Archive of GIFTS presence at conferences


The 2013 Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, Baliol College, University of Oxford. March, 2013. Title of presentation: Traditional Medicine in the ASEAN region. Promoting safe &  affordable healthcare while preserving cultural traditions: Policies & Risks.


2nd World Immunology Online Conference. Houston, Texas. March 19-21 2013. Title of presentation: Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy & Chinese Medicine: Emerging Trends & Evidence.


World Cancer Congress, Xi’an, China. May 22-25, 2013. Panel chair & presenter. Title: Integrative Oncology Meets Immunotherapy: New Prospects for Combination Therapy.




WHO Symposium on Healthy Ageing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2012. Title of presentation: Paths to Wellness & Anti-Ageing Through Asian Healthcare Traditions. 


Keynote speaker, 2nd Beijing International Symposium on Integrative Medicine, May 2012.  Title of presentation : Chinese Medicine and Cancer Immunotherapy.


Keynote speaker at international wellness conference in Suzhou, China, Sept 2012. Title of presentation: Wellness traditions of Chinese Medicine.


Keynote speaker, Pacific-Asia Tourism Conference, Darwin, Australia. April 2012. Title of presentation: Wellness Tourism & Indigenous Medicine: International Perspectives.




Conference of International Organization of Chemists for Development, University of the Western Cape, January 2011, South Africa. Title of presentation: A Public Health Agenda for African Traditional Medicine


Conference at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, on The Future of Integrative     Medicine: Contexts, Standards, and Challenges, March 2011. Title of presentation: Global Health Policy & Integrative Medicine


International Conference on Integrative Healthcare. Symbiosis University, Pune, India, May 2011. Invited keynote speaker. Title: Global Perspectives on Wellness & Integrative Medicine 


United Nations University. Program on Education for Sustainable Development. Keynote speaker & panel chair. Nov. 2012. Title of presentation: Global policy on traditional medicine.  




March 2, 2010. AYUSH Dept, Govt of India & Malaysian Association for Traditional Indian Medicine (MATIM). 1st Joint Conference on Indian Systems of Medicine. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Keynote address: Ancient Ayurvedic roots in South East Asia: A Context for 21st Century Partnerships’


May 13-14, 2010. Asia Medical Tourism & Wellness Congress, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Innovative Wellness & Spa Treatments and Trends.

June 20-24, 2010. Benin, West Africa. Fondation Espace Afrique, Switzerland. Symposium on Traditional Herbal Medicine. Presentation on the work of The Global Initiative For Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health, Oxford, UK. 


July 28-31, 2010. 10th World Congress of Bioethics, Singapore. Panel Convenor/Chair. Keynote presentation on: Traditional Asian Medicine & Bioethics.  
September 1, 2010. TTRA European Chapter Conference: Health, Wellness and Tourism. Keynote address & student workshop: Cultural Themes & Traditional Knowledge in Spas 


Oct 17-18, 2010. The First Beijing International Symposium on Integrative Medicine, Beijing, China. Organized by Capital Medical University (CMU), Beijing, and the  Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Two keynote presentations: (1) Integrative Medicine: An Overview of Global Trends; (2) Natural products, Traditional Medicine, & Diabetes: An evidence-based approach. 


October 30-31, 2010. Co-Organizer & presenter. International Society for Dermatology workshop: Collaboration with Traditional Health Practitioners in the Provision of Skin care for All in Africa. Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


November 26-29 , 2010. The Science of Traditional Practices in Health and Disease. International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Malaysia. Invited Keynote Address: A Public Health Research Agenda for Integrative Medicine


Nov 9-13. World Ayurveda Congress. Bangalore, India. Keynote address: Evolving Ayurveda: The Global Perspective




March 5-8, 2009. Malaysian Traditions of Ramuan. Natural Products Expo West - International Exhibition & Conference, Anaheim, California.


March 19-21, 2009. Understanding Global Trends in Wellness. Asia Spa and Wellness Festival 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.


