What is cpan
The acronym CPAN stands for CLINICAL PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA. The Association is fully Incorporated in Nigeria as a corporate entity with the corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.
The logo of the Association is represented by the BOWL OF HYGEA ~ which has a snake and stick (representative symbol of pharmacy profession worldwide).
The logo of CPAN also features the characters CRxN in leaf green color.
C ~ stands for the word CLINICAL.
Rx ~ stands for PHARMACISTS.
N ~ stands for NIGERIA.
CPAN is fully represented , currently in twenty nine(29) states of Nigeria. Only financially registered members of the Association are entitled to use the suffix title MCPAN against their names.
The Association has been formed in response to the need to drive clinical pharmacy practice forward in Nigeria. It aims to support and encourage excellence, partnership and leadership within clinical pharmacy practice in Nigeria. It also seeks to further the profession of pharmacy, interests of clinical pharmacists in particular and public interest in general.
The Association provides opportunities for NETWORKING, COLLABORATION, sharing BEST practices and INSPIRING innovation. CPAN will continue to be both supportive and stimulating, offering our members the opportunity to EXPLORE, LEARN, INNOVATE and FLOURISH.
The Association has commenced utilizing her experienced pharmacy PRACTITIONERS who work at the LEADING EDGE of their practices and are committed to sharing to the Pharmacy profession, in DEVELOPING and DELIVERING some events on behalf of the Association.
This also includes the weekly Clinical case presentations and lectures that have been taking place online @ all the six CPAN national WhatsApp Platforms , and has been enriching the knowledge of members enviably. As a member of the Association on our platform, you can post a message, ask advice, respond to a query, upload a document to share, promote good practice or share important information.
CPAN is a community of thousands of supportive practitioners available to you. You can take advantage of the opportunity to detail your product to practitioners (if you are a drug or medical device manufacturer ) by following laid down regulations by the Association.
You can also have access to our pool of well qualified experts, who are clinical practitioners in Pharmacy that are trained home or abroad, and are on our database, and can can be engaged for various Clinical pharmacy (direct patient care pharmacy) Services in the community, emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, medical and Pharmacy school faculties and other health care settings.
CPAN expects to be involved in pioneering national initiatives for CLINICAL PHARMACY including curriculum development and professional recognition of advanced practice. Hopefully , our members will be involved in regularly contributing to national and international consultations, guidelines development and health policy and agenda setting.
Our members are expected to be sought as EXPERTS by government, professional bodies and the MEDIA to advise on aspects of PHARMACEUTICAL CARE.
You can join us as a FULL MEMBER if you have any of the following clinical pharmacy qualifications : PharmD(Doctor of Pharmacy), MSc /MPharm. Clin:(Masters in clinical pharmacy), WAPCP or foreign fellowship in clinical pharmacy, or PhD(Doctor of philosophy) in clinical pharmacy. You can also join us as an ASSOCIATE MEMBER if you don’t have any of the listed clinical pharmacy qualifications but you are passionate about clinical pharmacy and ready to upgrade.
CPAN may transform to a college of clinical pharmacy in the event that a great majority of pharmacists in Nigeria request to join the Association , consequent upon acquiring PharmD which is one of the requirements that makes one a clinical pharmacist. For this reason CPAN does not have state branches but state coordinating committees.
Similar Associations to CPAN across the world include UK CLINICAL PHARMACY ASSOCIATION, YEMEN CLINICAL PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, EGYPTIAN CLINICAL PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION AND EGYPTIAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY, SOUTH AFRICA SOCIETY OF CLINICAL PHARMACISTS, DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA COLLEGE OF CLINICAL PHARMACY etc.
CPAN also has some other arms which include her diaspora chapter, education committee, publicity Committee, think tank and Standards Committee, as well as the CPAN board of trustees being headed by a distinguished professor of clinical Pharmacy in Nigeria.
You may call, text or visit us for partnership, friendship, advice, complaints , comments or suggestions via different media or fora available to you at the punch of your computer button.
Dr Akinbile Adebambo Oladeyin MCPAN, FPCPharm.
National PRO, CPAN.
Dr Joseph Madu MCPAN, FPCPharm.
National Chairman, CPAN
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