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QU academic contributes at three International meetings | Qatar University

QU academic contributes at three International meetings


Dr. Derek Stewart, Manager of Academic Quality Assurance at Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences Office QU and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice at the QU College of Pharmacy gave invited keynote talks at three international meetings over the last month. These have raised the international profile of QU Health and the university.
At the start of September, Dr. Derek gave a talk at the National University of Singapore on the potential for pharmacists to be trained to prescribe medicines. While in Scotland, he led a major research group focusing on the education and practice of pharmacist prescribers, culminating in over 40 published papers. This initiative is supported by the Scottish Government in an attempt to improve the quality of patient care, to optimize the use of highly trained health professionals and to reduce physician workload. As part of the presentation, he highlighted recently published research from Qatar exploring the clinical activities of pharmacists and the potential to expand their input to patient care.
Later in September, Dr. Derek was part of an international research “writing challenge” which aims to encourage researchers to progress and publish their research in high quality academic journals. The challenge is supported through a number of webinars and events involving high profile, internationally renowned speakers with particular expertise in publishing. Dr. Derek joined Qatar University in April 2019 from Scotland where he was Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a highly acclaimed international researcher and academic, having published almost 200 research and education papers, and has collaborated with individuals at Qatar University and Hamad Medical Corporation for over ten years.
At the start of November, he participated as a speaker in a Pharmacy Practice Research Showcase of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). The vision of FIP is “a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and health technologies, as well as from pharmaceutical care services provided by pharmacists, in collaboration with other healthcare professionals”. During the event, speakers presented a summary of the most innovative research in pharmacy practice and discussed its contribution to the pharmacy profession. Speakers were from Canada, Australia, China and Qatar.
Commenting on his involvement in these events, Dr. Derek said: “I am delighted to have been invited to contribute to these events, which provided an opportunity to showcase the contribution of Qatar University to the global pharmacy arena and to influence clinical pharmacy practice, education and research.”

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