March 22, 2009. Keynote address on Global trends in Natural Healthcare & Wellness at: The First Malaysian Health And Wellness Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


April 30, 2009. Role of Herbal and Traditional Medicine in Tourism, Herbal Asia 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


August 25-26, 2009. Linking Traditional Knowledge with Modern Medicine & Healthcare. International Workshop on Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Health Development, United Nations University, Yokohama, Japan. 


September 23, 2009.   Australian National Institute of Complementary Medicine: Indigenous Medicine Research Forum. Keynote address: Indigenous Medicine Research: International Perspectives.


November 2, 2009. Symposium at the WHO Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference Nairobi, Panel presentation on: Priorities for future research on traditional medicines and malaria: herbal prophylaxis. 


November 19-21, 2009. Keynote address: Global overview of local healers in the health care context: roles, perspectives and challenges. UN Development Program’s Equator Initiative & WHO SEARO: International Traditional Healers Exchange & Conference on Promotion of “Traditional Medicine for Sustainable Healthcare”. FRLHT, Bangalore, India.


December 7-9, 2009. Ethics of Research on Traditional Medicine. Wellcome Trust conference on ethics in medical research in Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam.




21-23 Feb 2008. Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ‘Spas, CSR and traditional knowledge’. 


March 2008. Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. The Vietnam Society of Oxford. Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK


15-17 March 2008. Dhaka, Bangladesh. IUPAC Core Task Group Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh ‘Natural products research & diabetes’


2 April 2008. Investigating Traditional Medicine Use: Adjustment to Crisis, Displacement, & Autonomy  Karen Refugees at the Thai-Burma Border. Refugee Health & Research Centre. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.  


3 May 2008. Green Templeton College, Oxford: Human Welfare Conference.    


14 May 2008. National Centre for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. A Public Health Research Agenda for Integrative Medicine


20 May 2008. Global Trends in Wellness. Global Spa Summit. New York, USA.


24-25 May 2008. Ayurveda In The 21st  Century: From Spas To Science. Scientific Symposium, German Ayurveda Association, Bad Ems, Germany.  


16 July 2008. Traditional Knowledge & Spas. International Spa & Wellness Exhibition & Conference 


20 August 2008. Ayurveda in the 21st Century: From Spas to Science.
Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore, India.


21-23 Aug, 2008. Grand Centennial Convention  and International Ayurveda Expo 2008 to be held at Codissia Trade Fair Complex in Coimbatore. “Globalization of Ayurveda: Trends, Initiatives, & The Removal of Barriers to Globalization”


25 August 2008. Government of Malaysia, National Regulatory Conference.  Global Trends in the Regulation of Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicine Practices & Products. 


27 Sept, 2008. Global Trends in Wellness. Asia Spa Institute. Singapore.


15 October 2008. Spa Asia Wellness Summit. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Traditional Knowledge & Spas. 


16 October 2008. Spa Asia Wellness Summit. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Corporate Social Responsibility & Spas. 


26 October 2008. Creating Perfect Health In Europe Through Ayurveda .European Ayurvedic Medical Association (EURAMA), Vienna, Austria.


28 October 2008. Perspectives on Landmines at the Thai-Burma border. GGL, Vienna, Austria.


1 November 2008. Traditional & Complementary Medicine Utilization, Research & Policy. Analyze & Realize Inc, Berlin, Germany.


10 November 2008. Global trends in herbal & traditional medicine use. Oxford Botanic Garden. University of Oxford, UK. Public Lecture Series. 


December 2008. Traditional Medicine & Healthcare at the Thai-Burma Border. Queenstown Rotary, Singapore. 




Intellectual Property and Research on Traditional Medical Knowledge.  3rd International Conference on Traditional Medicine & Materia Medica. Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 19-21 July, 2007. 


