GCP/GLP/GCLP Workshop and International Pharmacoparasitology Conference

On April 24th, the New Lecture Hall of Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital (AVMC&H) was abuzz with activity as medical professionals convened for a workshop on GLP/GCP, jointly organized with the Experimental Pharmacology Laboratory at PGIMER, Chandigarh. At 1:30 P.M., the event commenced with a notable presidential address by Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, the esteemed Dean of AVMC&H. Prof. Sehgal emphasized the utmost significance of upholding Good Clinical Practices/Good Laboratory Practices within the healthcare domain. Following this insightful address, participants were provided with a thorough questionnaire aimed at gauging their understanding of GCP/GLP principles before delving deeper into the conference proceedings. The scientific sessions began promptly thereafter, featuring Prof. Sarman Singh, Director of Medical Research at AVMCH, and Prof. Bikas Medhi from EPL, PGIMER Chandigarh, as resource persons.

The Department of Microbiology at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, in collaboration with the Experimental Pharmacology Laboratory at PGIMER, Chandigarh, hosted an International Conference on April 25th, 2024. The conference focused on the theme “TIME TO DELIVER ZERO MALARIA: INVEST, INNOVATE, IMPLEMENT” and featured four major scientific sessions with 12 invited talks from global experts in malaria research. Notable keynotes were delivered by Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, the Dean of AVMC&H, on “Vector and Malaria,” and Prof. Sarman Singh, Director of Medical Research at AVMC&H, on “Climate change and health, with a special emphasis on malaria.” Renowned scientists such as Prof. Bikash Medhi from PGIMER, Chandigarh, and Prof. S.C. Parija, Former Director of JIPMER, Puducherry, delivered invited lectures. Additionally, online presentations were given by international speakers including Prof. Sudip Ray from New Zealand, Prof. Kamilinder K. Singh from the United Kingdom, and Shin-Ichi Inoue from Japan. These talks highlighted the prevalence, control strategies, and technological advancements in malaria management. Over 300 participants attended the conference, which included 13 oral presentations. The event received positive feedback from all attendees, marking it as a resounding success.