25th Annual National Convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Mysuru Begins: Welcome to Mysooru News

Mysore: JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru held the 25th APTI National Convention from September 2-4 at JSS AHER, Mysuru.

Pharmacy education has played a central role in preparing competent pharmaceutical care professionals to meet the health needs of the public, and pharmacists have an essential role in ensuring the effective and responsible use of medicines. Pharmacists monitor drug use and help patients adhere to medication regimens and use drugs responsibly, and pharmaceutical scientists can develop new drugs and treatment strategies.

APTI focuses on promoting pharmaceutical education in the country and has facilitated many academic activities. It has been driven by educational reforms aimed at producing health professionals who are better equipped and better prepared to meet current and future needs and to deal with existing and emerging health challenges.

Technology has increasingly become a feature of our lives. The field of education is no exception. ICT has been widely proposed as a means of reforming pharmacy education.

APTICON aims to empower scholars to advance pharmacy education among academics, professional science leaders, and regulators to set future milestones in education. The scope of the conference focused on educational and developmental needs to create competent pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Good pharmacy education provides a conceptual framework for the design, implementation, and evaluation of contemporary educational programs for pharmacists worldwide.

The objectives of the 25 APTICON 2022 are to:

1. Describe the importance of accreditation and classification for the pharmaceutical establishment
2. Defining teacher quality
3. Strategize on how to adopt technology in education
4. Create a blueprint to promote research culture
5. Leadership and good governance

APTICON is a three-day convention that fosters an innovative environment and provides a collaborative platform for academics, researchers, scientists, and pharmacy students to adopt a vision to guide the future activities of the profession.

Plenary sessions, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, and networking provided insight into new concepts in the world of pharmacy.
Industry-institution interaction at a new level leading to joint scientific study projects, recruitments, joint R&D projects and other benefits for industry personnel and academic institutions.

The visiting college authorities had showcased their academic facilities and other achievements during their visits to company roundtables to create collaborations for joint R&D, scientific studies and recruitment opportunities.
The colleges had the opportunity to enter into a general memorandum of understanding with the participating pharmaceutical company on their will

The organizing team of APTICON 2022, Mysuru had invited COLLEGE TEAMS to present a formal new product, product development and other scientific research concepts or scientific work done, and presented a pitch in the FLAME, the pitching event.

The terrain had been evaluated by prominent CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY who had taken the concept presented to the next level.

Around two thousand pharmacy professionals, students, industrialists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical executives from different states across the country took part in the three-day event.

The inaugural function of the convention was held at 3 p.m. Friday at Sri Rajendra Auditorium, JSS Medical College, Mysuru.

The chief guest was Sudarshan Jain, Chief Adviser of India Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) in Mumbai, General Secretary, who opened the convention and presented the awards to professors of pharmacy.

Sudarshan Jain published the Remembrance and delivered the keynote address.

He mentioned that congresses like this will motivate and help pharmacy teachers and students to update their knowledge and skills with current trends.

The guests of honor were Dr. CG Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, and Dr. Montu Patel, Chairman, Pharmacy Council of India, S P. Manjunath, Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, Dr. B. Suresh, Pro-Chancellor, JSS AHER, Mysuru, Dr Surinder Singh Vice-Chancellor, JSS AHER, Mysuru, Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India, New Delhi. Dr. Balamuralidhara V., Department of Pharmacy, was the organizing secretary.

The chair of the inaugural ceremony was Dr. Milind Janrao Umekar, President, APTI (Central) India.

Dr. Raman Dang, Secretary, APTI (Central) India, and Dr. TM Pramod Kumar, Organizing Chairman of the 25th APTICON 2022 and Principal, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru also took part in the inaugural ceremony.

Dr. Milind Janrao Umekar, in his presidential address, mentioned that the healthcare profession comprising the industrial and practice sectors is undergoing a transformation. 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. It is in this respect that pharmacists play a leading role in ensuring optimal pharmacotherapy, by contributing to the discovery, development, manufacture, quality assurance, supply and regulatory control of medications.

Sudarshan Jain, in his keynote speech, mentioned that conventions like this will improve the quality of pharmacy teachers and students, which will strengthen the academia and the pharmaceutical industry in this country.

Dr. CG Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, addressed the assembly and underscored the importance of the convention for progress and advancement.

SP Manjunath, Secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Dr Surinder Singh, Vice Chancellor, JSSAHER, Mysuru, Dr Montu M Patel, Chairman, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, Dr B Suresh, Pro-Chancellor, JSSAHER, Mysuru also took the gathering and mentioned that conferences like this will help bring knowledge from the pharmaceutical industry to students, researchers and teachers in academia across the country.

Dr. TM Pramod Kumar, Director of JSSCPM and Organizing Chair of APTICON-2022 delivered the welcome address.

Dr. Balamuralidhara V, Organizing Secretary, APTICON-2022, delivered the vote of thanks.
This 25th APTICON 2022 was an opportunity for researchers, academics, industrialists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical leaders across the country to realize the vision of Healthy India.

This three-day event was informed by keynote addresses, guest presentations, posters, and most importantly, the opportunity to connect with friends, students, and teachers.

Besides the inaugural event, the three-day session included plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations. More than 16 speakers from all over the world give talks at this event.

The said convention provides a platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas to balance pharmacy education and research with science and practice, according to Dr. Balamuralidhara V, Organizing Secretary.

– Mysoorunews Team

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