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ASHP Partners with Synovetics to Offer Medication Safety Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2017  
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The 10th annual Medication Safety Conference, one of the largest pharmacy gatherings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 27-29. Organized by Synovetics and conducted in collaboration with ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), the conference brings the world’s leading experts to Abu Dhabi to provide healthcare practitioners in the MENA region and beyond with knowledge, networking, and opportunities to learn about the latest advances in medication use and safety.

ASHP and conference organizer Synovetics in November 2016 announced their strategic partnership to offer this year’s event. ASHP hosts the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world, the Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, with more than 25,000 attendees last year. ASHP also hosts several other large conferences, including the ASHP Summer Meetings and Exhibition, the National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, the Conference for Pharmacy Leaders, the interprofessional Medication Safety Collaborative, and several other events in the U.S. and around the world.


ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz will serve as the International Chairperson for the 10th Medication Safety Conference and is featured as this year’s keynote speaker.

“ASHP is extremely pleased to partner on the Medication Safety Conference and views it as an exciting opportunity to help improve medication safety and advance pharmacy practice throughout the MENA region,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D.(Hon.), FASHP. “ASHP looks forward to bringing our 75 years of experience in providing the highest-quality pharmacy education to what we believe will become a must-attend conference for pharmacists throughout this region.”


Sana Bagersh, CEO of Synovetics added, "We are very excited to be collaborating with ASHP on this new venture. Worldwide, ASHP is considered a premier pharmacy organization, and this partnership will enable us to expand the impact of the Medication Safety Conference by offering the best of what ASHP offers to a large region of the world.”

Chaired by Dr. Malak Shadid, Manager, Zayed Herbal Center, Senior Advisor to the Director General, Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), UAE, the 10th annual Medication Safety Conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, risk managers, healthcare professional interns and residents, public and private hospital management, representatives from pharmaceutical industries, and healthcare policymakers.


Pharmacists, physicians, and nurses attending the conference will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), respectively.


About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 44,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,


About Synovetics
Synovetics is a leading organizer of healthcare seminars and conferences in the UAE. As one of a few companies in the region that is fully specialized in healthcare learning, Synovetics focuses on providing programs that are practical, thorough, accurate, and scientifically based. Synovetics’ educational programs are flexible and specifically designed to enhance the knowledge of the healthcare community and improve standards in medical, nursing, and pharmacy care. Synovetics has the market knowledge and extensive experience in medical and health conferences.

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