GPPS 2019 Committee

Dr. Mahesh Burande has over 36 years of rich experience in Pharmacy profession as Pharma academician, consultant and trainer to build pharmacy profession. He has worked as a pharmaceutical consultant for more than 100 pharmaceutical companies on different fronts and is the most popular trainer for Marketing, GMP, GCP, GPP and Positive Attitude programs and conducted more than 1,000 training programmers. He has developed innovative GMP, Quality, Productivity, and Positive Attitude displays useful for WHO GMP, ISO 9000, MHRA, MCC, TGA, USFDA Certification programmes. Under his Honorary Directorship Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (IPER) A Pioneer Pharma Management Institute conducts 23 comprehensive job oriented Pharmaceutical Management Diplomas and Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Marketing, which are highly recognized by pharma industries and profession. Asia Pharma Leaders awarded l.P.E.R. Maharashtra State Pharmacy council appointed him as a trainer to train for more than 20,000 community pharmacists in Maharashtra to conduct programmes on pharmaceutical care and Good Pharmacy Practice. He served as a Vice President, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, Secretary and President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Pune Branch. He worked as Organizing Secretary of 54th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Pune - 2002, which has created all records in history of Pharmacy Congress. He also worked as Chief Financial Officer for 59th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Varanasi in 2007, organized first time in the history by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India. He is the recipient of Best Young Pharmacy Teacher Award from Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India 1997-98, The Indian Pharmaceutical Association Fellowship Award 2002, Drugs Inspectors Welfare Association Award as a Doyen of Pharmacy Profession 2002, Lifetime Achievement Award from Purely Chemist Forum,K. M. Kundanani College of Pharmacy Best Alumnus Award, Bharati University Poona College of Pharmacy Outstanding Pharmacy Contribution Award as best Alumni 2006 and Maharashtra Pharmacists Association Award 2009 for promoting pharmacy profession in the society. Under his Secretary ship, Indian Pharmaceutical Association Pune Branch received Special Commendation award 2003 from Indian Pharmaceutical Association, at SSth Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Chennai. He is the recipient of Prestigeous "IAPST Pharmaceutical Professional of the Year 2011" Award by Indian Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist and Technologists. He served as a Chairman and vice president of Community Pharmacy Division of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association for 2004 - 2006 and laid the foundation of professionalism through Good Pharmacy Practice in India. He has been appointed by Maharashtra Govt. Directorate of Technical Education and Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education to promote pharmacy profession for 12th std. students and parents. Dr. Burande is the Advisor for Mitcon Institute of Management conducting AICTE Approved 2 years Post Graduate Programme in Pharmaceutical Management. He has been appointed as Chairman for Pharmacy Course by MSBTE, Mumbai to build Quality in Pharmacy Education. Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. appointed him as Consulting Scientist to benefit Research Students and the company in strengthening their Research Programmes. Dr. Burande is currently working as Director Skill Development and Professor at Rasiklal Manikchand Dhariwal Institute of Pharmaceutical Eduication and Research. He served as President of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India for 2013 to 2016 and Strengthen APTI to be a Global Association. He was President of 69th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held in Punjab in Dec. 2017.

Dr. Sami El Khatib, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Lebanese International University (LIU), Holder of a PhD in Cell Biology, a Master Degree in Bioengineering & Biomaterials, University Diploma in Animal Experimentation from France, and a BS in Medical Laboratory from LU. His research work was focused on the non-invasive techniques of diagnosis and treatment of Bladder Cancer, published in international peer reviewed journals. He is the Head of the Organizing Committees of many academic and community services events organized by LIU. Dr. El Khatib is a member of the Middle East Molecular Biology Society, a member of MEMBS International Advisory Committee, and the World Academy of Science and Technology (WASET).

Abeer M. Rababa’h, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan. Dr Rababa’h Joined the faculty as an assistant professor in Jordan University of Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy in September 2013. She was appointed as Assistant Dean of Experiential Education, JUST, Irbid, Jordan in 2017. She received the Association of Arab Universities (AARU-2017) Best Researcher Award in the field of Medical Sciences. The Association of Arab Universities is a non-governmental organization that has an independent legal character. Its membership includes 260 Arab Universities at the present time. Dr.Rababa’h research work focuses on the potential role of oxidative stress in the development of cardiovascular diseases. She has more than twenty publications and several funded grants. Dr.Rababa’h has been a member of ASPET, AHA and MEMBS. She is a member of the Divisions of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Molecular Pharmacology.

