The Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association (EPA) held its 41st Annual Conference with a theme of “Pharmaceutical Sector Regulation in Ethiopia: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Response“ on July 29–30, 2021 at Inter Luxury Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with both face to face and live streaming modalities.
The conference was officially opened by H.E Mrs. Almtsahay Paulos, State Minister, Ministry of Health. Keynote addresses was also given by Dr. Abdulkadir Galgalo, Director General, Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency (EPA), and Mr Tesfaye Seifu, Country Director, Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM)
The conference also entertained presentations of panel topics that directly emanated from the main theme of the conference followed by a series of Continuing Medical Education topics. Outstanding paper presentations were also be presented by researchers.
Finally, the General Assembly (GA) was held where Executive Committee and Audit Committee reports were presented. The event came to an end with the election of a new Executive Committee who are entrusted to lead the association for the next three years.