Pharmacology Club of Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences organized a one-day Workshop on ‘ADR Reporting in Pharmacovigilance and Medical Coding’ on 1st February, 2019. The Guest Speakers for the event were Ms. Ismeet Kaur (Consultant WHO) and Ms. Himani Prajapati (Associate PvPI, IPC). The Chief Guests for the event were Prof. (Dr.) N.K. Joshi Vice Chancellor, Uttaranchal University and Dean – Research & Studies, Uttaranchal University Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh. More than 200 students of Uttaranchal University along with different colleges from Dehradun [UTU (7), G.R.D. (21), G.I.S. (28) D.B.I.T. (18), S.D.B.I.T (4), S.B.S (2), SGRR (2), H.I.P.R. (8), S.I.P. (6)] were present in the Workshop.
The event started with a Welcome Speech delivered by Prof. (Dr.) N.K. Joshi followed by felicitation with mementos and bouquets. The Resources Speakers inaugurated the Workshop by lighting the lamp. The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof.(Dr.) N.K.Joshi mentioned that Pharmacovigilance is a science related to detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effect or any other drug related problem. He also appreciated the efforts of Mr. Ashish Gupta, Advisor and Student Member of Pharmacology Club and Faculty & Staff of UIPS for organising the wonderful and skill enhancing event. Prof. N.K.Joshi announced two new courses on Pharmacovigilance from the coming session.
Prof. Ajay Singh motivated science students to gain knowledge about Pharmacovigilance field as this field is not only limited to Pharma professionals but it is well related to all science stream students like Biotechnology, Microbiology, etc.
The Inaugural Session of the Workshop imparted basic and fundamental knowledge and information on Pharmacovigilance practices. The focus of the Workshop was Pharmacovigilance, Adverse drug reactions (ADR) and Medical coding. Both the speakers Ms. Ismeet Kaur and Ms. Himani Prajapati introduced the participants to the field of Pharmacovigilance and latest ADR reporting techniques.
The Second Session commenced after lunch break and included sessions of Pharmacovigilance and Medical coding on questionnaire basis. The ADR reporting system was discussed and practices over online and vigiflow software. The students were very excited to know about the field of Pharmacovigilance and Medical coding techniques. Dr. Anuj Mittal highlighted the importance of Pharmacovigilance and stressed that the need of the hour is to have dynamic and robust Pharmacovigilance system.
The Workshop ended with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr. Anuj Mittal (Director – UIPS).