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AINDO-WEST INDIES CONFERENCE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Gujarat State Branch and APP West Indies International Branch jointly organized 5th Indo-West Indies Conference on “Modern Trends in Pharmaceutical Education and Research” on 10th December 2017 at Indubhai Patel College of Pharmacy and Research Centre (IPCPRC), Dharmaj, Petlad, Anand, Gujarat.
During this scientific conference, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sahu from Centre for Medical Sciences Education (CMSE), Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago acted as ‘Chief Guest‘; Sh. Jitendra Bhai R. Patel, Chairman, Sanskruti Sanraksha Charitable Trust, Dharmaj acted as ‘Chief Patron‘; Sh. DevangBhai Patel, Trustee, Sanskruti Sanraksha Charitable Trust, Dharmaj acted as ‘Patron‘; Prof. B. N. Suhagia, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, DD University, Nadiad, Gujarat acted as ‘Organizing Chairman‘; Dr. Nehal J. Shah, Principal, IPCPRC, Dharmaj, Anand, Gujarat acted as ‘Organizing Secretary‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretray APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States acted as ‘Convener‘; Dr. Jayvadan K. Patel, President, APP Gujarat State Branch and Principal, Nootan Pharmacy College, Visnagar, Mehsana, Gujarat acted as ‘Co-convener‘; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Founder President APP and Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago acted as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman‘ in absentia and Dr. Mayank Bapna, Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, IPCPRC, Dharmaj, Anand, Gujarat acted as ‘Co-ordinator‘.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with keynote lecture of Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sahu, Lecturer (Curriculum Development), Centre for Medical Sciences Education (CMSE), Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago who addressed the gathering on the topic ‘Students’ Perceptions of Small Group Teaching Effectiveness in Hybrid Curriculum’. Dr. Sahu told that problem based learning is an effective small group teaching method for medical and pharmacy students. Moreover, faculty development and students’ training programmes are required before implementing problem based learning (PBL). Another lecture was delivered by Dr. Alka Agarwal, Principal, U. S. Ostwal Institute of Pharmacy, Mangalwad, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan and National Head, APP Drug Design & MedChem Division on the topic ‘Novel Methods in Drug Design and Development: Challenges and Success’. Dr. Agarwal was honored with ‘APP Fellow Membership 2017’ for her overall contribution in the pharmacy profession. Scientific session was terminated with oration by Dr. Gunjan Jadon, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara, Rajasthan and National Coordinator, APP Drug Design & MedChem Division for which she was honored with ‘APP Outstanding Oration Award 2017‘ (Mr. Manas Tripathi Memorial Award) during the conference.
During valedictory function, Prof. Bhanubhai N. Suhagia, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, DD University, Nadiad, Gujarat was conferred with ‘APP Best Researcher Award 2017’ and Dr. C. N. Patel, Principal, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana, Gujarat was conferred with ‘APP Best Faculty Award 2017’. Also appreciation awards were distributed to chairman and principal of hosting college.
Various posters were presented during this international-level conference and best poster prizes were given to Mr. Umang Shah from Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Petlad, Anand on topic ‘Identification of Potential Chalcone Derivatives: Non-Steroidal Aromatase Inhibitors for Breast Cancer by Molecular Docking and ADMET Prediction’; Ms. Ruby Christian from Anand Pharmacy College, Anand on topic ‘Enhancement of Oral Bioavailability of Withania Somnifera Extract by Novel Self Micro emulsifying Drug Delivery System’ and Ms. Inaxi Parmar from Department of Pharmacy, Sumandeep University, Baroda on topic ‘In silico Design of Human Cyclin Dependent Kinase-2 (CDK-2) Inhibitors using Pharmacophore Mapping and Molecular Docking Approaches’.

