Travel through an island brimming with historical treasures and natural beauty as you learn about pharmacy in Sri Lanka. Learn about education and training for pharmacists and gain real insight into Sri Lankan pharmaceutical practice and society, while experiencing the mouthwatering local cuisine.
A cultural programme includes visits to mystical ruins, jungles, tropical beaches, spice plantations and gemstone markets, national parks with huge herds of elephants and vivid green mountains. You will also stay in some beautiful hotels.
Professional visits encompass Colombo University School of Pharmacy, Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital and its herbal pharmacy, Trincomalee Hospital Pharmacology Department, and Peradeniya University and Faculty of Pharmacy, where you will meet staff and students.
There is an extension to the beautiful city of Galle after the tour.
Since 1995, Hemant Patel has served on the local, national, European, Commonwealth and world pharmacy bodies.
Before retiring, he served the profession of pharmacy as President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain for four terms and was awarded in 2011 the first ever Charter Award for his contribution to the profession. He also previously served as the Secretary of North East London Pharmaceutical Committee, Chairman of the National Pharmacy Association, and Vice Chair of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.
Hemant has contributed to the role of pharmacists in medicine's safety and effectiveness in use, the introduction of public health services in community pharmacy, and the innovation of SelfCare Pharmacy practice.
Hemant is well known for his personal commitment to improving the profession of pharmacy and the changing needs of patients and the public.
Extension to Galle
The cost of the tour is US $3,332 per person sharing. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is US $4,024