On March 23, 2023, the MET Institute of Pharmacy (Degree) partnered with Campbell University USA to host a comprehensive 'International Conference on Clinical Research and Experimental Pharmacology'. The conference was conducted through both online and offline modes, with multiple colleges participating through the online platform. Additionally, the students of MET attended the conference in offline mode.
The conference showcased a group of distinguished speakers who imparted their expertise and knowledge to the attendees. Among them was Dr. Charles Carter, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical & Clinical Sciences, Campbell University. During his presentation, Dr. Carter delved into clinical research design strategies specifically tailored for global studies. The lecture was highly informative and furnished attendees with crucial insights into the intricacies of designing and executing clinical research projects on a global scale.
During a presentation on addressing the challenge of antimicrobial resistance, Dr. Dorthea Thompson, Vice Chair and Professor, Curriculum and Education Development Department in Pharmaceutical & Clinical Sciences, Campbell University, shared her research on disrupting beta-lactamase-mediated resistance in gram-negative bacteria. Her insights were well-received by students who were keenly interested in this growing concern in the field of medicine.
Dr. Victor Pulgar, Associate Professor of Pharmacology Department of Pharmaceutical & Clinical Sciences, Campbell University, presented different animal models for the detection and evaluation of cardiovascular disease. The information shared by Dr. Pulgar proved to be valuable for individuals in attendance who have an interest in preclinical research and drug development for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Chiraj Trivedi, Global Head, Clinical Study Units (CSU), Early Operational Strategy at Sanofi, Mumbai had his presentation on opportunities and challenges in clinical trials. The insights shared by Dr. Trivedi can be particularly valuable for students and professionals seeking to enter the field of clinical research, as well as those seeking to deepen their understanding of the complexities inherent to the conduct of clinical trials.
Dr. M. Gulrez Zariwala, Professor & Director, Centre for Nutraceuticals, University of Westminster, United Kingdom had his presentation on optimizing nature’s novel formulations and delivery strategies to enhance nutrients and bioactive. The attendees were provided with valuable insights into the effective formulation and delivery of natural products and phytoconstituents. The conference concluded with a vote of thanks by our esteemed principal, Dr. Abha Doshi, who expressed gratitude towards the organizers and speakers for their commendable efforts.
The conference provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest research and advancements in clinical research and pharmacology. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into innovative strategies and approaches aimed at augmenting drug delivery and optimizing therapeutic outcomes.