      
            INDO-WEST INDIES CONFERENCE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Rajasthan State Branch and APP West Indies International Branch jointly organized 6th Indo-West Indies Conference on “Challenges and Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences on 14th July 2018 at Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara, Rajsamand, Rajasthan, in collaboration with APP MolPharm Division.
During this APP-SIP collaborative conference, Prof. B. L. Choudhary, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur & Chairman, Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer (Rajasthan) acted as ‘Chief Guest‘; Prof. Govindasamy Jeyabalan, Principal, Alwar Pharmacy College, Alwar as ‘Guest of Honor‘; Mr. Ashok Parikh, Secretary, Shrinathji Society for Higher Education, Nathdwara as ‘Chief Patron‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA as ‘Convener‘; Prof. Raghvendra Singh Bhadauria, President, APP Rajasthan State Branch & Principal, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara as ‘Organizing Secretary‘; Dr. Kamal Dua from Discipline of Pharmacy, University of Technology Sydney, Australia as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ and Dr. Gunjan Jadon, Associate Professor, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara, Rajsamand, Rajasthan as ‘Coordinator’.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with lectures of Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Founder President APP & Director, School of Pharmacy, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; Prof. Saurabh Dahiya, President, APP Haryana State Branch & Head, Department of Pharmacy, Lingaya’s University, Faridabad, Haryana; Dr. Gaurav Gupta, National Head, APP MolPharm Division from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur and Dr. Saurabh Kumar Banerjee, Executive Member, APP Rajasthan State Branch from School of Pharmaceutical Management, The IIHMR University, Jaipur who addressed the professional gathering on diverse topics of pharmaceutical interest like ‘Cancer: Impact on Public Health & Pharmacist’s Crucial Role in its Prevention‘, ‘Digital India, Digital Pharmacy Profession‘, ‘Recent Advances in Insulin Therapy for Diabetes‘ and ‘Pharmacovigilance: A Bright Career Opportunity for Pharmacy Graduates‘. During his lecture, Prof. Dahiya discussed that pharmacists, being important part of the health care team need to take lead in using digital technologies towards betterment of healthcare deliverable for all patients.
During the valedictory function, Prof. B. L. Choudhary, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur & Chairman, Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer was conferred with ‘APP Outstanding Achievement Award‘ given in memory of Late Sh. Ranbir Singh Dahiya; Mr. Ashok Parikh, Secretary, Shrinathji Society for Higher Education, Nathdwara and Prof. Raghvendra Singh Bhadauria, Principal, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara with ‘APP Appreciation Awards‘ and Prof. G. Jeyabalan, Principal, Alwar Pharmacy College, Alwar and all the speakers of the conference with ‘APP Certificate of Recognitions‘. Further, Dr. Gunjan Jadon, Associate Professor, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara was felicitated with ‘APP Best Teacher Award‘; Mr. Vikram Choudhary, B.Pharm (IV) year student, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara with ‘APP Best Student Award‘ and Mr. Sunil Singh, Ph.D Research Scholar, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan with ‘APP Outstanding Oration Award‘ given in memory of ‘Late Mr. Manas Tripathi‘. The programme ended by extending vote of thanks to all the resource persons and delegates of the conference.

          
            INDO-CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch and APP Molecular Pharmacology Division jointly organized 1st Indo-Caribbean Conference on “Development & Optimization of Methods for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals on 18th-19th July 2018 at ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore, Morena, Madhya Pradesh, in collaboration with APP West Indies International Branch and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCST).
During this APP-SRCP collaborative conference, Prof. M. P. Kaushik, Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Gwalior acted as ‘Chief Guest‘; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President, Association of Pharmacy Professionals as ‘Guest of Honor‘; Sh. R. S. Sharma, Chairman, ShriRam Group of Colleges, Banmore as ‘Chief Patron‘; Sh. Harendra Sharma, Secretary, ShriRam Group of Colleges, Banmore as ‘Patron’ and Prof. Ajay Sharma, President, APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch & Director, ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore, Morena as ‘Organizing Committee Chairman‘.
Scientific session of this scientific event was enriched with lectures of Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA; Prof. Mohammed Ali, Ex-Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Dr. Gaurav Gupta, National Head, APP MolPharm Division from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan who addressed the professional gathering on different topics of pharmaceutical interest like  ‘Analytical Characterization of Drug-Cyclodextrin Inclusion: A Case of a Phenyl Acetic Acid Derivative‘, ‘Analysis of Phytopharmaceuticals by using Sophisticated Analytical Techniques‘, ‘Structural Analysis of Cyclic Peptides utilizing Diverse Sophisticated Techniques‘ and ‘Application of Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industry‘. All the speakers of the conference were conferred with ‘Certificates of Appreciation‘ after their lectures. During valedictory function, Prof. Anantha Naik Nagappa, Director, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Gwalior acted as ‘Special Guest’.
The conference ended with announcement of APP Delhi State Branch with Prof. Mohd. Ali as ‘President’ of the Branch. Further, Dr. Raghvendra Kumar Mishra (Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gwalior), Dr. Naveen Sharma (ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore), Dr. Sashi Patil (The City College, Gwalior); Mr. Amit Prajapati (ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore) were felicitated with ‘Best Achiever Award‘, ‘Best Researcher Award‘, ‘Best Teacher Award‘, ‘Best Student Award‘ respectively. At the end, Sh. R. S. Sharma, Chairman, ShriRam Group of Colleges, Banmore and Prof. Ajay Sharma, Director, ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore, Morena were felicitated with ‘APP Appreciation Awards‘.

