With over 4,000 delegates attending the 94th Annual National Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the body has said 100 Pharmaceutical industries would be exhibiting products to show new medicines and innovations on the ease of doing business.
The President of PSN, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, who disclosed this at a media briefing recently, said delegates and other participants at the conference will see the latest innovations in drugs, new processes of medicine manufacturing, among others. “The conference starting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from Monday November 1 to 6 will highlight the importance of community pharmacists and their role at the primary healthcare level, though they and their services have been suppressed in public facilities,” Ohuabunwa lamented. The conference tagged ‘Garden City 2021’ has the theme ‘Broadening/Strengthening the Nigerian Pharmaceutical/ Health Sector’.
Other agenda of the conference include electing new executive officers to lead the PSN in the next two years as well as discussing lessons from COVID-19 pandemic listed under Health, Economic, Structural and Personnel by scholars, inventors and researchers including the President of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye. The conference will be kicked off with a health walk that will be led by the First Lady of Rivers State and the president of PSN. Similarly, the PSN president and other members of the national executive committee (NEC) would pay courtesy call on the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
According to the Chair-man, Conference Planning Committee (CPC), Ignatius Anukwu, “The 100 pharmaceutical companies that have indicated interest to participate in the exhibition will be showing new products, new molecules, new ideas and what’s new in the pharmaceutical world,” adding, “These will be of great interest to our delegates.”