eSeminar “Clinical Testing of Herbal Medicinal Preparations in Africa”

April 30, 2024 | 5 pm CEST/CAT

The African Research Network of the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research (GA) and the PharmaConnect Africa (PCA) will co-organize a webinar on “Clinical Testing of Herbal Medicinal Preparations in Africa”.

This eSeminar will bring experts in herbal medicinal research to discuss the clinical testing of herbal medicinal preparations in Africa. We will discover the journey of HMPs from preclinical research to phase III clinical trial design, and explore the unique challenges and opportunities in this field:

Prof. Sylvin Ouedraogo (IRSS, Burkina Faso): 

Unveiling the preclinical dataset of a herbal treatment for sickle cell disease.

Dr. Merlin Willcox (University of Southampton, UK): 

A step-by-step guide on developing a phase III clinical trial design

Prof. Motlalepula Matsabisa (University of the Free State, South Africa): 

Insights into the challenges and opportunities of clinical testing of HMPs in Africa.

Workshop “Real-world data to document the use of phytopharmaceuticals in children“

Date: Sunday 14/07/2024, 13:30-17:00,

Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków, Poland

The workshop is organized during the International Congress on Natural Products Research in Krakow ( by GA Foundation Plants for Health (GA PfH), Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), German Society of Phytotherapy (GPT), in cooperation with Austrian Society of Phytotherapy (ÖGPhyt), Swiss Medical Society of Phytotherapy (SMGP), Dutch Society of Phytotherapy (NVF), European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP), Kooperation Phytopharmaka and Komitee Forschung Naturmedizin e.V. (KFN).

Stakeholders from academia, industry and regulatory authorities will discuss ideas to advance the use of real-world-data/real-world-evidence (RWD/RWE) in order to support a more extensive use of HMPs in children and adolescents.

Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel, GA PfH, University of Münster, Germany
  • Univ.-Doz. Mag.pharm. Ulrike Kastner, Specialist in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Karel Kostev, Scientific Principal at IQVIA, Germany
  • Dr. Angela Müller, Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Chair AESGP Committee Herbal Medicinal Products, Germany
  • Kendra Radtke, PharmD PhD, Principal Scientist, Genentech/Roche, USA
  • Dr. Emiel Van Galen, Chairman of the Herbal Medicinal Product Committee (HMPC) of the European Medicines Agency, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Jaqueline Wiesner, Head of the Department of Herbal and Traditional Medicines, BfArM, Germany

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72nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

13.-17. July, 2024

ICE Krakow Congress Center
Marii Konopnickiej 17
30-302 Kraków
Please follow this link if you wish to visit the congress-site.

73rd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

31. August – 3. September 2025

Naples (Italy)


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23rd International Congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology & 2nd International Congress of the African Phytomedicine Scientific Society (ISEAPSS 2024)

23.-26.  October, 2024

Capetown International Convention Centre, Capetwown, South Africa

Hosted by the University of Pretoria

Please follow this link if you wish to visit the congress-site.