The current drug development pipeline is multifaceted and complex, composed of great risk that a drug will not be successful even after many resources have been invested. Drug faces a number of challenges that complicate drug development even further. Opportunities to improve and accelerate drug development through emerging new tools and technologies, novel methodological approaches, and infrastructural changes must be explored. Drug development faces the double challenge of increasing costs and increasing pressure on pricing. To avoid that lack of perceived commercial perspective will leave existing medical needs unmet, pharmaceutical companies and many other stakeholders are discussing ways to improve the efficiency of drug research and development. Keeping in this view, the Faculty of Pharmacy organized Second Professional Development Program (PDP) on “Strategies to overcome challenges in Drug Development”. The duration for the PDP was 12th December to 17th December. The sessions were held online on Google meet Platform. The PDP attracted a fair number of participants from Integral University as well as other Universities/Institutions/Colleges which were mainly Faculty members and Research scholars. Total 196 participants have been registered throughout the country and abroad.
Following were the highlights of the PDP:
Recent advances in Computer Aided Drug Designing and their applications.
Recent advances in Immunotherapeutic
New approaches and guidelines for the standardization of Phytopharmaceuticals.
Emerging trends in Novel Drug Delivery techniques.
Regulatory aspects and prospective of Safety Pharmacology Studies.
Novel approaches in Medicinal Chemistry.
Inaugural session of PDP
The Inaugural Session was held on 12th December’ 2022 which started with welcome address delivered by Prof. Syed Misbahul Hasan, Dean, Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow. It was followed by keynote lecture on the topic “Solid lipid Nano Particles: A Novel Approach in Modern Drug Delivery System” by Dr. Swarupananda Mukherjee, Research Advisor, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata. The session was closed with Vote of thanks by session moderator Dr.Arshiya Shamim.
Day -1 (12/12/2022)
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Regulatory Aspects and Prospective of Safety Pharmacology Studies” by Dr. Satya Prakash Singh, Associate Professor & HOD, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Ayodhya
Day -2 (13/12/22)
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Nutraceuticals – Health Benefits and Regulations in India” by Dr. Tanveer Naved, Head, Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Boosting menthol production of field grown mint by some novel technique” by Dr. Masroor Akhtar Khan, Professor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Drug Repurposing through Machine learning program:A recent advancement in computer Aided Drug Design” by Dr. Laxmi Tripathi, Professor, Agra Public Pharmacy College, Agra.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Molecules to Medicines: A Translational Journey” by Prof. Chowdhury Mobaswar Hossain, Head, Digital Health Care Technology, Makaut, West Bengal.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “New Advances in Anticonvulsant Drug Research” by Dr. Praveen Kumar, Asso.Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, UttarPradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, U.P.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Nutraceuticals” by Dr. Md. Salahuddin Professor and Principal, Al Ameen college of Pharmacy, Bengaluru.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Clinical efficacy and Therapeutics Potential of Special drug delivery system: A boon for the cure of diseases” by Dr. Satnam Singh, Professor, AIMSR, Bhatinda, Punjab.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Challenges and Possible Treatment Approaches in Drug Developments against Hepatic Cancer” by Dr. Amita Verma, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SHUATS, Prayagraj.
An Expert Lecture was delivered on the topic “Regulatory Landscapes” by Dr. Zeenat Iqbal, Professor, SPER, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
The PDP closed with the Valedictory session wherein the felicitation of the speakers and the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Tarique Mahmood, Head, Department of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow.
Core Committee of PDP consisted of Dr. Vaseem Ahmad Ansari,Dr. Shazia Afzal Usmani, Dr. Juber Akhter, Dr. Farogh Ahsan and Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman
Organizing Secretaries of PDP were Prof. Syed Misbahul Hasan, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Tarique Mahmood Ansari, Head, Faculty of Pharmacy.