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National Pharma Conference-2018 Concludes

The national conference on ‘Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences’ organized by National College of Pharmacy(NCP), Manassery in association with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) concluded at National College of Pharmacy Seminar hall on Jan 20.

Dr. S. Kathirvel [HoD- pharmaceutical analysis, NCP] welcomed the gathering. By lighting the lamp, Dr. M.K. Unni Krishnan Principal-National College of Pharmacy, inaugurated the two day conference on Jan 19. The presidential address was delivered by Dr Akash Marathakam [HoD- Pharmaceutical Chemistry, NCP].

Well-known pharma scientists, professors, and researchers gave plenary lectures on different topics connected to pharma science. The conference witnessed the active presence of more than 150 delegates from different parts of the country.

Dr. Ramalingam P., Professor / Director R&D Division-Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (RIPER) – Anantapur – talked about” Analytical Quality by Design approach for HPLC Method development.”

A speech on “Multi target drugs- An Emerging trend” was delivered by Dr. UnniKrishnan M.K., Principal-National College of Pharmacy.
Dr. A. Rajasekaran [M. Pharm Ph.D], Principal-KMCH, College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore-48 spoke on the topic “Interpretation of Infrared spectra- A Practical Approach”.

A session on “Molecular Informatics- from drug discovery to formulation” was led by Dr. Suresh B. Vepuri [M.Pharm. PhD. PD], Honorary Researcher -School of Health Sciences, University of Kwazulu- Natal, Westville- Durban 4000- RSA.

Mr. Rajesh G[ Deputy General Manager- Analytical R&D, Ordain Health Care Global Pvt. Limited Chennai] and Dr. Bijo Mathew[Associate Professor- Department of Chemistry, Ahalia School of Pharmacy, Kerala] talked on the topics “Analytical Method Development and Validation of Pharmaceuticals according to ICH Guidelines” & “Structure Based Drug Design Using Auto dock4.2 Tools” correspondingly.

Plenary lectures, practical hands-on training in various analytical instruments, training in molecular docking and poster presentations were also conducted as part of the conference. The interactive session followed by the conference was much informative and helpful for the aspiring phama students and researchers.

The sessions were followed by lunch. The program was concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Ajeesh V [Lecturer- Pharmaceutical Chemistry, NCP].