The 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit: Revealing the Multidisciplinary Background of Pharmacy

Written by Trishia Torero


The Philippine Pharmacy Summit, brought to you by the University of the Philippines Pharmaceutical Association Student Council (UPPhA SC), is once again back on its sixth year.


The Philippine Pharmacy Summit, a pioneer project of the UPPhA Student Council since 2013, is an annual event which aims to educate and raise issues surrounding the pharmacy profession.  The past five summits have been successful, with participants from different pharmacy schools all over the Philippines, and local and international speakers distinguished in the pharmacy profession.

               This 2018, UPPhA will be hosting the 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit (PPS 6) with the theme “Revealing the Multidisciplinary Background of Pharmacy.” The event aims to widen the perspective of the participants, and define the different roles and specializations that can be taken by future pharmacists. Moreover, it aims to break the stigma that pharmacists are only meant inside the four walls of drugstores and hospitals. The summit is in partnership with 14 out of the 20 participating schools across the country. Though initially set up for pharmacy students, PPS 6 is now open to interested pharmacists who yearn to explore the profession further from well-versed experts in their respective fields.

               For the first time, professional delegates will also receive CPD units by attending the 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has approved 3.5 CPD units for PPS 6, provided under the UP College of Pharmacy.

               The 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit merchandise is also up for grabs. Avail the official shirts, caps, lanyards, and stickers by accessing the order form through the link tinyurl.com/PPS6Merch2018.

The 6th Philippine Pharmacy Summit will be held on February 11, 2018 (Sunday) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the SM Aura Premier, 26th street McKinley Parkway, Taguig City. For more inquiries and updates on the event, you may visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PhilippinePharmacySummit/ or follow them on twitter at @UPPhA_PPS.