Dhabi in affiliation with RAK Medical & Health Sciences University and in association with Novartis.

Events in RAKCOPS

World Pharmacists Day on 13th Oct 2011

World Pharmacists Day was celebrated by RAKCOPS on 13th Oct 2011, with the theme “Compromising Safety and Quality – A Risky Path”. All the B.Pharm students, faculty, University officers and others participated, in a half a program in University Auditorium.

Dr. S Gurumadhva Rao, Vice Chancellor inaugurated the World Pharmacist Day 2011. VC appreciated the role of Pharmacists in healthcare and encouraged students to develop their knowledge and skills to serve the society.

An essay competition on the theme was arranged in which 13 students participated. A Oral presentation competition on theme was arranged for the students in which 6 students made power point presentations on the area related to the above theme. Best essay and Oral presentation were given certificates of appreciation.

The program was compered and conducted by the students of B.Pharm, with faculty support.