From health to quality of life | Sherif Kamal | TEDxYouth@6OctoberSTEM

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• Healthcare from different aspects.
• Bigdata and the relation between the two fields.
• The impact of technology on healthcare. Sherif Kamal is one of a second-generation Egyptian clinical pharmacist, with more than 15 years of experience in this field, involved in the planning, designing and implementation of pharmaceutical care in oncology centers as senior Clinical Pharmacy consultant. Sherif Kamal is the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt. He is also a Clinical Pharmacy Consultant at Cairo University and Sina University. He earned his BS in Pharmacy, an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy and is currently a PhD candidate at the Cairo University School of Pharmacy. Sherif has also completed a visiting fellowship at St. Jude’s Children Hospital in the United States in 2008.

For more than 15 years, Sherif has led a team that implemented clinical pharmacy services at various hospitals throughout Egypt. He is the recipient the Egyptian Hospital Pharmacist Association Award and founder of the Egyptian Association of Clinical Pharmacists in 2010.

He is a member of several international organizations including the International Society for Oncology Pharmacists, the European Society of Clinical
Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist and the American College of Pharmacy. He has conducted a wide variety of research studies involving the pharmacotherapeutics management of pediatric oncology diseases and presented his work at international meetings (35 poster presentations accepted and two papers – one titled Study of Valproic acid use in pediatric oncology setting in Egypt 2014).

In addition, Sherif lectures in various courses at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University and Sina University, Egypt, on pediatric oncology-related topics.

In the last year Sherif is working with university of Colorado, American Society of Health system pharmacist, American college of clinical Pharmacy. American council for Pharmacy Education and European society if oncology Pharmacy to develop the pharmacy academy program for the health sciences Academy. We started Pharm D program, Residency program and many short courses. The program also introduced successfully the future of pharmacy which Is pharmacogenomics and personalized medication management.

Sherif is a leading consultant working to implement clinical pharmacy in Egypt(4 Ministry of health Hoapitals;2 Military Hospitals and 3 Police Hospitals ). Sherif is also leading an African initiative to improve healthcare in Africa through implementation of clinical pharmacy ,including Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi , Uganda and Botswana.

His primary research interest focuses on pharmacy practice, patient safety, pharmacogentics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacovigilance and the pharmacoepidemiology of pediatric cancer.

Sherif is also a professionally and practically qualified project manager in fundraising and business development, with +7 years-experience in this field involved in the fundraising activity of the National Cancer Institute and Children Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357. He is a Certified Lean six sigma green belt. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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