IREPORT ON NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLINICAL PHARMACODYNAMICS

Dates- November 30 & December 1st 2018

Venue- Narayana Medical College, Nellore-524003, AP, India

Clinical Pharmacodynamics is the study of the main effects, side effects and adverse effects of drugs on human beings. The general belief among the population is that to evaluate the effects of drugs; we need patients. However, the effects of some drugs can be quantified in healthy individuals by altering their physiology. For some others drugs, we need to induce disease in healthy volunteers, to assess their effects. Drugs also produce adverse effects; we can quantify them too. This workshop focused on human models of disease, quantification of effects of drugs, utilisation of non-invasive tools in quantifying the drug effects.. We demonstrated all three drug effects, using chlorpheniramine maleate, an example molecule for teaching pharmacodynamics.

The resource persons are from reputed national institutes, experts in conducting clinical trials, quantizing the drug effects and also innovators of non-invasive biomedical instruments.

  1. Dr MUR Naidu, MBBS, MD (Clinical Pharmacology)

Former Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Dean faculty of Medicine, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, TG.

  1. Dr P.Usha Kiran, MBBS, MD, DM (Clinical Pharmacology)

 Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, AP.

  1. Dr K N. Maruthy, B.Tech, MBBS, MD ( Biomedical engineering and Physiology)

Professor and Head of Physiology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, AP

4. Dr.P.Rama Mohan, MBBS, MD, DM, Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, AP

This program was supported by the following Organizations-

1. Andhra Pradesh Pharmacologists society
2. Indian Medical Pharmacologists Association
AP medical council has given 4 credit points to this program.  A total of 94 delegates attended the program. The scientific sessions lasted for 16 hours. We showed a live video on anti-histaminic effect of CPM on histamine-induced wheal and flare responses and additionally, anticholinergic activities such as attentiveness (Psychomotor function tests), salivation (Salivary flow volume) heart rate (Autonomic function testing) and vasodilation of sublingual nitrates on healthy volunteers. Posters were presented by the delegates.  Prizes were awarded to the winners. Delegates expressed highest satisfaction to the scientific sessions. The requested us to provide in-house accommodation for the coming workshops/CME/conferences to be conducted at our college.

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