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Aug 4, 2017

Herbal Knowledge

by Patrick Hazard

Traditional Herbal Knowledge in the 21st century: Research, Challenges and Future Prospects

September 18th 2017, 9.30 – 17.30, UCL School of Pharmacy

Welcoming researchers, students and practitioners from all disciplines for a day of talks, practical workshops, discussion and debate.

  • What are the current challenges in herbal medicine use and research?
  • How can researchers collaborate across disciplines and use differentmethodologies in their research?
  • How can traditional knowledge be conserved and transformed in the 21st century?

Plenary speaker: Prof. Michael Heinrich (UCL Pharmacy): The changing importance of medicinal plants – from traditional medicines to global healthcare products (provisional title)

Leading herbal medicine researchers talking about their research:

Prof. Monique Simmonds (Kew Gardens), Prof. Ali Mobasheri (University of Surrey), Dr. Merlin Willcox (University of Southampton), Prof. Nicola Robinson (London South Bank University), Prof. Volker Scheid (University of Westminster) Prof., Elisabeth Hsu (University of Oxford), Dr. Svetlana Ignatova (Brunel University)

Practical Research Methodology Workshops:

Ethnobotany & Anthropology: Dr. Rajindra Puri (University of Kent), Dr. Lewis Daly (UCL)

Pharmacology & Phytochemistry: TBC

Student Poster Presentations: 3 categories

  1. Transformation and Conservation of Traditional Plant Knowledge
  2. Phytochemistry and Pharmacology in Medicinal Plants
  3. Current Challenges in the Herbal Product Industry.

Registration (essential for participation): UCL event ticketing (£3 UCL students, £5 all others) — lunch, tea & coffee included

Posters: abstract 300 words max by September 1 to:

Debate (with prize): Should the restriction of traditional medicinal plant derived prod

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