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National SeminarNATIONAL SEMINAR

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch, Bhopal organized a National Seminar on ‘Strategic Development and Key Issues in Cancer Research’ in collaboration with SCAN Research Laboratories, Bhopal on the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ on 4th February, 2014 at Hotel Ronak Plaza, MP Nagar, Bhopal. The main motive of the event was to discuss among young pharmacists about latest developments in cancer research. The chief guest of the seminar was Dr. Surinder Sharma, President, Haryana State Pharmacy Council, Panchkula, Haryana who was honored with ‘Eminent Pharmacist Award 2014’ by Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP for his excellent contribution in the field of pharmacy.
The scientific session of the event was initiated with the inaugural lecture of Prof. Devender Pathak, who addressed the professional gathering on ‘Cancer: Causes and Prevention’. International speaker from University of Rhodes Island, USA – Dr. Bhupender Singh delivered a talk on ‘Adriamycin Prodrugs and Delivery System Efficacy in Cancer Therapy’. Another renowned speakers, Prof. Mohammed Ali from Hamdard University, New Delhi and Prof. Milind Pande, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, People’s University, Bhopal delivered lectures on ‘Herbal Drugs in Cancer Therapy’ and ‘Herbal Medicine for Cancer Patients: An Evidence Based Review’ respectively.
During the seminar, Dr. Naitikkumar Trivedi (Anand, GJ), Mr. Shahzad Ahmed (Jhunjhunu, RJ), Mr. Deepak S. Mohale (Thanjavur, TN) won best oral presentation awards and Mr. Prashant Tiwari (Bilaspur, CG), Mr. Shehzad Khan (Nashik, MS), Mr. Prathmesh V. Patel (Anand, GJ) won best poster presentation awards.
This Scientific event was witnessed by Prof. Vinod P. Saxena, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Jiwagi University, Gwalior; Dr. Ameeta Argal, Principal, Rajeev Gandhi College of Pharmacy, Bhopal; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Secretary APP and members of APP MP State Branch – Dr. Ashish Manigauha, President; Ms. Jyoti Srivastava Joint Secretary; Mr. Gopesh Gunjan, Executive Member; Mrs. Rita Mourya, Treasurer APP and Mr. Prabhat Jain, Director, SCAN Research Laboratories, Bhopal. Programme was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Sushil Kumar Kashaw, Secretary of APP MP State Branch.

        
             

guest lectureGUEST LECTURE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized a “Guest Lecture” on 21st February, 2014 at Globus College of Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Invited lecture on the topic “Prodrugs for Cancer Therapy” was delivered by Dr. Bhupender Singh Chhikara, Post Doctoral Scientist from Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhodes Island, Kingston, United State of America (USA). Event was initiated with welcome of Dr. Chhikara with bouquet of flowers by Dr. Sunita Dahiya, HOD and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Dr. Bhupender Singh is well recognized organic chemist and research scientist especially in designing and synthesis of novel nucleoside RT inhibitors and anticancer agents. Moreover, he is also known for his expertise in synthesis and radio-diagnosis of cancer and, carbon nanotubes. He is recipient of postdoctoral fellowship in nanoscience and nanotechnology by DST, New Delhi; senior research fellowship by CCRAS and CSIR, New Delhi and junior research fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi.
During his lecture, Dr. Chhikara told that development of anticancer drugs with high therapeutic index is a subject of considerable interest in cancer chemotherapy. He pointed out that the activity and toxicity associated with an anticancer drug can be modulated by altering the physicochemical properties such as lipophilicity, cellular uptake and prolonged activity through chemical conjugation.
Event was witnessed by Prof. J. R. Patel, Principal, RKDF Institute of Pharmacy, Bhopal, as Chief Guest; Prof. U. K. Jain, Principal, BITS-Pharmacy, Bhopal, as Guest of Honor; Prof. K. G. Maheshwari, Prof. Anil Sharma, Dr. Ashish Manigauha, Ms. Jyoti Srivastava, Mr. Gopesh Gunjan  and faculty members, UG and PG students of various pharmacy institutes. At the end of programme, Dr. Chhikara was honored with memento by Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP & Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal. Programme was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Secretary APP.


