5.0767 Conference: Traditional and Folk Medicine (1/168)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 16 Mar 1992 10:17:10 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0767. Monday, 16 Mar 1992.
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1992 10:02 CDT
From: Mark Glazer <MG6BE8@PANAM>
Subject: VIth International Congress of Traditional and Folk Medicine
The Sixth International Congress on Traditional and Folk Medicine
will meet on the Texas A&I University campus in Kingsville,
Texas, on Dec. 6-11, 1992. Sponsored by the Academia Mexicana de
Medicina Tradicional (Mexican Academy of Traditional Medicine)
and Texas A&I University, this will be the first time for the
Congress to meet in the United States. One of the objectives of
meeting at Texas A&I University is to get scholars and others
from the United States who are interested in the traditional
approaches to medicine to meet with their counterparts from
Mexico and the rest of Latin America, as well as scholars from
other third-world countries whose people, of necessity, rely
extensively on traditional forms of medicine.
This International Congress attracts scholars from about thirty
different countries and from a wide variety of disciplines,
including anthropology, ethnobotany, sociology, chemistry,
history, pharmacology, ethnology, ecology, and a broad variety of
health care specializations. This interdisciplinary approach to
the study of traditional medicine is unique in its breadth and
helps foster a much better understanding of what the various
disciplines can bring to the study of traditional approaches to
The Academia Mexicana de Medicina Tradicional is the third
largest such academy in the world, second only to those in China
and North Korea. The annual meetings normally attract over a
thousand participants and observers, all who share an interest in
the subject of traditional medicine. Much of the work done on the
study of medicinal herbs in Mexico and Latin America -- both the
identification of the plants -- is done by participants in this
International Congress. There are four official languages at the
Congress: Spanish, English, French and German. Translations will
be available for the various sessions.
The Congress will also present Native American dancers from
Mexico and the U.S., including an Aztec shaman and a group of his
followers whose dances are part of the ancient healing rituals of
this people. They will participate in the opening ceremonies of
the Congress, along with two groups of Matachin dancers from
Laredo, and will address the subject of ritual and dance in the
Aztec health system.
The Congress will also feature NAPRALERT (Natural Products
ALERT), a dynamic database funded by the NIH and managed by the
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
within the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy in
the College of Pharmacy of the University of the University of
Illinois at Chicago. This database contains a synthesis of well
over 90,000 scientific journals, books, abstracts and patents
from global literature since 1975. It is updated from current
literature at the rate of approximately 700 articles per month.
A number of prominent book publishers and university presses, as
well as distributors of herbs and other products, will have
displays throughout the Congress. In addition, a number of
public and private health agencies and organizations will be
represented on campus during the meetings.
For further information, please contact Dr. Eliseo Torres (512-
595-3612) or Dr. Joe S. Graham (512-595-2702) at Texas A&I
University, Kingsville, Texas, 78363. Should you wish to submit a
paper for presentation at the conference, contact Dr. Oscar
Hutterer Ariza at the Academic Mexicana de Medicina Tradicional,
A.C., in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, at this telephone no.: 911
52(73) 14-12-40 or mail a completed form to this address: Dr.
Oscar Hutterer Ariza, Salazar No. 215-A (Centro) C.P.622000,
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Topics of the Congress:
3. Chemistry of Natural Products
4. Ecology and Health
5. Medical Anthropology
7. The Use and the Ops in Programs and Applications of
8. Traditional Medicine and Legislation
9. Evolution and Perspectives of Traditional Medicine
10. Galenian and Traditional Pharmacy
"SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF
TRADITIONAL AND FOLK MEDICINE"
I am interested in attending the "SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF
TRADITIONAL AND FOLK MEDICINE" that will be held in Kingsville,
I wish to present a paper on the following topic: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (circle appropriate number)
The title of my paper will be: __________________________________
I propose to coordinate the symposium on: _______________________
It will be presented in Spanish, English, French, German. (circle
Completed form, along with corresponding abstract not exceeding
one typed page, should be sent to the Organizing Committee before
September 30, 1992. Completed paper should be submitted before
October 31, 1992.
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THESE RATES ARE VALID ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 1992. AFTER THAT,
A SURCHARGE OF 25% WILL BE MADE AND OFFICIAL RECEIPT WILL BE
IMMEDIATELY MAILED TO EVERYBODY SENDING THE REGISTRATION FEE. AT
THAT TIME, WE WILL ALSO INCLUDE DETAILED INFORMATION CONCERNING
THE PROGRAM, HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS, AND TOURISM.
Participants: $100 Dis.
Students: 90 Dis.
Companions: 60 Dis.