Pharmacy UGM – The Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in collaboration with the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) held a Guest Lecture with the theme ‘How to Choose Appropriate Antibiotics for Infectious Diseases’ hosted by the Master in Clinical Pharmacy Program at UGM. The guest lecture took place on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 09.00 to 11.00 am through the Zoom meeting platform with Prof. Dr. Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman invited as the guest lecturer and 70 students of master and doctoral programs at the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM attending as participants.
The guest lecture was also attended by Prof. Dr. Agung Endro Nugroho, the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, who gave an opening speech and Dr. Fita Rahmawati, the Chair of Master in Clinical Pharmacy Program, as the session’s moderator who gave a brief introduction to the profile of Prof. Syed Azhar at the beginning of the session. The guest lecture was not the first event for Prof. Syed Azhar at the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, he had visited the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM several times as a speaker, co-supervisor, and external examiner for Masters in Clinical Pharmacy students. Prof. Syed, who currently serves as Director of the Advanced Medical and Dental Institute USM, gave a presentation for approximately one hour on selecting proper antibiotics. He also presented a case study in which he invited students to discuss antibiotic therapy.
Some students who are already practicing as pharmacists at hospitals admit that they have learned a lot from the lecture. Quoting Prof. Syed Azhar’s closing statement, “our knowledge is to be shared and not to be concealed”, he looked forward to speaking again at UGM. (FA PR)