Indore Institute of Pharmacy recently organized a National Seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Herbal Medication’ on 7/03/2017. The seminar was sponsored by M.P. Council of Science and Technology and aimed to provide extensive knowledge on current advances in extraction and isolation of phytotherapeutic agents and preparation of standardized herbal formulations.
The seminar was inaugurated by Hon’ble chief guest, Mr. Ajit Singh, Chairman-ACG Worldwide by traditional lighting of lamp of wisdom and invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. Other dignitaries who participated in the seminar were Dr. Shailendra Saraf, Vice President, Pharmacy Council of India, Dr. Swaranlata Saraf, Vice President, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India and Dr. D.K. Jain, Director, College of Pharmacy, IPS academy, Indore.
Dr. Sanjay Jain, Principal of Indore Institute of Pharmacy welcomed the delegates who came from far and wide to participate in the seminar despite their busy schedule and motivating the participants, especially the student community, in the exotic area of herbal medication.
Mr. Ajit Singh, Chairman of ACG Worldwide, is a doyen of the pharmaceutical industries worldwide. The Group operates in a number of countries including USA, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Europe, and of course – India. Pithampur in Madhya Pradesh has a large Capsule factory in India which got the Green Gold Award for complying with certain global standards for maintaining the appropriate environment both inside and outside of the factory. Mr Ajit Singh gave a lucid presentation on applications of capsule technology in herbal preparation, and various other equipments used in capsule making. Dr. Shailendra Saraf, Vice President, Pharmacy Council of India spoke about efforts being made to modernize PCI regulations and make them more relevant to the present day scenario. He also emphasized that Pharmaceutical Institutions should go in for accreditation like NBA, NAAC, etc. He also discussed the different aspects of Herbal technology. Dr. Swaranlata Saraf, Vice President, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India motivated the students through her speech on Nanotechnology: A Boon for Delivery of Herbal Cosmeceuticals. Dr. D.K. Jain, Director College of Pharmacy, IPS Indore explained to the students the importance of dedication, hard work and honesty. He called upon Vice Chairman PCI to upgrade the PCI curriculum in-line with current trends of the pharmacy profession. Dr Umesh Patil of Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sagar, spoke on ‘Integrating Ethno-medicinal and Biochemical-omics Data Sets to Develop and Evaluate Herbal Medicinal Products’. Dr. Chhaya Bhatt, Director, AmsarPvt, Ltd elucidated on Production and Standardization of Herbal Drugs’
32 oral presentations were made in the seminar and more than 350 participants from all over Madhya Pradesh attended the seminar. The quality of the seminar can only be judged by the encouraging comments made by the participants and their demand to organise more such seminars.
Professor Umesh Parikh gave the vote of thanks and Dr Rekha Bist gracefully conducted the proceedings.