On Saturday April 22nd 2017, SGT College of Pharmacy, SGT University, organized first National Conference on Pharmacy Practice on the theme “Responsible Use of Medicines “for the pharmacy Students. The conference was sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Directorate of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and partially by Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association (IPGA). It was an innovative concept to organize the “1st National Conference on Pharmacy Practice” as it brought together the professionals from Hospital Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy , Clinical Pharmacy, Industry, Research, Academics, Regulatory and other sectors of Pharmacy profession. Dr Vijay Bhalla, Director Professor SGT College of Pharmacy, used the platform to release the handbook on Career opportunities in Pharmacy practice, sponsored by IPGA welfare Trust. The renowned speakers Mr. Atul Nasa in his Keynote address highlighted some of the burning issues like Drug abuse by students, Life style disorder like Hypertension, Diabetes & Obesity. Prof. Pramil Tiwari highlighted the role of Pharmacist in the Community perspective on the usage of Medicines with utmost care and cautions to enhance patient safety. Mr. Pawan K Jaggi, deliberated on Prevention of Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics. He also informed about regulatory aspects and WHO concern on the issues. Dr. Rishi Kumar,informed the august gathering about the various Pharmacovigilance aspects and reporting methods for the benefits of the participants. He showed a very emotional video clip on Thalidomide tragedy. The main attraction of the event was participation of 365 delegates from 20 different Pharmacy Institutions from all over the country and 55 poster presentations. In the last the winners of the poster presentation competition were announced and felicitated by the jury. The winner of the poster presentation competition was Ms Nazia Siddhiqui, student of Masters from NIPER, Mohali.
School of Pharmaceutical Management, The IIHMR University in association with the Indian Pharmaceutical Graduate Associate (IPGA) conducted one day conference with the title of Pharma Summit 2017 on Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 with the theme of Emerging Careers in Pharmaceutical Industry emphasizing on Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance, and Data Management at The IIHMR University, Jaipur. The IPGA team from Central and Rajasthan Branch coordinated well to give the momentum to the Pharma Summit 2017 and succeed to got more than 600 participants.
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 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.
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.