The 11th Congress of the International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE 2010), which is under the theme “Continuity and change in ethnopharmacology: Trans-disciplinary science for our future” will take place in Albacete, Spain from the 20th -25th September 2010. The Congress will be one of the most exciting and prestigious events in the field of medicinal plant sciences.

A key focus of the congress will be on the changing role of TCM both in China and the West. A wide range of activities are foreseen and this includes three keynote / plenary lectures and a symposium on the topic:

  • Closing Keynote Lecture by Rudi Bauer (Graz): TCM in the West – Benefits or Bane from an ethnopharmacolical perspective.
  • Plenary Lecture by Zhongzhen Zhao (Hong Kong): Globalising TCM: Historical experiences and needs for the future.
  • Plenary Lecture by Caroline Weckerle (Zurich): Ethnic medicines in China- a look beyond TCM.

Symposium: East meets West – From Traditional Chinese Medicine to modern Phytomedicines (chaired by De-An Guo and Michael Heinrich) with contributions as follows:

  • Wei-Dong Zhang: Learning History to Develop Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Monique S.J. Simmonds, Christine Leon, Melanie-Jayne Howes, Alan Paton, Robert Allkin, Geoffrey C. Kite, Elaine Porter: Authentication of plants used in medicines, especially traditional Chinese medicine – challenges and opportunities.
  • Brigitte Kopp: Aconitum in Traditional Chinese Medicine – A valuable drug or an unpredictable risk?
  • Aiping Lu and Xiaojuan He: Anti-oxidant and anti-fatigue and immune modulations of mixture of Ganoderma lucidum, American Ginseng and Fermentation Cordyceps in rats and mice.

Please note that the deadline for early registration and abstract submission of the ISE 2010 has been extended to 27th June 2010. For further details, please visit the website (www.ISE2010.org) and also see 11th ISE info – English version and 11th ISE info – Chinese version for further information in English and Chinese, respectively. All submissions need to be made via the ISE website.

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