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National University Profile

The National University of Science and Technology (NU) is a multi- campus, and multi-disciplinary academic initiative established by the merger of three renowned professional institutions in Oman, namely, the Caledonian College of Engineering; the Oman Medical College; and the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

The National University operates across four campuses in Oman. The College of Engineering is located at Caledonian Campus Al Hail; the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at Sohar; the School of Foundation Studies at Airport Heights; and the College of Pharmacy together with the University offices at Bousher.

The aspirations of the owners of National University are enshrined in its Vision which is stated, “to be an internationally recognized University renowned for its excellence in education and research, driven by social values.” The University carries the mission “to transform students into global citizens with a quest for knowledge and its application, for the betterment of society.”

To bring global practices and standards in the delivery of academic programs, the National University has secured affiliation with leading institutions from UK and USA as well as 22 other international collaborations for research and student exchange activities. The Universities partnering with the National University include Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland UK, West Virginia University and the University of South Carolina in the United States.

The strategic initiatives of National University of Science and Technology (NU) are formulated and guided by a Board of Trustees, the members of which are eminent personalities drawn from diverse domains of activities across the globe.

Today, Oman stands as a proud Nation where 8000 of National Engineers, Doctors, and Pharmacist graduated from National University constituent colleges are serving the Country. The University has a multicultural environment, having 4000 students currently enrolled from 33 nationalities and staff from diverse nationalities, makes National University vibrant and truly international.

About Conference


The Oman Pharmaceutical Conference 2019 (OPC 2019) aims at developing the knowledge and skills of young pharmacy students, research scholars, academicians, practising clinical and community pharmacists, scientists, policy makers, industrial pharmacists, researchers and other health care professionals in empowering pharmacists in Healthcare and Medication Safety. Drug discovery and new drug delivery systems aim to provide better pharmaceutical care practice. This will provide a unique opportunity for the people working in the field of pharmaceutical sciences to come together and exchange views on recent advances in drug delivery systems. The participants will benefit by knowing the new innovations in improving the safety and efficacy of drugs.


  • Plenary Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Pharma Exhibitions
  • Poster Presentations

Target Audience:

  • Hospital & Clinical Pharmacists
  • Community Pharmacists
  • Regulatory and Industrial Pharmacists
  • Ministry officials (MOH & MOHE)
  • Academicians & Scientists
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Students

Benefits of attending the OPC 2019:

  • CPD points from Oman Medical Speciality Board
  • Platform for Professional Interaction and Networking
  • Best Poster Presentation Award
  • Abstracts will be published in the conference


Welcome Note

Dr. Salim Khamis Al Araimi
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost
Chair, Organizing Committee

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am honored to welcome you to the Oman Pharmaceutical Conference from 3rd to 4th December 2019 at the College of Pharmacy, National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Oman.

The event aims to bring different stakeholders of pharmaceutical care services together and disseminate the latest research studies and achievements in the field. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Pharmacists in Healthcare and Medication Safety” which reflects the present scenario of “Pharmacists playing an important role in better patient care and improvement of drug delivery”.

The conference will include lectures, symposia and workshops conducted by eminent speakers from USA, KSA, UAE, India and Oman.

I hope this conference consolidates and leverages the patient-centered pharmacy practice in the region and highlights the importance of clinical pharmacy services in the healthcare systems. I hope this conference proves to be an inspiring and truly transformative experience for you in your professional career.

We look forward to warmly welcome you to this conference.

Organizing committee:

Dr. Salim Khamis Al Araimi
Chair, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, NU

Dr. Jayasekhar P. Nair
General Convener

Dr. Shah Alam Khan

Dr. Majed M. Abukhader

Dr. Alka Ahuja
Press & Program

Dr. Mullaicharam
Finance & Logistics

Dr. Abdul Salam Nazmi

Dr. Nirmala Amaresh

Dr. Nida Mohamed Al Wadi

Mr. Ibrahim Murad Al Baloushi
Public relation & Marketing

Ms. Shabana Parveen

Mr. Juma Al Mukhaini

Ms. Muna Al Dalali

Ms. Basma Al Saadi

Ms. Tharaya Juma Al Balushi
President, Student Council


Invited International Speakers

Prof. (Dr.) S. Suresh Madhavan
Dean, System College of Pharmacy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas USA
Empowering Pharmacists for Innovative roles in Healthcare & Medication Safety in Oman

Dr. Thamir M. Alshammari
Medication Safety Research Chair King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Pharmacovigilance Dilemma: What is the future in the MENA Region ?

