The American Botanical Council (ABC) and the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) announce their 2008 annual Botanical Medicines from the Amazon and the Andes workshop tour. The trip will take place September 26th through October 5th, 2008 in various locations in the Peruvian Amazon and Andes, including the famous, ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. The cost is $3109 all inclusive from Lima, Peru and continuing education credit is available for certain healthcare providers.
Amazon activities include visits to markets where local herbs are sold, explorations of the Inkaterra Field Reserve, the Jardine de Plantas Medicinales, the Useful Plants Trail, and the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway that soars 100 feet above the forest floor. Andean activities include a visit to a shaman in the sacred Urubamba Valley, the Picac market, and Machu Picchu.
Tour leaders include internationally-known author, photographer and lecturer, Steven Foster; neuropsychopharmacologist, author and educator, Jerry Cott, Ph.D.; and ecologist and educator, Joseph Bishop, Ph.D. Presentations include History of Herbs in Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinal Plants of the Amazon, Plants of Economic and Health Value, Amazonian Food Farmacy Diet, Herb-Drug Interactions, and Herbs and Aging.
Full itinerary and registration forms can be found here.
About the American Botanical Council
Founded in 1988 the American Botanical Council is the leading nonprofit organization in the United States addressing research and educational issues regarding herbs and medicinal plants. ABC’s members include academic researchers and educators, universities and libraries, health professionals and medical institutions, botanical gardens and arboreta, government agencies, members of the herb, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries, journalists, consumers, and other interested parties from over 70 countries. The organization occupies a historic 2.5-acre site in Austin, Texas, where it publishes HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed journal on herbal medicine; HerbalEGram, a monthly e-publication; HerbClip, a twice-monthly series of summaries and reviews of recent research; plus reference books for researchers and health professionals and other educational materials, including a guide to the identification of medicinal plants to be used by industry for quality control purposes. Information: Contact ABC at P.O. Box 144345, Austin, TX 78714-4345, Phone: 512-926-4900. Website: http://www.herbalgram.org/.