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Two Day Regional Workshop on "Autonomic Neurofunction Tests Principals, Conduct and Interpretation"

Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata and Indian Pharmacological Society West Bengal, announces a Two Day Regional Workshop on "Autonomic Neurofunction Tests Principals, Conduct and Interpretation". on 17th and 18th January 2018, at Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, from 9AM to 5PM on Day One and 9:30AM to 5PM on Day Two.

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One Day Symposium, Theme : Pulmonary Pharmacotherapeutics
Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata and Indian Pharmacological Society West Bengal, announces a One Day Symposium on "Pulmonary Pharmacotherapeutics" on 22nd June 2018, at 4th Floor, Seminar Room, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata from 11AM to 5PM.

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One Day Symposium, Theme : Hypertension: Advances in Pharmacotherapy
One Day Symposium, organized by Department of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata and in collaboration with Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Branch, was held at Seminar Room (Fourth Floor), School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata on 21 May, 2018.
Theme: Hypertension: Advances in Pharmacotherapy

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One Day CME Event, “Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance”
One Day CME Event, “Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance” was held at School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata (First Floor Lecture Theatre), on March 20, 2018; jointly organised by Departments of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata and Indian Pharmacological Society – West Bengal. Click to view/download Program Schedule.
27th State Annual Conference Of Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Branch
The 27th Annual Conference Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal IPSWBCon2017 was held at IPGME&R, Kolkata on February 9-10, 2018. Revisiting Pharmacology as a Translational Discipline was our theme of the conference. Click for Conference Brochure & Click for pictures.
National Workshop on 25-28 May, 2017
Department of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology, CSTM in collaboration with International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) – India Chapter organised National Workshop on 25-28 May, 2017.
CME Programme on 17.03.2017
Responsible conduct of research has been the call of the day in our country. And there is no denial that awareness and application of ethical principles in human research is the single most determinant of responsible conduct of research. Pharmacologists contribute in many ways in responsible conduct of clinical research. Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS), committed to fostering conduct of clinical research in India in the most responsible and ethical manner, has always encouraged relevant capacity building exercises of all sorts.

The West Bengal Branch of IPS (IPS-WB), in collaboration with Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India (FERCI), convened a 4-hour Discussion Forum on 17th March, 2017, on the theme: Revisiting Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research and Good Clinical Practice at Farmers Hostel Seminar Hall, West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences (WBAFS), Kolkata. The programme was tailored for the benefit of the research ethics committee members, the investigators and their assistants and also the members of institute (study site) administration.

The programme commenced at 2.30 pm with an Welcome Note by the General Secretary of IPS-WB. Then Prof. Purnendu Biswas, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the event and delivered a brief opening speech.

Renowned experts like Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy, Formerly Dy DG, ICMR) and President, FERCI, Dr Nandini Kumar, Formerly Sr Scientist, ICMR and Vice-President, FERCI, graced the occasion as Resource Persons. They deliberated different ethical issues in reference to biomedical research including reference to the draft ICMR Bill on this matter. There was an audience size of 40. All participants took active interest and engaged themselves in lively interactions. Prof Santanu K Tripathi, President, IPS-WB moderated the discussion efficiently.

The programme ended with vote of thanks by Prof T K Mandal (formerly General Secretary, IPS).
26th State Annual Conference Of Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Branch
Two days 26th IPS State Conference was held at JB Roy Stae Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital on 16-17 December, 2016. Pre-conference was on 16th December and 17th December main conference was ended in grand success. Hon’ble MIC of State Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal Mrs Sashi Panja, Director of Medical Education, & Vice Chancellors of three Universities inaugurated the session. More than 400 participants were graced the occasion. 26 nos. of paper has been presented by participants. Click for pictures.
General Body meeting on 20.07.2016
General Body Meeting Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Chapter, was held on 20th July, 2016 at Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, WBUAFS, Belgachia. Click for detailed report.
General Body meeting scheduled on 07.07.2016, is postponed
General Body meeting of IPS West Bengal Branch which was scheduled to be held on 07.07.2016 at Dept. of Pharmacology, WBUAFS has been postponed due to the declared public holiday on that day (07.07.2016) by the State Government.


