Dr. Shailendra Saraf Chairman -LOC

I am humbled and privileged to serve as Chairman Local Organizing Committee of 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (69th IPC-2017) hosted by Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI) along with Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (IPCA) at Chitkara University, Punjab during 22 to 24 December, 2017. 

The ambitious theme of 69th IPC is – Skill and Will to Make and Serve Quality Pill. The vision is to empower the Pharma teaching fraternity for the transformation of education through entrepreneurial and professional skill development. The resurgence of Pharma Education will enhance competence level of Pharmacists in order to address the challenges of Pharma Profession. The main theme will address important and contemporary issues like Current Academic regulation, Technology in teaching, antimicrobial resistance, Pharma-covigilance, current scenario and challenges for the growth of Indian Industry,  E-pharmacy and regulation of biological and medical devices.

We hope that it will interest the budding pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists working in research and development and the practicing pharmacist. 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2017 will take a holistic approach to empower professionally skilled pharmacists to produce quality medicines and care. “To excel is the real challenge”, Excellency involves willpower, devotion, professionalism, resilience, integrity, assiduity, and even ambition. It demands one's lifelong commitment, or even endeavors of generations. In the realm of pharmacy in India, to excel requires concerted efforts from all pharmacists and pharmacy practitioners.

I sincerely invite all pharmacists and pharmacy students from around the nation and globe to participate actively in this gala event of pharmacy profession at 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2017. I hope that this 69th IPC 2017 would inspire all of us and ignite our notion to innovate and excel. 

                Always keep learning and growing, and stay confident in your ability to be a valuable asset to the profession.

                                See you at the Conference!

Dr. Shailendra Saraf

Chairman - LOC