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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-42  

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 4 th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on "Pharmaceutical Innovations for Global Excellence: Ignite, Invent, Implement"


Organizing Secretary, SPER 4th Annual International Conference and Exhibition 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 Publication2-Apr-2015

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Upendra Nagaich
Organizing Secretary, SPER 4th Annual International Conference and Exhibition 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: 10.4103/2231-4040.154522

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Dear Friends,

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER) had successfully organized its 4 th Annual International Conference and Exhibition (SPER 2015) at DIT University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) India on February 27-28, 2015.

The inauguration ceremony commenced with lighting of the lamp by Shri Surendra Singh Negi, Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Uttarakhand and other dignitaries followed by Saraswati Vandana [Figure 1]. The conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Surendra Singh Negi, Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Uttarakhand, felicitation and address by Prof. K. K. Raina, Vice-Chancellor, DIT University, Dehradun, Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER and Co-ordinator, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, Prof. (Dr.) S. H. Ansari, Head, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) B. Mishra, Professor and Former Head, IIT-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Prof. (Dr.) Heng Wan Sia Paul, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Mr. R. K. Jain, President and CEO, East African (India) Overseas, Dehradun and Prof. (Dr.) N. V. Satheesh Madhav, Director, Faculty of Pharmacy, DIT University, Dehradun [Figure 2].
Figure 1: Lighting of the lamp at Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER) 4th Annual International Conference and Exhibition (SPER 2015)

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Figure 2: Prof. Paul, National University of Singapore, Singapore delivering speech

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Shri Surendra Singh Negi, Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Uttarakhand emphasized on the importance of research in pharmaceutical sciences in the state which is struggling with diseases like swine flu and dengue. He rued the fact that while the whole world is pursuing research in ayurvedic medicines, Uttarakhand, which is known for its herbal wealth is still far behind in research and development in this area [Figure 3].
Figure 3: Sh. Surendra Singh Negi, Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Uttarakhand, delivering inaugural speech

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Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Organizing Secretary, SPER 4 th Annual International Conference and Exhibition (SPER 2015) 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 SPER life members every year that is, 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.

Dr. Upendra Nagaich extended his special gratitude to Mr. Rajiv Kothiwal, Honourable Chancellor, IFTM University; Moradabad and Prof. (Dr.) R. M. Dubey, worthy Vice-Chancellor, IFTM University, Moradabad for supporting SPER from the inception and being a mainstay behind the success and various activities of the society.

In the welcome address, Vice-Chancellor, DIT University highlighted the importance of drugs and role of the pharmaceutical industry for the wellbeing of patients.

Prof. Raina and Dr. Nagaich welcomed the Honorable chief guest and guest of honors with floral bouquets [Figure 4]. The abstract book was released by chief guest and guest of honors [Figure 5].
Figure 4: Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research felicitating Hon. Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Uttarakhand

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Figure 5: Abstract book released by chief guest and dignitaries

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The conference was in collaboration with DIT University, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research (JAPTR) (the official publication of SPER), along with IFTM University, Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) as Knowledge Partner, Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon as university partner and supported by IPA (Education Division), APTI, Bangalore, IPGA, New Delhi, IHPA, New Delhi and Society of Pharmacognosy, Bhopal and sponsored by Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad, Pharma Pramarsh, Rohtak and Bentham Sciences, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Upendra Nagaich shared with delegates about the launch of SPER Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab State Branches in the year 2014. Dr. Nagaich discussed in detail regarding the privileges extended for the life members of SPER in the article processing charges for publication in JAPTR.

Overwhelming response was received for the conference and more than 570 delegates from around 79 colleges (from 16 states) across the country and more than 35 delegates from Afghanistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, Bangladesh, Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan were participated in the event with their innovative oral and poster presentations. More than 220 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.

The various scientific lectures were delivered by eminent personalities from academics as well as industry. The key speakers for this conference were Prof. (Dr.) S. H. Ansari, Head, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) B. Mishra, Professor and Former Head, IIT-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Prof. (Dr.) Heng Wan Sia Paul, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Dr. Prakasham Reddy Shetty, Deputy Director and Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad and Mr. R. K. Jain, President and CEO, East African (India) Overseas, Dehradun.

This 2-day international conference was basically highlighted with an aim to provide an insight full regarding the present transforming global scenario and vital requisite to improve the level of pharmacy education that can rise up and keep a breath with standards of our speedy developing pharmaceutical industry.

