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Alex Leung FRSPH MRPharmS DipTravelMed (Glasgow) MFTM RCPS (Glasgow) MRPharmS, PgCert Independent Prescribing (London) Alex is the Chair of the first Pharmacists Travel Medicine Conference 2018 with the aim of enhancing the clinical expertise of travel clinic pharmacists. He is a keen advocate for training pharmacists to provide sound, evidence-based Travel Health advice while working to a comprehensive risk assessment process. Alex believes the sharing of practical experiences of frontline clinicians and Travel Medicine experts will inspire fellow pharmacists to progress to become advanced Travel Health/Travel Medicine clinicians. This is the purpose of the Travel Medicine conference. Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and is interested in global health issues within the context of Travel Medicine. Alex is also a Specialist Pharmacist Independent Prescriber and has been serving as a frontline Travel Health clinician for more than seven years. He is the Head of Travel Medicine and Allergy Services at five GP surgeries and pharmacies and the Chief Pharmacist for Shell UK, working with the Shell Occupational Health team in improving clinical services. Alongside his daily duties, Alex has been working on multiple projects with the goal of raising awareness regarding the importance of Travel Medicine services and its educational need in both the UK and Hong Kong. Alex is a board member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Faculty of Travel Medicine Education Board (FTMEB) and is tasked, along with fellow board members, to work with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to set the competencies framework of pharmacists’ travel health clinicians and the clinical standards of pharmacy travel clinics in the UK. Alex is the president (Overseas Affairs & Global Engagement) and co-founder of the Hong Kong Society of Travel Medicine (HKSTM), which aims to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of Travel Health for Hong Kong and China travellers. Alex is an advocate for the empowerment of Hong Kong (HK) pharmacist professionals to become trained vaccinators, providing influenza vaccinations utilising skilled healthcare professionals. Alex is also the education director of a PGD-accredited training course on travel vaccinations, seasonal influenza and injection techniques. To date, he has educated more than 1,400 UK pharmacists in this field. He is a qualified First Aid & Resuscitation Training Instructor, including First Aid At Work (FAAW) and an AED and Paediatric/Childcare First Aid Instructor, providing paediatric and adult CPR anaphylaxis courses.
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