WOCMAP series of congresses have been organized since 1992 in every five years at a different continent.


Due to the several requests for an extension for the deadline of abstract submission, it is decided to accept the abstracts till December 14 2018.

Welcome to WOCMAP VI

It is my utmost pleasure to invite you to the 6th World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Human and Animal Welfare (WOCMAP VI) which will be held on 1-5 May 2019 in Antalya, Turkey.

WOCMAP series of congresses have been organized since 1992 in every five years at a different continent. It is the official congress of the International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP). ICMAP was established in a meeting on 8 June 1993 at the Secretariat of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) in Paris by unanimous decision of the nine international organizations (ISHS, ESCOP, FIP, IUPHAR, UNIDO, FAO, IUCN, WWF, IPGRI) attending the meeting following the recommendation of the 1st World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP-I), as an international non-governmental body in order to promote international understanding and cooperation between national and international organizations on the role of medicinal and aromatic plants in science, medicine and industry, and to improve the exchange of information between them. (For more info on ICMAP please visit icmap.org).

WOCMAP I was held on 19-25 July 1992 in Maastricht, the Netherlands [EUROPE]. The following congresses were held as follows: WOCMAP II, 10-15 November 1997 in Mendoza, Argentina [SOUTH AMERICA]; WOCMAP III, 2-7 February 2003 in Chiang Mai, Thailand [ASIA]; WOCMAP IV, 9-14 November 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa [AFRICA]; WOCMAP V, 17-20 August 2014 in Brisbane, Australia [AUSTRALIA].

WOCMAP has been reputed as a congress covering all aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants ranging from ethnobotany, botany, chemistry, pharmacology, biological activity, standardization, adulteration, technology, pharmacy, medicine, cosmetics, food use, flavours and fragrances, regulatory activities to trade and commerce including uses for human and animal welfare. World reknowned experts in the above fields will be invited to give plenary and keynote lectures to enlighten the audience on latest developments in their respected fields. You are cordially invited to attend the congress and contribute with your latest findings in the form of oral and/or poster presentations.

Antalya is an excellent venue for holding congresses thanks to her natural, historical and cultural beauties and for being an attractive touristic spot. The congress will be held in Porto Bello Hotel, a five-star hotel and holiday resort with excellent conferencing facilities. It is in close proximity to the International Airport and downtown Antalya.

Please follow our website regularly for new developments and announcements.
We shall do our utmost to make the meeting as fruitful and enjoyable as possible.
I look forward to meeting you on 1-5 May 2019 in Antalya, Turkey.

Prof. Dr. K. Hüsnü Can Başer
President, WOCMAP VI


Abstracts of the congress shall be published in the Elsevier Journal Phytomedicine. Participants are urged to send their abstracts before the deadline.



International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) [ifeat.org] has decided to meet registration fees of 10 young scientists whose abstracts have been accepted by the Scientific Committee of WOCMAP 2019

Congress Topics

  • Biodiversity prospecting and ethnopharmacology
    Ben-Erik van Wyk, Thomas Efferth
  • Herbal products for animal health and nutrition (HERBAN)
    Kobus Eloff, Chlodwig Franz
  • Cultivation, collection, breeding and sustainability of MAPs
    Johannes Novak, Akos Mathe
  • Production, phytochemistry, adulteration, quality control of phytomedicines, phytocosmetics, essential oils, natural volatiles and spices
    Yoshinori Asakawa, Umesh Patil
  • Botany, taxonomy, nomenclature and history of MAPs
    Ali A. Dönmez
  • Industrial processing of MAPs
    Atta-ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary
  • Therapeutical aspects, safety and efficacy, clinical trials of MAPs
    Gerhard Buchbauer
  • Nutraceuticals, functional foods, novel foods and dietary supplements
    Stefan Gafner, Mark Blumenthal
  • Marketing and trade of MAPs
    Denzil Phillips
  • Laws and regulations, pharmacopoeial standards of MAPs
    Gerhard Franz
  • Technology, biotechnology and innovations of MAPs
    Mahmoud A. ElSohly
  • Traditional health systems, ethnomedicines
    Dean Guo, Alvaro Viljoen
  • Marine natural products
    Deniz Tasdemir, Anake Kijjoa
  • Other topics related to MAPs
    Salvador Canigueral, Umesh Patil

General Information

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 14 December 2018 (Extended)
Acceptance Letters: 10 January 2019
Early bird registration: 18 January 2019

Congress Venue

Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. In Antalya, everywhere you turn there is going to be something bright and shiny that grabs your attention.

Congress City

Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. In Antalya, everywhere you turn there is going to be something bright and shiny that grabs your att


Take a look at the registration fees and information

Online Registration

We strongly advice you to register before January 18, 2019 for reduced prices. Only online registrations will be accepted.

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