             

indo nepal symposiumINDO-NEPAL SYMPOSIUM

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized an Indo-Nepal Symposium on “Global Trends and Issues in Pharmaceutical Sciences” at Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh on 11th March, 2014, in collaboration withQuest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Limited, Birgunj, Nepal. Symposium was inaugurated by Dr. S. D. Pathak as the Chief Guest; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as Organizing Chairman. Dr. Rambir Singh (Bundelkhand University, Jhansi) as Guest of Honor; Mr. Abhishek Raj, Sr. R & D Officer, Quest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Birgunj (Nepal) as Special Guest from International Community; Dr. K. K. Chagti, Director, Smt. Vidyawati Group of Institutions, Jhansi (UP) as Convener; Dr. Hemendra Gautam, Principal, Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Jhansi (UP) as Organizing Secretary.
During scientific session, Mr. Abhishek Raj discussed about conventional approaches used for product development and compared them with some of the recent approaches employed by the pharmaceutical industries for launching of new products. Dr. Rambir Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) addressed the professional gathering on ‘Plants and Their Active Role in Treatment of Diabetes’. He discussed several ways how active ingredients from plants play vital role in controlling diabetes. Dr. Hemendra Gautam pointed out various aspects related to drug-drug interactions and their direct/indirect effects on the health of human beings. At the end, Dr. Rajiv Dahiya told about several techniques to synthesize bioactive natural peptides in the laboratory and emphasized on different pharmacological activities associated with cyclooligopeptides of natural origin.
This Indo-Nepal symposium was witnessed by APP MP State Branch members, UG and PG students of hosting institute and other pharmacy colleges and universites of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other states of India.

          

DSC_01161NATIONAL SEMINAR

APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized an APP Sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Breakthrough and Future Opportunities in Natural Product Research” on 25th September, 2014 at Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of “World Pharmacist Day”. The main aim of the seminar was to aware our pharma buddies about the role of natural products in disease management and to discuss diverse issues related to natural product research. Programme was started with ‘Maa Saraswati Vandana’ and welcome of all invited speakers and guests by Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Professor and HOD, Department of Pharmaceutics, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal and other senior faculties of the institute.
Seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Milind Pande, Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal as Chief Guest; Dr. Rambir Singh Sehrawat, Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh as  Special Guest; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as Convener; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary, Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) as Organizing Secretary; Prof. K. G. Maheshwari and Dr. Anil Sharma as Guests of Honor.
The scientific session was initiated with the inaugural lecture by Prof. Milind Pande on “HPTLC: Standardization of Herbal Drugs” which was followed by talk of Dr. Rambir Singh Sehrawat who addressed the professional gathering on the topic “Medicinal Plants in Management of Diabetes: Antidiabetic Potential of Momordica dioica”. Another speaker, Dr. Ravi N. Tiwari, from School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, SVKM’s NMIMS University, Shirpur, Maharashtra, addressed the audience on “Natural Products as Powerful Weapons for Treating Deadly Diseases: Strong Challenges to Research Society”. Scientific session was terminated with lecture of Prof. Ameeta Argal from TIT-Pharmacy, Bhopal who delivered a talk on “Herbs – A Boon for Immune System”.
The seminar was witnessed by Prof. Umesh Kumar Jain, Director, BITS-Pharmacy, Bhopal who took the initiative to proceed for pharmacy oath during the event; Dr. Ashish Manigauha, President, APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch and Head, Department of Pharmacology, TIT-Pharmacy, Bhopal; Mr. Gopesh Gunjan, Executive Member, APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch; faculties and PG/UG students of Department of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur; Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh; Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, including Directors/Principals of other institutions of BITS-Globus Group of Institutions, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
During the valedictory function, Mr. Sunil Singh, Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacy, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan and Assistant Professor, Invertis Institute of Pharmacy, Invertis University, Bareilly (UP) was honored with “Best Poster Presentation Award” in ‘Pharmaceutical Analysis’ section for his presentation on topic “Development of Validated Analytical Method for Lansoprazole and Naproxen in Pharmaceutical Solid Dosage Form by HPTLC”. Moreover, Mr. Washid Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh was honored with “Best Poster Presentation Award” in ‘Phytochemistry’ section for his presentation on topic “Anti Ulcer Activity of the Ethanolic Extract of “Zizyphus xylopyrus” (Retz.) Wild.” and Ms. Priyanka Rautela, M.Pharm student, Department of Pharmacology, Smt. Vidyawati  College  of  Pharmacy, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh was honored with “Best Poster Presentation Award” in ‘Pharmacology’ section for her presentation on topic “Synergistic Effect of Bauhinia variegata with Panchgavya as an Antihelmintic Agent”. Furthermore, Mr. Nidhish Gaurav and Mr. Anand Kumar, B.Pharm students of Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal were also given prizes for their poster presentations in community pharmacy division. Programme was ended with vote of thanks by the organizing secretary.

