6th International Congress of Society for Ethnopharmacology 2019

Start Date: February 08, 2019

End Date: February 10, 2019

The 6th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India (SFEC 2019) will be organized by Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) and Center for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India in association with Society for Ethnopharmacology, India during February 8-10, 2019 at Manipal, Karnataka, India.

This congress will focus on "Medicinal plants and traditional medicine- ethnopharmacology at the interface of local and global needs.” The congress will also be highlighting several crucial and contemporary issues on ethnomedicine, ethnopharmacology and medicinal plant research by renowned scientists across the globe. This will provide an ideal platform to participants to present their research work, interact, debate and disseminate ideas amongst the distinguished professionals, eminent scientists, technologist, industrialist and traditional health care professionals. On behalf of the organizing committee and Society for Ethnopharmacology, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this congress and explore the opportunities.

For more details, browse this link https://conference.manipal.edu/SFEC2019/CommOrganizing.aspx

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