     
                    

INDO-CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE
(ATMC4D-2018)

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Delhi State Branch and APP West Indies International Branch organized 2nd Indo-Caribbean Conference on “Advanced Trends in Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Designing & Development” on July 21, 2018 at MM College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University (MMDU), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana.
During this APP-MMCP collaborative conference, Shri Tarsem Kumar Garg, Hon’ble Chancellor, MMDU Trust acted as ‘Chief Patron‘; Prof. Vipin Saini, Vice Chancellor, MMDU, Solan, Himachal Pradesh as ‘Patron‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary, Association of Pharmacy Professionals as ‘Convener‘; Prof. Mohammed Ali, President, APP Delhi State Branch and Ex-Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi as ‘Co-Convener‘; Dr. Prerna Sarup from MM College of Pharmacy, MMDU, Mullana as ‘Organizing Secretary‘; Dr. Randhir Singh Dahiya, Professor, MM College of Pharmacy, MMDU, Mullana as ‘Coordinator’; Dr. Rita Mourya from School of Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’.
Scientific session of the conference was initiated with lecture of Dr. Mymoona Akhter, Secretary, APP Delhi State Branch from Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi who addressed the gathering on ‘Identification of a Novel Lead against M. tuberculosis DHFR by using Structure Based Drug Design’. The other key speakers were Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Dr. Sunita Dahiya from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA who addressed the gathering on diverse topics of pharmaceutical interest.
Conference was witnessed by Prof. R. K. Goel, President, APTI Punjab State Branch from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab; Prof. Partha Roy, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand; Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Surender Verma from Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana. The conference ended with felicitation of Dr. Manisha Bhatia, Dr. Girish Kumar Gupta, Dr. Anuj Malik, Mr. Samrat Chauhan, Mr. Udit Kapoor and Ms. Anushruti from MM College of Pharmacy, MMDU, Mullana, Haryana with APP Best Achiever Award, Best Researcher Award, Best Teacher Award, Best Research Scholar Award, Best Student Awards respectively. Further, Dr. Randhir Singh Dahiya, Professor, MM College of Pharmacy, MMDU, Mullana, Ambala was nominated as ‘Joint Secretary’ of APP Haryana State Branch.

    
          

jaipurINDO-CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE
(ID3PS-2019)

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Delhi State Branch and West Indies International Branch organized 3rd Indo-Caribbean Conference on “Issues in Drug Design and Development in Pharmaceutical Sector” at Arya College of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan on Jul 18, 2019, in collaboration with APP Biotechnology Division.
During this APP-ACP collaborative conference, Dr. Arvind Agarwal, President, Arya Group of Colleges acted as ‘Chief Patron’; Dr. Puja Agarwal, Vice President, Arya Group of Colleges acted as ‘Patron’; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Founder President APP and Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago as ‘Chief Guest’; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR, USA as ‘Convener’; Dr. Gaurav Gupta, National Head, APP MolPharm Division from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan as ‘Co-convener’; Dr. Suresh V. Chennupati, President, APP Ethiopian International Branch from Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ and Dr. Deepak Kumar Verma, International Head, APP BioTech Division from University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia as ‘Scientific Committee Co-Chairman’.
Scientific sessions of the conference were enriched with lectures of Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Dr. Sushama Talegaonkar, Vice President, APP Delhi State Branch from Department of Pharmaceutics, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), New Delhi and Dr. Mymoona Akhter, Secretary, APP Delhi State Branch from School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi who addressed the professional gathering on diverse topics of pharmaceutical interest viz. ‘Complex peptides with biointerest‘, ‘Bioceramic nanoparticles in bone disorders‘ and ‘Prolyl oligopeptidase inhibitors as novel agents for improvement of cognitive functions: Synthesis and their biological activity‘.
During the valedictory function, Prof. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Arvind Agarwal, Dr. Puja Agarwal, Dr. Surendra Sharma, Mr. Shankar Lal Soni, Mr. Aman, Ms. Soumya Shrivastava, Mr. Deepak Mittal, Mr. Gaurav Jha, Ms. Ritika Devendra Tak, Ms. Akrti Lalit Kishor Agarwal, Mr. Nishant Agarwal, Mr. Vishwas and Ms. Saloni Jain from Arya College of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Rajasthan were felicitated with ‘Appreciation Awards’, ‘Best Teacher Award’, ‘Young Pharmacist Award – Late Sh. Tarsem Jain Memorial Award’, ‘Best Achiever Award’, ‘Best Researcher Award’, ‘Best Researcher Scholar Award’, ‘Best Performer Award’ and ‘Best Student Awards’ respectively. Programme ended with distribution of medals and certificates to winners of best poster awards.

