A Profession: A Calling for Professional and Social Service

A presentation by The President of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists and alumnus Joe Salloum.

Wednesday April 13, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Selina Korban Auditorium

The SOP was honored to have President Salloum, an LAU School of Pharmacy 2003’s graduate, to speak about his professional journey.  President Salloum shared his fond memories as a student at LAU, the leadership skills he acquired, and his appreciation for the knowledge and sciences he received.


In his speech, he reflected on how he embraced pharmacy as a calling to address the health needs of the Lebanese people and to advance his profession. To strengthen the students’ belonging to the profession and its humanitarian mission, he encouraged them to keep in mind the mission LAU was built upon and to embrace a professional life based on service to the country and the human. He also discussed the importance of supporting the local pharmaceutical industries and drug manufacturers who can contribute to providing job opportunities for university graduates and prevent immigration. President Salloum stressed that OPL is working to activate Ministry of Public Health requirement for a Clinical Pharmacist to be hired in hospitals. He emphasized that their affiliation is mandatory in order to allow them to practice the profession and promised that OPL doors will be always open to all members.

Abdel Rahman El Merkbawi, LAU School of Pharmacy 2006’s graduate, Vice-President of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists, was also present.