Manipal: Clinical Pharmacy conference begins

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network

 

Manipal, 25 January 2018: “Pharmacists are an integral part of medical care today. They should be assertive, demonstrate a proactive role and assume responsibility for their actions,” said Dr Raj Warrier, Director, Centre for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Louisiana State University Health Centre, USA at the inauguration of the three-day Third Scientific International Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, CPCON-2018, here on Sunday.

 

 

Over 700 delegates from UAE, Australia and from all over the country are taking part in the conference at the Dr TMA Pai Halls here.  Dr. C Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal, MCOPS in his welcome address said, “Rendering pharmacy care to patients is neglected in India. The responsibility to make pharmacy practice strong in India is on us.” Dr. Mahadev Rao, Professor, and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice proposed a vote of thanks.

 

The theme of the two-day’s conference was “New Era of Pharmacy Practice: Beyond Traditional Patient Care”.  Delegates from more than 55 pharmacy colleges made 250 oral and poster presentations.

 

The resource persons include doyens like Dr. Frank May (University of Queensland) who was instrumental in the development of clinical pharmacy practice in India.  Among the speakers were eminent professionals  from USA, UAE and aross the country from academia, industry and clinical expertise.

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