GREat Medway Talks presented by Faculty of Engineering & Science at University of Greenwich

The last in the recent series of Great Medway Talks presented by the Faculty of Engineering & Science takes place on Wednesday 11th March at 6 pm and is presented by Dr  Joshua Boateng, School of Science at the University of Greenwich.

The title of the talk is ‘Improving compliance for Low Dose Aspirin in Geriatric Patients’.  Recent studies have reported that dysphagia is an increasing problem among aging population who are a growing demographic, especially in developed countries.  This makes it difficult for such patients to swallow the most commonly used medicines such as tablets, capsules and in some cases liquid medicines.  Therefore alternative solutions specifically tailored to the special needs of older populations, are required.  This lecture will explore the alternative solutions available and specifically discuss freeze-dried dosage forms prepared using commonly used pharmaceutical polymers for the administration of low dose aspirin for older patients with dysphagia.

Dr Joshua Boateng is a Reader in Pharmaceutical Science and formulation Technologies, University of Greenwich.   He obtained his BSc Pharmaceutical Science degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, an MSc (Pharmaceutical Analysis) and PhD (Drug Delivery and formulation) from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.  He has published extensively and is Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and a Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This FREE talk takes place in the Wardroom, Pembroke Building on the University’s Medway Campus.  It will start at 6 pm and will be followed by light refreshments.  As these talks are popular, admission is by registration only.  Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  To secure a place call 01634 883495 or email: 

Note:  There is free parking on campus after 5 pm arrival.

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