International Workshop on Innovation in Drug Discovery, Delivery and Pharmacy Practice ( May 13-15, 2014 )

Venue: COMSTECH Building, 33 Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), invites applications from scientists and researchers residing in OIC members states for a three-day workshop on “Innovations in Drug Discovery, Delivery and Pharmacy Practice” scheduled to be held from May 13 to 15, 2014 at COMSTECH Building, Islamabad, Pakistan. The workshop focuses on recent developments and innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The fundamental aim of the workshop is to share practical and cutting edge methodologies, innovation and best practices in Pharmaceutical Science.

Learning Objective

During three days of the workshop participants will learn about;

•       Modern developments in pharmaceutical sciences

•       Drug discovery process, tools and techniques

•       Innovative approaches in drug discovery, design of drug delivery system and pharmacy practices

Topics to be Covered

  1. Drug discoveries
  • Drug discovery from natural products
  1. Drug Delivery

•       Design/fabrication of drug  delivery system

•       Formulation, developments and drug delivery

•       Evaluation of in-vitro and in-vivo drug delivery system

  1. Pharmacy Practices

•       Research methods in pharmacy practices

•       Pharmaco-economics applications

•       Rational drug use

Who Should Attend?

•       Academicians/Scientists

•       Managers from Pharmaceutical Industries

•       Innovators

•       Entrepreneurs

•       M.Phil and Ph.D scholars

Resource Persons

  • Prof. Dr. G.A. Miana

(Focal Person of the Workshop)
Rector, Riphah International University, Islamabad and
Director Research of Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Prof. Dr. Azhar Hussain

Dean and Director,
Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Hamdard University, Islamabad 

  • Prof. Dr. Gul Majid Khan

Professor & Chairman,
Department of Pharmacy,
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

  • Dr. Arif-ullah Khan

Associate Professor and Head of Pharmacology Department,
Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Riphah International University, Islamabad 

  • Prof. Dr. Jamshed Anwer

Professor of Computational Pharmaceutical Sciences and
Associate Dean for Research,
Lancaster University, UK

  • Prof. (R) Dr. Farzana Latif Ansari

Adviser, Pakistan Council for Science & Technology,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Hands-on-training using MOE by Chemical Computing Group ( )

  • Dr. Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali

    Deputy Dean for Student Affairs and Networking,
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 

Registration Fee

Registration fee for foreign participants is US$ 50.00 and for local participants Pak rupees 2,500.00

Local Hospitality and Travel

COMSTECH will provide free accommodation and meals to a limited number of selected participants. Travel grants are not available. Pick and drop service on arrival and departure will be provided to only those who are travelling by air.

How to register for the workshop?

Step 1: Download application form here
Step 2: Submit completed application form to and
Step 3: Successful candidates will receive acceptance email after the application deadline. 
Step 4: Local participants will be required to send a bank draft in favor of COMSTECH as registration fee of PKR 2,500 as their application will not be considered otherwise. Foreign participants will have to deposit their registration fee of US$ 50 at the time of registration on the first day of the workshop. Further instructions for fee submission will be provided to the successful candidates after selection process.

Last Date for Applications: April 1, 2014

For queries, please contact:

Ms. Hanifa Beg
Programme Manager
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
Fax: +92-51-9205264, +92-51-9220265

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