Mr. Waqas Akram

Mr. Waqas Akram

Lecturer

Faculty of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice

QUALIFICATION

MSc, Masters in Science (Clinical Pharmacy),

(Knowledge, Attitude and Perceived Practice of Asthma among Urban Community Pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia and Lahore, Pakistan.) Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (2012 – 2014)

Pharm D, Doctor of Pharmacy

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (2005-2010)



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lecturer

University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan (06/2015 – Till date)

Lecturer

The Management and Science University (MSU), SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA (09/2011- 03/2014)

Hospital Pharmacist

Civil Hospital, Sargodha, Pakistan. (08/2010 – 04/2011)

Trainee Hospital Pharmacist

Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. (02/2009 – 05/2010)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Akram, W., Hussein, M. S. E., Ahmad, S., Mamat, M. N., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Validation of the knowledge, attitude and perceived practice of asthma instrument among community pharmacists using Rasch analysis. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. SPJ-S-14-01137. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsps.2015.01.011. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 1.00
  • Hussein, M. S. E., Akram, W., Saifudin, T.T.I., Azizah, N., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E.(2014). Validation of the Malaysian Versions of Parents and Children Health Survey for Asthma by Using Rasch-Model. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 9 (4), OC14-OC18. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 0.14
  • Hussein, M. S. E., Akram, W., Saifudin, T.T.I., Azizah, N., Abdul Majeed, B., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Malaysian Translation and Psychometric Evaluation for Parent and child questionnaires of Children health survey for asthma. International Journal of Medical and Health Science Research. 2 (7), 122-135. Scopus/Copernicus indexed.
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A. I., Zim, M. A. M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Correlation of Body Mass Index (BMI) with Asthma Control Test (ACT) among adult asthma patients. 19 (Suppl. 3), 63–253. doi: 10.1111/resp.12417. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 3.495
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A. I., Zim, M. A. M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Relationship of asthma control with stigmatization degree, self-esteem and knowledge of asthma among adult asthma patients. 19 (Suppl. 3), 63–253. doi: 10.1111/resp.12418. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 3.495
  • Akram, W., Hussein, M. S. E., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., &Ismail, N. E. (2015). Assessment of the asthma knowledge level among urban community pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. SPJ-S-14-01142. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 1.00
  • Akram, W., Hussein, M. S. E., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E. (2015). Perceived practice and barriers towards asthma management among urban community pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. SPJ-S-14-01137. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 1.00
  • Hussein, M. S. E., Akram, W., Saifudin, T.T.I., & Ismail, N. E. (2015). A review of health outcome instruments for asthmatic children & their caregivers. Asthma Journal. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 1.828 (Manuscript Communicated).
  • Akram, W., Hussein, M. S. E., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E. (2015). Perceived practice and barriers towards asthma management among urban community pharmacists in Lahore, Pakistan. (Under Process).
  • Akram, W., Hussein, M. S. E., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E. (2015). Attitude towards asthma management among urban community pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia. (Under Process).
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, N.E., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., & Akram, W. (2015). Relationship of Asthma Control Test with Pulmonary Function Tests in Adult Asthma Patients. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy. ISSN-1875-9114. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 2.662.
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Assessing the Impact of Comorbidity on Self-stigma in Adult Asthma Patients. 20 (Suppl. 3), 63–253. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 3.495 (Accepted)
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Validation of Malay Version of Asthma Knowledge Questionnaire by Using Classical and Modern Response Theory. 20 (Suppl. 3), 63–253. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 3.495 (Accepted)
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Impact of Medication Therapeutic Adherence Clinic (MTAC) on Psychosocial Well-being of Asthma Patients. 20 (Suppl. 3), 63–253. ISI/Scopus indexed, IF: 3.495 (Accepted)

