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A two days faculty development programme was organized by Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Pharmacy in collaboration with Indian Pharmacological Society, Hyderabad, on 12-13 Sept 2014. The programme embarked on “Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Practices”.

Key Resource Persons: Various key resource persons invited to participate in the function and deliver their lectures were:

S.No Name Address Topic delivered Date of Technical Session
1 Dr. Girish Thunga p. Associate Professor, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka Advances in Pharmacy Practices 12/09/2014
2 Dr. Pradeep Yadav Asst. Professor, Doon College of Pharmacy, Karnal Green Chemistry 12/09/2014
3 Mohd. Ali Professor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi Quality Control of Herbal Drug & their formulations 12/09/2014
4 Dr. N.V Satish Madhav Dehradun Institute of Technology, University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Soft Palatals Mucosa: A novelistic Impressive Drug Delivery Platform 13/09/2014
5 Dr. Girish Thunga P. Associate Professor, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka Research Methodology (Cinical Research) 13/09/2014
6 Dr. Anil K. Balapure Chief Scientist Sr. Deputy Director/ Scientist „G‟ and Vice President (IPS) Preclinical Pharmacology: Tissue & cell culture assays is the only alternative for animal use 13/09/2014
7 Mr. Javed Ali Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi The art of scientific writting 13/09/2014
8 Dr. Umesh Kumar Associate Professor Rational Drug design : discovery of anti- cancer drug” 12/09/2014

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The programme started with inaugural function scheduled at state of art university auditorium. Dr. R. K. Mudgal, Vice- Chancellor, TMU, Moradabad, lit the lamp along with other dignitaries present over there which followed enchanting of Sarswati Vandana by students of Pharm. D programme.

Dr. K.K. Jha delivered key note address circumventing the progress of the institute, in particular and TMU as a whole. This speech reflected the radical proliferation in pharmacy profession towards the patients and public health care system including the changing scenario of drug research prevailing all across the globe.

Prof. Anil K. Balapure addressed the function and put forth the tissue culture techniques involving computer added methodologies.

Prof. Mohd Ali, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, illustrated the current herbal researches and their importance in the present context as contemporary resort to malignant diseases.

Prof. R. K. Mudgal, Hon‟ble Vice-Chancellor, TMU, Moradabad, blessed the function with deep innovative insights. He stressed upon the need of natural medicines to be involved and formulated for the ease and mitigations of serious afflictions and ailments in socially and economically downtrodden. Hon‟ble Vice Chancellor declared the technical sessions opened.

In the first technical session Dr. Girish Thunga P. delivered his lecture on research methodologies to be adopted while studying the therapeutic efficacy of a drug. He delivered all minutes which should be taken into consideration while performing clinical researches.

Dr. Pradeep Yadav embarked on utility of green chemistry. His lecture encompassed basic principles of waste prevention, maximizing atom economy, use of less hazardous chemicals, production of safer chemical products, utilization of safer solvents and auxiliaries, design of energy efficient methods, incorporation of renewable raw materials and limiting the derivatives (shorter steps) in the undertaken chemical reactions.

Dr. Umesh Kumar put forth his insights on 3-D QSAR studies imbibing with Rational Drug Design: discovery of Anti-cancer drug which concentrated on „Pyridazinone‟ nucleus. He also threw light on generation of combinatorial library which could provide impetus on rational optimization of lead structures.

Prof. Mohd Ali elaborated the minutes of uncontrollable chances of herbal adulterations and thus focusing on the need of quality control of herbal drugs and their formulations. He also necessitated the more precise role of spectroscopic studies and separation of adulterants using turbidimetry, GCMS etc. principles.

Day 2 technical sessions started with the novel innovative approaches on “Soft Palatal Mucosa: A novelistic impressive Drug delivery platform” a unique delivery by Dr. N. V. Satheesh Madhav. His expertise circumvented the complete anatomical and physiological implications of oral mucosa. It necessitated the technological aspects facilitating the compatibility of oral biofilms that could elicit the optimized therapeutic effects.

The next session did comprise of delivery of expertise in the field of clinical practices put forth by Dr. Girish Thunga P. He elaborated pharmaceutical care minutes and parameters establishing Quality Assurance of Drug Therapy. The probable basic needs, goals, process and outcomes were considered utmost rationally. The basic elements were cure of diseases, elimination or reduction of symptoms, arrest or slowing a disease process and finally prevention of disease or symptoms.

Dr. Anil K. Balapure took over command of next session with his innovative approaches on Tissue & Cell Culture and its relevance as an effective alternative to animal uses. He apprised the delegates regarding the development of In-vitro models for ascertaining various biological evaluations.

An art of Scientific Writing‟ was the topic deliberated with ultimate gravity by the learned professor Dr. Javed Ali. He also elaborated characteristic determinants of scientific writing i.e. impact factor, h-index, strategic data presentation etc.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. K. K. Jha.

Learning outcomes of the programme:

  1. The research area should be selected judiciously. The research topic in the clinical periphery must be based on specific viewpoints i.e. impact on health, available interventions and proposed solutions. The proposed study must possess the characteristics like feasibility, cost effectiveness and applicability in terms of magnitude of ailment and the therapy desired, seriousness of patient‟s conditions, preventability and curability of the developed syndromes etc.
  2. The synthetic studies should encompass biosynthetic pathways. The key material should be selected keeping in view the minimization of intermediates. The catalytic reduction should be transformed to microbial methods. The overall impression should be centered at producing harmless and riskless environments of experimental studies.
  3. The herbal drugs selected for the innovative studies must be chosen scientifically i.e. right choice of adulterant free samples, right cultivation and collection process practiced adequate focus on stability of phytoconstituents etc.
  4. The animal studies, particularly of invasive type, can be replaced by specific cell line studies which supplements undue sacrifices, expenditure on housekeeping of experimental animals etc.
  5. The buccal administration of drugs through specifically designed formulations could be of great help in optimizing the pharmacotherapy and thus the efficacy. It could also be of higher economic values.
  6. All delegates got clear cut knowledge regarding the technicalities of good research paper writing.

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