The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, in conjunction with Centre for Global Health, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, is set to hold a workshop for pharmacists with specialisation in Oncology, at the Pharmacy Department.
The training, scheduled for 24 – 28 March 2019, is themed: “Pharmaceutical Care in Oncology Practice”, and aims at building capacity for global cancer management through reconstitution and compounding of parenteral cytotoxic medicines that meet current good manufacturing practices.
The seminar is also poised to further develop professional competence of Oncology pharmacists and radio pharmacists, develop pharmacists’ participation in clinical trials, and to connect pharmaceutical industries with pharmacists in hospitals, community and academica in order to improve cancer care.
With pharmacists in hospitals, community, industry or academic and other healthcare professionals interested in oncology as target group, the programme seeks to improve training of African oncologists and other healthcare providers, to empower them to deliver better educational, diagnostic and treatment services to their patients.
The workshop will also focus on the implementation of clinical trials to evaluate efficacy and safety of currently available cancer therapeutics in African patients and settings.