Pharmacovigilance is an important aspect of the Practicing Pharmacist's domain. Pharmacists are the key link between the Medical Practitioner
and the Patient. The stronger the link, the better will be the therapeutic outcomes.
Uttarakhand is a state where Pharmacists are contributing immensely to the Health Care System especially in the remote hilly areas. Equipping
them with the latest in Pharmacovigilance, would definitely add to their knowledge base and prepare them to face all drug related challenges and
contribute effectively in excellent Health Care Services.
With this in background, a One Day National Seminar in association with Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Mumbai was organized for the first
time in Uttarakhand which was a huge success. Shri A.K. Pradhan Deputy Drugs Controller, India was the Chief Guest to grace the event. A distinguished
array of Speakers; Dr. Rao V.S.V. Vadlamudi (Guest of Honour) , President , Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Shri S.L. Nasa, President , The
Indian Hospital Pharmacist's Association (IHPA), Dr. Mukul Mathur, Dean, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Dr. V. Kalaiselvan, Principal
Scientific Officer, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Officer-incharge Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) at IPC, National Coordination
Centre (NCC). Shri Pankaj Bector, Secretary , The Indian Hospital Pharmacist's Association (IHPA) , presented their views on the focal theme and
shared ideas with Practicing Pharmacist and budding Pharmacists of Uttarakhand.