The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of Science and Technology of Fujairah had set an interactive platform to represent the College and the University at Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT 2020), which was held at the Dubai World Trade Center over three days from 25th to 27th February 2020.
The 25th edition of the conference comes under the patronage and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Dubai Health Authority, who kindly inaugurated the conference and the accompanying exhibitions in the presence of a number of dignitaries working in the health sectors in the country and abroad as well as pharmaceutical experts from all over the world.
This year, the exhibition witnesses the celebration of the Silver Jubilee for it as the largest medical event specialized in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical technologies in the region, whose statistics in this year have reached new records that witnessed the attendance of 156 professional speakers from the region and the entire world and included in its rich agenda 171 pharmaceutical scientific sessions and 840 displays of scientific posters for participating students as well as the specialized pharmacists in the various scientific and practical pharmaceutical fields. It also included 22 interactive workshops, and the event attracted over 33 thousand visitors and participants from the UAE and aboard during its three days from more than 75 countries.
During the exhibition days, the college platform witnessed a large turnout from the exhibition's audience, who came to know about the academic programs and activities adopted by the college to support the students' march in both academic and life aspects. The introductory platform also included a special corner to introduce the various colleges of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, which offers many distinguished academic programs in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, engineering, information technology, management, mass communication, science, humanities and law. The platform also witnessed a presentation of the university’s distinguished scholarships and discounts for new students and academically distinguished students, and various activities supervised by the Deanship of Student Affairs at the University.
It is worth noting that the college has participated in the conference with 8 scientific posters that dealt with several topics in various pharmaceutical sectors. The first poster was titled " Community Awareness about the Relationship between Type II and Type III Diabetes and their diagnosis and Management" and was presented by students: Rahaf Abdulrahim Alfayyomy, Reem Abdulrahim Alfayyomy, Meirah Ali Alsereidi, under the supervision of Prof. Sumia S. Mohamed. The second poster, it was titled " Angina or Heartburn: All what you need to know ", presented by students, Ayaa Raad Mustafa, Anfal Ali Mohamed, under the supervision of Prof. Sumia S. Mohamed, and the two students also presented their participation in the form of a scientific oral presentation in front of the Participation Assessment Committee. The third poster, entitled " Herb Drug Interaction" presented by students Rahaf Abdulrahim Alfayyomy, Reem Abdulrahim Alfayyomy, Meirah Ali Alsereidi, Dania Mohamad Kanawati, under the supervision of Dr. Ebrahim Abu El Fetouh Shandal. The fourth poster, entitled "Circadian Rhythm and Effect of Medical Plants on Clock-Related Diseases ", presented by students: Sumaia Najib Al-Haddad, Sarah Aws Hani, Basma Mustafa Dalloun, under the supervision of Dr. Ebrahim Abu El Fetouh Shandal. The Fifth poster, it was entitled " Of all the known NSAIDS, why is aspirin unique in its mechanism of action?" It was presented by students Nour Gassan Achram, Ahed Maysara Al Kharraz, Dana Kamal Hussein, under the supervision of Dr. Babiker El Haj, and the students also presented their participation in the form of oral scientific presentation in front of the Participation Assessment Committee. The sixth poster, it was entitled "Dispensing Protein Therapeutics" and was presented by students, Saja Anwar Alnasiri, Norhan Elmitwalli elkadi, Thoria Emad Eldesouki, under the supervision of Dr. Mousa Adel Qarawi. The seventh poster, it was entitled "Recombinant Insulin Analogues", and it was presented by the students, Baraka Yousuf Ewer, Yasamin Abdulrahim Soufi, under the supervision of Dr. Mousa Adel Qarawi. The eighth poster, titled "Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Drug Discovery and Development", it was presented by students: Khadeijah Saeed Alhmoudi, and Wafa Saeed Alyammahi, Alaa Mohammed Hasan, under the supervision of Dr. Srinivasan Ramamurthy.
As for the category of scientific posters for specialists, Dr. Yaser Mohammed Al- Worafi, with a scientific poster titled "Development and Validation of Medication Dispensing quality indicators", Dr. Yasser also presented his participation in the form of a scientific lecture. Also Srinivasan Ramamurthy had participated with a scientific poster entitled " Molecular Understanding of the Protective Role of Hyperoside on Cardiac and Metabolic Diseases".
At the end of the exhibition days, the college’s participation culminated in the victory of one of the scientific posters in the third place entitled “Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Drug Discovery and Development” authored by students: Khadeijah Saeed Alhmoudi, and Wafa Saeed Alyammahi, Alaa Mohammed Hasan, under the supervision of Dr. Srinivasan Ramamurthy - Assistant Professor at the College.
Prof. Sumia Ser Al Khatim - Acting Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – appreciated efforts made by college students and professors to represent the college and university in an optimal way and also enrich the academic life of students by engaging with their peers from college students in the entire Arab world during their period of participation in the conference activities.