The Department of Pharmacology has conducted the 2nd International Conference on Novel Approaches in Cancer Research and Therapy (NACRAT-2K17) in association in association with the Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER) on 26 th -28th June 2017.The Conference was started with a Pre conference workshop on Cancer Informatics in Healthcare. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. R.SRamaswamy, Director General , Central Council of Researchin Siddha, Ministry of Ayush, Govt.ofIndia and later he delivered the key note address. Prof.Dr. Arun Dharmarajan ,Curtin University, Perth, Australiaand Dr Upendra Nagaich , Secretary ,SPER, has addressed the gathering. 189 delegates from various reputed institutions like University of the Free State South Africa , IIT-M, VIT, Annamalai University and various Dental and Medical colleges in and around Chennaihadparticipated and presentedpapers and e-Posters in the various scientic Sessions.  

Eight National and International speakers enriched the conference by sharing their knowledge on different fields of Cancer Research and Therapy. Dr Muralidharan, Research Associate, Dept of Cellular and Structural Biology , Tulane University, USA, has given a talk on Novel Approaches and molecular Mechanism in Breast Cancer Therapy. The interactive sessions were highly appreciated by the speakers as well as delegates. There was a separate session for SPER award category. It is great to recall that most of the delegates used this as a platform to showcase their research in Cancer field. Tamil Nadu Dental council has given 15 credit points for this conference.

The Society has honored Dr. Deepak Nallaswamy, Director of academics, SPER -EXCELLENCE AWARD IN DENTAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. In the Valedictory function Dr Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER, has awarded SPER young ScientistAwardto Dr. Palanisamy Chella Perumal , Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Free State South Africa,    Young Talent award to Dr Archana, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals andSPER Women Forum awardto Dr. Umamaheswari, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals. The prizes for BEST Papers and BEST e-Posters also were distributed to the winners. Over all the three day Programme was a grand success and made the department and College proud and happy.