The two day 29th annual conference of Indian Pharmacy Graduates' Association was held at the Smt Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium at the campus of Lovely Professional University, Punjab on 22nd and 23rd November, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Emerging Opportunities in Pharmacy Profession”. During five scientific sessions of the conference, eminent speakers from across the country shared their views with the delegates regarding the conventional and unconventional opportunities emerging in the Pharmacy sector. More than 120 delegates presented their research papers on plethora of subjects like covering different thrust areas including Pharmaceutical Technology, Biotechnology, Drug Delivery, Herbal Technology and more. Member of Parliament & Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA (Purno Agitok) Sangma inaugurated theconference. MLA Meghalaya, Mr Conrad Sangma was also present on the occasion. The guests were welcomed by Sh Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University and Sh A K Nasa. Congratulating both the organizing bodies of the conference, the Chief Guest Mr PA Sangma praised university set up and massive conference arrangements open heartedly. Being greatly impressed with the vibrancy at LPU, MP Sangma said: “Encouraged to see the great efforts at LPU, PM Modi's impressive endeavours in foreign countries and as per my perceptions thereof; I am confident in saying that in Asia 21st Century belongs to India.” Addressing students in particular, he said: “Under the great vision of your university, you have great opportunities to grab. India has growth in many sectors including pharmaceutical, hospitality, tourism, IT sectors and more. However, we need to identify sectors which are to grow. At present, great attention to Innovativeness, Research & Development is a must for which LPU is already embarked upon. Now, students are required to play an important role in building a self‐sufficient India. With the growth of India we all will grow, and for that we all should be a support for such a change.”
IPGA MP state branch was inaugurated at Truba Institute of Pharmacy, Bhopal on 27th Sep, 2014. The programme was coupled with MPCST and IPGA sponsored seminar on “Role of Computational Model for the Optimization of Pharmaceutical Products”. The programme was attended by more than 350 delegates from all major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Following dignitaries were present: Shri Atul Nasa, President IPGA, (Chief Guest), Er Sunil Dandir, Chairman Truba Advance Sciences Kombine, Dr Arun Garg, General Secretary IPGA; Shri Vijay Bhalla, Treasurer IPGA; Shri P P Sharma Advisor, founder member, former Secretary and President IPGA & past vice president PCI; Shri Bhanu Dua former secretary and president IPGA; Dr Devender Pathak vice president Central Zone IPGA; Dr Dheerendra Kaushik, President IPGA Kurukshetra Local Chapter; Dr H S Chandel, President IPGA MP state branch; Dr Karunakar Shukla, General Secretary IPGA MP state branch and many eminent intellectuals, Principals/ Directors/Heads of different Pharmacy colleges.
IPGA Family Get Together was organized on 24th August, 2014(Sunday) at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, where in, approximately 100 families of IPGA members along with several dignitaries participated. IPGA felicitated several dignitaries and senior members of IPGA like Prof.B.D.Miglani (Ex. Principal College of Pharmacy, Delhi), Prof. S.S.Agarwal (Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Amity University, Noida), Mr P.D. Sheth (Vice President, FIP), Prof.S.L.Nasa (Registrar, Delhi Pharmacy Council), Mr. B. R. Sikri (Co-chairman FOPE & CMD, ABS Mercentiles), Prof. R.K. Khar (Principal, BSA College of Pharmacy, Faridabad), Dr. Dhirender Kaushik (President, IPGA, Kurukshetra Branch), Mr. S.P. Singh (Gen.Secretary IPGA Bihar Branch), Mr. Kamal Bhardwaj from FICCI and Prof.Jagdev Singh, Mr.N.R. Bhattacharya, Apart from the Cultural evening with gazals & D.J, Lucky Draw prizes and Return gift were also given by the IPGA. All the members enjoyed the IPGA Family Get-Together.
2nd International Symposium on Dendrimer in Nano drug delivery was organized on 14th & 15th June 2014 at Auditorium of CSIR‐CDRI by joint efforts of Rameshwaram Institute of Technology and Management and Indian Pharmacy Graduate Association in Collaboration with Research group of Prof N.K. Jain. The inaugural ceremony was graced by the presence of Padamshree Nityanand, Former Director, CSIR‐CDRI as Chief Guest, Prof Antony D'Emanuale, Dean, Dept. of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Central University of Lancshire, U.K., Prof N.K.Jain, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr H. S. Gour University, Sagar, M.P., Dr Arun Garg, General Secretary, IPGA, Delhi, Dr D.S. Yadav, Pro Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, Dr. Sandeep Tiwari, Associate Prof King George Medical University, Lucknow and Dr. Pushpendra Kumar Tripathi, Organizing Secretary and President, IPGA, UP. The Two days symposium had 6 Technical Sessions and 4 Poster Sessions followed by Valedictory Session. For the various scientific sessions we had eminent speakers to share their views on dendrimers and nano drug delivery.
National seminar on “Role of Community Pharmacist in Handling of Antibiotics” sponsored by Indian Pharmacy Graduates' Association (IPGA) was organized at Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra on 12th April, 2014. President IPGA, Kurukshetra Local Chapter and National Seminar Organizing Secretary Dr. Dhirender Kaushik welcomed all the guests in seminar and also gave brief introduction about the IPGA and theme of the seminar. Prof. Arun Garg, General Secretary IPGA was the Chief Guest of this event. To grace the event, guests including Prof. A.C. Rana, Director, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Seminar Chairperson, Prof Om Prakash, Vice‐Chancellor, Manav Bharti University, Solan, Mr. Lalit Goel, President IPGA Haryana Branch, Mr. P.P. Sharma, Ex‐Vice President, Pharmacy Council India, New Delhi, Prof. Vijay Bhalla, Director Lloyd School of Pharmacy, Noida were present. The entire event was presided over by Prof. K.C. Ralhan, Registrar, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.