Friday, February 15, 2008

FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Hosts the 31st Annual Clinical Pharmacy Symposium

Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) will host the 31st Annual Clinical Symposium Friday, February 22, through Sunday, February 24, 2008 in the New Pharmacy Building, 1415 South Martin Luther King, Boulevard. Sponsored by the COPPS and the Division of Continuing Education, the symposium’s theme is “Addressing Cancer Related Health Disparities through A Multidisciplinary Approach Identifying Differences…Equalizing Benefits.”

The symposium workshops are free and open to the general public.

“Cancer continues to affect minority populations, particularly African Americans disproportionately,” said Otis Kirksey, professor of pharmacy practice and interim director of Continuing Pharmacy Education at FAMU’s COPPS. “The 31st Clinical Symposium has exciting presentations from nationally known speakers and will facilitate intriguing discussions related to the management of cancer and strategies to eliminate cancer related health disparities.”

The symposium is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education to offer a total of 15 continuing education credits for pharmacists.

“For over three decades the College’s Clinical Symposium has provided the most up to date information on research, drug therapy and patient management focused on the theme of the symposium,” said Henry Lewis III, dean and professor of the College. “This year is no exception. With the disparity in both the incidence and mortality of cancer, it is important that we train health professionals on the latest interventions.”

For more information, contact Mrs. Leola Cleveland at (850) 599-3240.

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