On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, SGT College of Pharmacy, SGT University, organized first National Conference on Pharmacy Practice on the theme “Responsible Use of Medicines “for the pharmacy Students.
The conference was sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Directorate of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and partially by Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (IPGA).
It was an innovative concept to organize the “1st National Conference on Pharmacy Practice” as it brought together the professionals from Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy, Industry, Research, Academics, Regulatory and other sectors of the Pharmacy profession.
Dr. Vijay Bhalla, Director Professor SGT College of Pharmacy, used the platform to release the handbook on Career opportunities in Pharmacy practice, sponsored by IPGA welfare Trust.
The renowned speakers Mr. Atul Nasa in his Keynote address highlighted some of the burning issues like Drug abuse by students, Lifestyle disorder like Hypertension, Diabetes & Obesity.
Prof. Pramil Tiwari highlighted the role of Pharmacist in the Community perspective on the usage of Medicines with utmost care and cautions to enhance patient safety. Mr. Pawan K Jaggi deliberated on Prevention of Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics. He also informed about regulatory aspects and WHO concern on the issues. Dr. Rishi Kumar informed the august gathering about the various Pharmacovigilance aspects and reporting methods for the benefits of the participants. He showed a very emotional video clip on Thalidomide tragedy.
The main attraction of the event was the participation of 365 delegates from 20 different Pharmacy Institutions from all over the country and 55 poster presentations.
In the last, the winners of the poster presentation competition were announced and felicitated by the jury. The winner of the poster presentation competition was Ms. Nazia Siddhiqui, a student of Masters from NIPER, Mohali.