Every year, IES-MCRC organizes a conference completely focused on pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. This conference is known as "INSIGHT". The purpose of this conference is to bring industry experts from pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, academicians and students at the same platform. Apart from IES students, hundreds of students from B. Pharm. and science colleges with their teachers attend this conference every year. They get opportunity to interact with industry experts and senior academicians. These students also participate in many competitions which help them get more insights into the field of pharmaceutical industry and its management.
Report on INSIGHT 2013
Chief Guest, Mr. K. Shivkumar lighting the lamp at INSIGHT
IES MCRC Director Dr. Dinesh D. Harsolekar addressing the delegates
IES President Shri. A.B.Vaidya delivering the Welcome address
Insight 13 dignitaries on the dias
IES-MCRC conducted its Annual Pharma Event INSIGHT on 22nd Nov. 2013. This year was the 12th consecutive year. The theme wasfor this year's INSIGHT was "Impact of DPCO on Indian Parma Industry": Past, Present and Future".
The guests for the day were as follows :
- Mr. K. Shivkumar, Managing Director, Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd
- Mr. Bharat Daftary, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd
- Dr. R.B.Smarta Founder and Managing Director, Interlink Marketing Consultancy Ltd
- Mr. Prasad Danave, Honorary Secretary, RDCA
The Chief Guest for INSIGHT 2013 was Mr. K. Shivkumar, Managing Director, Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd. In his speech he highlighted the past, present scenario and the future implications of DPCO.
The guest of honour of the conference was Mr. Bharat Daftary, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd. He was felicitated with Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to medicines. Mr. Daftary spoke of his journey from selling medicines in kerala to his present position.
The highlight for INSIGHT 2013 was announcement of commencement of "Centre for Pharmaceutical Excellence" by IES MCRC director, Dr. Dinesh D. Harsolekar and felicitation of Dr. R.B.Smarta Founder and Managing Director, Interlink Marketing Consultancy Ltd. The centre will provide different types of services to pharmaceutical companies in SME sector. Eminent personalities like Dr. Prasanna Bangale, Regional Regulatory Director, MSD and Mr. Prasad Danave, Honorary Secretary, RDCA shared their views about DPCO.
261 students delegates attended INSIGHT 2013 from all corners of Maharashtra. There were student contest in the form of Quiz, Business Plan and Posters. For the first time INSIGHT 2013 conducted Pharma Quiz for Medical Reprenstatives.