Monash Pharmacy School attends Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress

16 April 2014

One thousand of the world’s top pharmaceutical scientists converged on Melbourne this week to attend the fifth annual Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC), the largest pharmaceutical science congress hosted in the southern hemisphere.

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Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 13 – 16, the congress provides an opportunity for a global discussion about a new era in healthcare.
PSWC Chair and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Vice-President Professor Ross McKinnon from Flinders University, said the 2014 congress will extend its world-renowned reputation for providing a forum to discuss the latest scientific discoveries driving the pharmaceutical sciences.
“Focused on the theme of ‘The rise of a new era in healthcare,’ the session topics feature breakthrough technologies and treatments, emerging markets, the power of the information age and societal needs and demands.”
“These sessions will be complemented by debates, posters and many opportunities to network and share with fellow scientists, researchers, industry representatives and students,” he said.
Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University and PSWC Program Coordinating Chair Professor Bill Charman says he is looking forward to hearing about the triumphs and challenges facing colleagues across the globe and their visions for the future.
“Each day during the Congress we will hear from the thought leaders in North America, Europe and Asia as they give their regional perspective on the impactful future of pharmaceutical sciences beyond 2020. ”
“The congress will also help develop a new generation of pharmaceutical scientists with a student-focused symposium the weekend before the conference commences,” Professor Charman said.
Held at the Monash University Parkville Campus, this free symposium is centred on the theme ‘A Vision for Young Pharmaceutical Scientists.’
Topics have been chosen to provide future perspectives on wide ranging areas from when to publish or patent to how to use global networks effectively.
Speakers include leading pharmaceutical scientists as well as leaders of professional bodies such as the FIP, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS).

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Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.
Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments.
They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They’re also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.
If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.
Did  you know that Monash University is currently ranked 8th in the world in Pharmacy and Pharmacology*?

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Pharmacy & Pharmacology

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