Eastern Region Conference – ERIPSCON 2017 .... Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women (VIPW), Enikepadu, Vijayawada in association with Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Enikepadu local branch hosted the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Eastern Region Indian Pharmacological Society, ERIPS Conference 2017 (ERIPSCON 2017). It was conducted for three days in VIPW during 23rd – 25th March, 2017.
Pre-conference workshop was conducted on "Good Laboratory Practice and Good Clinical Practice" at Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada on 23rd March, 2017. Dr. Kamineni Srinivas, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was the Chief Guest.Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar, President, IPS was the Guest of Honor. Chairman, SRK Foundation Sri B. Appa Rao; Secretary, SRK Foundation Sri B. S. Krishna; Principal, VIPW, and Dr. K. Padmalatha were present at the inaugural session. The inaugural session was followed by the talks/presentations of Prof. N. Hari Shankar, Scientist, NIN, Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar, President, IPS and Dr. Ajay Prakash, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr. Girish Gudi, Glenmark. Dr. Bujji Babu, Observer, Andhra Pradesh Medical Council graced the valedictory function.
The conference on the theme "Recent Trends in Drug Discovery and Challenges in Drug Therapy" was held at VIPW, Vijayawada on 24th & 25th March, 2017. Dr. V.S.S. Kumar, Honorable Vice Chancellor of JNTUK, Kakinada, Dr. T.V. Narayana, President, IPA (Ed.), Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar, President, IPS, Dr. Bikash Medhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr. Avizit Hazra, Department of Pharmacology, IPGME&R, Kolkata, Dr. Prakash V. Diwan, Deputy Director and Head, Pharmacology Division, IICT, Hyderabad shared the dais for the inaugural session along with Chairman and Chief Patron Sri B.S. Appa Rao, Secretary and Patron Sri B. S. Krishna and Principal and Convener Dr. K. Padmalatha. Principal and Convener Dr. K. Padmalatha, presented her opening remarks. Guest of Honor, Dr. V. S. S. Kumar, Honorable Vice Chancellor of JNTUK, in his address reiterated the importance of pharmacy education and drug therapy and the need to develop more effective drugs, using new technologies. Dr. T. V. Narayana, President, IPA (Ed.), conveyed the significance of following a uniform curriculum in all the universities under PCI and that it would be implemented from the next academic year.
Prof. Duggirala Visweswaram (retd), senior pharmacologist Andhra University, Visakhapatnam was felicitated for his services to IPS. Dr. S. Satyanarayana, Prof. & Principal (retd.), University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam was confessed upon with Dr. Lalitha Kameswaran Award. The inaugural session came to a close with the oration lecture of Dr. S. Satyanarayana.
Symposium – 1 started with Dr. Prakash V Diwan as Chairperson and Dr. P. Rajeswara Rao, Andhra University as the Co-Chairperson and the theme of the symposium was Advances in Pharmacology. Dr. Avijit Hazra, presented his session on Historical Perspective of Pharmacology, followed by Dr. Bikash Medhi who spoke on Pharmacovigilance- Where do we Stand? and Molecular Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine.Dr. N. Harishankar's topic was Role of Small Animal in Pre-clinical Toxicology. Prof. G. Achari Award and P. C. Dandiya Award for oral presentations and posters respectively invited a huge competition from IPS members. Panel Discussion on Pharmacology Education was coordinated by Dr. Prakash V. Diwan. The topics Pre-clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology were presented by Dr. N. Harishankar and Dr. Bikash Medhi. Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao, Assoc. Dean, NTRCVS, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, gave his presentation on Veterinary Pharmacology. Dr. P. Rajeswar Rao, S.V. University, Tirupathi presented delivered a talk on Regulatory Pharmacology. Oral Presentations for Prof. G. Achari Award were evaluated by Dr. K. Padmalatha, Dr. Prakash V. Diwan and Dr. Bikash Medhi. Posters Presentations in the subject Pharmacology for Prof P.C. Dandiya Award were evaluated by Dr. Harlokesh Narayan Yadav, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. D. Ranganayakulu, Principal, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tirupati, A. P. Non IPS members also competed for the best oral presentation prize. Preliminary screening of the quiz competition was conducted by Lt. Colonel Dr. Y. Ashok Kumar, Principal, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation and Dr. Avizit Hazra, IPGME&R, Kolkata.
On 25th March, 2017, Symposium – 2 (Theme: Advances in Pharmaceutical Science) was chaired by Dr. Navanath Kalyane and co-chaired by Dr. Ranganayakulu. Dr. Harlokesh Narayan Yadav presented his session on Pre-conditioning of Heart in case of Diabetes & Hyperlipidemia. Prof. K. V. Ramana Murthy, Andhra University, presented his session on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prof. K. P. R. Chowdary, Research Director, Vikas Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajahmundry, presented an overview of Targeted Drug Therapy. Dr. Naveen, KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dr. Ravi Kumar, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Bapatla College of Pharmacy chaired and co-chaired the session respectively. Dr. Ch. Ajay Babu, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, MAM College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet and Dr. P. Naga Raju, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Guntur chaired and co-chaired the session. Prof. R. Naga Raju, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, discussed the topic Targeted Drug Therapy. Dr. K. Vijaya Sekhar, Prof., Guntur, Medical College & Hospital, Guntur presented his views on Clinician View for New Therapeutic Agents.
