Attending Africa’s first Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium

Pharmacist Roger Ahiable of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) recently joined a delegate of members attending the first ever Africa Regional Oncology Pharmacy Symposium (AROPS) in Kenya. Roger works at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, which is supported by World Child Cancer.

Speakers from around the world joined regional and national experts representing pharmacists and oncologists to discuss new ways of working to ease workloads and better support patients.

Roger commented;

“The conference was a great opportunity to collaborate with my peers from around the world and identify areas where our practice is lagging behind, and how we can adapt to improve. It also gave me an opportunity to network with other oncology Pharmacists, to help locate opportunities for training that will benefit our clinic and patients. It was such a great experience which was beneficial to all involved.”

Roger’s attendance was sponsored by the UBS Optimus Foundation which, in a three-year partnership with World Child Cancer, aims to create West Africa’s first Centre of Excellence for paediatric oncology at KBTH.

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