Mysore/Mysore: The 25th Annual Three Day Convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Mysuru, (APTICON-2022) hosted by JSS College of Pharmacywas inaugurated on Friday at the Sri Rajendra Auditorium at the JSS Medical College campus.
Sudarshan Jain, Secretary General of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) opened the convention and presented awards to the professors of pharmacy.
Speaking on the occasion, Jain said the convention is themed “Empowering Academia to Advance Pharmacy Education.” Emphasizing that conventions like this will motivate and help pharmacy educators and students update their knowledge and skills with current trends, he said it will also help bring knowledge from the pharmaceutical industry to the students, researchers and teachers.
Dr. Milind Janrao Umekar, President, APTI (Central), India, in his presidential address, noted that the healthcare profession comprising of industry and practice sectors is undergoing rapid change. In recent years, the Indian pharmaceutical industry has made tremendous progress. Ever-expanding areas of practice need clinically and technologically trained pharmacy professionals who can meet global challenges and compete with multinational corporations (MNEs), he added.
Earlier, the Director of JSS College of Pharmacy, Dr. TM Pramod Kumar, who gave the welcome speech, hoped that the convention would take the industry-institution interaction to a new level leading to joint scientific study projects, recruitment, joint R&D projects and other industry benefits. academic staff and institutions.
JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary Dr CG Betsurmath, Secretary SP Manjunath, JSS AHER Vice Chancellor Dr Surinder Singh, Pro-Chancellor Dr B. Suresh, Pharmacy Council of India Chairman Dr Montu Patel, APTICON-2022 Organizing Secretary Dr V Balamuralidhara, APTI (Centre ), Indian Secretary Dr. Raman Dang and others were present.
About two thousand pharmacy professionals, students, industrialists and others took part in this three-day event.