The eighth Indochina Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences began on December 4 in Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of over 450 experts and scientists from 17 countries, including Japan, China, the United State and Russia.

The two-day conference is being organised by the Ministry of Health and pharmacy universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with Thai and Malaysian universities.

Delegates at the conference, with the theme “ASEAN Pharmacy-Integration for Development”, will focus discussions on many pharmaceutical fields, such as clinical and community pharmacy, chemical analysis and testing, and pharmaceutical industry.

In addition, the conference will also host special discussions on pharmaceutical education in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The event, which is held every two years, is a great opportunity for pharmaceutical universities, developers and local pharmacists to have in-depth exchanges with international counterparts, aiding the improvement of public medical services.-VNA