Wellness trends & the Asian Spa Industry. Spa Asia conference, Manila, Philippines, 3-5 Oct, 2007




Keynote Lecture: Trends in the development of Asian traditional medicine. Regional conference of Asian & Pacific American Medical Students Association, Einstein Medical College, New York. May 7, 2006. 


Seminar: Global Trends in Traditional & Complementary Medicine. Dept of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York: May 5, 2006.


Keynote speaker on Globalization of Complementary Medicine at Indian national conference on this topic, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. 15-18 March 2006.


The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association’s 12th International Holistic Health Conference. Keynote address: ‘The WHO Global Atlas on Traditional Alternative & Complementary Medicine: Global Trends in Natural Healthcare’. Queenstown, New Zealand. August 3-6, 2006.


2nd World Ayurveda Congress, University of Pune, India. November 5-12, 2006.  Keynote address on Protecting Indigenous Knowledge. Panel co-chair, panel on Professionalization of Ayurveda in the West.


International Conference on Traditional Medicine. National Institute for Traditional Medicine, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam. November 2006. Keynote address on ‘Global Trends in Research on Traditional Medicine’. 



British Academy of Dermatology Conference, London. 14 October 2005. Panel presentation on traditional medicine & skin disease in the developing world. 


International Development Research Centre, Govt of Canada. Keynote address on Research Methodology in Traditional Medicine at IDRC conference on new directions in research into traditional medicine, Dec 4-7 2005, Nairobi, Kenya.


Keynote speaker, Wellness Summit, Spa Asia Conference, Hua Hin, Thailand. 21-24 Sept, 2005.

Co-chair, Panel on 'Natural drugs for parasitic diseases'. XVIth International Congress for Tropical Medicine & Malaria. Marseilles France, 11-15 September 2005. 


Organiser, International Co-chair & plenary speaker, Conference on Women’s Health & Asian Traditional Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 23-25 August 2005. 


Member Scientific Advisory Committee, XI International Conference of the Natural Products Research Organisation of East & Central Africa (NAPRECA), 12-17 August, 2005, Antananarivo, Madagascar.


Invited speaker: ‘Meditation, stress reduction and reversal of ageing’. Malaysian Anti-Ageing Conference, Kuala Lumpur, April 2005. 


Opening plenary chair & invited speaker: ‘Complementary Remedies for Allergic Skin Disease’. Sixth Malaysian Congress of Allergy and Immunology. 4-6 March 2005, Kuala Lumpur. 


Plenary panel co-chair & keynote address: ‘The World Health Organization Global Atlas on Traditional, Complementary & Alternative Medicine’ International Congress on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICCAM), February  2005. National University of Singapore & Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Singapore, 26-28 February 2005.


Keynote speaker, on medicinal plant biodiversity & conservation. 17th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2005. 

Invited lecture: HIV/AIDS & perspectives from Traditional Medicine. Health Worlds Asia conference. 3 September, 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


Invited lecture: The study of traditional plant-based antimalarials. Health Worlds Asia conference. 4 September, 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


Keynote address: The WHO Global Atlas on Traditional & Complementary Medicine. International Conference on Ethnobiology, Univ.of Canterbury at Kent, June 16, 2004. 
Panel convenor and co-chair: Traditional Medicine & Dermatology. International Congress on Dermatology, Beijing, China. May 19-22, 2004.


Invited panel presentation. International Wound Healing Conference, May 2, Orlando, Florida. 


Keynote address: Ensuring Humanity’s Health & Improving Rural Wealth: Towards the Wise Use of Nature’s Healing Resources. Conference on: Medicinal Plants & Rural Livelihoods. OXFAM & Ford Foundation. March 26-28, 2004. Habitat International Centre, New Delhi, India. 


Keynote address: The WHO Global Atlas on Traditional & Complementary Medicine. International Conference on Evidence-based Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shanghai  University of TCM, Shanghai, China, January 2004.




Keynote address: International Conference on Traditional Medicine, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2003.


