Partnership Announced Between ASHP and Medication Safety Conference

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Conference Is Among Largest Pharmacy Gatherings in MENA Region

Abu Dhabi’s Medication Safety Conference and its organizer, Synovetics, announced a strategic partnership with ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to offer one of the largest annual pharmacy conferences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on October 27-29, 2017.

ASHP hosts the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world — the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition, with over 22,000 pharmacists attending each year. ASHP also hosts several other large conferences, including the ASHP Summer Meetings and Exposition, National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference, Conference for Pharmacy Leaders, the interprofessional Medication Safety Collaborative, and several other events in the U.S. and around the world.

The event in October 2017 will bring to Abu Dhabi the world’s leading experts 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 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.”

Supported by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the conference will be chaired locally by highly renowned UAE pharmacy expert Malak Shadid, Chief Pharmacist and Medical Supplies Manager and Chair of the HAAD Drug Advisory Panel, and internationally by ASHP’s CEO Dr. Paul W. Abramowitz. Attendees of the conference will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and HAAD.

About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 43,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 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 are fully specialized in healthcare learning, Synovetics focuses on providing programs that are practical, thorough, accurate and scientifically based. Synovetics offers high quality educational programs that are flexible, reliable and cost effective, 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. Synovetics is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Iman Abu Omar
Director, Events & Business Development
PO Box 769267 Abu Dhabi UAE
T: +971 2 443 4331
M: 971 50 1041214
E: iman(at)synovetics(dot)com

Joseph Feese
Director, Communications Division
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
T: 301-664-8799
E: press(at)ashp(dot)org

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