Sardar Patel Medical College, India
Title: Current status of weight loss medications and therapeutic interventions: A pharmacologist's approach
Kiran V. Barar is Senior Professor & Head at the Department of Pharmacology, S.P.Medical College (SPMC), Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, also serving as Honorary Professor at “Albert Schiwtzer International University” (ASIU), Geneva, Switzerland since the year 2000. Dr.Kiran is Coordinator, Medical-Education-Unit (MEU), Convener, Anti-Ragging Committee (ARC) and Chairperson, Working-Women-Harassment-Cell at SPMC. She is MCI-Inspector/Assessor for MD (Pharmacology), Inspector for Pharmacy-Colleges through RUHS-Jaipur and Member in various Councils/Committees/Board viz. Institutional Research Board (IRB), Standing Disciplinary Committee (SDC), Hospital Acquired Infection Control Committee, Academic-Council and Scrutiny-Committee for Inspected Colleges for Affiliation to RUHS. Dr.Kiran is also Secretary, Pharmacovigilance-Committee (PVC), Chairperson, Prescription-Audit for Generic Medicine (PAGM) and Member in Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) of SPMC. She has Published ‘61’ papers and has been an Editor, Reviewer and Writer/Columnist. Dr.Kiran has been a Meritorious (Gold Medalist) throughout, Winner of various “Distinctions, Awards and Prizes” during her whole academic career and also has been Recipient of National Merit Scholarship for four years (1976- 1980). Dr.Kiran is Life-Member in IPS, SOPI and KSPOR (ISPOR), has remained an Active Member in the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in the yr.1999. She is presently a Full Individual Member in Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW/ previously TWOWS) and Member in DIA-India. Dr.Kiran has acted as Nodal Officer and Mo/Ic of “Telemedicine-Centre for CME” at JLNMC-Ajmer. She has served as Resource-Person/Moderator in various teaching programs/CME/group-discussions and also Deliberated “Lead-Lectures ”in subjects like Neurodegenerative/Alzheimer’sDisease(s), Biopharmaceuticals / Biosimilars, Toxicogenomics/Proteomics, Fast food- Toxicology, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), Antiretroviral-Adherence, Role of Cinnamon in AIDS, Leprosy, Medical- Education, Telemedicine, Pharmacoeconomics/Health-Economics, Prescription-Auditing, Drug-Utilization-Studies (DUS), Pharmacovigilance/ARV-Vigilance, Dosing in Renal / Hepatic Impairment(s), Drug-Resistance, Drug-Abuse, Drug-Regulatory Affairs etc.