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Medicinal Plants: From Crop to Cure?

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Many claims are made for medicinal properties in plants. Some fail the test of scientific analysis. Others provide valuable medicines to combat human disorders and disease. It is not only 'herbal medicines' that rely on plants for their existence. Many conventional medicines are either directly extracted from plants or plants

Medicinal Plants: From Crop to Cure?

 

SCI HQ, London, UK
29 March 2011
Organised by SCI's BioResources and Horticulture Groups


Synopsis
Many claims are made for medicinal properties in plants. Some fail the test of scientific analysis. Others provide valuable medicines to combat human disorders and disease. It is not only 'herbal medicines' that rely on plants for their existence. Many conventional medicines are either directly extracted from plants or plants have played a critical role in their development. Extracts from plants have found use to treat many areas of disease including cancer, heart and blood conditions, pain and neurological disorders. This conference will integrate the science and commercial aspects and will span th sequence from plant to product (from growing the plant/crop, through processing and development, to treatment) and provide a platform for debating current issues in the development of medicinal plant products.

Who should attend?
This is a 'must attend' meeting for academic, industrial and regulatory scientists; policy advisors, practitioners, pharmacists and health professionals in natural medicines; business and industry executives from natural product and medical supplement companies involved in their commercialisation; growers, especially existing herb growers interested in diversification; curators of herbal and medicinal plant collections.

Programme
Please click here to view the full programme.

09.00
  Registration & refreshments
 
10.00
  Chairman's welcome & introduction
 
10.15
  Plants in mind - botanic brain boosters
Prof Elaine Perry, Professor of Neurochemical Pathology,
Newcastle University
 
10.45
  Herbal medical products - evidence-based or traditional medicines?
Prof Michael Heinrich, Head of Centre for Pharmacognosy and
Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, London University
 
11.15  Refreshment break
 
11.30  Hydroponic cultivation of medicinal plants
Dr Chryssa Dimaki, Newcastle University
 
12:00  Regulatory issues for commercialisation of plant based medicines
Dr Melanie Pires, Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA
 
12.30  Panel discussion, questions & answers
 
13.00  Lunch
 
13.50  Chairman’s introduction
 
14:00  Manufacturing of Herbal Extracts-Types, Techniques and GMP
Dr Frank Waimer, Head of Quality, Dr Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals
 
14.30  Medicinal cannabis development - from Bench to Bedside
Dr David Potter, Director of Botanical Research, GW Pharma Ltd
 
15:00  Panel Discussion
 
15.30  Keynote Address: Unlocking the power of plants
Prof Monique Simmonds, Deputy Keeper of the Jodrell
Laboratory and Head of the Sustainable Uses of Plants Group, RBG Kew
 
16:00  Closing Discussion
 
16:15  Close

Exhibitors
 

If you would like to exhibit at this event, click here to download a booking form.

Organising Committee
Alison Foster, University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Richard Wilkins, Newcastle University
Peter Grimbly, SCI Horticulture Group

Location
SCI HQ, London, UK
Please click here for a location map.


Delegate Fees
Please note fees include the 5% discount for making an online booking

Earlybird fees - before 23 February
GB£86.00 . . . . . . . . . SCI Member/CHA Member
GB£29.00 . . . . . . . ... SCI Student
GB£57.00 . . . . . . . ... Subsidised Member
GB£114.00 . . . . . . ... Non Member


Standard fees - after 23 February
GB£100.00 . . . . . . ... SCI Member/CHA Member
GB£33.00 . . . . . . . . ..SCI Student
GB£67.00 . . . . . . . ... Subsidised Member
GB£133.00 . . . . . . ... Non Member

These conference fees are VAT-exempt.

For more information, please contact:
Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
F: +44 (0)20 7235 7743
E: conferences@soci.org

 


GB�133.00 . . . . . . ... Non Member

For more information, please contact:
Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
F: +44 (0)20 7235 7743
E: conferences@soci.org


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, educational materials, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, educators, professors, general public, industrial chemists, universities, research scientists, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, decision makers
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