Eastern Mediterrenean University (EMU) Faculty of Pharmacy Student Senate (EMUPSS) organized the 4th Annual Congress with the theme of "Mosaic - Innovation over Business Association". Founded in 2014 and aiming to bring together the best pharmacists of the future, the 4th Annual Congress of EMUPSS was enriched with various events attended by a large number of academics and students from home and abroad. The event, which was organized with the support of the Alumni Communication and Career Research Directorate (EMU - MİKA) and under the sponsorship of Famagusta Municipality and Pop-art Student Dormitory, started with the opening ceremony and seminars held at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Hall.
Vice Rector for EMU Student Affairs Dr. Prof. Halit Tanju Besler, Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Prof. Dr. Mustafa Fethi Şahin, vice deans, academic staff and EMUPSS members attended the opening ceremony.
"Over 100 Alumni"
EMUPSS President Miracle Ita Udokang, who delivered the opening speech of the Congress, noted that EMUPSS has reached 300 members and that the senate continues to grow. Udokang expressed that they have come today thanks to the support of the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy and wished all participants to have a productive congress. EMU Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Prof. Dr. Mustafa Fethi Sahin also provided information about the history of pharmacy in his speech. Recalling that the faculty was established with 50 students in 2011 and noting that they have had more than 100 graduates until today, Dr. Şahin emphasized that they provided training for the students from different countries in accordance with the "mosaic", which is the theme of the congress. Professor Dr. Şahin thanked everyone who contributed to the organization.
Various Events were Organized
After the presentations of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halil Tekiner and Dr. Nico P. E. Vermeulen, the first day of the congress, which continued with the training of clinical talents and workshops, ended with a cocktail at Rauf Raif Denktas Culture and Congress Center at 19:30. On the second day of the congress, after the presentations given by Prof. Dr. Orhan Derman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Beta Aycan and Prof. Dr. Rümeysa Demirdamar the congress continued with the patient counseling contest. Participants of the 4th Annual Congress of EMUPSS had a great time at the Gala Night held at İnciraltı Meze Restaurant. On the last day of the Congress, in the panel entitled "Facts and Errors in Pharmacy Education - A Global Perspective", the honorary guests of the congress Prof. Dr. Janet P. Engle, Prof. Dr. Antonio Sanchez Pozo and Prof. Dr. Rumeysa Demirdamar delivered a presentation. After the award and certificate ceremony, beach activities commenced at 15:30. The activities entitled "Survival", "2030 Collective Ideas", "Festival Fire and Mingling" were organized. At the weekend, the participants, who visited Famagusta, Salamis Ruins and Girne, relieved their tiredness with a movie night.