Accra, May 28, 2024 – The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) successfully conducted an orientation session for newly qualified pharmacists at the auditorium of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. The event, held on Tuesday, aimed to familiarize early career pharmacists with the operations and governing structure of the PSGH.

The session was led by the PSGH president, Pharm. Dr. Samuel Kow Donkoh, who emphasized the significance of understanding the society’s structure and actively participating in its activities. Dr. Donkoh highlighted the PSGH’s commitment to supporting pharmacists throughout their careers and underscored the importance of continuous professional development.

Other dignitaries within the PSGH hierarchy were in attendance, including the Executive Secretary, Pharm. Dr. Dennis Sena Awitty, and Executive Member, Pharm. Dr. Richmond Adusa-Poku. Also present were the Deputy Executive Secretary, Pharm. Dr. Harry Amoaning Okyere, the Chairperson of the Early Career Pharmaceutical Group, Pharm. Reginald Sekyi-Brown, the Chairperson of the Community Pharmacy Practitioners Association (CPPA), Pharm. Dr. Emmanuel Ireland, and the Chairperson of the Lady Pharmacists Association (LAPAG), Pharm. Lucia Adae, among others.

In his address, Pharm. Dr. Dennis Sena Awitty stressed the importance of adhering to the Pharmacists’ Code of Ethics, which was also a key focus of the orientation. He advised the early career pharmacists to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in their practice.

Pharm. Reginald Sekyi-Brown, representing the Early Career Pharmaceutical Group, encouraged the new pharmacists to continually seek knowledge and enhance their skills to remain competitive in the evolving pharmaceutical landscape. He pointed out the benefits of being proactive in their professional development and the advantages of engaging with PSGH activities.

Pharm. Lucia Adae, the chairperson of LAPAG, shared insights on the opportunities available for lady pharmacists within the society and emphasized the importance of networking and peer support.

The session also provided an opportunity for the early career pharmacists to network with established professionals and peers. The PSGH leadership encouraged them to actively participate in upcoming events, including the impending Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was noted as an excellent platform for professional networking and growth.

Overall, the orientation was a resounding success, equipping the newly qualified pharmacists with vital information and motivating them to engage fully with the PSGH to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of the pharmaceutical profession in Ghana.