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Manipal, Oct 13: The 21st National Convention of the (APTI) Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India APTICON 2016, will be held under the auspices of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal University from October 14 to 16, 2016. The convention coincides with the golden jubilee of the formation of APTI, an association started by leading luminaries of pharmacy...

Manipal, Oct 13: The 21st National Convention of the (APTI) Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India APTICON 2016, will be held under the auspices of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal University from October 14 to 16, 2016. The convention coincides with the golden jubilee of the formation of APTI, an association started by leading luminaries of pharmacy education in India, Prof ML Shroff and Prof GP Srivastava in Benaras to promote useful interaction among pharmacy teachers of India. 

The theme of the convention is, “Roadmap for Quality Pharmacy Education and Research”. “Hosts MCOPS, stands for quality education and research and has been ranked the No.1 pharmacy college of India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Union Government’s Human Resource Ministry,” said Dr N.Udupa, Prof and Director of Research (Health Sciences) Manipal University while addressing newsperson. 
The three-day convention begins with a pre-conference workshop, where Dr K Ramnarayan, Vice President Faculty Development Alumni Relations, Dr Sudhakar Nayak and Dr Ciraj of Manipal Centre for Professional Development (MCPD) will provide valuable inputs to the young pharmacy teachers to hone their teaching skills.  There will be a symposium on research publications. 
The formal inauguration of the convention will be held on October 14 at 7 pm in the Dr TMA Pai Hall in KMC Manipal. Dr Ramdas M Pai (Chancellor of Manipal University) will be the chief guest. Dr A Ramkishan, Deputy Drugs Controller, CDSCO, New Delhi & Mr B T Khanapure, Drugs Controller, Govt. of Karnataka will be the guests of honour for the inaugural ceremony. 

A felicitation programme will also be held during the convention. The teachers who have made immense contribution to the profession of pharmacy will be felicitated. Some of the awards to be given are for the best pharmacy teacher of the year, best young pharmacy teacher of the year, life time achievement award, best pharmaceutical scientist of the year and others. 
On the second day, the scientific sessions will be held to present the research work of faculty and their students. Eminent pharmacy teachers of India will be honoured at a special session. The convention will conclude on Sunday, 16 October with the valedictory function. Dr Mallikarjun Rao, Principal, MCOPS, Manipal was also present.  

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