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The 3rd International Conference on recent innovations in pharmaceutical sciences ICRIPS 2019 organized by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences held at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad. The inauguration session was started with the recitation of Holy Quran. The ceremony was honored by the presence of chief guest Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, guest of honor Prof. Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Member operations and planning, HEC, Islamabad and Chancellor Riphah International University, Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan.
While addressing, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali emphasized on research output in country whereas Prof. Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti talked about HEC policies regarding research and liaison with research institutes. The chancellor RIU, Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan emphasized on applied research with specific focus to decrease thedisease burden of our country.
There were 33 oral presentations including international and national speakers and 52 posters presenters comprising both graduates and undergraduate students from different universities around the country. Three workshops on Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics and Pharmacy practice were held on the first and second days. The oral talks covered the majority of the sections and topics related to pharmaceutical innovation and research, namely, drug discovery and development, emerging trends in nanomedicine, natural products and pharmaceutical analysis. The poster competition winners were also awarded with certificates and cash prizes.