International Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference in Dubai

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Third year Pharmacy students enrolled on Pharmacy Skills for Practice (PHAR3605), Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy: From person to poulation  (PHAR 3602) and Pharmacy Professional and Scientific Skills ( PHAR3601) and fourth year Pharmacy students enrolled on Pharmacy Public Health and Patient Safety (PHAR4604) and Pharmacy Professional and Scientific Skills (PHAR4601) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. Please note, preference will be given to those students who are willing to present either their audit poster or literature review at the conference.

The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group. DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Pharmacy students will have the opportunity to attend and present at the Dubai International Pharmaceutical & Technology Conference & Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This is an annual event where pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacy students (undergraduate and postgraduate) from all over the world gather to share their experiences and best practices. This is one of the biggest pharmacy conferences and exhibitions in the Middle East with over 5,000 people attending annually. The 3-day conference will have a number of plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations and workshops.

This conference will also provide students unique opportunity to present their literature review and/or audit results in front of an international audience. There is an exclusive poster competition for undergraduate students at the conference. Students will be able to interact with and learn from their international peers.

As part of the trip students will spend half a day at a local tertiary care hospital (District Hospital Dubai) where they will learn about enhanced services provided by hospital pharmacists. In addition, there will be a visit to a local school of pharmacy (Dubai Pharmacy College), the first pharmacy institution established in the UAE in 1992) with the opportunity to participate in a joint workshop.

Cultural activities

Dubai is a haven for tourists. From sandy beaches to water parks to desert safari, it has a lot to offer which our students will enjoy. Dubai is a multicultural international city with some of the world’s famous sky scrapers (Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, The Princess Tower, Cayan Tower and Rose Rayhaan by Rotana ). Students could also visit Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District, Jumeirah Mosque and Madinat Jumeirah.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the UAE immigration requirements.

If you’re a British Citizen you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. Visitors from number of other countries are eligible to get a visitor’s visa on arrival for either 30 or 90 days. Please, find a list of countries and further information related to obtaining a visa here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 24 February 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £700
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, conference fee (£65)  food & drink, cultural activities, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 29 October 2018 9am