Saturday, 15 February 2014 | Dehradun
Dozens of pharma specialists from India and abroad held discussions and ideas over the current trends in the discipline of pharmaceutical sciences and threw light and expressed their perceptions over the recent research assignments conducted in the field of pharma education and discipline in the 2-day ‘International Conference on Pharmaceutical Science’ (ICPS-2014) that was started in Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology and Science (SGRRITS) in Dehradun on Friday.

After inaugurating the first conference of its kind in the Uttarakhand,  President of Pharmacy Council of India Dr B Suresh highlighted the significance of ‘Pharm-D’ course. He said that in foreign countries, ‘Pharm-D’ course is very much popular and opted by a large number of students and said that Pharm-Ddegree holders can seek employment in hospitals as clinical practitioners.
In foreign countries, Pharm-D students are playing quite a significant role in patient care. He emphasised that pharmacy professional have their own crucial role in clinical services. Speaking on the occasion, vice-president of Centre for Responsible Nutrition, USA, Dr James Griffith provided useful information about conventional and herbal medicines. A day will come when the herbal medicines of today will be the patents of tomorrow. The way the Ayurvedic, Unani and traditional Chinese medicines are gaining popularity, the time has come for the herbal medicines also to be patented.

The way the dosage and course of Allopathic Medicines is well set, the same way the dosage and course of Herbal Medicines must be ascertained. Expressing her views, Dr Shanti Paul, WHO (Switzerland) threw light over the significance of pharmacovigilence in today’s perspective. Expressing her views, Prof Preeti Kothiyal, Principal, Pharma department, SGRRITS and Convener of conference said that pharma exponents from world over have arrived on one stage to share their knowledge and ideas.
SGRR PG College’s Principal Prof VA Bourai, Guest of Honour Dr S Farooq also shred their views. Authorised Signatory Manager, SGRR Education Mission GS Rana, coordinator Shri Darbar Sahib VK Nautiyal, SGRRITS Dean Academic Brij Singh, Dean Academic Col Anand, Dr Nardev Singh, Manish Mishra, Yogendra Bahuguna, Lakshmi Goswami, Dr Prashant Mathur, Dr Arun Kumar, Praveen Chaudhary and students, faculty members, industry delegates, 402 researchers from 35 Pharma Institutes and delegates from IIT, FRI, Punjab University, Forensic Lab Gujarat were also present.|