          

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Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized a National Workshop on “Diabetes – World’s Deadly Disease: Prevention and Treatment Measures” at School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal (MP) on 14th November 2014, on the occasion of ‘World Diabetes Day’. Workshop was initiated with ‘Maa Saraswati Poojan’ and inaugurated by Sh. Jagdish Kapoor, Director (Finance), NRI Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as the ‘Chief Guest’; Mr. Neeraj Mourya, Director, Janvi Diabetes Care and Medicine Centre and Validus Healthcare Private Limited as ‘Special Guest’ from Industry; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal as ‘Convener & Organizing Chairman’; Prof. Milind Pande, Dean, School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal as ‘Organizing Secretary’; Dr. Ashish Manigauha, President APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch as ‘Co-convener’ and  Prof. Vijay Kumar Pandya, Vice Chancellor, People’s University, Bhopal  as ‘Guest of Honor’.
The scientific session of the workshop was initiated with the inaugural talk of Dr. Hemendra Gautam, Principal, Smt. Vidyawati College of Pharmacy, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh on “Anti-Diabetic Drug Interaction: Measurement and Prevention in Patients”. Dr. Rita Mourya, recipient of “Uttkrist Shiksha Sammaan” by Sister Nivedita Takniki Shiksha Samiti and MPCST, a Faculty of Pharmacy from VNS Group of Institutions, Bhopal, addressed the gathering on ‘Ayurvedic Management of Diabetes Mellitus’. Another lecture was delivered by Mr. Neeraj Mourya, Director, Validus Healthcare Private Limited and Janvi Diabetes Care and Medicine Centre who served in reputed companies like Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk And Sanofi. He addressed the professional gathering on the topic “Easy Diabetes Control through Newer Devices”. Mr. Mourya also demonstrated the use of various devices like insulin pumps, pens, diabetic foot, diverse insulin injections etc. and organized a Janvi Diabetes Care and Medicine Centre Camp in university premise where random blood sugar level of 100 students and faculties were measured and susceptible persons were recommended with suitable preventive measures. Scientific session was ended with lecture of Dr. Radha Ballabh Goswami, Professor, SIRT-Pharmacy, Bhopal who gave a talk on “Role of Herbs in Diabetes Management”.
Valedictory function of the event was initiated with welcome of the Mr. P. N. Joshi, Registrar, People’s University, Bhopal by Prof. Milind Pande with bouquet of flowers. Ms. Snehlata Verma, PG Student, Faculty of Pharmacy, VNS Group of Institutions, Neelbud; Dr. Syed Sadath Kabir, Pharm. D Intern, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Darussalam, Aghapura, Hyderabad, Telangana; Mr. Rohit Patel, UG student, Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science and Technology (Pharmacy), Jabalpur; Ms. Kajal Khan, UG Student, School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal won ‘Best Poster Presentation Awards’ for their posters on diverse topics related to theme of event such as “Assessment of Foot Care Practices of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Impact of Counseling in a Medical College Outpatient Clinic”, “Role of Nanomedicine in  Diabetes: An Appraisal”, “Diabetic Neuropathy: A Serious Complication” and “Mesenchymal Stem Cells – A New Hope for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes” respectively.
Besides best oral/poster presentation awards, Mr. Nitin Dwivedi, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal and Research Scholar, Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat was honored with “APP Best Teacher Award” and Ms. Ranu Sharma, B.Pharm 4th year student of hosting institute was honored with “APP Best Student Award” by Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) during the event. During workshop, Prof. Vijay Kumar Pandya, Vice Chancellor, People’s University, Bhopal was conferred with “Appreciation Award” by President APP. The workshop was witnessed by Registrar & Assistant Registrar, People’s University, Bhanpur; Dr. Ashish Manigauha, Head, Department of Pharmacology, TIT-Pharmacy, Anand Nagar; Faculties/students of School of Pharmacy and Research, People’s University, Bhopal; Deccan School of Pharmacy, Darussalam, Aghapura, Hyderabad, Telangana; Faculty of Pharmacy, VNS Group of Institutions, Neelbud; Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science and Technology-Pharmacy, Jabalpur and surrounding pharmacy institutions. Programme was terminated with announcement of Prof. Milind Pande, Dean, School of Pharmacy & Research, People’s University, Bhopal as “President” of APP MP State Branch for the year 2015. At the end, organizing secretary of the workshop proposed vote of thanks.