    
          

DSC_6228INDO-WEST INDIES CONFERENCE
(CPTPR-2019)

Association of Pharmacy Professionals Rajasthan State Branch and West Indies International Branch organized 7th Indo-West Indies Conference on “Current Progress & Trends in Pharmaceutical Research” at Alwar Pharmacy College, Alwar, Rajasthan on Jul 20, 2019, in collaboration with APP MolPharm Division.
During this APP-APC collaborative conference, Dr. V. K. Agarwal, Chancellor, SunRise University, Alwar, Rajasthan acted as ‘Chief Patron’; Dr. Manju Agarwal, Executive Director, IET Group of Institutions, Alwar, Rajasthan as ‘Patron’; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR, USA as ‘Organizing Chairman’; Prof. G. Jeyabalan, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur and Principal, Alwar Pharmacy College, Alwar, Rajasthan as ‘Convener’; Prof. R. S. Bhadauria, President, APP Rajasthan State Branch and Principal, Shrinathji Institute of Pharmacy, Nathdwara, Rajasthan as ‘Co-convener’; Prof. Terezinha De Jesus Andreoli Pinto, President, APP Brazilian International Branch from University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ and Dr. Kamal Dua, President APP Australian International Branch from University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia as ‘Scientific Committee Co-Chairman’.
Scientific sessions of the conference were enriched with lectures of Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Dr. Ajay Sharma, Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan who addressed the professional gathering on diverse topics of pharmaceutical interest viz. ‘Chemistry and biopotential of cyclopolypeptides’, ‘Recent approaches in quality control and standardization of herbal drugs’ and ‘Current trend of artificial intelligence in pharmaceutical research’.
During the valedictory function, Prof. G. Jeyabalan, Dr. V. K. Agarwal, Prof. R. S. Bhadauria, Prof. Yogendra Singh, Dr. Naresh Kalra and Mr. Praveen Kumar Goyal from Alwar Pharmacy College were felicitated with ‘Appreciation Awards’, ‘Best Achiever Award’, ‘Best Researcher Award’ and ‘Best Researcher Scholar Award’. Further, Dr. Jeyaram Bharathi Jeyabalan from JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, Tamilnadu was conferred with ‘APP Outstanding Oration Award – Late Mr. Manas Tripathi Memorial Award 2019’ for his oral presentation on ‘Pharmacovigilance program in India’ during the conference.

    
          

vadodaraINDO-CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE
(CTD2MCPS-2019)

Association of Pharmacy Professionals Gujarat State Branch organized 4th Indo-Caribbean Conference on “Current Trends in Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences” at Faculty of Pharmacy, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat on July 22, 2019, in collaboration with APP Drug Design MedChem Division and APP West Indies International Branch.
During this APP-DDU collaborative conference, Dr. H. M. Desai, Vice Chancellor, DD University, Nadiad acted as ‘Chief Patron’; Prof. B. N. Suhagia, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, DD University, Nadiad, Gujarat as ‘Convener’; Prof. Vandana B. Patel, Principal, Babaria Institute of Pharmacy, Varnama, Vadodara as ‘Co-convener’; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary APP from School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR, USA as ‘Organizing Chairman’; Dr. Vijay Urmaliya, International Head, APP MolPharm Division from Janssen Research and Development, Antwerp, Belgium as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’ and Dr. Rita Mourya, Joint Secretary APP Ethiopian International Branch from University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia as ‘Scientific Committee Co-Chairman’.
Scientific sessions of the conference were enriched with lectures of Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Prof. Anju Goyal from Bhupal Nobles’ Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhupal Nobles’ University, Udaipur, Rajasthan and Prof. Alka Agarwal, Head, APP Drug Design MedChem Division and Principal, U. S. Ostwal Institute of Pharmacy, Mangalwad, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan who addressed the professional gathering on diverse topics of pharmaceutical interest viz. ‘Cyclopolypeptides: complex molecules of biointerest’, ‘Application of spectroscopic methods in determination of structure of compounds’ and ‘Drug design and cancer therapy’.
During the valedictory function, Dr. H. M. Desai, Prof. B. N. Suhagia, Dr. Anand B. Pithadia, Prof. Vandana B. Patel, Mr. Hardikkumar B. Rana, Mr. Arpit H. Patavari, Mr. Hitesh V. Bhuria, Ms. Vruddhi P. Patel, Mr. Parth R. Joshi, Mr. Rashesh A. Desai, Ms. Aanchal M. Jain, Ms. Shailza B, Zala, Mr. Jaineel R. Dharod and Ms. Megha S. Patel were felicitated with ‘Appreciation Awards’, ‘Best Teacher Award’, ‘Young Pharmacist Award’, ‘Best Researcher Award’, ‘Best Researcher Scholar Award’, ‘Best Achiever Award’ and ‘Best Student Awards’. The conference ended with announcement of “APP Gujarat State Branch 2019” with Prof. Vandana B. Patel as ‘President’ of the branch.

    
          

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