International Conference On “Global Trends In Pharmaceutical & Clinical Practices”

An international conference on “Global Trends in Pharmaceutical & Clinical Practices” organized by Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Pharmacy in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India , New Delhi, was scheduled on February 06-07, 2015.

The objective of the international conference was to bring together teachers, researchers, clinicians industrialists and entrepreneurs embarking on pharmacy profession and its applications in patient care, in particular and public health care system, at large. The scientific sessions were designed to circumvent understanding and translating wide range of topics related to pharmaceutical and clinical practices and their concurrent proliferations. Emerging challenges in such areas were deemed to have invoked the necessity of young, dynamic and skilled professionals with versatile approaches to shoulder the vital responsibilities of safeguarding the people of the society by therapeutic management of drugs, counseling the patients for proper and optimal uses of medicines and monitoring/ modifying the outcomes of such therapies.

Various key resource persons, vested with the credits of making the conference successful, were:

The conference witnessed around 150 delegates, 32 research scholars and approximately 370 students from different educational striatures originating from more than 10 states of the Indian nation. Dr. R.L. Sharma, Hon’ble Vice chancellor, Himachal Technical University, Hamirpur, H. P. India, was the chief guest.

The function was inaugurated with lamp lighting ceremony presided over by Hon’ble Chancellor Sh. Suresh Jain, Prof. Rakesh K. Mudgal, Vice Chancellor, Prof. R. K. Mittal, Founder Vice Chancellor, (TMU) Chief guest Prof. R. L. Sharma, International Speaker Dr. M.C. Sabu, Prof. K. K. Jha Director, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Pharmacy, Moradabad, U.P. India.

All the dignitaries were invited on the Dias and welcomed by boquette and batch presentations.

In his inaugural speech, Hon’ble Chancellor Sh. Suresh Jain initiated his words from the basic needs of general public after independence and focused on the vast proliferating demands of public health care system of the concurrent pharmaceutical and clinical arena of the present century. He stressed that despite unrelenting researches in these areas, still an appreciable percentage of population remains in scarce from availing the health care facilities in terms of medicines, patient care, health awareness etc.

Hon’ble vice chancellor Prof. R. K. Mudgal torched over the problems of poor people who are quite unable to afford better medications and health care. The developing cost of medicines and insufficient community recourses were addressed as the major challenges in percolation of benefits to significant fraction of global population.

Founder Vice Chancellor, Renowned Academician and Eminent Researcher, Prof R. K. Mittal (Inderprath University, New Delhi) statistically interpreted the significant fraction of GDP earmarked by various countries including India and evoked the young researchers to come up with approaches how to make persons benefitted who belong to lower socio-economic strata.

The chief guest of the function, Dr. R. L. Sharma, focused onto the need of innovative investigations in getting the global recognition for young researchers as well as the Teerthanker Mahaveer University itself.

Dr. M.C. Sabu delivered the key note address to picturize briefly the aims and objectives of this international conference in the context of present scientific arena.

The Director of the institute, Prof. K. K. Jha, while delivering vote of thanks, focused onto the need of minute insightedness towards the concurrent therapies. He also stressed that determination of duration of potent drug therapy must be based on day to day improvement in patients and after certain period, the maintenance therapy should continue with less potent and cheaper medicines.

On day 01 i.e. 06th February 2015, the First Technical Session included the delivery from Dr. Preeti Kothiyal, Dr. M. C. Sabu and Dr. Anurag Shrivastava.

Dr. Preeti Kothiyal delivered her illuminating talks on patient safety and pharmacist’s review for successful pharmacovigillance. She stressed upon the need of educational programmes to increase and to provide positive impact on the overall patient caring process and identify researches deemed mandatory for better understanding and treatment of drug-induced diseases. It was mentioned that pharmacist practitioners must ensure their active involvement in surveillance of drug safety issues in clinical practices. The drug control administration and ministry of health, must recognize the broadened role of pharmacists in pharmacovigillance, develop concise methods for reporting and assign primary responsibility for collection of data provided with necessary tools and compensation. Dr. M. C. sabu, an international speaker from UCSI University, Malaysia, gave a talk on “Green Tea : A Health Drink” He emphasized that regular but limited use of green tea may play vital role in safe-guarding the people from probable infections/diseases such as diabetes, liver diseases, gastric ulcers and even the cancers of various organs of human body, pertaining to anti-oxidant, antiulcer, hepatoprotective etc actions.

Dr. Anurag Shrivastav, Prof & Head Dept. of Community medicines. Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre, TMU, Moradabad UP, elaborated minutes of International Health Regulations and its significance in the context of current clinical arena. He enlisted various drawbacks of IHR 2005 and also put forth his views for strengthening national capacity, maintain disease surveillance, early warning and response system regarding viral infections, swine flu and such other air, water and vector born diseases.

The Second Technical Session comprised delivery from eminent speakers such as Dr. Arun Gupta & Dr Virendra Singh.

Dr. Arun Gupta, Head, Medical Affairs & Clinical Research, Dabur India Ltd, Sahibabad, concentrated his delivery on regulatory aspects involved in conducting clinical researches in India &abroad i.e. US, Europe, Japan Canada etc. He also elaborated regulatory challenges in conducting global clinical trials in India.

