Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) have growing interest throughout the world. These plants are also well-known as Non-wood Forest Products (NWFP). From nature to standardized products, all these plants and products are interest of a number of sectors. Thus, their market size has gradually increased by the time. By huge development in this sector, scientific researches for supporting ethnobotanical heritage and investigating novel information have being done, governmental regulations for conservation biodiversity and protecting public health and private sector efforts to get a share from the market is increasing. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are working all the related areas for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, encourage for their cultivation, awareness of public for muggers and to encourage for multidisciplinary actions of all related sectors for human welfare. Thus, scientific-based organizations are important forums to bring together all the stakeholders in the MAP and/or NWFP sectors.
In this context, The 2nd Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-2) will be organized in April, 2015 in Antalya-TURKEY. Despite of the fact that the title of the symposium contains “Mediterranean”, this big event welcomes the participants from all climates. Our first symposium (MESMAP-2013) which even had over 300 participants from 35 different countries confirmed this reality. The organizers’ previous experience with 6th CMAPSEEC was also a great success having more than 300 participants from 53 different countries. After these afore-mentioned meetings, important and sustainable collaborations and networks among the all the stakeholders were achieved.
MESMAP-2 scientific program covers all related aspects of MAPs and NWFPs such as agriculture and forestry, botany, ethnobotany, herbal medicines, plant biotechnology, phytopharmacology, pharmacognosy, plant biology, phytochemistry, and aromatherapy. A rich social program throughout the symposium will be also provided for informal interactions, which include welcome reception, gala dinner, congress tour, and closing ceremony. The selected papers will be published in a distinguished scientific journal after scientific evaluation.
Antalya, being the symposium lochttp://www.mesmap.org
ation, is a worldwide reputed city that lies down on the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea with rich in biological, cultural, natural, and historical beauties.
To be in Antalya for this distinguished scientific event will be an amazing experience for you and good memories to take back your home..
Looking forward to seeing you in Anytalya in 2015