Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy lecturers Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen and Dr. Adbikarim Mohammed Daud represented Near East University as invitee speakers at the 5th Oncology Pharmacy Congress (OPC 2015) in Istanbul.
OPC 2015 Award for her contributions to the education of Faculty of Pharmacy students
According to the press release from the directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University, the 5th Oncology Pharmacy Congress was held at Wyndham Istanbul Old City on November 6-8, 2015. Assoc. Dr. Bilgen Başgut and Dr. Abdikarim Mohammed Daud attended the congress as invitee speakers. On Friday November 6, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen Başkut presented her study on “A dream that came true: Clinical Oncology Pharmacy in Pharmacy Education” and Dr. Adbikarim Mohammed Daud made a presentation on “Mentoring clinically competent graduates for delivering pharmaceutical care”. In recognition of both her contributions to the education of Pharmacy Faculty students by including Oncology Pharmacy course in the curricula of Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy, and her providing consultancy service for case-debate groups of Oncology Pharmacists Association, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen Başkut was granted with OPC 2015 Award at the Plaque Presentation and the 5th Oncology Pharmacy Congress Oscar Awards ceremony that held on November 7, 2015.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen Başgut: “We have actualized a first in TRNC and Turkey, I’m so happy”
Voicing her happiness of achieving a first, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilgen Başgut delivered information regarding the issue. “As Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy, we have achieved a first. We have founded Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Consulting Center (KEIDAM) which is the first of its kind in TRNC and Turkey. Clinical pharmacy is gaining an increasing importance nowadays. In cooperation with the Hospital of Near East University, the Faculty of Pharmacy conducts studies regarding this field and obtains very satisfactory results. We are very happy to be a pioneer in this field. Neither in TRNC nor in Turkey, there is a pharmacy faculty-aided clinical pharmacy center corresponding to the one we have opened within the Faculty of Pharmacy. In this regard, we receive invitations from many congresses to provide information regarding our specific services and establishment process. Previously, there was one similar center which was not aided by Faculty of Pharmacy. And now, following the establishment of our center, a center has been established within the body of a state medicine faculty in Turkey. We have paved the way, we follow the developments with great happiness and we are ready to provide every kind of support to ensure sustainable development in this field. Receiving an award for my contributions to the education of pharmacy students made me happy as well. As Near East University, we always aim to provide better education beyond the international standards” said she.