          

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Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) MP State Branch; Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi and Erica Virtual Education Network (EVEN) jointly organized a One-day National Seminar on ‘Innovations in Pharmaceutical Teaching – Learning Environment – New Paradigms’ on 17th January 2015 at Hamdard University Campus, New Delhi.  Scientific session of seminar was enriched with invited talks of Ms. Ruchi Saxena, Marketing Head, Abbott Pharmaceuticals; Ms. Neetu Munjal, Counselor to Virtual Education and Mr. Rizwan Ahmad (Hamdard University, New Delhi) who addressed the gathering on topics ‘Limitations in the Enterant Pharma Professionals, Let’s Bridge the Gap’, ‘Virtual Means of Education, its Benefits’ and ‘Limitations in Traditional Ways of Learning and Students New Expectations’ respectively. Seminar was witnessed by Dr. Asgar Ali (Dean, F/O Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard); Dr. FarhanJalees Ahmad (HOD, F/O Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard), Dr. Rajiv Dahiya (President, APP), Dr. Sunita Dahiya (General Secretary APP), Ms. Suruchi S. Vasudev (Director, EVEN), Mr. Vaibhav Vasudev (Sr. Manager, Jubilant Pharmaceuticals), Dr. Zeenat Iqbal (Convener), Dr. S. Talegaonkar and Dr. M. Shaharyar (Co-conveners).

          

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Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized a “Indo-Belgium Symposium on ‘Current Aspects in Pharmaceutical Education and Research” on 23rd July, 2015 at Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Vijay Urmaliya as the ‘Special Guest’ from International Pharmaceutical Industry (Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson); Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Secretary APP and HOD, Department of Pharmaceutics, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as ‘Organizing Secretary’; Mr. Gopesh Gunjan, Executive Member, APP MP State Branch as ‘Co-ordinator’ and Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President APP and Principal, Globus College of Pharmacy, Bangrasia, Bhojpur Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh as ‘Convener & Organizing Chairman’.
Programme was initiated with welcome of the special guest of event, Dr. Vijay Urmaliya, Senior Scientist, CREATe Translational Sciences, Janssen Research & Development, A Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium. Scientific session of the event was initiated with invited lecture by Dr. Vijay Urmaliya on the topic ‘Safety Pharmacology and Regulatory Requirements in Human Pharmaceutical Development’. Dr. Urmaliya is Doctorate in Pharmacy in ‘Pharmacology and Molecular Biology’ from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and completed Post-doc in ‘Neuropharmacology’ at Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and is recipient of ‘APP Young Scientist Award 2011’.
During his lecture, Dr. Urmaliya discussed about role of safety pharmacology in drug discovery and development. He also explained in detail about ICH guidelines and its inclusion in safety pharmacology and their role in clinical trials as well as GLP, US FDA regulations for NCEs belonging to drugs acting on CVS and respiratory system. Another talk was delivered by Dr. Sunita Dahiya on the topic ‘Novel Teaching Techniques for Graduate and Post Graduate Students’.
At the end, Dr. Urmaliya and Dr. Dahiya were honored with mementoes by Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, President of the Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP). This Indo-Belgium symposium was witnessed by APP life members and faculties of Globus College of Pharmacy, Bhopal – Mr. Monesh Likhitkar, Mr. Vinay Sadanand, Mr. Abhishek Pathak, Mr. Bhupendra Tiwari, Mr. Rajneesh Singh and undergraduate/postgraduate students of hosting institute.

