Guest Lecture

Emotional intelligence for adaptability in working place

An invited guest lecture was organised on 10th March, 2017. Mr. M. N. Poornachandra Shetty, M. Pharm., Principal Scientist-I, Analytical R&D, Advinus Therapeutics Limited briefed about the current scenario in analytical research and development at an contract research organisations in India and around the world. He further explained about how the students must self motivate themselves to built up a successful career. He spoke about “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ADAPTABILITY IN WORKING PLACE” and added valuable points on how to regulate and express our emotions in working place, while studying. He also highlighted on intelligence; the ability to handle emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving. The session was attended by all staff members and students and the session was well appreciated by students.

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance: Industrial Aspects

An invited guest lecture was organised on 04/02/2017 about drug safety. Dr. PARAMAGURU. R, Assistant Manager – Drug Safety, Division of Life Sciences, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, elaborated the regulations of drug safety and Pharmacovigilace with respect to Industrial Aspects. All the staff members, B.Pharm and M.Pharm students attended the lecture. The speaker focused on the necessity and importance of pharmacovigilance and its concerns in and around the globe regarding the safety aspects. He also briefs about global scenario, industry set-up, various regulatory agencies and opportunities in the area of pharmacovigilance. The session was more interactive and the students got clear perspective about the opportunities in life science division.

Global Challenges & Opportunities in Clinical Research

Anandapadmanaphan. P, Managing Director, Clinical Research Pvt Limited, Coimbatore.

A guest lecture on the topic “Global Challenges & Opportunities in Clinical Research” was held at SVCP Seminar Hall on 28.01.2017 at 11.30 am by Mr. P. Anandapadmanaphan, Managing Director, Consortium Clinical Research Pvt Limited, Coimbatore. He had 26 years of work experience in administration, human resource management, infrastructure development an Clinical Research. The speaker introduction was given by Miss. Absey Varghese, Pharm. D Intern & the lecture started at 11.45 am. Different types and phases of clinical trials, stake holders of clinical research, expertise required for the efficient management of clinical research factors for the growth of clinical research industry were the main contents of seminar.

He discussed about the percentage of clinical research activities in different countries & emphasized the challenges in India or why India is lagging in research activities as compared to other countries. He introduced different job opportunities in clinical research starting from clinical research assistant to CEO of Pharmaceutical Company, how to attend the interviews & pointed the common mistakes of people before coming for an interview. He also highlighted that the Pharmacy Students can bring out the clinical research in a more efficient manner than others. He ended the session with a message that “Strong Conviction can achieve anything in our life” Dr. G. Muruganandhan, Principal, SVCP was honored the speaker with a momento & the session completed at 1.00 pm.

The seminar was found to be informative to the students especially Pharm. D and B.Pharm who are interested to work in Clinical Research.

“Nutraceutical Industry: Global Regulations Potential & Opportunities”

Dr. H.N. Shivaprasad., M. Pharm., Ph.D., Director Technical, Prakruti Products, Bangaluru, Karnataka.

Invited guest lecture was conducted on 07.01.2017 at SVCP Seminar Hall on the topic “Nutraceutical Industry: Global Regulations Potential & Opportunities”. Dr., H.N. Shivaprasad ., M.Pharm., Ph.D., Director Technical, Prakruti Products, Karwar, Karnataka. All the students, and the staffs had attended the session. During the session the speaker explained the global regulations of nutraceuticals in different countries, importance and medicinal values of herbal drugs. He also stressed the potentials and opportunities of nutraceuticals throughout the world. He also highlighted job opportunities and different openings for the PG students in this area. He had given clarifications to the queries by the students regarding import and export of herbal drugs in India.

In continuation of CPE programme for Pharm. D students and an extent of 6th World Pharmacist Day celebration, Department of Pharmacy Practice organized a guest lecture on 01/10/2016 at Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy. The speaker was Dr. Radhakrishnan Rajesh. M. Pharm., Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Dept of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka. He delivered interactive speech on the topic entitled “Credentials and Career of Pharm.D Graduates: The Voyage Never Ends”.

The session started at 11.00 am with the welcome address by Dr. T. Tamilselvan, HOD, Department of Pharmacy Practice and the speaker was introduced by Miss. Absey Varghese V Pharm. D.

The lecture mainly focused on the differences in the curriculum of Pharm.D in US and India and credentials that may support the career of Pharm.D graduates to excel in the pharma field. He discussed about globally available opportunities for Pharm.D graduates in Hospitals, Clinical Research Organization, Public Health, Industry and Community segments.

He concluded the session with the details regarding higher studies and specializations after the Pharm.D programme and information regarding free medical app and its applications, which will help the students to expertise and update the knowledge through internet and other online services.

He shared his experiences in the University of South California- USC School of Pharmacy, Australia (Canberra, Sydney) and United Kingdom (London) visits. Thereafter the session was open for interaction with students and staffs. The queries asked by the students and staffs were answered in a very informative manner.

The session was very informative and beneficial for the upcoming Pharm.D graduates in order to focus more on their career options. Our staff and all Pharm.D students were actively participated in the sessions.

The session was concluded at 1.30pm with the vote of thanks was given by Dr. G Murugananthan, Principal Swmay Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy and the speaker was honoured.

Speaker Name with qualification Designation Hospital Name/Company Name Place Topic Date
Dr. Radhakrishnan Rajesh. M. Pharm., Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Dept of Pharmacy Practice Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka. Karnataka.

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