We are delighted to invite you to the 65th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)!

The scientific programme of the Main Conference includes plenary lectures by invited speakers, award lectures, and contributed short lectures and posters. Short lectures are held in three parallel sessions, and three poster sessions will provide a forum for lively scientific discussions. In the exhibition area major manufacturers of scientific instrumentation and products, and providers of services and information will update you on their

On Sunday, 3rd September, three pre-congress events will take place. The Young Researchers Workshop will offer a platform for young scientists to present their latest findings, and the Regulatory Affairs Workshop will serve as a forum for industry to update on the latest trends in regulation of phytomedicines and related areas. A Pre-congress Symposium on Veterinary Phytotherapy will be organized by the Swiss Medical Society for Phytotherapy (SMGP), in cooperation with the GA Networking Group on Animal Healthcare and Veterinary Medicine.

Basel is a major city of Switzerland, and a global center of pharmaceutical and life science industries. Participants have the opportunity to discover during the conference the rich history of Basel, and explore the city. The venue at the Basel Congress Center offers a perfect setting for an international conference. Congress Center , hotels, and all interesting sites in the city are easy to reach by public transport (bus, tramway) or by walking.

The congress ends with a congress dinner held in one of the historic locations of the city, and we organize two excursions which take you to major scenic sites of Switzerland.

We look forward to seeing you in Basel!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Matthias Hamburger