British Academy Annual Meeting. Invited lecture on 'Indigenous knowledge and science: the scientific underpinnings of traditional medical systems'. 10 Sept. 2003, Manchester.


International Conference to develop a global atlas on traditional & complementary medicine. WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan. 16-19 June 2003. Keynote speaker and project co-PI. 


Asia Pacific Natural Products Expo 2003 (NATPRO 2003) from 10 - 12 April 2003
Prime Minster’s Department, Government of Malaysia. Keynote speaker, World Conference on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP 3). 20-24 February 2003, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Background paper for conference on 'Conservation & sustainable use of medicinal plants', commissioned by IDRC, Canada.


International conference on new trends in malaria research, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 16-19 February, 2003. Member of organizing committee and presenter on plant-based antimalarials.


Cambridge University Health Sciences Centre, Cambridge, England. 28 January 2003. Invited lecture on 'International trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine'.


Global Holistic Health Summit, 12-17 January, 2003, Bangalore, India. Co-chair and presenter in symposium on traditional medicine and HIV-related illness.


International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Chiang Mai Thailand. January 6-9 2003. Presentation on "Traditional medicine use in refugee populations".




World Neem Congress, Mumbai, India. November 27-30, 2002. Presentation on "Health research and applications of neem (Azadirachta indica).


Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), Arusha Tanzania. Traditional medicine, medicinal plants and malaria: New directions in research and policy". Nov. 19-23, 2002.

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World Ayurveda Congress. Advisor and keynote speaker on "The Globalization of Ayurveda". Kochi, Kerala, India. November 1-4, Kochi, Kerala, 2002.


Islamic Organization of Medical Sciences, Cairo. Invited speaker on "Integrating Traditional & Complementary Medicine into National Healthcare: Learning from the International Experience", October 12-14, 2002.


Malaysian Natural Products Society Annual Conference. Invited speaker, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. "New Directions in Natural Products Research". Oct 23, 2002.


The 4th International Traditional / Complementary Medicine: The Paradigm Shift Towards Integrated Medicine. Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Keynote presentation on "Global policy trends integrated medicine". Fall 2002.


Chiang-Mai University, Thailand. Two invited faculty seminars: "New Direction in Natural Products Research and Malaria";  and "Research and Policy on Traditional Medicine: A global perspective." September 2002.


Convener, co-chair and presenter at symposium on Traditional Medicine at World Congress on Dermatology, Paris, Summer 2002. Presentation: Safety of herbal and traditional dermatological preparations.


Oxford International Biomedical Centre (OIBC). 3rd OIBC Spring Symposium: 21st Medicine - From genes to ginseng. Invited speaker on 'Research and policy on traditional medicine in China'. Chair, session on 'International dimensions of traditional medicine'. Mansfield College, Oxford University.


Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York. International conference on 'Indigenous knowledge and intellectual property law'. Invited speaker on: Traditional medicine: protection of traditional knowledge and new approaches to benefit sharing. February, Yeshiva University, New York, USA.


Columbia University Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC). Guest speaker in monthly seminar series. Presentation on: Traditional medicine and conservation of medicinal plant biodiversity. February, New York, USA.


International conference on medicinal plants and trade. Parallel session to the 6th Convention of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Member International scientific advisory committee.  May, Morocco. 


Gandeepam International conference on the Siddha medical tradition of India. Member of international planning committee. Chair and presenter, symposium on Intellectual property rights and traditional medicine. May, Kilavayal, Tamil Nadu, India.


World Congress on Dermatology. Symposium convenor and chair, symposium on traditional and complementary medicine in dermatology. July, Paris, France 


World Congress on Dermatology, Paris, France. Presentation on 'Safety of Herbal Medicines for Skin Disease'.


'Naturally Safe' Conference. Keynote speaker on Global Policy Trends in Herbal Medicine Regulation, at conference on safety of herbal medicines, organized by Australian National Institute for Research on Environmental Toxicology and Southern Cross University, July, Brisbane, Australia. 




