SILAE 2020 CANCELLED BECAUSE Covid-19 emergency


Considering that our first goal is the safety of our SILAE MEMBERS, the Organizing Committee of SILAE 2020 has taken the difficult decision to cancel the event we all love.

The conference secretariat will provide reimbursement for the already paid conference fee. Refunds will be issued in the order in which registration payments were received. Please allow at least 30 days for us to process your refund.
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29th SILAE International Congress



(International Trade Fair and Conference for Natural Products)

October 4th to 8th, 2020

Grand Hotel Vesuvio Conference Center, Sorrento, Italy


Dear colleagues,

As Presidents of SILAE 2020 we have the privilege to welcome all participants to the XXIX Italo-Latinamerican Congress of Ethnomedicine, which will take place in Sorrento and Napoli from October 4th to 8th 2020.

The overall goal of the meeting is to shed light on the importance of medicinal plants, and to disclose, by innovative models and techniques, new potential applications for the treatment or prevention of diseases. Special emphasis will be given to scientific breakthroughs in the area of traditional medicine unveiling new perspectives for the use of native plants that have been poorly studied so far.

The medicinal properties of plant species have made an outstanding contribution in the origin and evolution of many traditional herbal therapies. Our major objectives are to explore the potential in medicinal plants resources, to understand the challenges and opportunities with the medicinal plants sector, and also to suggest recommendations based upon the present state of knowledge for the establishment and smooth functioning of the medicinal plants sector along with improving the living standards of the underprivileged communities.

Thanks to the contribution of many worldwide recognized experts, a multidisciplinary approach will be the file rouge connecting sessions on anthropology, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, food chemistry and nutrition, green and analytical chemistry, pharmacognosy and medicinal chemistry, experimental and clinical studies on natural products within a unique and exciting congress.

Like previous meetings of the Italo-Latinamerican Society of Ethnomedicine, this conference will represent an excellent opportunity to establish new scientific partnerships, to share results from the most recent studies in the field of traditional medicine and to update the current knowledge on bioactive and/or natural compounds and on their applications.

In line with the Congress, a trade-scientific exhibition will be held at Grand Foyer (main lobby) of the Grand Hotel Vesuvio .

The NATURAL 2020 EXPO SILAE, a fair-related exhibition, dedicated to being an information and communication platform for the whole of the Latin America region with the exhibition of products and services derived from the results achieved in technologies, projects and experiences. In this occasion, institutions, laboratories and domestic and international firms will have an excellent opportunity to exhibit their products, equipment, technologies, and books linked to the topic of the event.

Furthermore, the meeting will also offer the chance to spend some spare time in a Sorrento and Napoli a city full of art, culture, music, history and passion.

Looking forward to see all of you in Italy next October.

Kind regards,

Luca Rastrelli

– Official Webpage launching December 2019
– Registration Opens: December 2019
– Call for Abstracts: December 2019
– Booking Opens: January 2020
– Deadline for submission of Abstracts for Oral presentation: May, 15th 2020
– Deadline for submission of Abstracts for Poster presentation: June, 15th 2020
– Final Program: July 2020

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