The Scientific Day of the College of Pharmacy

Dr. Habib Abboud, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, inaugurated the activities of the Scientific Day of the College of Pharmacy at the International University for Science and Technology, which was held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in the auditorium of the College of Dentistry, in cooperation between the Deanship of Student Affairs, the branch of the National Union of Syrian Students at the university and the Pharmacists Syndicate Syria and the International Company for Pharmaceutical Industries (UNIPHARMA), followed by a speech by Dr. Wafaa Keshi, Head of the Syrian Pharmacists Syndicate, and the event began with giving scientific lectures and a workshop according to the following themes:

1. Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental illness in our society, which most of us do not recognize. Lectures in this regard were given by Dr. Alaa Salman and Lt. Col. Hossam Azar
• The workshop reviewed the most common mental illnesses and the best ways to treat them, the most important of which are personality disorder, cognitive disorders, problems of children, adolescents and women, and the latest materials used in the treatment of depression and diseases prevalent in society.
• The most prevalent mental illness in Syria, as it is in the world, is “depression, psychological anxiety and fear, the least of which are the most difficult to treat and disabling for the patient, “mental schizophrenia, mental illness and bipolar mood disorders”..
• The most prevalent mental illness is “post-stress syndrome, and one of its signs is the constant thinking of a painful event, and it is usually greater than the person’s ability to bear, so that the patient imagines the accident as if it were in front of him and constantly dreams about it, wakes up from sleep in fear, and tries to avoid everything that reminds him of it.

2. Antibiotic resistance, and here we mention some of the main facts regarding antibiotic resistance. The lecture in this regard was delivered by Prof. Dr. Khalil Quwatli and Dr. Moaz Al-Ajlani.
• Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to global health, food security and development today.
• Antibiotic resistance can harm anyone, regardless of age and country of residence.
• Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but the pace of its process is accelerated by its misuse when administered to humans and animals.
• The treatment of infections of the increasing number – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhea – has become more difficult after the antibiotics that were used to treat them became less effective.
• Antibiotic resistance leads to extended hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
3. The third axis relates to planning the professional future of our university graduates, especially the graduates of the Faculty of Pharmacy, delivered by Dr. Ihab Al-Jundi. As an example of the distinguished graduates at the university level for the year 2014 (the first graduate of her class), Dr. Raneem Al-Aji spoke about her experience after graduation and the job opportunities that were available to her.

Dr. Habib Abboud, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, thanked everyone who contributed to this scientific day, in particular Dr. Wafaa Keshi, the captain of the Syrian Pharmacists Syndicate, the lecturers, the Deanship of Student Affairs, the branch of the National Union of Syrian Students at the International Private University for Science and Technology, and the International Company for Pharmaceutical Industries (UNIPHARMA) for honoring them with the logistical support For this scientific day, peace be upon you.

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