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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63  

SPER 3 rd annual conference on "Recent trends in pharma industry: Bridging the gaps in pharmaceutical education"


Organizing Secretary, SPER 3rd Annual Conference Editor, Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research (JAPTR), Editor-in-Chief, SPER Times Secretary, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 22-C, Jawahar Colony, Gwalior - 474 001, M.P., India

Date of Web Publication30-May-2014

Correspondence Address:
Upendra Nagaich
Organizing Secretary, SPER 3rd Annual Conference Editor, Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research (JAPTR), Editor-in-Chief, SPER Times Secretary, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 22-C, Jawahar Colony, Gwalior - 474 001, M.P.
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-4040.133422

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Dear Friends,

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research [SPER] had successfully organized its 3 rd Annual Conference at Lovely Professional University [LPU], Phagwara [Punjab] India on 08 March 2014.

The inauguration ceremony commenced with lightning of the lamp by all the Honorable guests on the Dias. The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest Prof. (Dr.) Syafiq Bin Abdullah, Founding Dean, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Felicitation and addressed by Prof. Ramesh Kanwar, Vice-Chancellor, LPU, Punjab, Dr. Bhaswat Sundar Chakraborty, Senior Vice-President and Chairman, R and D Core Committee, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad, Mr. S. L. Nasa, President, IHPA, New Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) Saranjit Singh, Head, NIPER, Mohali, Mr. Atul Kumar Nasa, President, IPGA, New Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) G. K. Dash, Head [Research and PG Studies], Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Prof. Vijay Bhalla, Treasurer, IPGA, New Delhi and Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER [Figure 1] and [Figure 2].
Figure 1: Lighting of lamp at SPER 3rd annual conference

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Figure 2: Prof. Abdullah, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia delivering speech

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Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research [SPER], Editor, Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research [JAPTR] and Organizing Secretary, SPER 3 rd Annual Conference 2014 presented the annual report of SPER and introduced the delegates about SPER and various activities carried out by it across the country throughout the year. Moreover, he also shared the information regarding various privileges, grants and scholarships given to the students every year from SPER and about various awards given to the eminent persons and life members from Pharma profession every year i.e. Mrs. Sudha Nagaich Memorial Award, SPER Fellowship Award, SPER Eminent Teacher Award, Principal of the year, Young Scientist, Innovative Researcher, Young Teacher, Young Talent, Best Student for UG, PG, Ph.D. Scholar and SPER Women Forum awards [Figure 3].
Figure 3: Dr. Upendra Nagaich delivering SPER annual report

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Prof. Kanwar, Dr. Nagaich and Prof. Monica Gulati welcomed the Honorable chief guest and guest of honors with floral bouquets. The abstract book was released by chief guest and guest of honors [Figure 4].
Figure 4: Abstract book released by chief guest and dignitaries

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Dr. Upendra Nagaich also highlighted the progress of Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research (JAPTR) [The official publication of Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER)]. The journal is indexed with CAB Abstracts, Caspur, Chemical Abstracts, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, Expanded Academic ASAP, Genamics Journal Seek, Global Health, Google Scholar, Health and Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Pubmed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOLOAR, SCOPUS, SIIC databases, Summon by Serial Solutions and Ulrich's International Periodical Directory.

Dr. Nagaich discussed in detail regarding the privileges extended for the life members of SPER in the article processing charges (APC) for publication in Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research [JAPTR].

Various scientific lecture sessions were delivered by eminent personalities from academics as well as research. The key speakers for this conference were Prof. (Dr.) G. K. Dash, Head [Research and PG Studies], Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Bhaswat Sundar Chakraborty, Senior Vice-President and Chairman, R and D Core Committee, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad, and Prof. (Dr.) Saranjit Singh, Head, NIPER, Mohali. Honorable speakers highlighted the solutions to cure cancer by suggesting natural anti-cancer agents, laid stress of Indian system of medicine-Ayurveda, life saving herbal drugs etc., Dr. Chakraborty shared his views regarding teaching of patient safety in pharmacy curriculum.

The conference was in collaboration with Lovely Professional University [LPU], Phagwara [Punjab] and Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research (JAPTR) [The official Publication of SPER], along with IFTM University, Moradabad (U.P.) as Knowledge Partner and supported by IPA [Education Division], APTI, Bangalore, IPGA, New Delhi, IHPA, New Delhi and Society of Pharmacognosy, Bhopal and sponsored by BIT Meerut, Arogyashala and RNVP Pharmaceutical Consultant, New Delhi and Pharma Pramarsh.

