The inaugural edition of the Pharm-Perio Interactions started off with the new year fervour on January 5th, 2018 at the Decennial Hall in Saveetha Dental College. The dynamic relationship between the departments of Periodontics and Pharmacology and the efforts to bridge the knowledge for the student community resulted in the culmination of this CDE program. The inauguration function was presided over by the chief guests and speakers for the day, Dr. Sheba Rani Nakka David, Programme Leader- Pharmacy (PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences) and Dr M.S.Ramasamy, Scientist-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus, Anna University. The welcome address was delivered by Dr N.D.Jayakumar, Dean and HOD-Department of Periodontics, vote of thanks by Dr Anitha Roy, HOD-Department of Pharmacology and the whole program was helmed by the efforts of Mrs.T. Lakshmi, Associate Dean of International Affairs, Saveetha Dental College.

Dr Sheba Rani deliberated on the trending topic in the field of Periodontics i.e., advancement in local drug delivery systems in dentistry and briefed on the various research opportunities available in this field at the Univerisiti Brunei Darussalam. Dr M.S.Ramasamy took to the stage on the debatable topic of fostering Indian medicine to the next generation and concluded that this is an ever expansive field with vast potential for research. The e-posters were presented by student delegates and the winners were announced at the valedictory function.