Biographies Speakers

Pierre Moreau has obtained a Baccalaureate of Pharmacy from Université de Montréal in 1988. He then trained in cardiovascular pharmacology at Université de Montréal (PhD) and Bern University Hospital in Switzerland (post-doc). In 1997, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Université de Montréal, where he initiated his independent research career. During this period, he was awarded several young investigator prizes in the field of hypertension research. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2002 and Professor in 2007. He has published more than 85 peer-reviewed articles in the best cardiovascular journals on the topic of vascular remodeling and vascular aging, with continuous funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Awarded several teaching awards, he joined the development team for an entry-level PharmD in 2003, and developed a keen interest for pharmacy education. In 2007, he was nominated Dean. Under his leadership, the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université de Montréal implemented the PharmD, developed a baccalaureate in pharmaceutical sciences (2009) and a training program for foreign pharmacists (2011). In August 2014, he joined the Faculty of Pharmacy at Kuwait University, as the third Dean of this young Faculty established in 1996, with the intention of bringing pharmacy education to North American standards, developing pharmaceutical research and fostering fruitful collaborations with local stakeholders.