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30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF IPGA AT NEW DELHI

The 30th annual conference of Indian Pharmacy Graduates' Association was held at the Air-Force Auditorium, New delhi on 31st October, 2015 at New Delhi. The conference was presided over by Mr. Atul K. Nasa, President of Indian Pharmacy Graduates‘ Association (IPGA) and was inaugurated by Dr. G N Singh (DCGI) and was attended by more than 700 delegates from all across the country. Dr. Mrinalini Darswal (Food Safety Commissioner & Drugs Controller, Delhi), Guest of Honors, graced the occasion and congratulated the Association for choosing theme of the conference on digitization and said that this technology could provide better service to public. Dr. B Suresh President, Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) delivered key note address and presented his views on digitalization of pharmaceutical services. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Dr. S.S.Aggarwal, Vice chancellor of Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University, and Mr. P.K. Datta, Managing Director of Systopic Labs.

IPGA TRUSTEES IN 75TH FIP WORLD CONGRESS DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

IPGA Welfare Trust sponsored three trustees, Dr. Arun Garg,Shri P.P.Sharma,Shri S.L.Nasato attend 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015 scheduled to be held at Dusseldorf (Germany) from September, 29 to Oct., 03, 2015. All the three trustees left Delhi on 27.09.2015 by air and reached Dusseldorf, Germany on 28.09.2015. The host association of FIP Congress, The Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists (ABDA) arranged the logistics at the Congress Centre Dusseldorf (CCD), Dusseldorf. The Congress events started with opening ceremony on 29.09.2015 at 3.00 pm at Stadthalle Hall of CCD. At the outset, Ilka Groenewold, Master of the ceremony, introduced the city of Dusseldorf and welcome the guests and participants. This welcome was followed by Ms. Carmen Pena, President, FIP and Mr. Friedmann Schmidt, President, ABDA. Official opening of congress was made by the President, FIP by delivering her presidential address. Luc Besancon, General Secretary, FIP administered the oath of pharmacists to the participants. After this there was music program for a short while. Following this FIP awards were distributed by the FIP President.

IPGA HARYANA STATE BRANCH SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR AT CBLU, BHIWANI

Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (IPGA) Haryana State Branch sponsored One Day National Seminar was held at Ch. Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani, Haryana on 28th August, 2015. The use of antibiotics is increasing in the health sector but most of the persons, including many from the medicine field itself are ignorant about the side-effects of over-use of the antibiotics. To generate awareness on this issue, a one day National Seminar on the topic “Rational Use of Antibiotics- Role of Pharmacists” was organized by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ch. Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani. Hon’ble Chief Guest Shri Ghanshyam Saraf Ji, Minister of Public Health Engineering and Excise & Taxation, Govt. of Haryana said on the occasion that challenges in the field of health sector are increasing now a days and the persons associated with this field have the responsibility to safeguard the masses from the diseases as well as from the side effects of medicines. He praised the University authorities for choosing a very relevant and useful topic for the seminar. He also assured every help from the State Government for the University for starting new courses related to the Pharmacy and healthcare.

IPGA SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR AT JCP, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

An IPGA sponsored National Seminar on, "Remodelling the Pharmacy Education in India” was organized at Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur on April 11th, 2015. The main objective of the seminar was to discuss about the possibilities that can be made to upgrade the status of pharmacy education in India. About 750 delegates including teachers, research scholars, pharmacy professionals from Pharma industries and Drug control department and students of various pharmacy colleges, throughout the country participated in the seminar. The seminar was graced by the presence of following dignitaries on the dais, Dr. P.C. Dandiya Sir, Emeritus professor, SMS medical college, Jaipur (Chief Guest), Dr. Arun Garg, General Secretary, IPGA, Prof. M.M. Agrawal, Chairman, Jaipur college of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Mr. Ajay Jain, President, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr.Mukul Mathur, Vice president, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr.M.S.Ranawat, Vice President, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr Rajesh Yadav, General Secretary, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr. J. S. Bapna, Director, Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur and Dr. Pankaj Arora, Principal, Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur.

PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM ON ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE, NEW DELHI

Half day public awareness program was organized by Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association in collaboration with Retailers and Distributors Chemists Association, New Delhi on Sunday March 22nd 2015 at FICCI Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. All retailers and distributors of NCT Delhi were invited to participate in the interactive and participative session on one of the most burning issue of today “Prevention of Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics”. More than 250 retailers from across the Delhi NCR along with persons from Drugs Control Department and Educational Institutes attended the awareness program. Every participant was provided with Posters for displaying in their pharmacies and hand out pamphlets for distribution to general public. Mr Kamal Mehrotra from RDCA thanked IPGA for organizing this event and suggested that there should be many more such awareness programmes in the future too for the benefit of all concerned.