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The President’s Message
Dear ISE Members
It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Nina Etkin Award. The Nina Etkin Award Committee has worked hard and produced a new description of what is required, more clearly explaining what we look for in a candidate and what the application should contain. I hope this will be the beginning of a long list of awardees, honouring the memory of Nina.
I would like to ask all ISE members giving talks at conferences over the next year to mention our upcoming conference in Chile. You might be able to sneak a slide in at the end of your talk – and perhaps use a screen dump of the homepage of the conference.
As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, we have been discussing moving to annual conferences. This will now happen. The ISE Board has just decided to have the 2015 conference in Petra, Jordan. We are very excited about this opportunity. More about this conference will follow in the next newsletters.
Anna K Jäger
Announcement of the NINA ETKIN YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2014
The Nina Etkin Young Researcher Award of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology
The International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) calls for research proposals from graduate students conducting research that is consistent with the life work and spirit of Dr. Nina Etkin. Proposals should be from students fascinated by the study of global use of medicine, particularly about understanding the medicinal uses of plants in traditional societies and the cultural and pharmacological dimensions of human medicinal plant use. For example, students might propose:
- conducting studies of relations between food and health, and traditional health care practices for prevention and treatment of diseases.
- working to develop knowledge about human cultural responses to health, disease, and management of natural resources such as plant medicines.
- examining traditional perspectives on the continuum of cultural understandings about food and medicine.
- or they might propose something utterly different in an Etkin-like effort at something totally new.
Proposals of no more than four double-spaced pages for up to U.S.$ 5,000 should be submitted electronically by 1 May of each even numbered year to the ISE office. Please see under "read more" or the ISE website (http://www.ethnopharmacology.org/) for more information about this award.
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14th International ISE Conference in Puerto Varas/Chile 2014
The new web page is uploaded now. See: http://14ise-slf.utalca.cl
The organizers are continuously updating the web page with more information and activities for the joint meeting. Please spread the news.
"Can Medicine Be Your Food", Jordell Laboratory, RBG Kew
The British Herbal Medicine Association BHMA is working in partnership with a number of other organisations to present a symposium at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London /UK. The topic is the borderline between herbal medicines and foods. Eminent and influential speakers from academia, industry and government regulatory bodies have already been secured.
Date: Monday 28th October, 2013
ISE is co-badgeting this one-day symposium.For more information have a look at the flyer http://www.associactionenterprises.com/ise/downloads/seminar_flyer.pdf.
The registration will open through the British Herbal Medicine Association website (www.bhma.info/) in a few days time.
Up-coming Conferences of other Societies and of Interest
June 28-July 2, 2013
54th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany
Plymouth University, Plymouth, South western England/UK
Theme: What is Our Message - And Are We Getting it Across?
July 13-17, 2013
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Missouri/USA. Theme: Natural Products at a Cross Road: Current and Future Directions. http://www.icnpr2012.org/index.html
August, 28-30, 2013
Primer Congreso Lationamericano de Plantas Medicinales
Colegio nacional de químicos farmacéuticos de Colombia y Sociedad latinoamericana de plantas medicinales, Bogotá/Colombia.
Theme: Biodiversidad, innovación y salud.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 1-5, 2013
International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)
Westfälische Wilhelms- Univsrsität, Münster/Germany.
Themes: among others "Ethnopharmacology of African Medicine" and "Ethnopharmacology of Amazonian Medicine". http://www.ga2013.org/
November 2-5, 2013
11th Annual Congress of International Ethnobotany Symposio
Paloma Renaissance Beach Resort, Antalya/Turkey. Theme: Emphasis on Ethnomedicine and Transcultural Medicine. www.ethnobotany2013.com/
April 27 – May 2, 2014
IX Congreso Mexicano de Etnobiología
Pueblo Mágico, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas/Mexico.
Theme: Porque otra etnobiología es posible…
June 1-7, 2014
14th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology
Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Lamai Gompa, Bumthang, Bhutan.
Theme: Chi Nor Zom Bu Ling - One Earth for All: RegeneratingBiocultural Ecosystem Resilience.
September 23-26, 2014
14th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology ISE in collaboration with Sociedad Latinoamericana de Fitoquímica (SLF)
October 14-17, 2013
ISHS International Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products
Botanical Gardens, Lima, Peru