Global Alliance for TB Drug Development conference. Invited speaker. Presentation on Developing an international research agenda and network on natural products and TB. Capetown, South Africa.


Joint Oxford University-Nihon University Seminar February on New directions in research and policy in aging. Invited speaker. Presentation on: New policy trends in traditional medicine: Implications for research into traditional medicine in healthcare programs for the elderly. Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. 


Green College Academic Seminar, Chaired by Lord Walton of Detchant, Chair, Parliamentary Committee on Complementary Medicine. Presentation on: New directions in natural healthcare: Setting the research agenda. Green College, University of Oxford.


Joint Malaysian Ministry of Health and Herbal Industry Conference & Exhibition on Complementary Medicine. Keynote speaker, supported by the British Council. Presentation on: Integrating Traditional & Complementary Medicine into National Healthcare: Learning from the International Experience. Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Co-convenor & co-chair of Conference on Safety of Herbal & Traditional Medicines. Organised jointly by the Commonwealth Working Group on Traditional & Complementary Health Systems and the Australian National Centre for Environmental Toxicology. Brisbane, Australia.


13th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting. Advisor to Ministers; presentation on: Commonwealth Info Hub on Traditional & Complementary Medicine. Christchurch, New Zealand. 


Commonwealth NGO Forum Conference. Nuffield Foundation invited speaker. Presentation on Financing traditional & complementary healthcare. Christchurch, New Zealand. Parallel session to 13th Commonwealth Health Ministers' Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand. 


Government of Brazil. Conference on: Development of Phytomedicines in Brazil. Invited speaker. Hosted by Oswaldo Cruz Inst. Rio De Janeiro. Presentation on: Establishing research networks on TB and malaria. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




UNAIDS Conference on Traditional Medicine And Aids In Africa. Keynote presentation on Indigenous Responses to a New Epidemic: Creating a Research Agenda. Uganda


World Health Organisation Conference on Traditional medicine in Africa. Presentation on developing an Africa-wide research agenda. WHO AFRO, Harare Zimbabwe.


WHO-sponsored conference: 'Medicine in the Millennium', Hannover Expo. Presentation on: Following tradition into the future: the role of indigenous health systems in providing new healthcare options. Hannover, Germany.


International Conference on Life Science and Clinical Medicine 2000: Forum on the Modernization of Traditional Medicine. Chinese Academy of Engineering. Presentation on: Developing an international research agenda on plant-based antimalarials. Beijing, China.


Convenor and chair, Symposium on Complementary medicine and Dermatology. International Society for Dermatology Conference. Presentation on: Complementary medicine use among dermatology patients in the UK. International Convention Centre, Vienna, Austria. 


Co-organiser of conference on: Traditional Medicine and HIV in India: A journey to dialogue. Jointly convened by the Delhi Society for the Promotion of the Rational Use of Drugs & GIFTS of Health. Delhi, India.


Invited address: Restoring India's traditional medical heritage. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Delhi, India.


Keynote speaker & Co-organiser. WHO meeting on traditional antimalarials. Presentation on The Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM). WHO, Geneva, Switzerland


Keynote speaker UNAIDS conference on Traditional Health Practitioners and HIV/AIDS in Africa.


Presentation on Research priorities in traditional medicine with HIV-related illness. Kampala, Uganda


Joint Commonwealth Secretariat & European Commission conference on The Medicinal Pant Trade in Africa. Invited speaker. Presentation on The Demand side of medicinal plant use in Africa. Cape Town, South Africa.


Joint Meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and the British Society of  Parasitology, Oxford University. Symposium convenor and chair: Traditional Antimalarials. Presentation on the Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM). University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 


Malaysian Ministry of Health: Medicinal Plants & Traditional Medicine Conference. Keynote speaker. Presentation on: The Rise of Natural Healthcare: New directions for Policy, Research & Investment. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Co-convenor and co-chair. Regional conference  on: Medicinal plants, traditional medicines & local communities in Africa: Challenges & opportunities of the new millennium. A Parallel Session to the Conference of Parties (COP-5) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). United Nations Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.