Dr. Virendra Singh focused onto the “Pharmaceutical care of patient with infections”. He elaborated prudent prescribing to reduce antimicrobial resistance, role of hospital and primary care pharmacists, current MRSA situation and its management including use of antibiotics and risk involved there in.

The Third Technical Session involved poster presentation by the delegates/participants from different institutes located in various states of the country. Around 50 posters on research projects were presented. Dr. Arun Kumar Gupta, Dr. MC Sabu, Dr. Anurag Srivastav and Prof. Preeti Kothiyal were the jury members.

The Fourth Technical Session did comprise of panel discussion in which Dr. Arun Kmuar Gupta, Dr MC Sabu, Dr. Anurag Srivastav and Dr. Virendra Singh responded to the queries of delegates and participants. The topic of discussion varied from domestic to the global scenario in clinical practices related to vulnerable and communicative diseases.

The Fifth Technical Session consisted of oral presentation by the participants. Research scholars from various places presented their research works.

On Day 02, i.e. 07th Feb 2015, the first technical session started with poster presentation at 09:30 am. Delegates/ participants performed presentations of their research works. Dr. S. K. Shrivastav, Mr. Jai Prakash Mishra and Dr. Dilip Birdi were the jury members to evaluate the same.

The Second Technical Session of the day included deliveries from invited speakers of eminence. Dr. S. K. Shrivstava, Dr. Dilip Birdi, Prof N. V Satheesh Madhav, Mr. Jay Kumar Mishra and Dr. Kumud Updhyaya presented their talks.

Dr. S. K. Shrivastava, Joint Secretary, Botanical Survey of India, presented an overview on “Medical Plant Diversity & Conservation strategies in Uttarakhand”. He elaborated the wealth of traditional knowledge system related to the use of plant species. The emerging data from the official records of the Botanical sources of India, really invited the attention of young researchers to peep into the gift of nature requiring tremendous scientific exploration of valuable therapeutic substances which may cause no toxicity but better medications to the public.

Dr. Dilip Birdi, Vice President, (CQA) delivered his speech on “Emerging quality approaches in pharmaceutical Industry” with particular emphasis on process Analytical Technology and Quality by design. He put forth the market-statistics with reference to the revenue CAGR. He also elaborated various benefits of implementing quality by design (QbD) in terms of better design of products with less problems in manufacturing, reduction in number of manufacturing supplements needed for post market changes, provisions for implementation of new technology for improved manufacturing without regulatory scrutiny including possible reduction in overall costs of manufacturing with lesser wastage and ensuring less hassle during review-reduced deficiencies with quicker approvals.

Dr. Satish Madhav presented his talk on “Transcranial route: A smart Drug Delivery Platform for Brain Diseases” He narrated that API targeting to the brain is an important and essential task for producing effective therapeutic action on CNS. This could be achieved by suitably designing drug loaded nano formulation and delivering though transcranial route which is an emerging novelistic drug delivery platform for delivering API to the brain. This novelstic platform offered a unique advantage of minimizing dose, better patient compliance, and minimizing ADR’s & side effects of API. The formulations which could be designed for this route includes nanosized loaded in-situ films, bioadhesive Flexi Filems, hydro-gel, nanogels, nanoemulgel, nano suspension etc. Conclusively tanscranial forehead skin platform could serve as a unique smart platform for delivery of API for effective treatment of brain diseases viz. Alzheimer’s Diseases, Parkinson, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Epilepsy, Tumors and Brain Cancer.

Mr. Jai Prakash Mishra, (Deputy Manager, Regulatory Affairs) Triputi Madicare Ltd, Ponta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, delivered his presentation on “Regulatory prospects & opportunities for Herbal, traditional, Phytopharmaceutical and Ayurvedic medicines and supplements”. He concentrated his views on comparative availability and utility of traditional medicine over rational drugs.

Dr. Kumud Upadhyaya, Research coordinator, Uttrakhand Ayurved University, delivered a lecture on “Essential oils: promising phytopharmaceuticals”. He introduced the audience with the wonderful world of essential oil and their commercial significance and discussed about the distribution of essential oil their significant chemical attributes and how they can be extracted with maximum yield. Presenting the case study, he put forth various pharmacognostic attributes with special significance on their pharmacological activity. He exemplified two commercially important plants of high altitude that were zanthoxylum armatum and Tagetes minuta focusing onto complete chemical analysis of the essential oil from the fruit of Zanthoxylum and flowers of Targets aptly supported by GC-MS analysis. He highlighted their significant analgesic antinflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. His presentation was well appreciated by the audience which ended with queries from the delegates brilliantly satisfied by the speaker.

The Third Technical Session included panel discussion chaired by Dr. S.K. Shrivastava and accompanied by Dr. Dilip Bardi, Dr. N.V. Satheesh Madhav, Mr. Jai Kumar Mishra and Dr. Kumud Upadhyay.

There was a valedictory session which started at around 3:00 pm. Following were graded as winners of poster presentation and served with trophies & certificates.

Trophies and certificates were also given to the members of various organizing committees.

Prof. K. K. Jha, Director of the institute extended his heartiest thanks to all the delegates, research scholars, participants and entire mass of audience.

There function was declared ended after the national anthem.

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