Two Day Workshop on Smart Life Long Learning in Pharmacy, at Savera Hotel, Chennai, on 21 & 22 Sep 2016

Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy conducted Two day workshop on Smart lifelong learning in Pharmacy at Savera Hotel, Chennai, India on 21st & 22nd September 2016. The Pharmacy Council of India is focusing on continuing education of in-service pharmacists and pharmacy faculty as a need for proving the stake holders the benefit of knowledge, skills and attributes that are current and relevant. The IACP also endorses the view that acquisition of knowledge is a lifelong process and to be competent member of the health workforce team. It is important that pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacy educators to update their knowledge and competencies to achieve excellence. In view of the above, the two day workshop was organized with the theme of shaping the pharmacy profession in India.

The Inauguration of the workshop was presided by Prof. K. Chinnaswamy, President, IACP and Dr. B. Jaykar, Secretary, IACP welcomed the gatherings. Dr. S. Geethalakshmi, Vice-Chancellor, The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai was the Chief guest and inaugurated the two day workshop and highlighted the need of updating the knowledge especially for the healthcare professionals. Dr. B. Suresh, President, Pharmacy council of India, New Delhi was the Guest of honour and shared his vision of Indian pharmacy education to match the best in the world.

Mr. Mike Rouse, Asst. executive Director, Professional affairs & Director, International services, Accreditation council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Chicago, Illinois, Dr/ sc. Arijana Mestrovic, Competency Development Manager, Consultancy and Education, Pharma Expert, Dunjevac, Crotia were International speakers.

The sessions were started with the lectures on Achieving excellence in pharmacy education and practice, learning styles in pharmacy, continuing professional development-achieving competencies by Mr. Mike Rouse and Dr. Arijana Mestrovic.

The second day sessions were started with quality of education-certification and recognition, Presentation skills and concluded with the final tips for the future. Then the panel discussion was chaired by Dr. B. Suresh, Mr. Mike Rouse, Dr. Arijana and Prof. K. Chinnaswamy. They have cleared the doubts raised by the delegates.

Around 200 delegates from all over India participated in this two day workshop and got benefited. Dr. T. K. Ravi, Principal, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of paramedical sciences, Coimbatore, delivered the vote of thanks followed by National Anthem.