Marwan El Akel
Chairperson of the Pharmacy Practice Department at the Lebanese International University, Lebanon
BiographyAwarded the FIP Fellowship in 2019.
I hold multiple degrees, including a BS in biology (2004) from the American University of Beirut (AUB), a pharmacy BS (2007) and a Pharm.D. (2008) from the Lebanese American University (LAU), a Masters in Public Health MPH (2015) from the Lebanese University. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III. I am a registered pharmacist (RPh) in the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists (OPL), and a member of the scientific OPL committee, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and The Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP), where I am part of the Harm Reduction and Humanitarian Pharmacy Working Groups. I am a clinical assistant professor (2008 till present) pursuing teaching as my career along with working as a senior community pharmacist in one of the most known community pharmacies in town (2007-2010) and Volunteering in NGOs for the medication management of refugees all over the country. I am currently the chairperson of the Pharmacy Practice Department at the Lebanese International University; in addition to that, I have performed multiple School of Pharmacy-related tasks and participated in different committees, along with communicating with hospital directors and university research councils and organizing awareness campaigns. Throughout my pharmacy studies and work in academia and community pharmacies, I have had 10 years of experience in active research in clinical and community settings, public health and awareness. In 2008 I was awarded as the most active outreach community pharmacist of my class. Since then, I have presented my research in different national and international conferences, along with multiple publications in many renowned journals.