Ph. Anwar A. Almuslim
Maternity & Children Hospital MOH, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Medication Errors in Pediatric Population

Dr. Sathvik B. Sridhar
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RAK MHSU, UAE
Adverse Reactions to Cosmetics: Need of Cosmetovigilance

Prof. (Dr.) M. Ramesh
JSS Academy of Higher Education, India
Medication Without Harm – A Global Patient Safety Challenge

Dr. Sarang Bani
Sami Labs Ltd., Bangalore, India
Minor Components of Major Crops with Biological Efficacy and Therapeutic Potential

National Speakers

Ph. Husain Al Ramimmy 
Director of Pharmacovigilance DGPA & DC, MOH, Muscat, Oman
The Past, Present and the Future, The Oman PV Scenario

Ph. Sara Al Balushi 
Director, Pharmaceutical Care Department, Directorate General of Medical Supplies, MOH, Oman
Drug-related Problems in Oman: Classifications and Opportunities for Pharmacists’ Interventions

Dr. Yosry Elsaid  
Professor, Oman College of Health Sciences, Pharmacy Program, Ministry of Health, Oman
Patient Counseling

Dr. Mukesh Bhandari
AProfessor of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, NU, Sohar, Oman
Medication Safety in the Management of Diabetes in Oman

Dr. Shah Alam Khan
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, NU, Muscat, Oman
Potential of Omani Plant Products in the Management of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Dr. Ahmed Abu Sham
Assistant Professor in Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nursing, University of Nizwa, Oman
Enhancing Pharmacist Role in Patient-centered Collaborative Care

Ph. Turkiya Al Balushi
Radiopharmacist, Royal Hospital Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging Center , Muscat, Oman
Ensuring Safe and Quality Radiopharmaceutical Use in Nuclear Medicine

Ph. Shireen I. Alzadjali
Pediatric hematology/oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
Clinical Pharmacist’s Interventions; Promoting Medications without harm

Ph. Isra Al Lawati
Clinical Pharmacist, Al-Masarra Hospital, MoH, Muscat, Oman
The Implementation of Clinical Pharmacy Service in the Psychiatric Hospital in Oman

About Oman

For more information about Oman take a look at the links

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The history of Oman

Facts and figures

Omani architecture

Oman has long centuries of history going back to the days of Mesopotamian Civilization. Oman is situated in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. It is surrounded by the sea on two sides, the sea of Oman to the northeast and the Indian Ocean to the southeast; it has joint land borders with Saudi Arabia to the west, Yemen to the south, and the United Arab Emirates to the north.

The modern state, known as the Sultanate of Oman evolved under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. The Sultanate occupies a pivotal position in the political governance of the Arab region as the ambassador of peace and progress. The Sultanate has eleven Governorates as prime administrative units. The Sultanate is a member of United Nations Organization (UNO) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Oman respects diversity and allows all religions practiced in the country to survive and tolerance for other religions is of high degree. Ethnic or linguistic conflict never occurs in the country. Arabic is the official language, although many of the natives and expatriates follow English as a medium of communication. Urbanism is an emerging trend in the Sultanate and there are a number prominent cities in the country with all urban amenities for a conducive life. National tourism is built-up on its rich geographical features which attracts many from the West and the East.

The Sultanate is the most stable, secure, and attractive to other nationalities for education and investment. This creates a conductive environment to attract students from all over the world with pride and confidence. The internationalization of higher education is a global platform for spreading excellence, therefore, the National University of Science and Technology clearly emphasizes its global perspective in the vision and mission.

Contact Us!

Conference Secretariat
College of Pharmacy, Bousher
PO Box 620, PC 130, Muscat, Oman
Tel: 24235076; 24235013

Tel: +968 24235000