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INAUGURATION OF MP STATE BRANCH & NATIONAL SEMINAR AT TIP, BHOPAL

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

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.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DENDRIMER IN NANO DRUG DELIVERY

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.

IPGA SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR AT IPS, KURUKSHETRA

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.

IPGA SPONSORED NATIONAL WORKSHOP AT HIPER, LUCKNOW

Two days workshop was organized by Hygia institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Lucknow on 5‐6th of April 2014 in collaboration with IPGA Welfare trust, New Delhi. The theme of the workshop was Alternative to Animal Experimentation in Pharmacy Education. Dr Ramesh Goyal, Distinguished Professor, Institute of Life Sciences, University of Ahmedabad, was the chief Guest to grace the occasion. Dr. Arun Garg, Head, School of Medical sciences, K.R. Mangalam University, -Gurgaon, Dr. Devendra Pathak, Director, RAP Mathura, Dr. C. Nath, Chief scientist, Division of Toxicology, CDRI, Lucknow and Dr. Pushpendra Tripathi, Director, Rameshwaram Institute of Technology & Management, Lucknow were also the speakers at this workshop. The technical session commenced with a lecture by Dr. Ramesh Goyal, Distinguished Professor, University of Ahmedabad, on “Experiences in experimental Pharmacology: in vitro assays as alternative to animal models”. The other speaker Dr. Arun Garg, Dean, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon had delivered a lecture on “Importance of Animals in Biological Research including 3R”. In the post lunch session, there was a Hands on training given to the students on various Simulation experiments in Experimental Pharmacology like Simulation of Pharmacological experiments on guinea pigiIleum prepration, Simulation of pharmacological experiments on Rabbit jejunum preparation, by Talha Jawaid, Head, Dept. of Pharmacology, Hygia Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research,Lucknow.