Pharmacovigilance and patient safety overview workshop

08 October 2019


The Faculty of Pharmacy, in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, organized a workshop on Pharmacovigilance for its 5th  level students. The workshop that was entitled “Pharmacovigilance and patient safety overview” aimed at raising awareness on patient safety and the role of pharmaceutical companies in ensuring it. The workshop was led by Dr. Ahmed Salama, regional pharmacovigilance Manager for LINEA countries, Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Salama started by highlighting the need for drug therapy monitoring using some lessons learned from history. He continued by defining Pharmacovigilance, its scope, its cycle, its importance for patient safety as well as its usefulness for pharmaceutical companies.
The workshop ended with an open discussion where both students, Faculty, and Boehringer representatives shared their views in this regard.  

“It’s my honor and privilege to be with such brilliant and amazing undergraduates at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Beirut Arab University. I enjoyed delivering the session with immense gratitude for the hospitality and good organization. Hope that I was of benefit and hope to meet you all again”, Quoted Dr. Salama

 “Today was a great opportunity to get in touch with the high-caliber academic level of the well-known BAU Pharmacy student. The interaction proved to be highly beneficial and promising to maintain the solid reputation of our graduates”, Quoted by Haitham Daoud, Regional Sales Manager, Boehringer, Lebanon

“This lecture opened up new views for new jobs in pharma companies, and we saw the connection between what we are learning in toxicology and therapeutics courses and what we will be practicing”, Quoted Nora Itani, a fifth level student