   
 
                    
DINDO-SWISS CONFERENCE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch and APP Industrial Pharmacy and Drug Regulatory Affair (IP-DRA) Division organized 1st Indo-Swiss Conference on “Industry-Academia Interaction: Global Issues and Concerns” on 15th April, 2017 at Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Republic of India.
During conference, Prof. Kapil Deo Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh acted as ‘Chief Patron‘; Prof. Ram Charitra Maurya, Head, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh acted as ‘Convener‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, General Secretary, Association of Pharmacy Professionals and Dr. Sushil Kumar Kashaw, Secretary, APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch acted as ‘Co-conveners‘; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago acted as ‘Organizing Chairman‘ and Dr. Suresh V. Chennupati, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Wollega University, Nekemte, Federation Democratic Republic of Ethiopia acted as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman‘ in absentia; Mohd. Washid Khan from Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur as ‘Joint Organizing Secretary‘.
Scientific session was initiated with lecture of Dr. Sachin Dubey, Head of Formulation and Analytical Development, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland and International Head, APP IP-DRA Division, who addressed the gathering on ‘Translating University Learning to Industrial Assets’. Dr. Dubey told that productive interface between academia and industry, is a critical requirement in a dynamic economy. Apart from the traditional disciplines including pharmaceutical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, clinical sciences, quality control, regulatory affairs, another area which is becoming even more important is translational science where experimental proof of concept and mechanism of action is established.
Scientific session of the conference was continued with lecture of Dr. Gaurav Gupta from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, who focussed on ‘Application of Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industry’. Dr. Gupta told that green chemistry is a tool, which when implemented right, can help the industry achieve its environmental goals. Broadly defined as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances, green chemistry allows companies to develop better products through sustainable processes. The wide range of applications of green chemistry includes uses in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as novel approaches that reduce or eliminate the use of solvents, or render them safer and more efficient. An important development in green chemistry is the trend toward redesigning chemical products to reduce their hazard.
Scientific session was terminated with lecture of Prof. R. C. Maurya, Head, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on ‘Materials Based on NO, CO and H2S, the Three Toxic Gases as well as Physiological Gasotransmitters as Metallopharmaceuticals of Medicinal Relevance: Conjoint Experimental and DFT Characterization’. Prof. Maurya told that the burgeoning literature on three gases NO, CO and H2S are now classified as gasotransmitters and possess major implications in therapeutics. Nevertheless, all are known to be toxic gases, but at tiny concentrations in human and cell biology play key signaling and regulatory functions.
Further, lectures were followed by different oral presentations by staff/students of RDU and other pharmacy colleges. During the valedictory function, Prof. R. C. Maurya was honored with ‘APP Outstanding Achievement Award 2017‘ for his vital achievements throughout the life, by the International Head, APP Industrial Pharmacy & Drug Regulatory Affair Division. Moreover, Dr. Gaurav Gupta was felicitated with ‘APP Innovative Researcher Award 2017‘ by the International Head, APP Industrial Pharmacy & Drug Regulatory Affair Division.
At the end, Prof. Kapil Deo Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh was conferred with ‘APP Appreciation Award 2017′ for allowing the Association of Pharmacy Professionals to organize the Indo-Swiss conference at the beautiful campus of the Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.

