Faculty of Pharmacy Held 2023 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICETPS 23) was organized by the Faculty of Pharmacy (FoP), Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST). The conference was held on March 11th, 2023, in Islamabad, Pakistan and aimed to bring together researchers, scientists, and industry professionals to discuss the latest advancements and future prospects in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
The conference was inaugurated by the Co-Patron of Conference, Vice Chancellor, CUST, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Ahmed, who welcomed the attendees. The chief guest for the conference was Dr. Uzair Nagra, Chairman of Nagra Group, CEO of Medisearch Pharma, Revco Pharma, Centrico Pharma, My Pharmacy, Covance Pharma Solutions Pakistan, Cura Pharma, Axial Technologies and Horizon Optimization. The keynote speaker of the conference was Prof. Dr. Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Dean, University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The General Chair, of the conference was Dean FoP, Dr. Muzaffar Abbas. The Organizing Chair was Dr. Nadia Shamshad Malik whereas Program Chair was Dr. Mahboob Alam. The keynote speaker, Dr. Bukhari talk was focused on the “Making More Sense in Post Market Pharmaceutical Research and Data “. He shared his insights how the artificial intelligence can transform the pharmaceutical industry by enabling researchers to analyze vast amounts of data and optimize drug development processes.
The conference included several technical sessions covering various aspects of pharmaceutical sciences including drug discovery and development, pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmaceutical technology. Several oral and poster presentations were also made by participants from various universities, hospitals, industry and research institutions. The presentations covered a wide range of topics and participants had the privilege of hearing from leading experts in the field. The sessions were chaired by renowned researchers and experts from various universities including Dr. Nasir Abbas, Dr. Amjad Hussain, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Nasiri and Dr. Khalid Rauf. Three international speakers including Dr. Hidayat Hussain, Dr. Aziz Ullah and Dr. Arshad Mahmood participated from Germany, Korea and UAE. Dr. Omar Akhlaq Bhutta, Associate Director & Head Pharmacy, participated from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore and Dr. Salwa Ahsan, Chief of Pharmacy, participated from Shifa International Hospital Islamabad. The conference was well-attended by more than 250 participants from academia, industry, drug regulatory authority (DRAP), drug testing laboratory (DTL) and research institutions.
In the closing session, General Chair, Dean FoP, Dr. Muzaffar Abbas emphasized the importance of conference for continued research and development in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. He thanked keynote speaker, Dr. Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Chief guest, Dr. Uzair Nagra and speakers of oral talk and poster presenters for their valuable time. He appreciated Organizing Chair (Dr. Nadia Shamshad Malik), Program Chair (Dr. Mahboob Alam), Review Committee Head (Dr. Muhammad Tariq khan), Publication Committee Head (Mr. Muhammad Yasir), Publicity Committee Head (Mr. Mateen Abbas), Registration Committee Head (Mr. Asif Safdar), all Faculty members FoP, CUST and students FoP, CUST for their efforts in making the conference a true success. Dr. Abbas highly appreciated efforts of Mr. M. Ubaid Ur Rehman for providing technical support and assistance in organizing conference. He also extended his sincere gratitude to all attendees for participating in ICETPS 23 and for their overwhelming response.