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 13-17 November 2019 in Famagusta, N.Cyprus.
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.
N.Cyprus is an excellent venue for holding congresses thanks to her natural, historical and cultural beauties and for being an attractive touristic spot. Northern Cyprus (Ercan Airport) is easily reachable via any major cities in Turkey and via Larnaca Airport in Cyprus Republic. The congress will be held in 5-star Kaya Artemis Hotel.
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We shall do our utmost to make the meeting as fruitful and enjoyable as possible.
I look forward to meeting you on 13-17 November 2019 in Famagusta, N.Cyprus.
Prof. Dr. K. Hüsnü Can Başer
President, WOCMAP VI