Upcoming Events

Here we will be listing upcoming events that relate to traditional medicine.


Be sure to check regularly as we update our events list as we hear about them. 


If you have events that you would like advertised through our network, please contact us or email webmaster.giftsofhealth (at) gmail.com, including title, description, dates, and website or flyer. 

Traditional medical systems of the world 2016

5-8 December 2016

This international forum will be a unique platform to exchange the experience in the field of research and exhibition of diagnostic, preventive, medical and rehabilitation methods, medicines and equipment of Traditional medical systems. https://www.tm-expo.org/ 

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7th World Ayurveda Congress & Arogya Expo

1-4- December 2016

Advancement in modern sciences and paradigm shift in assessing the therap- 
eutic value of old and exisitng medical practices often lead to the questioning of traditional approaches. Hence, sustenance of traditional sciences requires strong advocacy.

Forums and groups that bring out the continued relevance and nuances of traditional therapies such as Ayurveda create a sure-footed impact over time. http://www.ayurworld.org/

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Past Events


Exploring Traditional Medicine: IAMP international symposium

21-22 September 2015 in Beijing, China

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8th European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM) 2015: “Establishing Integrated and Sustainable Research, Healthcare and Workforce for Patients”

25-27 September 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark

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International  Symposium :“The  Plant   Kingdom  : source of drugs, nutraceuticals and cosmetics”
April 7-10  2015 in Marrakech, Morocco

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The 4th International Phytotherapy Congress: “Medicinal plants, mother and child health” 

7-10 October 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Biodiversity and Health Symposium 

17-18 November 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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2nd National traditional medicine conference

27-29 August 2014 in Kampala, Uganda

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62nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

31 August - 4 September 2014 in Guimaraes, Portugal

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Methods 2014 - International Symposium on Methods for Studying Drug Metabolism and Transport and Herbal Derived Medicines

10-11 July 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

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School of Public Health Clinical Trials and Indigenous Herbal Medicine Course

7-11 July 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

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MUTHI Workshops

The MUTHI team has organized workshops in different universities around Africa.

In Ile-Ife, Nigeria from August 8th to 12th 2014, hosted by Obafemi Awolowo University and facilitated by researchers from the University of Oxford. This workshop was attended by 33 participants, mainly from Nigeria and two from Ghana.


At the University of Makerere, from February 4th to the 13th 2013, between 13 and 26 participants attended workshops focused on IPR and ethics, ethnobotanical studies and clinical trials for herbal medicine. Participants attended from three African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

In Durban, 12 participants from Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa attended a workshop on clinical trials dealing specifically with herbal medicine.


At the Department of Traditional Medicine in Bamako, Mali from February 24th to 28th 2014, co-hosted by researchers from the Université des Sciences, Techniques et Technologies de Bamako and the University of Oxford, the MUTHI team organized a french workshop on clinical trials for herbal medicine. The 16 participants at this workshop were from Mali, Burkina Faso Congo and the Republic of Benin.


The clinical trials workshops covered questions around:

-Designing clinical trials

-National/international regulations

-Ethics protocols

-Results analysis

-Evidence based Medicine

Participants developed their own research proposals based on evaluating a herbal medicine.



The 2013 Southeast Asian Studies Symposium

March 2013 in Oxford, UK.

Title of presentation: Traditional Medicine in the ASEAN region. Promoting safe &  affordable healthcare while preserving cultural traditions: Policies & Risks.


2nd World Immunology Online Conference 

March 19-21 2013 in Houston, USA.

Title of presentation: Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy & Chinese Medicine: Emerging Trends & Evidence.


World Cancer Congress

May 22-25, 2013 in Xi’an, China.

Panel chair & presenter. Title: Integrative Oncology Meets Immunotherapy: New Prospects for Combination Therapy.




WHO Symposium on Healthy Ageing 

March 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Title of presentation:  Paths to Wellness & Anti-Ageing Through Asian Healthcare Traditions. 


2nd Beijing International Symposium on Integrative Medicine 

May 2012 in Beijing, China.

Keynote speaker, Title of presentation : Chinese Medicine and Cancer Immunotherapy.


International wellness conference

Sept 2012 in Suzhou, China.

Keynote speaker, Title of presentation: Wellness traditions of Chinese Medicine.


Pacific-Asia Tourism Conference

April 2012 in Darwin, Australia.

Title of presentation: Wellness Tourism & Indigenous Medicine: International Perspectives.




Conference of International Organization of Chemists for Development 

January 2011 in University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Title of presentation: A Public Health Agenda for African Traditional Medicine


The Future of Integrative Medicine: Contexts, Standards, and Challenges 

March 2011 in Oxford, UK.

Title of presentation: Global Health Policy & Integrative Medicine


International Conference on Integrative Healthcare 

May 2011 in Pune, India.

Invited keynote speaker. Title: Global Perspectives on Wellness & Integrative Medicine 


Archive of past conferences