Episcopal Vicar for Educational and Health Ministries, Diocese of Mysore expresses his concern at the INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR
Rev.Msgr.Leslie Moras, Episcopal Vicar for Educational and Health Ministries, Diocese of Mysuru said that over the years, with the advancement in Pharmaceutical research, there is a need for trying to bridge the gap between the Pharmaceutical Industry and wellness of human beings. The Intellectual Property Right Laws (IPR) have a special role to play in this. Somewhere someone has to take the responsibility and the IPR laws have taken care of this issue, he said.
(Rev.Msgr.Leslie Moras delivering the inaugural address)
Rev.Msgr.Leslie Moras was delivering the inaugural address at the inauguration function of the International Webinar held on ‘Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Intellectual Property Rights‘ which was hosted by the Department of Chemistry, St.Philomena’s College(Autonomous), Mysuru in association with Visvesvaraya Trade Promotional Centre(VTPC) under the aegis of Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka from January 07th to 09th, 2021.
(Dr.T.Ruth Shantha Kumari, Principal welcoming the participants and dignitories during the inaugural function. From left to right seen are Rev.Fr.Dr.Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager; Rev.Msgr.Leslie Moras, Episcopal vicar)
After briefing the attendees about the importance and relevance of the webinar in the contemporary context, he said that people look at Pharmaceutical Industries not only to cure diseases of individual people but large masses of the people where lives are at stake. Today, we are caught up in a situation where the whole mankind is looking for solutions. Solutions for the health of man, solutions for wellness and solutions for how best we can find to make health a right of everyone. A lot of people are involved in developing and innovating Research and Development and a lot of people from Law department and also from the Intellectual Property Rights will create the Ethical aspects to make the Pharmaceutical companies to own their responsibility.
Earlier, Dr.T. Ruth Shantha Kumari, Principal of the college commenced the webinar by welcoming the participants. Rev.Fr.Dr.Bernard Prakash Barnis, Rector/Manager of St.Philomena’s Educational Institutions presided over the inaugural function.
Prof.K.M.Mahadevan, former Registrar(Evaluation), University of Mysuru gave the concept note and the keynote address. Smt. Prabhavati Rao, Facilitator, IP initiative, VTPC, Government of Karnataka gave the introductory address on IPR.
Dr.Shridhara Bhat K, Technical coordinator, ArkGen Pharma Pvt.Ltd, Bengaluru spoke on “Interesting aspects of Fluorine Chemistry”. Smt.Bindu Sharma, Founder and CEO of Origiin IP solutions, Bengaluru enlightened the participants on “Relevance of IPR for Pharma Industry”.
On the second day, Prof.Srinivasulu N.S, Professor of Law from National University of Juridicial Sciences(NUJS), Kolkata spoke extensively on “Intellectual Property Rights and Patents”. Dr.Basappa S, from Department of studies in Organic chemistry, University of Mysore threw light on “Recent Advances in the Target based Drug Development in Cancer Biology”.
On the final day, i.e on 09th, Dr.Nikhil R. Gandasi, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden educated the participants on “Sub-Cellular view on Diabetes and mode of action of GLP1 analogues and sulfonylurea Drugs”. Dr.Devaraja Acharya from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford, United Kingdom shared his views on “Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond, experience of Frontline UK Doctor”.
(Dr.Basappa Salundi and others at the virtual session on day 2)
The valedictory session was held at 4.00pm. Prof.Balakrishna Kalluraya, Professor, Dept.of Studies in Chemistry from Mangaluru University gave the valedictory address. More than 400 participants from India and abroad had registered in the webinar and gave their feedback.