    
                    

D1INDO-BANGLADESH CONFERENCE

Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Madhya Pradesh State Branch organized  a one-day 1st Indo-Bangladesh Conference on “Recent Breakthroughs in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Opportunities and Challenges” on 7th November 2017 at ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore, Madhya Pradesh.
During this scientific conference, Dr. D. K. Dubey, Director, Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India acted as ‘Chief Guest’; Shri R. S. Sharma, Chairman, ShriRam Group of Colleges as ‘Chief Patron’; Shri Harendra Sharma, Secretary, ShriRam Group of Colleges acted as ‘Patron’;  Dr. Ajay Sharma, President, APP Madhya Pradesh State Branch and Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmore, Madhya Pradesh acted as ‘Convener’; Dr. Naveen Sharma, Professor, ShriRam College of Pharmacy, Banmoreacted as ‘Organizing Secretary’; 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 acted as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’; Dr. H. B. Khurasiya, Group Director, ShriRam Group of Colleges and Dr. Sudhir Bhardwaj, Director (Pharmacy), Shri Ram College of Pharmacy, Banmore acted as ‘Special Guests’.
Scientific session of the conference was enriched with keynote lectures of Prof. K. H. M. Nazmul Hussain Nazir, Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh; Prof. P. K. Prajapati, Dean, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi; Dr. Manish Vyas, Associate Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab and Dr. Pramod R. Yadav, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi on different topics of pharmaceutical interest. During valedictory function, Prof. Nazir and Prof. Prajapati were honoured with APP Awards and the session was chaired by Dr. R. S. Tomar, Dean, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gwalior as ‘Chief Guest’. At the end, student of ITM University, Gwalior was felicitated with ‘Best Poster Award’.

       
                    

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‘.

     
                    



At private schools, a surge of Chinese students EVERETT — Pope John XXIII High School once epitomized the parochial school experience, a concrete building where hundreds of poor Catholic children from Irish and Italian immigrant families sought a new future. For decades, a student from farther away than Malden or Chelsea stood out. ​ Walk through the same doors now, and the tones of Mandarin Chinese bounce off the lockers. International flags fly between stained glass windows in a chapel-turned-dining hall. In one classroom, a crucifix hangs over a bookshelf with a Chinese dictionary — a reminder that almost half the school’s population hails from abroad. Three-quarters of those students come from China. Advertisement Chinese students have flocked to US universities for nearly 40 years. But as that country’s middle class balloons and competition for college acceptance rises, some families aim to jump-start the process by sending children abroad as early as junior high. This influx has spurred a side industry ripe for exploitation and shifted the makeup of secondary schools nationwide, particularly in private-school hubs like New England. cosplay wigsElite boarding schools have found the surge so great that many are attempting to maintain a balance by accepting fewer Chinese. But many day schools, faced with financial pressures, have seized on the opportunity to enroll full-tuition students through partnerships with recruitment agencies, new dorms, and rejiggered curriculums. “This school is not the school that was here in the 1980s,” said Tom Ryan, head of school at Pope John XXIII. Chinese made up 35 percent of the 92,000 foreign secondary school students in the United States in 2015, according to the US Department of Homeland Security, by far the largest group studying here. The number of international students in New England alone rose from more than 9,000 in 2010 to nearly 14,000 last year. International enrollment at the Newman School in the Back Bay shot up from 29 percent to 36 percent in the past five years, with 70 percent of those Chinese. The MacDuffie School in Granby has more than doubled its international population in the past four years, to 160 out of 297 students total.