Valedictory Program was organized in the forenoon with Dr. P. B. N. Prasad, Deputy Drugs Controller (India), CDSCO Zonal Office, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Hyderabad as the Chief Guest and Lt. Col. Dr. Y. Ashok as the Guest of Honor. Dr. P. B. N. Prasad, Chief Guest addressed the gathering on the importance of collaboration among academia, industry and regulatory affairs personnel. Lt. Col. Dr. Y. Ashok, expressed his happiness about the performance of the students at the occasion. After their messages, the guests distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions. Prof. G. Achari Award was given to Sri Ramoji Kosuri from IIT, BHU and Prof P. C. Dandiya Award was bagged by Dr. Ch. Siva Reddy of KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada. Altogether 1200 delegates participated in the conference. The delegates were from various streams like medicine (Allopathy & Ayurveda), veterinary, pharmacy and pharm D. 550 registrations were received towards oral presentations and poster presentations, out of which 300 were for oral and 250 were posters. The competition was conducted for non-IPS members in seven categories. Valedictory function ended with distribution of prizes and certificates to the winners and participants of oral, poster and quiz competitions. LOC members received mementoes from the Chairman of SRK Foundation. The conference was concluded with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Sk. Arifa Begum, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Pharmaceutics.
A national seminar onEMERGING TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS IN DRUG DELIVERY was conducted on 18-3-16 at Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women. On 18-3-16, Dr P. Selvamani, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Ph. Technology, Centre for Excellence in Nanobio Translational Research, Anna University, Tiruchiraplli, Tamilnadu delivered a talk on Innovations & Applications of Nanotechnology.
Dr. S. Latha, Asst. Prof,.,Dept., of Ph. Technology, Centrefor Excellence in Nanobio Translational Research, Anna University, Tiruchiraplli, Tamilnadudelivered a talk on Magnetic Drug Delivery System .
The seminar was successful and received a positive feedback and the audience included research scholars, post graduate students, faculty members present in large numbers.
A two day national level workshop was conducted on 29th and 30th January 2016 by Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women, in association with Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS) on Emerging Trends and Innovations in Drug Delivery.Sri.B.S.AppaRao, Chairman, SRK Foundation, in his inaugural address spoke about the importance of research and innovation in the field. On 29-1-16, Dr.B.Dinesh Kumar, President, IPS, Mumbai, Chief Guest enlightened the audience on the topic, Rational use of drugs and Pharmacovigilance. Dr.B.Harishankar, Scientist – F, NCLAS, Hyderabad furnished details about the Animal models in Bio-Medical Research.Dr.Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Principal Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad,in the second session, .delivered a talk on Breeding and Management of Mice and Rats. It was continued by an interestingpractical session on Mice & Rats by Dr.N.Harishankar and Dr.Jerald Mahesh Kumar.
30-1-16, the second day of the programme initiated with the talk by Dr. B. Dinesh Kumar on Ethical Practices in Research, followed by the topic Stimulated Vs Live Animal Experiments by Dr. Jerald Mahesh Kumar. In the second Session, Dr. N. V. Rami Reddy, Asst. Prof. & Coordinator, Dept. of Zoology, Yogi Vemana University, Cuddapah, presentedAn Overview on Drug Discovery Process and Cell Based Assays for Screening. Prof. Dr. V. H. Rao, Prof. & University head, Dept, of Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati discussed the topic Ethics in Animal Experimentation followed by an interactive session held by Dr. N. Harishshankar and Dr. Jerald Mahesh Kumar.
Valedictory function was organized on the evening of the same day attended by Sri. B. Sri Krishna, Secretary, SRK Foundation. Dr. V. H. Rao and Dr. N. V. Rami Reddy were the Special Guests of the function.
Workshop was convened by Prof, Dr. K. Padmalatha, Principal, Vijaya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Women.
Students, researchers, faculty members from all over the state attended the workshop and benefited largely.
National level workshop on "RECENT ADVANCES IN PHARMACY EDUCATION & RESEARCH" was organised by VIJAYA INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES FOR WOMEN, Enikepadu, Vijayawada during 8th & 9th April, 2015. Prof. Dr. S. Satyanarayana, Former Principal, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Vizag, Dr. K. Purna Nagasree, DST " Women Scientist, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Vizag and Dr. Sreedhara Chaganti, Head, Bioanalytical Division, Laila Nutraceuticals, Vijayawada were the resource persons. Prof. Dr. K. Padmalatha, Principal was convener for the workshop, Mr. S. Venkateswara Rao and Dr. Suman Pattanayak were the coordinators of the workshop.
