Agromedicine is a term coined in the 1950s to emphasize interdiciplinary, programatic approaches which give a greater role for the health and agricultural professional based upon the equal partnership of the two diciplines (medicine and agriculture) to promote occupational and environmental health and safety in agriculture community including farm families, agricultural workers, and consumers of agricultural products through research, prevention, intervention, and education. It is needed to provide occupational and environmental health and safety in agricultural community.
In developing countries, particularly in tropical region including Indonesia, many people in agriculture area are dealing with tropical diseases such as zoonotic and emerging diseases. Human exploration on tropical rainforests, deforestation, rising migration and increased international air travel and other tourism to tropical regions has led to an increased incidence of such diseases. Therefore, Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases are essential topics to improve health and safety of agricultural community and further increase human welfare.
The complexity problems in agricultural community need a comprehensive approach from multidiscipline expertise to collaborate and overcome the problems. Dedicated teamwork across the countries is required to implement integrated approaches on prevention, curative, and control in zoonotic and emerging diseases in Agromedicine field. Studies on Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases field should continue to address the identification of occupational risk factors associated with injuries and illnesses and its prevention, as well as develop cost-effective interventions and practices, that lead to minimize the injuries and illnesses on a global scale among the producers and workers in agricultural field.
Leading in Agromedicine is the vision of the Faculty of Medicine University of Jember. And The Biannually International Conference on Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases (The 4th ICATD) is part of our contribution on the regional, national and global level to address the problem. This event is a scientific forum for the participants to share their work and built a global networking. We invite researchers, practitioners, and industry around the world to present and share their works and research on above areas.