The Indian Pharmaceutical Congress is a National annual event of Pharmacists from all walks of Pharmacy Profession to deliberate various issues relating to Industry, regulatory, academia, hospital and community pharmacy and to evolve collective wisdom for formulating newer policies for the country in the relevant fields and for the betterment of mankind.
IPCA organizes the IPC every year with an objective "To advance and promote the cause of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Profession of Pharmacy in all their aspects so as to ensure that Indian Pharmacy Products and profession are the best in the world and to help the public to get the best of benefit out of the same".
IPCA organised the First IPC under the leadership of Prof ML Schroff, also known as the Father of Pharmacy in India, in Calcutta in December 1948 and continued the legacy of IPC in the field of Pharmacy by organizing 67 congresses throughout the country to promote better dealing of the Pharmaceutical products including machinery and to create awareness among general public on usage of Drugs, Quality of Drugs, etc., and matters of common interest to the pharmacy community and thus the society at large.
The 68th IPC is being held for the First Time in the state of Andhra Pradesh after the division, in the most happening city of Visakhapatnam during December 16-18, 2016 and will be hosted by IPA at the Prestigious Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The theme "Quality Pharmaceuticals and Patient Welfare " envisages how Pharmacists can play a leadership role in the country to promote and realize the vision of Healthy India as well as stimulate discussions and thought processes centered around how the country and the pharmacy profession respond to realize this vision.
The 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2016, Visakhapatnam invites leaders from Pharma Industry, Regulatory, Academia, Research, Hospital and Community across the globe to deliberate and present their vision in their respective areas and views about the major role a Pharmacy professional can play in the health care system of the country in years to come.