Webinar "The Development of Indonesian Traditional Medicine in Society 5.0 Era"
Udayana University's Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Pharmacy Study Program and the Indonesian Medicinal Plants National Working Group held a National Webinar on Indonesian Medicinal Plants and Traditional Health Services, 58th POKJANAS TOI, Wednesday (4/11/2020).
The theme raised in this webinar is about "The Development of Indonesian Traditional Medicine in the Era of Society 5.0". The event was opened by the Director General of Health Services, Prof. dr. Abdul Kadir, Ph.D, Sp. ENT-KL (K), MARS, and was attended by the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. dr. A A. Raka Sudewi, Sp.S (K), Chairman of the Working Group on Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicines Akhmad Saikhu, M.SC. Ph.
This activity is a routine seminar held by the Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicines Working group in collaboration with educational institutions which on this occasion collaborated with the Pharmacy Study Program of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University.
This webinar presented 5 Keynote Speakers, namely the Director General of Health Services, Prof. dr. Abdul Kadir, Ph.D, Sp. THT-KL (K), MARS The Secretary Ministry of Ayush [Government of India], Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha; Prof. Dr. Asep Gana Suganda, Apt. (Pokjanas TOI and Professor of SF ITB); Dr. Eike Reich (President of HPTLC International Association) and Dra. Ni Luh Watiniasih, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University), and acting as moderator Prof. Dr. Suwidjiyo Pramono, DEA., Apt. (Professor of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy).
Besides presenting Keynote Speakers, this webinar also presented 8 Invited Speakers from the Bali Provincial Health Office, Educational Institutions (ITB, Unpad, UGM, UNUD), PT Dexa Medica, Bali Spa and Wellness Association, and Bangli General Hospital.
The purpose of this webinar is to disseminate research information and the use of Indonesian herbal medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic, to harmonize the standardization of Indonesian medicinal plants, and to serve as a vehicle for scientific communication for researchers, observers of Indonesian medicinal plants in an effort to improve traditional Indonesian health services. In this webinar, a special and in-depth discussion was also conducted regarding two plants, namely ginger and purple sweet potato.
Chairman of the committee Dr. Ni Putu Eka Leliqia, S.Farm., M.Sc., Apt., In her report said that this webinar was attended by 250 participants consisting of 47 oral presentation presenters, 13 video poster presenters and 240 general participants. The webinar is divided into 2 sessions, namely a plenary session and a parallel session. The session was divided into 5 rooms using webex media facilitation. The plenary webinar session was very interactive and interesting, and was broadcast live via Youtube.
After participating in this webinar, it is hoped that there will be an increase in the exploration of traditional medicines to support Covid-19 treatment, standardization of world-class Indonesian medicinal plants, improvement of traditional Indonesian health services in preparing healthy Indonesians and inducing the independence of raw materials for Indonesian herbal medicines.