Imphal, Feb 17:
Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) is organizing International Bioresource Conclave along with the 22nd Congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology and the 10th Congress of Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE SFEC-2023) during February 24-26, 2023 at the City Convention Centre, Imphal, Manipur with the theme “Reimagine Ethnopharmacology: Globalization of Traditional Medicine’’. This International Bioresource Conclave and Ethnopharmacology Congress is being organized by IBSD, Imphal in collaboration with Society for Ethnopharmacology, India and International Society for Ethnopharmacology, Switzerland. This event is happening for the first time at Imphal and also in the Northeastern Region to showcase different initiatives for promotion of bioresourecs with special references to northeast region (NER).
Prof. Pulok K. Mukherjee, Chairman, ISESFEC 2023 and Director, IBSD highlighted about various keynote, plenary and special sessions where scientists from over 35 countries around the globe will discuss about the development of bioresources and traditional medicines. He highlighted the initiatives of IBSD for the development of bioresources and traditional healer’s practices of this region for societal benefit and livelihood generation. Prof. Mukherjee mentioned that this congress will witness gala scientific deliberations by experts from diverse fields across the world. There are over 350 scientific abstracts presented by young researchers, which includes 220 poster presentation, Young Ethnopharmacologist Award and 130 oral presentations. During the congress, over 110 lectures will be delivered by scientists for over 35 countries on different aspects of bioresources development, traditional medicines and ethnopharmacology.
Mr. Indraneel Das, Vice President, Society for Ethnopharmacology, Kolkata highlighted various activities of SFE, India which is affiliated to ISE, Switzerland and working with a mission on “Globalizing local knowledge and localizing global technologies”. He mentioned that the Society not only organizes regular meetings and promotes research and publication but also offers multiple ways to exchange information between scientists and anyone else interested in such topics.
During the Congress, several special panel discussion sessions including “Publication ethics”, “Traditional Healers Conclave”, “Reimagine Ethnopharmacology”, “Herbs in One Health”, “Ashwagandha”, “i-Connect program: Business meet” is being organized for the promotion and development of Bioresources and Ethnopharmacology. This congress will provide an environment for knowledge sharing among researchers, policymakers, industry persons, healthcare practitioners, and decision-makers interested in the promotion of bioresources, traditional medicines, ethnopharmacology and drug discovery. This is the first event of its kind happening at Imphal to showcase and development of unique bioresources of Manipur in particular and whole NER at large.