Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, presented on the expanding chemical space for drug discovery at the 7th Kuwait International Pharmacy Conference. The biannual event was organized by the pharmacy faculty at Kuwait University and held March 5-7 in Kuwait City.
The conference was titled: “Medicines – from discovery and delivery to optimal use” and covered a diversity of topics related to contemporary issues and developments from basic pharmaceutical sciences to real-life accomplishments and challenges in expanding the scope of pharmacy practice. More than 250 people attended the three-day event and it featured 40 speakers from universities in Canada, North America, Europe and the Persian Gulf region.
Fatma Al-Awadhi, B.Pharm., Ph.D., a 2017 graduate of the UF College of Pharmacy, served as the chairperson of the conference’s organizing committee. Al-Awadhi is an assistant professor in the department of pharmaceutical chemistry at Kuwait University.