The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kashmir hosted a webinar on âThe Emerging Role of a Pharmacist in Contemporary Timesâ to celebrate World Pharmacists Day.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Talat Ahmad, was the guest of honor on the occasion.
In his presidential address, Prof Talat urged aspiring pharmacists to show sincerity, professionalism, empathy and dedication while offering their services. He underlined the role of qualified pharmacists in ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and urged them to imbue themselves with competence and excellence in their professional life.
Describing pharmacists as pillars of the health system, Professor Talat stressed that pharmacists must excel in all areas of their field, whether it is teaching, research, pharmaceutical practice or healthcare. ‘pharmaceutical industry.
In his inaugural address, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor Farooq Masoodi, who was the guest of honor, called on pharmacists to re-dedicate themselves to the service of humanity. He called on pharmacy graduates and graduates to be competent and proficient in their areas of specialization and to achieve the highest level of expertise to excel nationally and internationally.
In his keynote lecture, Prof. Shobha Rani Hiremath, Dean of Pharmacy, RGUHS, Karnataka spoke about the emerging role of pharmacists in drug safety oversight and pharmacovigilance.
Her speech was followed by a presentation by Dr Zeenat Iqbal, Senior Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, in which she addressed important new areas and challenges that are evolving for pharmacists due to the changing scenario. global.
Professor Nahida Tabassum, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at KU, also guest of honor, highlighted the achievements of the department and the challenges ahead.
The webinar host and head of the department, Prof. Mubashir Hussain Masoodi delivered the welcome speech and described the department’s existing programs and future plans.
In his opening remarks, webinar coordinator Prof. Geer Mohammad Ishaq explained the importance of World Pharmacist Day and the role of the International Pharmaceutical Federation in dedicating this day to pharmacists around the world since 1912.
Emphasizing the importance of this year’s theme ‘Pharmacy: Always Trustworthy for Your Health’, Prof Geer said that trust forms the basis of any credible and lasting relationship and to earn trust we need to train competent pharmacists capable, competent, knowledgeable, competent and confident