PROCEEDINGS

  • Akram, W., Ahmad, S., Mamat, M. N., & Ismail, N. E. (2013). Validation of the knowledge, attitude and perceived practice of asthma instrument among community pharmacists using Rasch analysis. Oral presentation at the 2nd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. June 2013.
  • Akram, W., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., Ismail, & N. E. (2014). Assessment of the asthma knowledge level among urban community pharmacists in Lahore, Pakista Poster presentation at the 1st National Conference on Pharmacy Practice. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. August 2014.
  • Akram, W., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Perceived practice and barriers towards asthma management among urban community pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia. Oral presentation at the 3rd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. August 2014.
  • Akram, W., Ahmad, S., Abdul Majeed, A. B., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Assessment of the asthma knowledge level among urban community pharmacists in Selangor, Malaysia. Poster presentation at the 3rd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. August 2014.
  • Ahmad, S., Akram, W., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Review on Pschychometric properties of the questionnaires used to determine the knowledge of asthma patients. Poster presentation at the National Conference on Pharmacy Practice. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. April 2014.
  • Ahmad, S., Akram, W., & Ismail, N. E. (2014). Linguistic Validation of the stigmatization degree, self-esteem and knowledge (SDSE-K) questionnaire among adult asthma patients using Rasch analysis. Oral presentation at the 3rd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences. Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. August 2014.
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Linguistic Validation of the Stigmatisation Degree, Self-esteem and Knowledge (SDSE-K) Questionnaire among Adult Asthma Patients Using Rasch Analysis. Oral presentation at the 15th Asian Conference of Clinica Pharmacy, (ACCP, 2015). Bangkok, Thailand. June 2015.
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Relationship of Socio-demographic and Psychosocial factors with Asthma Control in Adult Asthma Patients. Poster presentation at the 15th Asian Conference of Clinical Pharmacy, (ACCP, 2015). Bangkok, Thailand. June 2015.
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). The impact of comorbidities on asthma severity in adult asthma patients. Poster presentation at 4th International Conference on Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Cosmetic Science (IPNACS, 2015), Melaka, Malaysia. 12-13 November 2015. (Accepted)
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Impact of Comorbidities on Asthma Severity and Asthma Control in Adult Asthma patients. Poster presentation at 12th MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2015 (MPS-PSC 2015), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 13-15 November 2015. (Accepted)
  • Ahmad, S., Ismail, A.I., Zim, M.A.M., Akram, W., & Ismail, N.E. (2015). Assessing the Self-esteem and Its Correlation with Asthma Control in Adult Asthma Patients. Poster presentation at 12th MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2015 (MPS-PSC 2015), Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 13-15 November 2015. (Accepted)

REGISTRATION / LICENSURES /CERTIFICATION

  • 2014: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training & certification under Ministry of Health, Malaysia organized by Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC), University of Malaya, Kulala Lumpur.
  • 2010: Registered Pharmacist with Pakistan Pharmacy Council (PPC).

CONFERENCE / SEMINAR / WORKSHOP

  • 19th Congress of Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (2014). Indonesian Society of Respirology, Bali, Indonesia.
  • The National Conference on Pharmacy Practice (2014), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam. Malaysia.
  • 3rd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • 2nd International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam, Malaysia.
  • 1st International Post Graduate Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam, Malaysia.
  • Research Skills Seminar (2011) organized by Institute of Post Graduate Studies (IGS), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  • Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical sciences conference (2011) organized by Managemenet & Science university, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Attended various workshop on Literature review, research methodology & study Design, Publication and thesis writing, Statistics (SPSS) & how to apply different tests, Personality development & Public speaking at Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPSIS) at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.

COMPUTER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Windows® XP, Vista, 7 and 8 operating systems, Microsoft office applications, Statistical analysis SPSS.
  • Use of web browsers, search engines, scientific literature search

LANGUAGES

Frequently speak, read and write English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic & Bahasa Malaysia (Speak with basic Competence).

REFERENCES

All references and supporting documents available on request.

waqasakram10@gmail.com
03336789484
University of central punjab Faculty of Pharmacy

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