UGM's Publishing and Publication Agency (BPP) held the first annual conference on health field, The 1st International Conference on Health Science (ICHS) 2016. The conference that is held from October 28-29 2016 at the Royal Ambarukmo Hotel becomes part of UGM Annual Scientific Conference (UASC) and a form of UGM commitment on developing health science.
“This is UGM commitment to increase health status among Indonesian. As we know that there is nothing more important than developing and sharing the progress of health science,” said UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D.
One of the main commitments of UGM, according to Rector, is to achieve sovereignty in medicine by distributing research results related to drugs, health device, and technology, to industry. One example is by building TechnoMed company in Yogyakarta. Therefore, she expected the conference to become the first step to embody the idea.
“I hope the research finding presented in the conference leads to health products that later could benefit the society,” she said.
In addition, the chief of the organizing committee, drg. Mayu Winnie Rachmawati, M.Sc, Ph.D, added that the conference plays an important role for lecturers, researchers, and practitioners to share and discuss the latest science development in health.
The scientific conference becomes useful platform for participants to discuss an effective and standard regulation in health area including cardiovascular, systemic disease, cancer, dentistry, and pharmacy,”she said.
The conference was attended by experts from various countries, such as Prof. Hisahide Nishio and Prof. Noriaki Emoto from Kobe University Japan, Prof. Andreas Bemkop-Schnurch from University of Innsbruck, Austria, Prof. Jun Nakae from Keio University Japan, Prof. Paul Tam from University of Hongkong, Prof. Richard Taylor from University of New South Wales, Australia, and Dr. Shumei Murakami from Osaka University, Japan. The conference brings several themes which are cardiovascular, hereditary disease, cancer and drug delivery system.
Those themes were brought up due to modern life style which is close to pollution and instant food. Cancer, diabetes, and obesity are related to life style, although genetic is one of contributing factors. Meanwhile, the cardiovascular theme is close to drug delivery system which is distributed by blood to every corner of the body. Besides, hereditary disease is also discussed in this academic agenda.