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 1 st day concluded with the cultural events performed by the young students of DIT University, Dehradun.

The 2 nd day of the conference commenced with the scientific lectures of Dr. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drug Controller (India), CDSCO, New Delhi and Dr. Prakasham Reddy Shetty, Deputy Director and Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad.

Dr. Eswara Reddy highlighted the current scenario of the pharmaceutical industry along with the regulatory requirement. Dr. Reddy highlighted the vital role of pharmacists in the country and their contribution for the development of pharmaceutical society and health care system [Figure 6].
Figure 6: Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research felicitating Dr. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drug Controller (India), CDSCO, New Delhi

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The valedictory function was inaugurated by Dr. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drug Controller (India), CDSCO, New Delhi and the SPER awards was given by Dr. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drug Controller (India), CDSCO, New Delhi, Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER, Prof. K. K. Raina, Vice-Chancellor, DIT University, Dehradun, Mr. R. K. Jain, President and CEO, East African (India) Overseas, Dehradun and Prof. N. V. Satheesh Madhav, Director, Faculty of Pharmacy, DIT University, Dehradun.

During the conference, Mr. Tarsem Jain, Editor, Pharma Pramarsh was honored with "Mrs. Sudha Nagaich Memorial Award" for his immerse contributions toward the upliftment of the pharmacy profession.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Fellowship Award was conferred upon Prof. (Dr.) Satish Sardana, Principal, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Sonipat and Mohd. Rageeb Mohd. Usman, Smt. S. S. Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda for their active involvement and contribution in the various activities of SPER throughout the year.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Eminent Teacher Award was conferred upon Dr. Prakasham Reddy Shetty, Deputy Director and Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad and Prof. (Dr.) Ranjit Singh, Director, Govt. College of Pharmacy, Rohru for the outstanding contribution in the field of pharmaceutical education.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Principal of the year Award was conferred upon Prof. (Dr.) B. Mishra, Head, IIT-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi for the outstanding contribution toward uplifting the standards of pharmaceutical education.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Young Scientist Awards were conferred upon Dr. Yasir Hassan Siddique, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Dr. Madan Mohan Gunda, SRR Govt. Degree and PG College, Karimnagar.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Innovative Researcher Award was conferred upon Dr. Virendra Kumar Tiwari, Dabur Research Foundation, Ghaziabad.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Young Teacher Award was conferred upon Dr. Shiva Krishna Pabba, St. Peter's College of Pharmacy, Warangal and Mr. Anshu Gupta, Swift School of Pharmacy, Rajpura.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Young Talent Award was conferred upon Mr. Bharat Vijaykumar Jain, Smt. S. S. Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda and Mr. Sunder Singh, IPS College of Pharmacy, Indore.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Best Student Awards (Ph.D., PG, and UG) were conferred upon Mr. Sundeep Chaurasia, Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, Mr. Vaibhav Mangalrao Darhekar, P. Wadwani College of Pharmacy, Yavatmal, Mr. Kuldeep Singhal, Sardar Bhagwan Singh PGIBSR, Dehradun, Mr. Ashish Kumar, Amity University, Noida, Mr. Shrey Bhargava, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Rajpura, respectively.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Women Forum-Innovative Researcher Award was conferred upon Prof. (Dr.) Anupama Diwan, Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon, SPER Women Forum-Young Scientist Award was conferred upon Ms. Sarita Kumari Yadav, Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT-BHU, Varanasi, SPER Women Forum-Young Teacher Award was conferred upon Dr. Ginpreet Kaur, SPP SOP Tech. (NMIMS), Mumbai and SPER Women Forum-Best Student Award was conferred upon Ms. Charu Bharti, Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Meerut.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Best State Branch award was conferred upon Maharashtra State Branch for their continuous involvement and development of SPER in the state.

Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Best Oral Presentation Awards were conferred upon Dr. Ginpreet Kaur and Dr. Yasir Hassan Siddique and given by Prof. Ranjit Singh, Prof. Parveen Bansal, and Dr. Upendra Nagaich.

To encourage and motivate the students, 05 Best Poster Presentation Awards were given in each discipline by Mr. Tarsem Jain, Prof. Heng Wan Sia Paul, Prof. B. Mishra, Dr. Prakasham Reddy Shetty, Prof. Satish Sardana, and Dr. Upendra Nagaich, respectively.

Prof. (Dr.) N. V. Satheesh Madhav, Chairman-Local Organizing Committee of the conference presented the vote of thanks.

 
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