The 34th Annual Conference of IPGA on the theme “India as Pharmacy of the World-Opportunities and Challenges” was conducted on 24th September at DY Patil College of Pharmacy. The conference began with an inaugural function in the presence of around 450 participants, the executive committee of IPGA, along with office bearers and members of the Maharashtra State Chapter, and the drug control officers as members of the Drug Inspector Welfare Association (MS), among others.
In addition, Professor Dr GD Yadav was the Chief Guest.
On the occasion, the pharmacy graduates who excelled in different fields across the country were awarded. Professor Dr Yadav, in his inaugural speech, put emphasis on developing a scientific and research-oriented mindset.
A souvenir was also released during the conference with content promoting knowledge and insights from experts, also to give a message of “Go Green.”
Later on, the event saw lectures from Professor Dr Rajendra Pratap Gupta (Topic- Pharmacist: Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals: Past, Present and Future), Dr Ajit Parulekar gave talk on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and implications for healthcare, Dr Sarthak Ranade gave a talk on the topic India as Pharmacy of the world, and Ajit Kaikini conducted a motivational session on the topic: Performing intellectual to practical professional.
Next day, the participants gathered at the venue to celebrate the World Pharmacist Day with the theme–Pharmacy united in action for a healthier world. The Chief Guest of this celebration was Dr Montu Kumar Patel, President, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. He emphasised on the importance and role of pharmacists in healthcare system.
A panel discussion on various topics of pharma interest in the current scenario, and also a vision on the future and policies was also held during the event.