As I sit to write the April 2022 edition of Oviya MedSafe‘s newsletter (the 115th in the series since April 2012), I am elated to note that this instant literally marks the beginning of the 11th Year of Life for Oviya MedSafe as an organization!
With heartfelt thanks to you for your consistent support and encouragement for us throughout the past decade, I am pleased to share with you some glimpses from ‘Jamboree‘, a fun-filled get-together of Oviya MedSafe staff along with our families, which we organized on 30th April 2022 as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, at Tuskers Hill by POPPYs, Anaikatti, Kerala. Please click here to view some photo collages of the festivities!
I thank all our team members who enthusiastically travelled all the way to this offsite location for the occasion. It was so rejuvenating to know the lighter sides of our own Pharmacovigilantes and from the feedback received after the event, I understood that not only our team members but their family members too enjoyed the day to the fullest. Of course, the proof is in this short video that summarizes the day’s proceedings for you
Beyond the jubilation, what touched me the most was the high regard my colleagues showered on me through their customized gifts which caught me by surprise. In particular, I was moved by the painstaking efforts put in by Karthik (Mr KarthikaPandi Jeyachandran) to compile a book of 328 pages by the name “Dr J Vijay Venkatraman: Oviya MedSafe – A Decade of Journey” with my detailed professional profile, all my newsletter write-ups, published articles, media interviews, news features, certificates, and select achievements with photographs. He topped it up with a foreword that spoke so highly of me which made me feel not only how blessed I was to have such co-travelers but also how proud I should be to have won their confidence so much! Thanks to Karthik’s keenness, the book was e-published subsequently. To read this e-book in a flipbook format, please visit this URL and kindly select full-screen option.
“There are some people in this world who will help you at just the right time, when you really need it. But, that will happen only when you have been true to them and to yourself, right from the beginning!” – I wrote this statement 10 years ago (on 30-Apr-2012), when I had just become an entrepreneur. Today, at the turn of the first decade, I only say this with much more conviction and even more emphasis, thanks to all the well-wishers I kept earning throughout this ten-year journey! I am sure that our future too will continue to be enriched by all of your goodwill for which I shall be ever grateful to you.
Before concluding, let me take a moment to share with you about two Pharmacovigilance conferences that I am involved in and feel would be worthwhile for you to consider attending. The first of them is the DIA India 9th Pharmacovigilance Conference on 2nd & 3rd June 2022 in which I will be moderating the closing plenary session “Managing PV in Local Affiliates across Asia – What has changed in the recent past?” that includes Dr Jamal Baig, Dr Nitu Sinha, Rawya Kredly, Raghavendra Pai & Leena Gupta as panelists. The other conference is the Global Pharmacovigilance Congress 2022 scheduled for 10th & 11th June for which I coined the title “Pharmacy of the World and Pharmacovigilance for the World: Leveraging India’s Unique Advantage” when the organizers invited me to speak. To register for these conferences, please click on the respective hyperlinks above.
Waiting to meet you through our May 2022 newsletter,
With thanks & regards,
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman
MBBS, F. Diab., MBA, FPIPA (UK)
Managing Director & CEO,
Oviya MedSafe Pvt Ltd,
Oviya MedSafe UK Ltd,