Jammu, The CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu and Society of Ethnopharmacology (SFE), Kolkata would be organising an international conference under the theme Ethnopharmacology in Development of Phytopharmaceutical Drugs next week from February 16 to 28.
While talking to the media persons during the curtain raiser event of the Conference, Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM and Organising Chairman on Monday informed that Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister, who is also Vice President CSIR has been invited to inaugurate this Conference.
Padma Shri Prof. Vinod K Singh, Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, Chairman, CSIR-RAB and Mentor of CSIR-IIIM from amongst CSIR Society, Vd. Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, GoI, Shekhar Dutt and Dr. CP Thakur (Both former Governors of Chhattisgarh and Advisors SFE) besides many distinguished Scientists, technologists, policy makers, industries people, academicians, clinicians, researchers, students from all over India and abroad are expected to participate .
About the detail of Scientific deliberations, Dr. Ahmed, mentioned that the Conference will have more than 20 scientific sessions, including and I-Connect program: Business Meet, on the theme Development of Phytopharmaceutical Drugs: Tradition to Translational, Young Ethnopharmacologist Award Function, American Chemical Society (ACS) Best Oral Presentation Award Session”, “SFE Best Poster Presentation Session, Panel Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges in Cannabis Research and Traditional Healers Meet.
Other scientific sessions would include talks on the themes Phytopharmaceuticals: Drug Development from Traditional Medicine, Evidence-Based Validation of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Ethnopharmacology Inspired Drug Discovery and Development, Development of Botanical/Herbal Drugs: Global Perspective, Global Positioning of AYUSH Products: Standardization and Validation, Natural Products Inspired Modern Drug Discovery, Network/Reverse Pharmacology in Herbal Drug Discovery, New Approaches for Phytopharmaceutical Drugs Development, Ethnomedicine: an Invaluable Source of Novel Drug, Regulatory Aspects of Phytopharmaceutical Drugs (US FDA/EMA), Opportunities and Challenges in Cannabis Research, Bioprospecting Plants and Microbes for Development of Therapeutics, New Approaches in Natural Product Drug Discovery, etc.
More than 100 distinguished invited speakers, from nearly 20 different countries, including the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Ghana and India would be delivering their talks. Nearly 700 participants from all over India have registered for this mega event, he added.
Pertinent to mention, the international conference will be organized under the overall supervision of Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director CSIR-IIIM and the organizing Chairman for this International Conference whileas Dr. Prasoon K. Gupta and Dr. Naveed Qazi are organizing secretaries. Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee, Chairman, Scientific Services SFEC-2024, Dr. Subhash C Mandal, Secretary SFE, Birendra Kumar Sarkar, President SFE, Dr. CK Katiyar, Vice President SFE, Indraneel Das, Vice President, SFE, Dr. Amit Kar, Treasurer SFE and other members of S&T staff of CSIR-IIIM, are on the organising Committee of this mega event.