A two-day refresher course for registered pharmacists was organized at Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, a constituent institute of CHARUSAT, on the 8th and 9th of December, 2018. Sponsored by the Gujarat State Pharmacy council, this course received great response from the pharmacists across the state with more than a 100 registered participants attending the event.

Gilbert Macwan, registrar of the Gujarat State Pharmacy council who was present as a chief guest at the inaugural function enlightened the audience about the recent developments done by GSPC. He also informed them about GSPC’s plans of launching a mobile app for the registered pharmacists in the near future. Dr. Samir Patel, who is a faculty at the college, introduced the participants to various activities that the college and the university regularly undertake for the all round development of students of pharmacy.

A total of seven lecture sessions were conducted during the course of the two day event covering a range of topics like medication errors, Role of Pharmacist in Patient Compliance, Self-Medication, Good Storage Practice, Pharmacy Profession in India and Advanced Countries, Rational Use of Drugs and Prescription Handling and Patient Education. Montukumar Patel, President, Gujarat State Pharmacy council graced the valedictory function and talked about the contribution given by Dr. Ramanbhai Patel, founder of the Zydus Group for the development of Gujarat State Pharmacy council. In his speech he shared, with the participants, information regarding the new services started by the council for the registration of pharmacists. The function was concluded with a vote of thanks presented by the organizers for making the event a truly memorable one.

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