Dubai Pharmacy College Students and Faculty participate in ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium

Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls (DPCG) participated in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) Virtual Poster Symposium (VPS), showcasing innovative research, and fostering academic exchange. The event featured posters on display from May 19 through May 26 for asynchronous viewing and commentary, with two interactive sessions held on May 21 and May 22.
DPCG presented a total of five posters during the symposium:

  1. The UAE General Public Perception and Experience Towards Self-Medication and Their Feedback About the Awareness-Led Pharmacists Initiatives
    By Afnan Elsayed, Abir Al Jazar, Khadeeja Dawood, Menna Fathy, Nouran Saad – BPharm Students
    Supervised by: Doaa Kamal Alkhalidi and Maram Abbas
  2. Pattern and Risk Factors for Thrombocytopenia Among Critically Ill Patients - A Retrospective Observational Study
    By Zainab Abdullah Al Mardod – MPharm Student
    Supervised by: Kishore Sam and Eman Younis
  3. Prevalence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms in Selected Healthcare Facilities in the UAE - A Retrospective Study
    By Rula Aljaede – MPharm Student
    Supervised by: Ammar Jaber, Semira Beshir, Ramadan Elkalmi, Dujana Hamed, Amany Hamed, Zulfa AlDeesi, and Jainamboo Meera
  4. Understanding Knowledge Gaps and Perceived Barriers to Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Prevention: Insights from the UAE Population
    By Maimouna Motaz Anis, Farah Mamoon Atout, Kenzy Hosam Hassan, Nujuom Ismael Shakir Alsawad, Daliya Said Abubakar – BPharm Students
    Supervised by: Semira Beshir and Rizah Anwar Assadi
  5. Breast Cancer Patient’s Clinical Characteristics and Economic Analysis: A Pilot Study in the UAE
    By Maram Abbas, Doaa Alkhalidi, and Mirza Baig

The BPharm students posters were the culmination of their capstone projects completed in their final year, demonstrating the practical applications of their academic studies. The MPharm (Clinical Pharmacy) students presented research derived from their thesis projects, highlighting their potential impacts on clinical practice.

Dr. Rizah Anwar Assadi played a significant role in the symposium. As an active member of ACCP's Adult Medicine Practice and Research Networks (AMED PRN) Walk Rounds Committee, Dr. Rizah volunteered as a reviewer for other posters within the AMED PRN.
Reflecting on their experience, several DPCG students shared their insights:
Rula Aljaede, MPharm: "Participating in the ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium was a privilege. It offered me the opportunity to showcase my research to a global audience and receive encouraging feedback from professional research reviewers. Moreover, the platform provided seamless networking opportunities, greatly enhancing my overall experience and facilitating valuable knowledge exchange."
Maimouna Anis, BPharm: “Participating in the virtual poster symposium of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy was an enjoyable and confidence-boosting experience. Despite the challenges posed by time zone differences, the feedback on our research was very positive.”
For more information on DPCG’s participation and to view the posters, please visit the ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium platform: ACCP VPS Platform