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Fight the Fakes at Pharmacy Education Symposium 2017

University College London School of Pharmacy (UCL SOP) |

Fight the Fakes at Pharmacy Education Symposium 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

UCL Fight the Fakes academic leader, Oksana Pyzik,  introduced Fight the Fakes to the Pharmacy Education Symposium 2017 participants.

Pharmacy Education Symposium is an annual event gathering professionals and academics in the field of pharmacy to discuss pharmacy education and enhance global collaboration. The symposium is supported by PharmAlliance – an international partnership between Monash University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University College London. PharmAlliance partners work collaboratively to inspire and train tomorrow’s professional leaders and practitioners to transform education delivery, and address major research challenges in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.

For more information on the event, check out their website.

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