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Prof. Tariq Mansoor is presently serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Previously he has also served as Principal, J.N. Medical College, Chief Medical Superintendent, J.N. Medical College Hospital and Chairman, Department of Surgery. He is also the member of Medical Council of India since March 2015 for a period of four years. He is product of the first batch of prestigious Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School, Aligarh. During his school days he has served as House Captain as well as School Captain. He did his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. A surgeon by profession with special interest in Breast and Thyroid Diseases, Prof. Tariq Mansoor has 33 years of Teaching and 35 years of Clinical experience. He has 90 publications to his credit and has guided 49 Postgraduate Medical Students for their Thesis as Supervisor / Co-Supervisor

XIV Annual Conference of Society of Pharmacovigilance of India in Aligarh

ALIGARH December 10: Prof Herve le Louet, President, International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP) remarked that he was, for the first time, witnessing any such type of conference on Pharmacovigilance in India. He was addressing the valedictory function of XIV Annual Conference of Society of Pharmacovigilance of India (SOPICON-14). He further suggested holding a joint meeting of Society of Pharmacovigilance of India (SoPI) and ISoP to bring more experts from India and abroad to deliberate on a common topic of interest.

During the valedictory function, various prizes were also given to winners by the Chief Guest and Guests of honour. First, Second and Third Uppsala prizes were awarded in the best poster presentations category to Dr Abhishek Goyal, Department of Pediatrics, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Mr M Ramya, KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and Mr Jamshed Ahmad, Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), Department of Pharmacology, MAMC, New Delhi, respectively. In addition, Dr Niteen Ahire, Department of Pharmacology, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra got Consolation prize in the same poster competition category. P N Saxena Award for best oral presentation was awarded to Dr Abhay Joshi, Department of Pharmacology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. However, in the National Pharmacovigilance Quiz, the team comprising of Mr Vishwanath Reddy Gampala and Mr Hemanth Kumar Namuri, Vaagdevi College of Pharmacy Warangal, Telangana got the first prize. A very special prize for non-research poster presentation was also awarded to Ms Gulfisha, student of Diploma in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, AMU.

Dr Syed Ziaur Rahman, Organizing Secretary informed that the conference was well attended by delegates. He said that there were 104 registered delegates, 46 guest speakers including 6 from abroad. Both orations and keynote lecture were delivered by eminent speakers Dr Noel E Cranswick from Australia, Dr Eugene van Pujienbroek from the Netherlands and Dr Herve le Louet from France whereas a large number of  young scholars from different parts of India, participated in both oral and poster presentations.

Prof KC Singhal, Vice Chancellor, NIMS University, Jaipur and the guest of honour on the occasion remarked that he was proud to attend the conference at his own alma mater, where he previously served as a faculty member for more than thirty five years. He further informed that he also initiated a scientific programme for Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring with the support of enthusiastic physicians from many parts of the country and established Society of Pharmacovigilance, India (SoPI).

Dr Ruth Savage, Secretary International Affair, SoPI from New Zealand thanked distinguished speakers and experts from India as well as those from abroad. She expressed confidence that the conference cum symposium provided a good opportunity to discuss various aspects of Pharmacovigilance.

Prof Barna Ganguly, President Elect, SoPI, thanked the organisers for the efficiently organized conference. She appreciated the content of all the lectures including orations, meticulously framed symposiums on burning topics and University hospitality.

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