Hamdard Foundation, Pakistan. Invited memorial lecturer - Hakim Mohamed Said Memorial Lecture: The Rise of Natural Healthcare: New Directions  for Policy, Research & Investment. Conference on traditional medicine. Hamdard University, Pakistan.


International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE). 8th International conference on Neem (Azadirachta indica): The way forward - Contribution to wealth-creation in Africa. ICIPE, Duduville, Nairobi, Kenya


University of Wales College of Medicine. Symposium on New Directions in Dermatology. Keynote presentation on "Complementary medicine use by people with skin conditions". Dept. of Dermatology, University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales.


Global Forum for Health Research. Symposium convenor and chair. Traditional Medicine. WHO, World Bank, UNDP Conference on Developing Health Research Priorities for the 21st Century. Bangkok, Thailand



Commonwealth Health Ministers Pre-World Health Assembly Meeting. Presentation on: Commonwealth Working Group on Traditional & Complementary Health Systems. Geneva, Switzerland. 


World Health Assembly, World Health Organisation. Member of Commonwealth delegation. Geneva.


International Conference on AIDS & STDs in Africa (ICASA). Member of Planning Committee. Convenor and chair of symposium on Traditional Medicine and HIV/AIDS  in Africa. Lusaka, Zambia.


Conference on History of Traditional Medicine in Africa. Presentation on policy dimensions of traditional medicine in Africa. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. 




Convenor and chair: Symposium on Traditional Medicine & Skin Disease. Sponsored by the International Foundation for Dermatology at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania.


World Congress on Dermatology. Convenor and Chair: Symposium on Traditional Medicine in Africa. Cairo, Egypt.


European Congress on Tropical Medicine. Presentation on Research on Traditional herbal antimalarials. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK.




Chair, National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine conference on Developing an international initiative for research & evaluation in traditional medicine. Rockville, MD, USA.




Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Conference on Research on Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. Presentation: International research trends in traditional medicine. Hanoi, VN


European Tissue Repair Society Meeting. Presentation on traditional medicine and skin disease in developing countries. Oxford, UK


World Bank Conference on Indigenous Knowledge. Presentation on: Investing in the traditional health sector. World Bank, Washington D.C.




Convenor & Chair. Asian experience in policy on traditional medicine, Hanoi, Vietnam. NIH-funded conference organised by GIFTS of Health  through the National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington D.C.

Convenor & Chair. International dimensions of traditional medicine policy. World Bank-supported meeting organised by GIFTS of Health, University of Oxford. 


Commonwealth Heads of Govt meeting: parallel session of non-government organisations. Presentation on conservation of medicinal plant biodiversity and preservation of indigenous health knowledge. Manchester, UK.



Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) conference on Traditional medicine and public policy. Presentation on: A policy framework for the development of the traditional health sector. IDRC, Ottawa, Canada.


Convenor and Chair, Traditional Medicine and Public Policy in Latin America. Caracas, Venezuela. NIH-funded conference organised by GIFTS of Health through the National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington D.C.


Convenor and Co-chair. Traditional Medicine and public policy in Africa. Kampala, Uganda. NIH-funded conference organised by GIFTS of Health through the National Museum of Health & Medicine, Washington D.C.




Ditchley Foundation symposium on biodiversity. Medicinal plant biodiversity conservation. Ditchley Park, Oxford, UK.


Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) & Canadian Society for International Health,  Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Invited discussant on traditional medicine. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. 


Convenor of international meeting on policy and traditional medicine at Pan American Health Organisation, Washington D.C. Funding from Canadian International Development Research Centre. PAHO head office, Washington D.C.




National Institutes of Health.  Member of NIH consultative group to establish an Office of Alternative Medicine. Participant in series of conferences on research and policy in complementary medicine. Washington D.C., USA.