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News on medicine at RIMS pharma meet

Ranchi, April 18: Soon pharmacists could well be preparing medicines for patients individually.

And to highlight this, the Indian Pharmacological Society is going to organise a conference — Pharmacon-2008 — tomorrow at Nursing College Auditorium of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Retired professor and former principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital, S.N.P. Sinha will inaugurate the technical session of the conference while health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi will be the chief guest of the programme.

Organising chairman of the programme J. Sharma said the conference would discuss many academic matters like pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance and nanotechnology.

“Gene-based medicines will be prepared soon. We will hold discussions on different types of medicine and its adverse affect on us. We will also talk about nanograms. Medicine is now available in the powers milligram and microgram,” Sharma said.

Rajeev Kumar a professor of the RIMS pharmacology department, said eminent pharmacologists like K.K. Sharma and S.K. Tripathi would also deliver lectures.

The organising secretary of the programme, S. Chandra, said the event would also see discussions on good clinical practice and modern advancement of medicine. “Over 150 medicos would participate in the programme from the eastern zone of the country,” he added.

This is the first scientific programme to be organised at RIMS after the end of students’ agitation.

“The conference would help us learn about medicine and also collect first hand information from those who have been in active research over a long time,” said spokesperson of RIMS student, Alok Kumar.

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