Advertisement Lexington Christian Academy recently acquired a dormitory, largely for international students who pay $61,860 a year for tuition and housing. In 2011, Pope John XXIII officials converted the school’s fifth-floor convent into a dormitory for foreign students. Tuition there is $9,500 annually, plus about $30,000 for room and board. This new wave of Chinese students, even as they seek educational opportunity, is also more vulnerable because they leave their families at a young age, travel halfway across the world, and juggle the insecurities of teenage years in a country they don’t understand. Some of these so-called parachute kids sink, but many do master a system of teaching much different than they knew, improve their English, diversify traditionally monochrome campuses, and better situate themselves to attend a US university. And yet the transition can feel jarring. “The first day I arrived at my host family’s, I shut the door all day and stayed in my room,” said Ran Yixin, who entered George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Maine, as a hesitant 17-year-old sophomore. Then the south China native started watching football games with her host father, joined the cheerleading squad, volunteered at a local church, and became a discerning lobster eater. She graduated last year and now attends Bunker Hill Community College. lace front wigs“You need to be versatile; you can’t be only good at studying,” said Ran, who like many international students, bounced between host families. The desire to attend a US college often drives families, but, like Ran, many also seek to avoid the rigidity of the Chinese education system. Most public school students in China focus their academic career on passing a single test, the national college entrance exam, which is taken in their senior year. Students study long hours, and their score on this test, called the gaokao, determines where they go to college and what majors they pursue. This method, while prized for its rigor, leaves little time for hobbies or self-examination. “The education system in China is quite harmful for personal interest,” said Ran’s father, Ran Qihui, who paid about $46,000 a year for the US private high school. Some Chinese parents worry the American approach, which emphasizes extracurriculars and encourages students to follow their passions, fails to instill the same level of academic skills as the Chinese model. Unless parents can afford to accompany their children, it also tears families apart at the child’s most formative age. “It’s like they start college four years earlier,” said Tracy Ren, a Beijing mother whose son went to Choate Rosemary Hall, the same Connecticut boarding school President John F. Kennedy attended. “If you want to send [your kids abroad] at 14, they’re gone.”

David L Ryan/Globe Staff Ali Fu from China with Priscila Forgione from Lynn work together at Pope John XXIII High School in Everett. Ren helps run a parental support group on WeChat, a popular Chinese social media app, that translates to “Circle of Moms who want to Send their Kids to the US.” It has 50,000 followers. Many of these are parents like Robby Yang, caught between keeping a child nearby and encouraging them to leave. Any reservations the Chinese father had about sending his son abroad ended when the boy started elementary school in Beijing. He noticed that parents were asking the teacher what supplemental material they should buy for their 7-year-olds, in addition to after-school English classes and regular homework. Yang tried to ignore the intensity of his son’s kindergarten, where some of the kids could read novels. But the child would cry because he couldn’t list addition tables or write as many Chinese characters as the others. “This kind of competition is everywhere,” said Yang, who works on the investment side of Pearson, a multinational education and publishing company, and commutes three hours a day so his son can attend a well-regarded school. Schools acknowledge that revenue from these full-paying students motivates their recruitment. Many also hope to cultivate affluent international families into donors. But administrators also say the influx is reshaping classrooms that historically have lacked diversity. “We’re going to end up with a population of students who maybe aren’t so interested in putting a wall around their own country,” said Steven Griffin, head of school at the MacDuffie School. perruques cheveuxAn entire industry, both in the United States and China, has sprung up to funnel young foreign students to American prep schools. Fees can run as high as $50,000 for an agent to guide a family through the admissions process. Many of these businesses make additional profit by housing students in makeshift dorms or placing them with host families. Schools use agents because they believe it lends legitimacy to students’ applications. But it also makes for unusually close partnerships between admissions officers and businesses, with money as a primary incentive.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff Nick Zhou, who is from China, played pool after school ended at Pope John XXIII. “International students are a very lucrative market,” said Xi Zhang, founder of Boston-based FindingSchool.com, a website that provides information in Chinese about US secondary schools. “Although they can claim ‘I want to make sure our student body is diverse,’ lots of schools are doing this for the money.” The MacDuffie School finds 80 percent of its international students through agents, Griffin said. The school pays agents a cut, 10 percent of the $51,000 tuition that schools receive from the family the first year, and 5 percent in subsequent years. Sparhawk School, an Amesbury day school, requires students from China, Vietnam, and Korea to apply through the Cambridge Institute for International Education, a recruiting company whose affiliate operates the school’s new dormitory in nearby Haverhill. The Waltham-based company, founded less than a decade ago, partners with more than 200 private and public high schools and universities, one of the largest agencies of its kind. Although third-party companies assist many families with the unfamiliar process, some also manipulate naive parents eager to see their children succeed. A Chinese parent recently contacted the MacDuffie School to tell the headmaster her family could no longer afford the mandatory $40,000 annual donation. But no such donation rule exists. The family’s agent made up the story, and the school never received the money. With such high stakes — a child’s or a school’s future — the attempts at profiteering go both ways. Lexington Christian Academy, whose student body is 11 percent international, last year asked a Chinese student to leave when, after several warnings, she did not complete her coursework. Her parents flew in and offered the headmaster whatever assistance he needed for her to stay. “Eventually, what I understood they were saying was, ‘How much?’ ” Head of School Timothy Russell said. Students face their own struggles as they confront an unfamiliar setting, often alone and with limited English skills. Pope John XXIII sits across the street from a Dunkin’ Donuts and the Rt. perruques cheveux naturels99 Smoke Shop, between a convenience store and a nail salon. Some Chinese find suburban America a lonely transition from the crowded streets and flashy high-rises of Beijing and Shanghai. Augustine Wong, a Hong Kong transplant who attends the Newman School in the Back Bay, called the quiet West Roxbury neighborhood where his host family lives “gloomy.”

