The two-days extensive teaching activity was organized by the PREVENT IT team of the Chitkara University, Punjab in collaboration with Chitkara College of Pharmacy from 29th August to 30th August, 2022. The event was organized as part of the Erasmus plus funded project – PREVENT IT. One of the objectives of the project is to promote teaching mobility of European faculty to India to implement the courses on Antibiotic Resistance (ABR). In this regard, Prof. Umberto Musazzi and Prof. Paolo Rocco, Adjunct Professors at University of Milan, Milan, Italy came all the way to Chitkara University, Punjab to share their knowledge and experience on Antibiotic resistance. The target audience were students from Pharmacy background viz. Pharm D, Pharm D Post Baccalaureate, M. Pharm students.
The first day of the event focussed on the use of antimicrobials, present and future challenges followed by role of regulatory pathways in addressing future challenges. Prof. Umberto Musazzi stressed upon the development of newer antibiotics, uses of nanotechnology in antibiotics production and development of complex medicine using this technology. The detailed information on the guidelines by European medicine agency (EMA) was discussed by Prof. Paolo Rocco. Further the role of Marketing Authorisation (MA) application procedures; the Common Technical Document; shorter paths towards a MA and a brief overview on the use of non-authorised medicinal products in the context of a clinical trial and outside a clinical trial was highlighted. On the second day, the key focus was on sharing the role of healthcare professionals/students in fighting against antimicrobial resistance with a special focus on pharmacists. The discussion on future prospects underwent between the experts and students & staff from Chitkara College of Pharmacy. The event was concluded with a vote of appreciation from the students and certificate distribution to Prof. Paolo Rocco and Prof. Umberto Musazzi. Such an event gave students a nice insight of how regulating authorities play a major role in the Pharmaceutical/ healthcare industry. Not only this, they also got an exposure on how they can contribute their bit in tackling the problem of ABR as responsible, future healthcare professionals.
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