The future GB meeting date will be intimated very soon.

In Memorium of Pradipta Debnath on 11.05.2015
A condolence meeting for the sad demise of Prof. Pratip Kumar Debnath was held on May 11, 2015, Monday at 4 pm at the office of the Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Branch, Department of Pharmacology, WBUAFS, Belgachia, Kolkata-37. Members of the branch and also friends of Prof. Debnath attended the meeting.
Prof. (Dr.) Susanta Bandopadhyay, DME, Dept. of Health & Family welfare, Govt. of West Bengal
I could not believe till today that Prof. Debnath-Pratipda is no more. My relation with was so strong with Pratipda just like elder brother. He was my friend and Guide. I will support his only son for his carrier and future establishment. We will always remember him and the services of Prof. Debnath will go a very long way in the history of IPS. We pray God to rest his soul in peace.
 
Prof. Purnendu Biswas, Vice-Chancellor, WBUAFS, Belgachia, Kolkata-37
He was also shocked and depressed and recalling the previous discussuion with Prof. Debnath regarding the use of Ayurveda product as a Veterinary Herbal Medicine. May God also give strength to his family members to bear this unrecoverable loss.
 
Prof. T K Mondal, immediate past General Secretary, IPS, Dept of Pharmacology, WBUAFS
I became morose and depressed and said that we lost our friend and guide of IPS, especially West Bengal Branch. We lost a great friend. A man with simplicity, a man of values, full of energy, always eager to do something for the society.Great loss to Ayurveda, great loss to Pharmacology and great loss to IPS. God will keep his soul in peace and give courage the family to face this vacuum.
 
Prof.Santanu Tripathi, STM, Kolkata, President-IPS, West Bengal Branch
I am deeply pained and disturbed to note that Prof. Debnath is no more. His credentials was an established active link between members and Society. The IPS will miss his absence and on behalf of Executive Council, all members on Indian Pharmacological Society,West Bengal Branch, our deep condolences on sad demise of Prof. Debnath and pray God to rest his soul in peace.
 
Prof. R N Chatterjee, Prof. P C Tripathy, Dr. Anjan Bhattacharyya and Dr. T. K. Sar expressed their shock and pain. They also told Prof. Debnath could be utilized in greater way in his service period, and this loss will never be filled up. They pray to god to rest his soul in peace
The services of Prof. Debnath in various capacities to the society will go very long in the history of IPS. His active participation with camera and traditional dress advising the society during crucial phases are still fresh in the memories of every one. It is a great loss to the IPS, especially west Bengal branch. We are now guardian less. On behalf of Executive Council, all members on Indian Pharmacological Society, west Bengal branch, we convey deep condolences on sad demise of Prof. Debnath and pray God to rest his soul in peace and give enough strength to their family members to bear this shock.
 
Dr. Sukumar Manna, General Secretary, IPS-West Bengal Branch in memory of Prof. Pratip Kumar Debnath

Dr. Pratip Kumar Debnath – beloved ‘Pratipda’ to many of us, ‘Debnathda’ to some, is no longer with us – he preferred to shift to a better home, his heavenly abode, on the 25th April, 2015, post-noon, after a brief spell of physical discomfort.

Here was an ever-young man who, endowed with an indomitable spirit and enviable level of energy and enthusiasm, showed the courage to swim against the tide in his professional career, and remained a life-long learner in the ever-expanding field of pharmacology.

By his pleasing personality, he endeared one and all whosoever came in touch with him. A perfect ‘team-man’, he always looked the epitome of elegance and good taste. He valued the human values – the values of inclusivity, mutual respect and fondness. Undoubtedly, he remained inspirational to many of us.

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel in his passing away. But we believe, death cannot really separate such a person from us – he will remain close to our heart for ever.

Most solemnly we, the members of Indian Pharmacological Society, West Bengal Chapter, offer our condolences.

May the Almighty bless his departed soul !

 
Extended Executive Meeting
Extended executive meeting conducted in last year of which two were held in R. G. Kar Medical College and two in University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Belgachia, Kolkata.
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