A scientific seminar on ‘Smart therapy in Asthma & COPD management –what’s new?’ was held in the Grand Ball Room of ‘The Westin’, Dhaka on 02 August, 2017. This was a mega event which was organized by UniHealth Pharma RespiratoryENT. More than 300 leading pulmonologists from all over Dhaka were present in this program.
In the beginning, Mr. M Mosaddek Hossain, Managing Director of UniMed & UniHealth Pharmaceuticals Ltd. addressed the welcome speech. He thanked participants for their warm participation. In his speech he highlighted the latest single stage filling & Alcohol free technology using in Metered Dose Inhaler production by UniMed & UniHealth Pharmaceuticals. He also underlined that the company procures raw materials and packaging materials from the reputed sources to ensure the highest standards by following the requirements of WHO Good Manufacturing Practices, national regulations and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. The company aims to continually improve processes, products and services to deliver highest professional standards and satisfaction.
The keynote speaker was Professor Md. Mohiuddin Ahmad, Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Dhaka Medical College. In his presentation he highlighted recent therapies available in Asthma & COPD management and outlined the effective use of Long Acting Beta 2 Agonist (LABA) & Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) combination, that is Formoterol/Budesonide & Formoterol/Fluticasone. He also stated that, only UniHealth Pharma has all the three LABA/ICS combination in Bangladesh. So it is easy for prescribers to choose one of the combinations according to the patients’ condition.
In the seminar, a panel of experts was present which was enlightened by the legendary pulmonologists of country. Professor Md. Sofiullah, Ex-Director, NIDCH, Professor Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Ex-Director NIDCH, Professor Mirza Mohammed Hiron, Ex Director cum Professor, NIDCH, Professor Rashidul Hassan, Ex-Director, NIDCH, Professor Md. Ali Hossain, Ex-Director & Professor of Respiratory Medicine, NIDCH, Professor Md. Shahedur Rahman Khan, Director, NIDCH, Professor K C Ganguly, Professor Respiratory Medicine were the panel of experts. After the presentation a question- answer session was held. The experts answered in various queries that were raised by the participants. The sessions were moderated by Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain Sarker, Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, NIDCH.
Mr. Nazmul Hossain, Executive Director of Unimed & UniHealth Pharmaceuticals was also present in the program. After the seminar, the experts along with the keynote speaker and moderator were honored with crests and the program ended with lunch.