4 February 2015 – A talk entitled ‘Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Update on Pharmacotherapy’ was organised and held at the International Medical University (IMU)’s Bukit Jalil Campus. The talk is a joint effort of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC) and IMU Alumni. Honorary speaker for this talk, Ms Siti Nadiah Rusli is a Senior Assistant Director in Pharmacy Policy and Management, Pharmacetical Services Division. She recently obtained MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing from London School of Economics and Political Science and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Previously, she served as a clinical pharmacist in Sarawak General Hospital Heart Centre, where she participated actively in clinical and research activities as part of the cardiology multidisciplinary team since 2009. She hopes to continue developing her clinical skills and to utilise this clinical background to provide a more comprehensive view in the field of health policy and health economics in the future.
In her talk, Ms Siti shared with the participants the initial managements and adjunctive pharmacotherapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). She also stressed on the contraindications of certain drugs and gave some examples of case study to help the participants understand better. Besides that, she also shared some statistics and options on ACS secondary prevention.
Before the talk ended, there was also a Questions and Answers session. During the session, a few participants took the opportunity to clear their doubts. A Semester 6 Pharmacy student found this talk to be very relevant and interesting. An alumnus from Hospital Sungai Buluh also found this talk pretty useful.