The UST Faculty of Pharmacy, represented by Asst. Prof. Agnes L. Castillo, PhD and Ms. Nicole Molera, RPh, a BS Clinical Pharmacy student, participated in the 6th Clinical Pharmacy Summit last September 16 to 18, 2016 in a three-day course entitled “ACCP Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Practice Series.” The program was offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in cooperation with the Philippine Pharmacists Association. The program was spearheaded by Prof. Michael Maddux, Pharm.D., FCCP, the Executive Director of the ACCP.
The aforementioned course primarily focused on the pharmacotherapy of cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary arterial hypertension, infectious diseases such as HIV, STD, tuberculosis, opportunistic, and intra-abdominal infections. It also included the therapeutic management and monitoring of health problems such as osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy, and male sexual dysfunction. The lectures, as well as the application of the pharmacotherapeutic principles to different clinical cases, were supervised by esteemed faculty members and practicing clinical pharmacist such as Prof. Jessica Adams, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP of Philadephia College of Pharmacy; Prof. Brian Hemstreet, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS of Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Prof. Alan Lau, Pharm.D., FCCP of the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Prof. Robert Parker, Pharm.D., FCCP of the University of Tennessee.