Dr. Paul Oesterman Presents in Chennai, India

March 20, 2012


Dr. Paul Oesterman, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman’s Henderson, Nev. campus,  just returned from a trip to Chennai, India where he was invited to deliver a presentation on Medication Therapy Management and the role that pharmacists can play.  The event was sponsored by The Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Vel’s University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Despite flying through 13 time zones and for more than 20 hours, Oesterman was lecturing within six hours of his arrival in Chennai. The audience was comprised of more than 100 pharmacy students, faculty and physicians representing 15 different medical institutions in India.  He was welcomed with traditional flowers at the airport and more flowers and shawl in the lecture hall.

According to Oesterman, the goal of introducing the attendees to more clinical practice experiences was very successful and many attendees stayed hours beyond the end of the formal presentation. Picture taking was prevalent all through the three day symposium.  Evenings were spent with officers of various Pharmacy organizations as well as meeting several Indian Ministers representing various governmental branches.  There was time for visiting a number of ancient temples and to experience the sunrise over the Bay of Bengal.

Oesterman is looking forward to a return trip to continue the work that was started at this “Inaugural Quality of Pharmacy Practice Module-Advanced Learning Series.”