National Pharmacovigilance Week (NPW) Celebration 2023

September 21, 2023


On the momentous occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of our visionary founder Dr TMA Pai, the National Pharmacovigilance Week (NPW) celebration 2023 was jointly organized by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the Centre for Pharmaceutical Care, MCOPS, MAHE, Manipal. Events like quiz competitions, poster competitions, and public speech competitions were conducted on this occasion. The quiz was based on the current affairs related to the pharmacovigilance. The event was conducted in the seminar hall of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, MAHE, at 12:30 pm on 21 September 2023. Dr Muhamed Salim, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, was the quiz master. Mr Muhammed Rashid PP and Ms Pooja Gopal Poojari bagged the first prize in the quiz competition. The poster presentation was organized on the second day of the celebration, with the theme “Boosting Public Confidence in Pharmacovigilance”.

On the third day, a workshop on “Practising Pharmacovigilance in Industrial and Community Settings” was organized at Prof P Gundu Rao Hall, MCOPS, MAHE, Manipal. Dr Surulivel Rajan M, Professor and Head, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, addressed the gathering with his welcome address. Prof (Dr) C Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal, MCOPS, MAHE, Manipal, inaugurated the program officially. The workshop was conducted by Dr Alkesh Kumar Lokhande, Senior Medical Writer, GSK, Bangalore, and Dr Sonal Sekhar M, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, MAHE, Manipal. The importance of practicing pharmacovigilance in industrial and community settings was explained by these experts. Dr Alkesh elaborated on the importance and the ever-increasing career opportunities in the field. Dr Sonal explained the patient/public-centered approach in pharmacovigilance. The workshops were followed by the prize distributions. Dr Rajesh V, Coordinator, ADR Monitoring Centre, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, MAHE, Manipal, proposed the vote of thanks.