On 6-7 December 2018, the School of Health Science at Mae Fah Luang University in collaboration with the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE) held the 1st International Conference on “Globalisation of Traditional Medicine” as a part of MFU’s 20th year anniversary celebration.
The conference was aimed at providing an ideal platform for the distinguished professionals, eminent scientists, technologists and industrialists to present their research works, share knowledge, and exchange ideas based on ethnopharmacology and medicinal plants.
There were interesting talks by renowned professionals from China, India, Italy, South Africa, Thailand and the USA, followed by oral and poster presentations in several themes such as ethnopharmacology, ethnobotany, folk medicine, holistic medicine and nutrition as well as herbal cosmetics and nutraceuticals. Besides, there were traditional local wisdom exhibitions and innovation showcases from eight Thailand’s Northern provinces.
On the whole, the conference was successfully served as a venue for fostering collaboration and promoting research and innovations in medicinal plants and traditional local wisdom applications. It also shows Mae Fah Luang University’s intention of improving health practices, healthcare efficiency and quality health services to all Thai people.