Overwhelming response was received for the conference and more than 490 delegates from around 36 colleges (from 12 states) across the country and more than 60 delegates from Afghanistan, Malaysia, Iran, Bangladesh, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan were participated in the event with their innovative oral and poster presentations. More than 240 participants have presented posters of their research work in different tracks. All posters were judged by learned judges invited from various academic organizations and Pharmaceutical Industries.

This one day international conference was basically highlighted the needs of encouraging the education and training of personnel in the fields of pharmaceutical technology so as to fulfil the industrial requirements. It ultimately results in improved well-being of patients and raise up the standards of health care sector. Experts from pharmacy and allied specialities shared their views regarding the strategies to be employed for raising the paradigm of pharmaceutical education for the betterment of its domains.

The conference offered the common platform for interaction with the eminent academicians, research persons, and industry leaders. It provided an open forum for the professionals of pharmaceutical research and academician to enrich their knowledge in the field of pharmaceutical education and research.

The valedictory function was inaugurated by Mr. Ashok K. Mittal and Mrs. Rashmi Mittal Honourable Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, respectively.

During the conference, Dr. Sunil Kumar Jain [in absentia] was honored with 'Mrs. Sudha Nagaich Memorial Award' for his immense contributions towards the upliftment of pharmacy profession.

Mr. Ashok Mittal highlighted the vital role of pharmacists in the country and their contribution for the development of pharmaceutical society and health care system.

SPER Eminent Teacher Award was conferred upon Prof. (Dr.) Ciddi Veeresham, Professor, Kakatiya University, Warangal for the outstanding contribution in the field of pharmaceutical education and given by Mr. Ashok Mittal, Dr. Upendra Nagaich and Prof Abdullah [Figure 5].
Figure 5: Prof. (Dr.) Ciddi Veeresham being honored with SPER Eminent Teacher Award

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SPER Principal of the year Award was conferred upon Prof. (Dr.) Monica Gulati, Professor and Sr. Dean, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara for the outstanding contribution in the field of uplifting standards of pharmaceutical education and given by Mr. Ashok Mittal, Dr. Upendra Nagaich and Prof Abdullah.

SPER Young Scientist Awards were conferred upon Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal and Mr. Jitendra Gupta, Assistant Prof., GLA University, Mathura.

SPER Innovative Researcher Awards was conferred upon Mohd. Rageeb Mohd. Usman, Assistant Prof., Smt. S. S. Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda.

SPER Young Teacher Award was conferred upon Mr. Bimlesh Kumar, Assistant Prof, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara.

SPER Young Talent Awards was conferred upon Mr. Prashant Tiwari, Assistant Prof. Chouksey Engg. College, Bilaspur.

SPER Best Student Awards (Ph.D., PG, and UG) were conferred upon Ms. Reena Gupta, Ms. Promila Sharan and Mr. Ajay Kumar and given by Mr. Ashok Mittal, Dr. Upendra Nagaich and Prof Abdullah, respectively.

SPER Women Forum-Young Scientist Award was conferred upon Dr. Sushma Gupta, Principal, Swami Vivek an and College of Pharmacy, Rajpura, SPER Women Forum-Innovative Researcher Award was conferred upon Ms. Tania Munjal, Assistant Prof., Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy, Rajpura, SPER Women Forum- Young Teacher Award was conferred upon Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Associate Prof., Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal and SPER Women Forum-Best Student Award was conferred upon Ms. Stuti Asthana, Bharat Institute of Technology, Meerut and given by Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Mrs. Jaya Nagaich and Prof. Monica Gulati.

SPER Best Oral Presentation Awards were conferred upon Dr. Navneet Khurana, Dr. Jasmeen Sidana and Dr. Rakesh Narang and given by Mr. Ashok Mittal, Dr. Upendra Nagaich and Prof Abdullah.

To encourage and motivate the students 05 Best Poster Presentation Awards were given in each discipline by Mr. Ashok Mittal, Dr. Upendra Nagaich and Prof Abdullah, respectively.

Prof. (Dr.) Monica Gulati, Chairman-Local Organizing Committee of the conference presented the vote of thanks.

 
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