To help foreign students assimilate, schools sometimes require them to play sports or join clubs. The influence works in both directions: Chinese New Year has become a commonly feted holiday. But lunchrooms tell another story, often divided along cultural lines. During a recent morning assembly at the Newman School, many Asian students grouped together on one side of the room. A few never escape that bubble, making it difficult to ever really fit in. And, every so often, something goes terribly wrong. remy hair extensionsThree Chinese high school students in Southern California made headlines earlier this year for allegedly stripping another Chinese girl, burning her with cigarettes, and forcing her to eat her own hair. One of the student’s lawyers linked their actions to loneliness and the lack of parental supervision. Such behaviors are rare. But students can find themselves squeezed between expectations of American teachers and pressure from parents unfamiliar with a Western education system. George Becker, a world history teacher at Pope John XXIII, says that many Chinese students arrive tired to first period because they stay up late to Skype with their parents. Some sleep for a few hours, get up around 1 a.m. to talk, then go back to sleep, he said. Becker struggles to keep students with limited English skills engaged. He spends much of the first semester reinforcing the importance of participating in class and voicing opinions — skills that aren’t always encouraged in traditional Chinese schools. “I’m constantly thinking about making sure they understand this, or how can I connect this to something where they’re from,” Becker said. The increase in foreign students also affects how and what schools teach. Sparhawk School runs a course to prepare students for the English-language exam they must take to attend US universities, and it has trained its teachers on cultural differences between US and Chinese experiences. MacDuffie School offers an international diploma for foreign students who don’t meet the regular requirements for graduation. Lexington Christian Academy developed a special English-language learning program that some students attend before enrolling at the academy or at another secondary school. “You’re actually, in a way, changing the school,” said Peter Upham, executive director of The Association of Boarding Schools.

While the surge in international students brings more diversity of thought, it also threatens to shift the demographics too far in one direction, Upham said. His association has started a national campaign to encourage boarding schools to enroll more domestic students — 2,020 more by the year 2020. Meanwhile, the region’s elite prep schools, with their larger endowments, face less pressure to recruit international students. Enrolling too many foreign students can backfire, said Chris Blondin, associate admissions director at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, which has 17 Chinese students out of 400 total. Chinese families aren’t attracted to schools that look too much like home, he said. pre bonded hairDeerfield Academy counts about 20 Chinese in its student body of 635. The school has watched the number of Chinese applications drop as families learn that it admits just one student for every 12 applicants and does not have an English-language learning program. In coming years, the Newman School aims to reverse strategy and recruit more US students. Headmaster Harry Lynch is proud of Newman’s global reputation, but he frequently hears that the school is not well-known in Boston. Lynch sat in his office one recent afternoon surrounded by stacks of American textbooks. The bell rang and students from around the world raced past his open door to class. “When I look at the future of the school,” Lynch said, “it has to rebalance.” Laura Krantz can be reached at laura.krantz@globe.com. Jessica Meyers can be reached at jessica.meyers@globe.com.