The 2019 international joint symposium of the 8th Asia Pacific Pharmacy Education Network (APPEN)Conference in conjunction with the 2nd Halal Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics (HPC)Conference is an annual program. The joint symposium was formerly the initiative of Management and Science University Malaysia and Josai University Japan. The first joint symposium was held in Japan and organized by Josai University and Josai International University in 2018. In this year, this event will be held at 8-9 October 2019 in Surabaya, Indonesia and organized by Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Airlangga in collaboration with Halal Center of Universitas Airlangga.

The Asia Pacific Pharmacy Education Network (APPEN) is a member-driven society of schools of pharmacy within the Asia Pacific region. The network was founded to enhance education and research in pharmacy and pharmaceuticals by establishing mutual and beneficial interrelationship among the society members. The member of the network stretches in a number of countries such as Indonesia (Airlangga University, Gadjah Mada University and Bandung Institute of Technology), Malaysia (Management & Science University, Universiti Sains Malaysia), Thailand (Chulalongkorn University and Burapha University), Philippines (University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas and University of the Immaculate) and Japan (Josai University and Josai International University). In 2019, the network aims to expand its collaboration by inviting Mahidol University Thailand and Universiti Brunei Darussalam into the team.

The advancement of technology and societal needs have influenced the way pharmacy is taught and practiced. It is therefore not surprising that innovation in teaching, improving students’ capabilities and managing educational institution becomes important subject of discussion. Therefore, finding the most effective and comprehensive approach is the holy grail in pharmacy education.

At the same time, development of halal pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals system in tandem with growing awareness towards halal concept cannot be disregarded. The requirement of halal pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals is underlined in the policy documents in a number of countries reflecting the potential and benefits of halal system.

Continuing the success of previous symposium, the 2019 International Joint Symposium strives towards enhancement of pharmacy education and recognition of halal pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The current symposium offers opportunity for synergy among the network institutions and dissemination of best practice in pharmacy education and halal system recognition. The word “synergy” highlights situation in which no party solves all, no size fits all and neither I nor you except us. The network which stretches across Asia Pacific is truly a great opportunity for establishing and sustaining such synergy.

Important Dates

Registration : 1 May - 4 October2019

Early Bird Payment : 1 May - 23 August 2019

Regular Payment : 24 August - 4 October 2019

Deadline of Abstract Submission : 15 September 2019 (Closed)

Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 20 September 2019

Deadline of Full Paper Submission: 9 October 2019


Topics for APPEN Conference

  1. The development of pharmacy education and qualification
  2. Standardization and accreditation in pharmacy education: from theory to action
  3. Joining forces and expanding collaboration in pharmacy education
  4. Pharmacy education outlook: what’s next?


Topics for HPC Conference

  1. Halal system and challenges
  2. What makes halal system essential for global needs?
  3. The economy and values of halal market
  4. Halal industries beyond 2020

The 2019 International Joint Symposium of 8th Asia Pacific Pharmacy Communication Network (APPEN) Conference and 2nd Halal Phamaceuticals and Cosmetics (HPC) Conference is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Pharmacy education and Halal Science-Technology. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, scientists and policymakers in the domain of interest from around Asia Pacific.


The symposium welcomes paper submission including abstract and full paper which is not published elsewhere. Poster presentationis the only mode for presenting your research in this symposium. Participants are encouraged to submit full paper to the selected journal in order to disseminate their research findings. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

1. Pharmacy Education and practice

- Academic pharmacy

- Pharmacy teaching and learning

- Interprofessional education and collaboration

- Social and administrative aspects in teaching and learning

- Innovations and future of pharmacy education

- Technology, quality and measurement in pharmacy education

- Policy matters


2. Science and technology in halal-related issues

- Halal industries

- Halal pharmaceuticals and cosmetics technology

- The economic, social and health aspect of Halal


All articles judged to be of interest will be copyedited and proofed by our internal editors. Accepted abstracts will be published as submitted and distributed at the symposium. Authors are highly encouraged to submit a full paper for publication in a number of international journals affiliated with the symposium (SCOPUS indexed and other indexing systems). The article processing charge of the journal is the responsibility of authors


Venue : Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga

                 Campus C – Mulyorejo, Surabaya, Indonesia

Date    :8 - 9 October 2019

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Umi Athiyah, M.S., Apt.

Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

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Dr. H. Mustofa Helmi Effendi, drh., DTAPH.

Halal Center Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

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Prof. Dr. Eddy Yusuf

International Center for Halal Studies - Management & Science University, Malaysia

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Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Todo

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Japan

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Prof. Yashwant Pathak, M.Pharm, M.B.A., M.S.C.M., Ph.D.

College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, USA

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Prof. Dr. Daryono Hadi Tjahjono, M.Sc., Eng., Apt.

Sekolah Farmasi, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

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Prof. Dr. Surakit Nathisuwan, PharmD, BCPS.

Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand

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Nazrul Islam, Ph.D.

Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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Dk. Dr. Nurolaini Pg Haji Muhd Kifli

PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

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Dr. Tika Widiastuti, SE., M.Si.

Pusat Pengelolaan Dana Sosial (PUSPAS), Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia

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Prof. Dr. Sugijanto, M.S., Apt.

LPPOM – Indonesian Council of Ulama, Indonesia

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Prof. dr. H. Veni Hadju, M.Sc., Ph.D

Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Fadli M Asmani, RPH., MMPS

School of Pharmacy, Management & Science University, Malaysia

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Prof. Dr. Zhari Ismail

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

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Prof. Dr. Hasan Yetim

Director of Halal Food R&D Center, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey

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Dr. Meiny Suzery, MS.

Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia

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Dr. rer.nat. Rahmana Emran Kartasasmita MSi, Apt.

School of Pharmacy, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

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