The programme was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. S. Satyanarayana, Former Principal, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Vizag, Dr. K. Purna Nagasree, DST " Women Scientist, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Vizag and Prof. Dr. K. Padmalatha, Principal. The workshop mainly focused on recent developments in pharmacology research, chronopharmacokinetics, practice of simulated animal experiments, regulated bioanalysis, quantitative application HPLC and practice on sophisticated tools used in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis & QA laboratory. The first session of first day was started by an experienced and eminent lecture by Prof. Dr. S. Satyanarayana on Recent Developments in Pharmacology Research followed by an interactive lecture by Dr. K. Purna Nagasree on Research Project & Promotion Schemes. In the afternoon session practice of simulated animal experiments & laboratory sessions were conducted by Mr. A. Jaya Rami Reddy, Asst Prof., Dept. of Pharmacology, VIPW and Mrs. D. Santhi Krupa, Asst Prof., Dept. of Pharmacology, VIPW.
On the second day the morning session was started by a lecture on Quantitative Application of HPLC by Dr. Suman Pattanayak, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Analysis followed by a presentation on Regulated Bioanalysis by Dr. Sreedhara Chaganti, Head, Bioanalytical Division, Laila Nutraceuticals, Vijayawada. Later in the session an interactive and informative lecture on chronopharmacokinetics was delivered by Mr. S. Venkateswara Rao, Sr. Asst. Prof, Dept. of Pharmaceutics. In the afternoon practical session on sophisticated tools used in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis & QA laboratories were conducted followed by poster presentation and evaluation. The results were declared and prizes were distributed in the valedictory function. Valedictory function was started with welcome of chief guest followed by distribution of certificates to the participants. Overwhelming response was obtained and more than 500 participants in the category of research scholars, PG & UG students and teaching staff of various colleges and universities attended the workshop.
VIJAYA INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES FOR WOMEN, Enikepadu, Vijayawada organised a national level workshop on 21st & 22nd March 2014 with a theme RESEARCH : DESIGN, EXECUTION AND PUBLICATIONâ€œ. The seminar was sponsored by SRK Foundation and was inaugurated by Sri. B. S. Appa Rao, Chairman, SRK Foundation and chief patron of the workshop, Dr. A. Rajyalakshmi, Scientist, Bioworld Research Technologies, Somajiguda, Hyderabad and Dr. K. Padmalatha, Principal, VIPW. The seminar was focused on Global trends in Research and Ethics, IMRAD Format, Plagiarism, Art of writing a scientific paper, presentation of results, selection of topic for research and execution of research work done. It is aimed at faculty, research scholars, UG and PG students. The first lecture was delivered by Mr. S. Venkateswara Rao, Sr. Asst. Prof on IMRAD format followed by informative and interactive talk by Prof. (Dr). S. Srinivas Kumar, Director, Research & Development, JNTU Kakinada on Plagiarism. In the afternoon session a lecture on statistical methods for result analysis was delivered by Mr. V. Srinivas, Assoc. Professor, VIPW followed by practical hands on application of statistical software in the result analysis by Mr. N, Srinivas, Lecturer, Dept. of Statistics, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.
On the second day of seminar Dr. A. Rajyalakshmi, Scientist, Bioworld Research Technologies, Somajiguda, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on Global Trends in Research: Status & Ethics. Later in the session a demo on podium presentation & poster presentation for the execution of research work done was elegantly explained by Mr. S. Venkateswara Rao, Sr. Asst. Prof . The concluding lecture was given by Prof.(Dr). K. R. S. Sambasiva Rao, Editor, Journal of Biotechnology & Pharmacy, Dept. of Biotechnology, ANU, Guntur on art of writing scientific paper. Later in the session posters were placed for evaluation. The seminar was concluded by a valedictory function addressed by Prof.(Dr). P. Venkata Narasaiah, Director, SRK foundation, Prof.(Dr). K. R. S. Sambasiva Rao, Editor, Journal of Biotechnology & Pharmacy, Dept. of Biotechnology, ANU, Guntur and Dr. K. Padmalatha, Principal of the Institution. Valedictory function was started with welcome of chief guest followed by distribution of certificates to the participants. Overwhelming response was obtained and more than 200 participants attended the workshop including research scholars, PG & UG students and teaching staff of various colleges and universities.
A two day national level workshop was organised by VIJAYA INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES FOR WOMEN, Enikepadu, Vijayawada with a theme " ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN BIO " PHARMA INDUSTRIES " on 1st & 2nd March 2013. The program was inaugurated by Prof. T. V. Narayana, Chairman, Education Divison, IPA. On this occasion Sri. B. S. Appa Rao, Chairman, SRK Foundation and chief patron of the workshop delivered a key note address and spoke on the motive of the workshop. The first technical session was started by Mr. Ekanth Sareen with emphasis on Intellectual property rights and case studies from the laboratory to the clinic, invention, patenting principles and also international standards of patenting. He also emphasised on the patent process, advantages and classification of patent in the afternoon session of first day.
On the second day Mr. Ekanth Sareen and Mr. Girish Tanwar explained the practical hands on patent validity, research activity and patenting myths. The Valedictory function was started with welcome of chief guest followed by distribution of certificates to the participants. Ovewhelming response was obtained and more than 100 participants attended the workshop including research scholars, PG, UG students and teaching staff of various colleges and universities.