Covid-19 is the biggest current global health crisis and become pandemic of the world. Coronavirus disease-2019 or COVID-19 is a new disease caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection which can cause respiratory distress and pneumonia. According to Indonesian Ministry of Health, the number of cases has increased every day, and for now at least become 17,514 positive COVID-19 cases, which are treated 12,237 cases with the number of death 1,148 cases. People who are confirmed as positive COVID-19 need to be isolated from the public for a minimum of 14 days after confirmed by Swab or RT-PCR Test. They have to use selected drugs such as chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, favipiravir, remdesivir, lopinavir, and others. However, using these synthetic drugs for a long period can pose adverse drug reactions, and increase worst effects, due to drug-drug interactions, the phenomenon of prescribing cascade, the added burden to the organs of excretion, patient compliance can decrease and others. The use of traditional medicine has for years been used to treat diseases, giving rise to opportunities for traditional medicine to be used as a Covid-19 treatment therapy.
School of Pharmacy Makassar (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Farmasi, STIFA) Makassar, having the vision of natural drug pruduct development, has the obligation to pursue these objectives by International conference with the theme :“ Herbal remedies for COVID-19 treatment: State of the art and Perspectives”,
This conference was intended to be a meeting place of international and national researchers, and pharmaceutical industries to sharing an idea to be used in the complementary medication that absolutely relevance with Indonesian student in order to deep understand about the theme of the Seminar.
In this event, several prominent guest speakers from other countries will act as resource persons, and at this event an opportunity was also given for others to participate and directly acquire information from experts with multidisciplinary :
- Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Natural Products
This activity focuses on several issues: :
- Development of traditional medicines for the treatment of COVID-19
- Reseaches related to the discovery of traditional medicines for the treatment of COVID-19
The purpose of this conference is to share information about the findings and current developments of traditional medicines for the treatment of COVID-19
The theme of this seminar is : “Herbal remedies for COVID-19 treatment:
State of the art and Perspectives”
The activity will be accomplished in one day with the agenda of One Day International Seminar with local and foreign speakers who are experts in their field of study.
Resource persons directing this event are from :
Five hundred persons are expected to participate in this international conference, mostly lecturers from eastern Indonesia Pharmacy Higher Education, Health Divisions, Hospitals, National Agency of Food and Drug controls (Badan POM), Students and others).
Participants are eligible to receive :
2. Seminar Topics
After attending this international seminar, participants are expected to have knowledge about the use of traditional medicines in the treatment of COVID-19
The Seminar will be held on :
Saturday, July 18th 2020
Time Schedule : 09.00 Eastern Indonesia Time – completion
The conference will be held using Zoom Meeting Aplication