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Indo-US Symposium on Methodology of Research in Indian Systems of Medicine

8 - 9 December 2010
The Atria Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

The Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India established an Indo-US joint Centre for Research in Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM) at National Centre for Natural Product Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi, USA in the year 2008.

The objective of the centre is to facilitate collaborative research programmes in a global perspective for recognition of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha products in the U.S. and other countries. Under the aegis of the CRISM, Department of AYUSH organizes annual symposia in Mississippi as well as in India every year.

This year the Indo-US Symposium on Indian Systems of Medicine is being organized by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) on 8 and 9 December at the Atria Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The theme of the symposium is Methodology of Research in Indian Systems of Medicine.

The event is organized with growing interest of Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha practitioners, researchers and academicians along with the manufacturing and marketing companies. The last year’s Indo-US symposium focused on the development and marketing of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani drugs in global market starting with good agricultural and collection practices for raw material to quality control, standardization, manufacture following good manufacturing practices (GMP) and regulatory compliance of the finished products.

With the increasing interest and demand in Traditional Medicine all across the globe, more stringent regulations have been put in place in various countries for licensing of their products. The regulations address not only the safety profile and quality of such products but also efficacy studies to substantiate the therapeutic claims. Keeping this in view, the theme for this year`s symposium has been appropriately and aptly linked to research.

Clinical evaluation of traditional medicines however has complex methodological and practical challenges and efforts to adequately address these challenges to find the best suited trial method are continuing. In this context international multi-centric randomized clinical trials have the potential benefits of evaluating the safety and efficacy and also assessing the transferability of such treatments. All this is necessary to achieve the key objective of all National Health authorities that is to protect the consumer.

Most of the presentations would focus on the methodologies, current status of research and future strategies for developing Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU) products for market authorization/registration in the global market.

The symposium will also provide a platform to the Indian herbal and ASU industry and other R & D institutions to showcase their strengths and approaches in clinical research and manufacture of ASU products. The thrust of the various sessions will be on research, which has a lead from the long standing traditional use of ASU drugs and at the same time satisfies the evidence-based requirements for claims substantiation to meet requirements of international regulations.

The speakers will be eminent national and international scientists and experts from reputed academies, R&D institutions, non-profit organizations, regulatory authorities and centers of excellence from both India and abroad. A good number of experts are expected from the US FDA, National Centre for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi, NIH, American Botanical Council, United States Pharmacopoeia and National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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For further information please contact:

Prof. Shakir Jamil
Chairman, Organizing Committee
Indo-US Symposium on Methodology of Research in
Indian Systems of Medicine
& Director General,
Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine
61 - 65, Institutional Area, Janakpuri
New Delhi - 110058
Phone: +91-11-28521981; +91-11-28525715
Fax : +91-11-28522965

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