IUB Pharma Fest 2019
The Department of Pharmacy at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized their annual event Pharma Fest 2019 that took place on October 21, 2019 at the university’s own campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The event offered a great platform for the exchange of creative ideas among the faculty members, pharmaceutical industry associates, health care professionals and the students, and would help transform the future pharmacists into competent professionals. The grand celebration started with inaugural session flowed by a colorful rally organized by the IUB Pharmacy Department students. The theme of this year’s event was “Academia-Industry Alliance for Research Excellence”.
Maj. Gen. Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Director General, Directorate General of Drug Administration was the Chief Guest of the event. Mr. Rashed Ahmed Chowdhury, former Chairman, Board of Trustees, IUB delivered his speech as Special Guest. Dr. Husne Ara Ali, Member, ESTCDT, IUB; Prof. Milan Pagon, Vice Chancellor (Acting), IUB; Md. Nasser Shahrear Zahedee, Chairman, Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; Prof. Abdul Khaleque, Dean, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESM), IUB; and Prof. JMA Hannan, Head, Department of Pharmacy, IUB also spoke on the occasion.
The speakers focused on the tri-party collaboration of Government, Industries and Universities to develop our research on drug. By giving maximum priority to research and development universities should aim and work on this to create new knowledge, they added. Highlighting the significant role of the pharmacists now a days, speakers stated that they have been performing sound professional responsibilities along with the physicians for quality treatment with appropriate medicines.
As part of the festival, leading pharmaceutical companies in the country displayed their own medicines and healthcare products through different stalls. Scientific poster exhibition was also held during this period. Booths of various pharmaceutical companies were installed for free blood-sugar and blood-pressure checkup. Leading pharmaceutical companies including General, Beximco, Beacon, Radiant, Square, Genvio, Sharif, Everest, UniMed UniHealth participated as sponsor to achieve the objectives of this significant day.
Among others, Deans and Heads of different Schools and Departments, members of the faculty & administration and large number of students were present throughout the day.
This year’s celebration ended with a spectacular cultural program held at University Center Court.