WP3 – Toxicology of CHM

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The assessment of the safety and efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines (CHMs) is an important issue for consumers, practitioners and health care professionals. The research protocols, standards and methods for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), including CHMs, are however more complex than those for conventional medicines. Indeed, TCM present a unique set of pharmaceutical theories that include particular methods for processing, combining and decocting CHMs, which probably contribute to reduce their eventual toxicities and enhance their efficacies. The evaluation of CHMs safety is complicated by multiple factors, such as the geographical origin of plant material, different processing techniques, dosage, route of administration and compatibility with other …more

The 2nd GP-TCM Annual Meeting

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The 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GP-TCM consortium took place in Braga on 21st – 24th July 2011. The meeting gathered more than 50 beneficiary as well as …more

WP3 Stakeholders survey

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The study will help defining the different factors that influence the perceptions of quality and safety of herbal medicines, notably …more

3rd Plant Lists Teleconference

3rd Plant Lists Teleconference will be held online as a Skype teleconference on 21st May 2010.

1st Plant Lists Teleconference

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1st Plant Lists Discussion Teleconference was held on 18th February …more

WP3 Kick-off Meeting

The WP3 kick-off meeting “Functional genomics and toxicological studies applied to Traditional Chinese Medicines”, held on 24th-25th October 2009 in Brussels La Hulpe, brought together 9 members of the WP3 …more