. Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the XX Simpósio de Plantas Medicinais do Brasil (XX SPMB) will be held at the Frei Caneca Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil, from 16 to 19 of September 2008, as a joint event with the X International Congress of Ethnopharmacology (X ICE).

The joint event is directed to students, researchers, and other health professionals interested in the main advances in the knowledge of medicinal plants. The joint event will include renowned lecturers from Brazil and abroad, discussing the various themes relevant to medicinal plant research, such as agronomy, botany, chemistry, ethnopharmacology, pharmacology and all its correlated disciplines.

The event will include plenary lectures, mini-conferences, round tables, coordinated sessions, posters, study/discussion groups, and mini-courses. Additionally, special sessions are being organized to comprehensively discuss selected genera to be defined and announced soon. The “II Meeting of Specialists in Herbal Medicine in The Treatment of Addictions” will be held as a Pre-Congress activity, co-organized with the “St George’s University of London”. Please make sure to reserve these dates in your calendar and assist us to announce the events broadly as possible.

Elisaldo Carlini
President to the Organizing Committee to XX SPMB

Daniel Moerman
President to the International Society of Ethnopharmacology

Elaine Elisabetsky
Coordinator of Local Organizing Committee to X ICE



Congress secretariat / information:

Phone: (011) 3361 3056
Fax: (011) 3361 3089

Organized by:
Centro Brasileiro de Informações sobre Drogas psicotrópicasInternational Society of Ethnopharmacology



Sociedade Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais Universidade Federal de São Paulo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

São Paulo Conventions & Visitor Bureau Natura