Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun organized an International Conference on “Recent Trends in Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety”

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International Conference on Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety-RTPD-2022 was organized by Uttaranchal Institute Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun. The event was graced by Dr Montu Kumar Patel, President, Pharmacy Council of India as the Chief Guest, Dr Yashpal Singh Chhonker, Research Scientist, University of Nebraska, USA, Dr S D Sawant, Principal Scientist, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Dr Mukesh Nandev, DPSRU, Dr Rishi Kumar, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission were among the guest speakers. Mr Jitendra Joshi, Chancellor Uttaranchal University was also present at the conference.

The conference received an overwhelming response more than 400 delegates from 50 plus institutes participated in the conference comprising renowned academicians, scientists, invited guests, and research scholars. The conference commenced with felicitation of dignitaries, lamp lighting and the inaugural ceremony followed by Curtain Raising by Honourable Chancellor, Shri Jitendra Joshi. Souvenir of the conference was released by the dignitaries.

The welcome address was delivered by Prof (Dr) Anita Gehlot, Head, Research & Innovation. She told Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of these subjects. She mentioned that 50 research articles were selected and will be published in Scopus indexed Journal. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bhauguna appreciated the efforts of Pharmacists in research and development, especially in clinical trials, pharmacovigilance and drug safety. He welcomed all the dignitaries and guest speakers, and participants present at the conference.

Dr Yashpal Singh Chhonker, Research Scientist at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA explained the need for pharmacovigilance and highlighted the contributions being made by pharmacists during Thalidomide Tragedy. Dr Montu Kumar Patel, President, Pharmacy Council of India enlightened the participants about the special contribution of pharmacy education in India

In the Scientific session Dr S D Sawant discussed the Drug Discovery methods of random screening, molecular designing, drug metabolism and serendipity, he also discussed the example of drug discovery from traditional knowledge. Dr Mukesh Nandave discussed the new trends in Pharmacovigilance post-COVID 19. Dr Rishi Kumar explained the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, as well as the need of Pharmacovigilance to protect patients from unnecessary harm and increasing healthcare costs from medicines.

Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi, Vice-Chancellor of the University welcomed the President of Pharmacy Council of India Dr Montu Kumar Patel and all the guest speakers and stressed the importance of pharmacovigilance and drug safety in the present scenario. He enlightened the delegates and guests about the vision and mission of the university and how the university is empowering the nation through education. He stressed the research collaboration with international companies in the field of pharmacy. The event was smoothly anchored by Mrs Pallavi Ghildiyal and all technical support was given by Dr Tarun Parashar. The Session ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Dean, UIPS, Prof (Dr) Vikash Jakhmola. The second day of the conference started with the felicitation of the Invited guests, Prof Vikas Anand Saharan, SBS University, Dr Jhuma Samanta, Principal, KIITS, Dr Yogendra Bahuguna, SGRR University, D Kapil Kalra, Principal Alpine Institute of Management and Technology and Mr Amit Kotiyal, DGM Sharon Bio-Medicine Ltd.

Oral and poster presentations were conducted. 50 oral presentations were evaluated by the Guest which were selected for publication in the Scopus index journal- Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences (JMPAS). The panel for poster evaluation included Dr Rajesh Singh, Director R&I, Dr Anita Gahelot, Head R&I and Mr Amit Kotiyal. A Total 40 presenters successfully explained their work on different aspects. Ayushi Khali, SGRRU, First, Akash Samanta, UIPS along with Saurav Dhiban, KIPS were in the Second position and Avantika Paswan, Alpine Institute and Gaurav Pundir, UIPS shared the third position among the winner of the oral presentation. All the scientific Sessions were co-ordinated by Mrs Nidhi Gairola, Mrs Kiran Dobhal, Ms Mahamedha Deorari, Mr S P Bhatt, Mrs Alka Singh and Dr Ankit Sharma. The event concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr Amit Semwal. 

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