Global Information Hub on Integrated Medicine “Globinmed”- Conservation and Safety Scopes

Author

Ida Farah A., Zakiah I., Ami Fazlin S.M. and Shahnaz M.
Herbal Medicine Research Centre,  Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang 50588 Kuala Lumpur

Language

English

Title

Global Information Hub on Integrated Medicine “Globinmed”- Conservation and Safety Scopes

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)

Date

3rd August - 4th August (2010)

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)

Abstract

The Global Information Hub On Integrated Medicine (GlobinMed), http://www.globinmed.com, houses a reservoir of validated and up-to-date information on Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) and Integrated Medicine (IM), intended for public and professional use. This information includes but not limited to the scopes of Policy, T&CM, Medicinal Products, Intellectual Property Rights, Trade and Business, Training and Education, Research and Publication, Conservation and Safety, with several links to international databases. GlobinMed aims to be the most credible provider of T&CM information towards the establishment of IM. Thus, the primary pursuit undertaken is to populate these scopes from credible sources by means of engaging content providers to share their experiences, knowledge and information. The scope of Conservation targets topics related to the use of natural resources in T&CM through accurate plant species identification, and efforts in matching demand with sustainable supply through mass production technology. The scope of Safety concentrates on information on safety in medicinal use of plants, encasing topics of toxicity, contraindications and case reports: and matters concerning correct species identification of plants as addressed in the scope Conservation and also information related to herb-herb and herb-drug interactions. To ensure continuous content updates and to spur the website’s robustness in the ever progressing world of information sharing, potential partners for information enrichment related to T&CM are invited to participate in this project.

Keywords

Conservation; Safety; herbals; Biodiversity; content enrichment; Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Session

Poster Abstracts: P27

Topic

Harnessing the Tropical heritage: Recent Advances in R&D and commercialization