Faculty of Medicine

Universitas Brawijaya
Written on 15 July 2016 , by angga , in category Activities

Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya Malang has been succeeded   hosting  an International Symposium on the last  May, 17-19, 2016, which named The  7th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (7th  ACTMP). This International Symposium was in conjunction with the International Congress on Molecular and Clinical Aspects of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ICMCA_ATM). These two international symposiums have built up the name and existence of the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya Malang on world arena, especially South East Asia.  This international symposium was conducted in Savana Hotel and Convention and attended by 180 people from Indonesia either cross countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Phillipines, Australia, China, etc. With the full support from the Rector of Universitas Brawijaya, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Bisri, and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dr. dr. Sri Andarini, MPH, this symposium has invited 26 speakers from 7 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Australia and Phillippines) who delivered their new updates of their research or investigations. This symposium was also attended by The representatives of Indonesian Health Ministry, General Director of Diseases Control and Environmental Health, dr. HM.Subuh,MPH   and also The Chairman  of the Indonesian Parasitic Control Association, Dr. Rita Kusriastuti, MSc.

The Big Theme of this international symposium was : “Combating the Big Three of  Infectious Diseases and Increasing Awareness of the Neglected Tropical Diseases”. This international symposium  was focusing on three biggest infection diseases;  AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. There were four topics which supported and related to the big theme, which were (1) The Big Three of Infectious Diseases: AIDS, Tuberculosis dan Malaria. (2) The Neglected Tropical Diseases: soil transmitted helminthiasis, filariasis, taeniasis and cysticercosis, schistosomiasis, leprosy, etc. (3) The New Emerging and Opportunistic Infectious Diseases: histoplasomis, isospora and cryptosporidiasis, actinomycosis, etc. (4) Bacterial Viral and Parasitic Zoonoses: dengue, anthrax, avian flu, rabies, toxoplasmosis, etc. The 7th ACTMP consist of nine sessions of symposia  related to the big theme, case presentation in Meet-the-Expert session, and oral either poster presentation from each participants.

From about 180 participants, there were 52 research results which were presented  orally and 62 research results  were presented in poster presentation. Sixty-nine presenters planned to submit their research in some journals. Meanwhile, there were three presenters whom their manuscripts was accepted in Journal of Parasitology Research (April 2016); Pakistan Journal (January 2016); and Parasites & Vector (April, 2016). Last, two presenters already published their research in two international journals : Pathogens and Global Health (in press), (April, 2016) dan The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, (March, 2016). These achievement showed that the participants of this international symposium were really qualified and care for the development of Tropical Health and Parasitology science.

During symposia, most of the participants were actively participated, proposed questions either opinions. The high enthusiasm was seen in most of the participants, make the time for discussion longer than it should be. This high enthusiasm which seen during those three days of symposium was correlated with  the questionnaire results which showed that 70% of the participants was already satisfied with the chosen topics, also the speakers who contributed in the symposium.  Moreover, about 25% of participants was really satisfied with the topics  and also the speakers who really capable in their field. This can be considered as a good achievement for Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya Malang.

On the last day, the were announcement about the winner of the student oral and poster presentators. The winner of the student oral presentation were :

1)      1st winner  :  Thamayanthi Nada Raja, Kim Sung Lee, Ramlah Zainudin,  Balbir Singh ( Novel Plasmodium sp. in Long-tailed Macaques of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo).

2)      2nd winner : Ma Angelica A. Tujan, Ian Kendrich C Fontanila, Vachel Gay V. Paller (Vectors and Spatial Patterns of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Selected Rice-Farming Villages of Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines).

3)      3rd winner : Ika Puspa Sari, Ria Kodariah, Agnes Kurniawan (Cryptosporidiosis Detection on Toddlers Using Direct Immunofluorescent Method Fitc (C-Mab)).

Meanwhile, the winner of poster presentation were  :

1)      1st winner : Korrie Salsabila,  Wisnu Tafroji, Miftahuddin Majid Khoeri, Sorta Basar Ida Simanjuntak, Daniel Joko Wahyono, Dodi Safari (Immunogenicity of Gold Glyconanoparticles As A Vaccine Candidate Against Streptococcus pneumonia in Mice Model).

2)      2nd winner : Marjorie R Abuel, Rizza Mae T Bugtong, Kathleen N Ordonez (Contamination Rate of Soil-Transmitted Helmints on Soils From Elementary Schools in Lucban, Quezon, Phillippines).

3)      3rd winner : Robiatul Adawiyah , Atik Arimurti, Ridhawati Sjam (Comparison of Selenium Sulfide 1% dan Zinc Pyrithion 1% and Combination of Them in Overcoming Malassezia globosa In Vitro)

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