The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPNs) 40th National Scientific conference kicked off on 30th August at the Garden city of Abeokuta with many Clinical Pharmacists involved. ACPN is the technical body under the Pharmaceutical Society if Nigeria where all Community Pharmacists, Pharmacist Directors of Community Pharmacies and Pharmacist involved in community pharmacy practice are under one umbrella.
This year's national conference also marks ACPNs 40th anniversary.
CPAN (Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria) will be fully represented as it's chairman Dr. Joseph Madu is a Community Pharmacist and many other CPAN members are also ACPN faithfull.
This year's theme is ABUJA DECLARATION: EQUIPING PHARMACISTS FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE.
One if the high points of the conference is a session on Strategic Roadmaps for implementing Community Pharmacy Commitments to Primary Healthcare delivered by Prof Lere Baale of the Business School Netherlands (BSN).
The conference has also featured a Covid-19 vaccination training where Pharmacists were trained in vaccine administration and equiped with knowledge to keep them at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is an election year as several Pharmacists justle for elective position via votes from delegates.
Pharm Bridget Aladi Otote FPSN an astute politician and experienced pharmacist who is contesting for the position of National Vice Chairman. She describes herself as a serial entrepreneur and award winner with businesses in pharmacy, fashion and banking sector.
Pharm Adewale Aderemi is another astute politician who wants to be the next ACPN national chairman. He wants to fill critical gaps in Community Pharmacy practice.
Pharm Adewal Oladigbolu is contesting for the position. He is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and former PSN chairman for Rivers state that has lead transformations in practice of Pharmacy in his home state.
Pharm Gbenga Olubowale is another experienced Pharmacist gunning for the position of ACPN national Chairman.
Here wishing delegates to the ACPN conference fruitfull delebrations in moving community Pharmacy practice into the 21st century.
Enjoy the conference photo gallery below.