22nd National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy & International Conference
22nd National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy & International Conference on "Integrating Ayurveda & Herbal Drugs for Next Generation Therapeutics & Supplements: Opportunities and Challenges". Organised by Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research on 20 and 21st January 2018. Convention inaugurated by floral welcome of guest; Dr. C. K. Kokate, former Vice-chancellor, KLE University, Belagavi, Karnataka, Vice President Association of Indian University (AIU) and national advisor, `Society of Pharmacognosy, Dr. Shailendra Saraf, Vice President, Pharmacy Council of India, Dr. H. G. Koshia, commissioner, FDCA, Gujarat, Shri Anandbhai Patel, BOG member Ganpat University and Trustee, Mehsana District Education Foundation, Dr. Mahendra Sharma, Director General, Ganpat University, Dr. V. K. Dixit, National Advisor, Society of Pharmacognosy and immediate Past President, Society of Pharmacognosy, Dr. N. R. Sheth, President, Society of Pharmacognosy and Vice-chancellor Gujarat Technological University, Dr. Umesh Patil, General Secretary, Society of Pharmacognosy along with Programm Coordinator Dr. R.K.Patel, Principal Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research and Dr.P.U.Patel, Professor Shree S.K.Patel College Plenary Lecture were taken by eminent experts in field like, Prof. C.K.Kokate, Dr. V.K.Joshi, Dr. T.D.C.M.K VWijayasiriwardena (Pricipal Research Scientist, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo, Srilanka), Dr.Neeraj Tandon (Dept. General Director, ICMR, Delhi), Dr. Shard Srivastava (NBRI, Lucknow), Dr. Akshay Charegaonkar (Anachrom, Mumbai), Dr. Shriram Shreshgir Sarvrikar (R A Podar Medical College, Mumbai and Ex. VC Guj. Ayurved University), Dr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos (Holistic Health Centre, Athens, Greece) and Vaidya Asvin Barot (Ayurveda Physician & Clinical Specialist, London, UK). More than 550 delegates were present. 155 Research and 45 Review poster were also presented during this international conference and evaluated by experts. The Valedictory Function and Prize Distribution of Best Poster Presentation was held on 21st Jan 2018. Dignitaries grace the valedictory function was Dr.V.K.Dixit, Vaidya Asvin Barot, Dr.Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Dr.Abhay Singhai, Dr.Camilus Power, Dr.Lena Pap, Dr.Mamta B. Shah, Dr.K.Pundarikakshudu, Dr.N.M.Patel, Dr.R.K.Patel and Dr.P.U.Patel. Best Poster for Research work awarded to: 1st Prize - Shaikh Raisa (Principal K.M.Kundnani College of Pharmacy); 2nd Prize - Nirali Desai (Division of Biological and Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University); 3rd Prize Jointly - Ravi Thakar (Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University) and Maulik Patel (Dept. Botany, Gujarat Universtiy). Best Poster for Research work awarded to: 1st Prize - Rupesh Mishra (Shree S.K.Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University) and 2nd Prize - Disha Prajapati (Parul Institute of Pharmacy & Research, Parul University).