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General admission £5 ; UCL student £3 (Lunch and afternoon tea are included)

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A one-day interdisciplinary symposium and workshop entitled “Traditional Herbal Knowledge in the 21st century: Research, Challenges and Future Prospects” is to be held in the School of Pharmacy on September 18th, 2017 (10.00 – 17.00), funded by UCL Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing initiative. All researchers, practitioners and students are welcome to join us.

The workshop will examine the relevance of traditional herbal knowledge in the 21st century and explore future possibilities for use and research, as well as encouraging public awareness of traditional herbal medicines, based on WHO’s strategic goal of “harnessing the potential contribution of traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) to health, wellness and people- centred health care and… the safe and effective use of T&CM”. It aims to have an applied focus, and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration by drawing on approaches from both the natural and social sciences, including Pharmacy, Plant Sciences, Anthropology and Ethnobotany. Through a variety of activities, we hope that students and researchers will have a chance to experience different perspectives and methodologies in research, and have a chance to discuss current challenges and ideas.

The day will include leading herbal medicine researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds speaking about their research, lunchtime ‘round-table’ discussion sessions, a debate on the future of herbal medicines in Europe, and practical research methodology workshops. We welcome both undergraduates and postgraduates, and will be running a poster session in order for students to present their own research. There are limited places for the research methodology workshops in pharmacy and ethnobotany/anthropology: the aim is for students to attend a workshop in a discipline which is unfamiliar to them.

Speakers included:

Prof. Michael Heinrich (University College London)
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)

Student poster presentations and debate participation are welcome.

Poster session follows with 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.

Debate session with the topic "Should the restriction of traditional medicinal plant derived products be enforced in Europe?" follows with 3 team members x 3-minutes speech, 3-minute defence from opposite side and 2-minute conclusion for both the proposition and the opposition.




The abstract (max 300 words) for the poster and the draft of debate arguments (max 500 words) with the names of your team members should be submitted to Ka Yui Kum (ucnvkku@ucl.ac.uk) before Sept 1st, 2017.

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