9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:35 Welcoming address: Mary E. Deeb, LEA President
1st Session: Medication bill in Lebanon Chair: Dr. Walid Ammar, Director General, Ministry of Public Health
9:40- 10:00 Siham Tabbah (Ministry of Health): Licensing and pricing of generic drugs in Lebanon
10:00- 10:20 Vanda Barakat (Central Lab): Drug quality control
10:00- 10:20 Vanda Barakat (Central Lab): Drug quality control
10:20-10:35 Raymond Mikhael: Feasibility study on the use of generic drugs in Lebanon
10:35-11:00 Coffee Break


2nd Session: Medication use in Lebanon
Chair: Dr. Ghassan El Amin, President, Order of the Pharmacists of Lebanon.
11:00 –11:20 Ghassan Hamadeh (AUB): Common prescriptions in ambulatory care in Lebanon
11:20-11:400 Nadia Dalloul (LU): Self-medication in Lebanon.
11:40- 12:00 Oussayma Moukhachen (LAU): Self-medication in Lebanon and its harmful implications.


3rd Session: Clinical Trials in Lebanon
Chair: Dr. Rafic Baddoura, Faculty of Medicine, USJ
12:10-12:30 Myriam el- Khazen: Clinical trials in Lebanon: Experience and challenges.
12:30-12:50 Tony Stephan: Clinical trials in Lebanon: Current practice and limitations.
12:50-13:10 Michel Daher (St Georges Hospital): Ethical issues related to drug prescription.
13:10-13:30 Ghada El-Hajj- Fuleihan(AUB): Clinical Research/Trials: Ethics and Dilemmas.
13:30 Closing lunch in the Faculty Garden