Dr. Mohsen l. Afouna is a Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Pharmaceutics & Pharm. Tech., College of Pharmacy-Al-Azhar Uni. Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt Highly motivated scientist (teacher, researcher) with expertise in development of oral, topical, transdermal and sterile (ocular & parenteral) drug delivery systems. In addition to extensive experienced in development, physico- (chemical/-mechanical) and in vivo characterization of noano-pharmaceutical drug delivery systems. Outstanding teaching & research experience in pharmaceutical sciences, development and management of scientific research projects combined with fluency in English and Arabic. High experience regarding chirality, physical & clinical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics & pharmacokinetics. He has excellent written and oral communication skills with supervisory and teaching experience. He is also Author of several recent articles, review articles and chapter in textbooks. Driven pharmaceutical scientist, love to work in a dynamic teaching, research and development environment.

After completion of his postdoctoral training at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr Gautam Sethi joined Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the National University of Singapore in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. The focus of his research over the past few years has been to elucidate the mechanism (s) of activation of oncogenic transcription factors such as NF-kB/STAT3 by carcinogens and inflammatory agents and the identification of novel inhibitors of these proteins for prevention of and therapy for cancer. The findings of his research work have so far resulted in more than two hundred and fifty scientific publications in high impact factor peer reviewed journals (with h index = 76) and several international awards. He currently serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS, editorial board member of Cancer Letters, Scientific Reports, Pharmacological Research, World Journal of Pharmacology, BMC Cancer, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Oncology, International Journal of Biological Sciences, Journal of Functional Foods, Journal of Natural Products in Cancer Prevention and Therapy, and ad-hoc reviewer for several other prestigious international journals.

Dr Ali Zarrabi is an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Biotechnology at the University of Isfahan. His current research interests include Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery Systems, Nanotheranostics, Nanomaterials, SPIONs and Surface Modifications. Dr. Zarrabi has been a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), British Society for Nanomedicine, European Society for Nanomedicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Nanotechnology Strategic Committee of University of Isfahan, Biotechnology Strategic Committee of University of Isfahan, Talented Students Committee of University of Isfahan, Iranian Genetic Society and Iran Nanotechnology Initiative. He received his B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 2004, and the M.S. and PhD degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, in Chemical Engineering (2007) and Nanobiotechnology (2011), respectively.

Dr Zahra Darya Eftekhari has Accomplished pharmacy leader with 15 years of experience in varied pharmacy settings. A track record of strategic thinking, focused implementation of initiatives that have improved patient care, safety and increased efficiency of health care delivery. Excels at developing relationships with Key Opinion Leaders, senior management and internal stakeholders to achieve issue resolution and alignment with organizational objectives. Able to critically review, interpret and leverage scientific literature, applicable laws, regulations, and current standards of practice to influence key decisions and policies affecting hospital medication management and patient care delivery. Proven success in establishment and accreditation of acute hospital & long-term care, develop policies, procedures, formulary, P&T committee, Antibiotic Stewardship and Medication Safety (MERP), successful implementation of hospital wide technology (pharmacy software, EMAR and automation) and cost containment strategies. Doctor of pharmacy from University of the Pacific

Dr. Afzal Haq Asif is currently working as Associate Professor & Chair, Quality Management Unit, Coordinator Curriculum Development & Strategic Planning at College of Clinical Pharmacy King Faisal University. Over twenty six years of Teaching /Research Experience in Pharmacology & Therapeutics at undergraduate and postgraduate level with 3 years of clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit as resident. He has 12 years of Experience as Chair of the Department, (Pharmacology & Therapeutics) 3 Years at Postgraduate Medical Institute. 10 Years at Medical Institutions. 3 years as coordinator: Pharmacy Practice Department. Actively involved in Curriculum Development for undergraduate and postgraduate Programs in Medicine and Pharmacy disciplines as a team leader. Active and meaningful contribution in development, implementation and assessment of Pharm D Curriculum: as Head of Curriculum Development Committee with development of Service-learning and Inter-professional Education (IPE) Modules for the Program. Head of the Unit from Feb 2016--to date. Active involvement in development of Strategic Plan of the college based upon environmental scan and SWOT analysis; as Coordinator of Steering Committee for Strategic Planning. Annual Operational and monitoring plan. Assessment Plan for assessment of achievement of Mission/objectives of the program/college (both curricular and non-curricular component of the mission). Accreditation: active contribution in Preparation of Self Study Reports for NCAAA, ACPE and CCAPP, as member of Final Review Committee. Mapping of program outcomes with ACPE, CCAPP, NCAAA and AFPC defined standards/ competencies/outcomes. The efforts of the team lead to 6 years comprehensive ACPE (USA) certification till 2020 CCAPP (Canada) accreditation till 2022

Dr. Yazan Al-Rashdan is currently working as a Dean of College of Pharmacy, at Amman Arab University. He has been working in academia for more than eight years now, both in and outside of Jordan. During this time, He have taught and delivered courses (theoretical & practical) within a handful of faculties of pharmacy. Further, He has supervised PharmD students in their final clerkship clinical year. In collaboration with national and international researchers, He performed experimental work related to the medical/pharmaceutical field that has been published in reputable journals.