Cultivating a Culture of Clinical Excellence for Quality Healthcare
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee of the 18th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Iranian Society of Clinical Pharmacists (ISCP), it’s my great pleasure to invite you to attend ACCP 2018 that will take place in Tehran, Iran, on June 20 –22nd, 2018.
This meeting combines two of the largest meetings in the fields of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: 18th Annual Meeting of the Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy and 9th Iranian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. The theme of this year’s congress is “Innovations in clinical pharmacy: the roadmap to a better quality of life”. The theme of the congress is inspired by the fact that in today’s world, innovation is the golden key in almost all science categories. Likewise, clinical pharmacy has already strengthened its pillars in clinical practice and nowadays, it yearns for more innovative methods and practices to add to its dynamicity. Thus, the annual ACCP congress aims to attract delegates from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, clinical specialties, practitioners, allied health professionals and policy makers with the goal of providing a forum to exchange novel ideas and further expanding the horizon of clinical pharmacy and improving patients’ quality of life in an international healthcare framework.
ACCP is committed to improving patients’ healthcare through raising the standards of education and clinical practice. Several countries across the globe provide innovative services in the fields of pharmacy practice and education. This congress provides a showcase for such developments and it will be an excellent opportunity to share clinical developments, academic advancements and to build on social interactions. We have planned a wide range of sessions including keynote sessions, symposiums, oral presentation, poster presentation, and educational workshops. It is expected that more than 1500 participants from all over Iran as well as international participants will attend this international meeting.
Iran is the home to the world's oldest civilizations. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected by its 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia. Guests are reported to be impressed by the magnificent ambiance of architectural masterpieces including mosques, palaces, historical monuments as well as snowcapped mountain ranges, fascinating desert sands, vibrant cultures, poetry and spirituality. Thus, Tehran will provide an excellent background for scientific and clinical exchanges, international collaborations and renewal of friendships. We will take great pleasure in welcoming pharmacists, clinicians, researchers, healthcare professionals and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry to ACCP 2018, and hope that their stay in Tehran will be informative, educational and, last but not least, enjoyable. We, therefore, hope you will join us in Tehran for what promises to be an exciting and memorable meeting.
We look forward to seeing you in Tehran.
Dr. Farshad Hashemian
Chairman of the Scientific Committee of ACCP 2018