Colloquium on India's Growing Dependence on Imports in the area of Bulk Drugs

Date and Venue: 
23 December 2014 , New Delhi

 

Programme and Presentations
09.30-10.00am
REGISTRATION
10.00 – 11.00am INAUGURATION
 

Welcome Address: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS

Keynote Address : Prof. Sudip Chaudhuri, Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Inaugural Address: Dr. V.K. Subburaj, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals

Vote of Thanks:  Mr  T C James, Consultant, RIS
 

11.00 – 11.30am TEA BREAK
11.30 – 12.30pm PANEL DISCUSSION ON FDI AND TRADE IN PHARMACEUTICALS
 

Chair: Mr  Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce

Panellists:

  • Dr Ramkishen S. Rajan, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Jayashree Gupta former CMD, IDPL
  • Dr Abhijit Das, WTO Centre, IIFT
  • Ms. Aashna Mehta, Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

 

12.30 – 1.30pm LUNCH BREAK
1.30 – 02.30pm

SESSION ON STATE OF BULK DRUG INDUSTRY IN INDIA

 

Chair: Prof. Sudip Chaudhuri, Professor of Economics, IIM, Calcutta

Panellists:

  • Mr. Pritam Dutta, Research Associate, PHFI .
  • Dr P.K. Ghosh, Former Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, GOI, Presently Managing Director, KEE GAD Biogen Pvt. Ltd.,
  • Mr T C James, Consultant, RIS.
2.30 – 03.30pm

SESSION ON INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: CHALLENGES FOR DRUG POLICY

 

Chair: Dr Ashwani Gupta, Advisor/Scientist ‘G’, Department of Science and Technology

Special Address: Dr V M  Katoch, DG, ICMR, Chairman, Committee on Drug Policy

Panellists:

  • Prof. Dinesh AbrolProfessor, Institute of Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi.
  • Mr Zakir Thomas, Former Director, OSDD.
  • Dr. A.R. Krishan, Dy. Drugs Controller, CDSCO .
03.30 – 04.00 pm TEA BREAK
4.00 – 05.00pm

SESSION ON PHARMACEUTICALS AND ACCESS TO MEDICINE

  Chair : Dr Ashwani Gupta, Advisor/Scientist ‘G’, Department of Science and Technology

Panellists:

  • Dr Murali Kallummal, WTO Centre, IIFT .
  • Dr Amit Sengupta, People's Health Movement 
  • Dr Mira Shiva,  Founder Coordinator  & Co Convenor, All India Drug Action Network;  Coordinator, Initiative for Health & Equity in Society; Former Chairperson of Health Action International  Asia Pacific.
  • Dr Reji K Joseph, Central University of Gujarat. Gandhi Nagar
5.00 – 05.30pm

VALEDICTORY SESSION

 

Chair: Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers

Wrap up of Discussions: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS

Vote of Thanks: Dr Chandra Mohan, Consultant, RIS