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Monday, February 13, 2012

Deadline Extended : Call for Papers, deadline Extended for submission of abstracts upto 10th August 2012; Welcome to 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MEDICINAL PLANTS & HERBAL PRODUCTS, Venue Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD 
New List of Invited Participants From ICMPHP4LOGOs
We extend a cordial invitation to the "4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products" [ICMPH-4] AYURMEDICA 2012 (Herbal Expo-2012)  which is scheduled between 6th  to 8th  September Johns Hopkins University  Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive,  Rockville, MD 20850, USA. This conference is jointly organized by  School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC in collaboration with International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP), S.V.University, India and  University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the support of  Biotechnology Center, Maryland, USA, Embassy of India, Washington D.C., Amarex Clinical Research, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, India. The aim of the Conference  is to provide a platform for eminent researchers, academicians, physicians, traditional medical practitioners, manufacturers & exporters of herbal products, representative of the corporate sector, marketing consultants and NGOs from all over the world.
Maryland Biotechnology Center, Maryland 
The Maryland Biotechnology Center was created in 2009 by Governor Martin O'Malley as one of the first initiatives of BioMaryland 2020- the State Strategic Plan for Life Sciences delivered by the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board. The Center is the portal to programs and resources intended to grow and strengthen the State's bioscience community.
International Council For Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) 
ICMAP is an international non-governmental body with the general objective of promoting international understanding and cooperation between national and international organizations on the role of medicinal and aromatic plants in science, medicine and industry, and to improve the exchange of information between them. This Council coordinates, and stimulates cooperation between partners by providing a forum for mobilizing ideas, actions, discussions, long term visions, and measures in education and training in all fields related to these plants that play such an important part in the lives of human beings throughout the world.
Sri Venkateswara University (S.V.Unversity) India
S.V. University which was established in 1954 in the world famous temple town of Tirupati on the sprawling campus of 1000 acres with a panoramic and pleasant hill view, has been laying, right from its inception with more emphasis on teaching, research and extension activities in different subjects. The range of subject departments, courses and research programs undertaken and promoted by the University during the last fifty-four years reflects the university’s commitment to promoting socially relevant and inter-disciplinary programs.
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka being the first and foremost University in the country with a proud history of demonstrating academic excellence and producing great minds and statesmen has seven faculties of studies, one campus and seven affiliated Institutes including the Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM)  and the Faculty of Medicine, the university has produced world renowned scholars and practitioners in the fields of science, medicine, law, social sciences, humanities, education, and fine arts, etc.
The programmes will comprise plenary lectures by invited speakers and oral/ poster/ video presentations, practical demonstrations, web costing, and exhibitions
1)   Medicinal plants in Traditional Medicine
2)   Molecular biology & Biotechnology of medicinal plants
3)   Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry of medicinal plants
4)   Translational research of complementary & alternative medicine
5)   Pharmacology and Advanced Clinical Research on medicinal plants
6)   Cultivation, organic farming, conservation, and propagation of medicinal plants
7)   Herbal cosmetics and neutraceuticals
8)   Patents & intellectual property rights (IPR) 
9)   Quality Control and marketing of Herbal Products

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts:
The organizers of the 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products invite submission of scientific abstracts for short oral presentation or for poster presentation. The deadline for submission of abstracts for both the oral and poster presentation is July 31st, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as soon as possible. It is preferred that abstracts be submitted in electronic format.
Please  click the link to download  Abstract form :  

Submissions by fax WILL NOT BE accepted. Abstracts may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation. Oral presentation should be ten minutes including questions and answers.
Please adhere to the following format and submit all abstracts electronically. Use a typeface no smaller than 12 points on a single 8½ x 11-inch page. Each abstract should include the following:
1)     Title of paper: Use all caps and include the name(s) of the group, if any. 
2)     Use upper and lower case. Include all authors in same paragraph as title, then affiliations, city, state, and country. 
3)    The abstract should include a) a single sentence describing the purpose, b) brief description of procedures, c) results, and d) conclusions. Tables may be used.
In a cover letter or email accompanying your abstract submission indicate whether the presentation format you desire is for oral presentation or poster presentation. Be sure to include your complete contact information and a statement that if accepted you agree to make your presentation in Johns Hopkins University  at the place and time designated by the organizers of the Conference.
All participants are requested to register for the conference by sending the filled-in Registration Form along with prescribed fee on or before July 31st , 2012 to
Registration fees include all sessions,  welcome reception on September 6th, 2012, conference kit, programme and abstract book, and lunch and tea for three days (stay not included). Please  click the link to download Registration form 
General Registration:
$350 per person through July 31st  , 2012
$450 per person after July 31st , 2012 or on-site
Industrial / Institutional registration
$600 per person through July 31st , 2012
$800 per person after July 31st , 2012 or on-site
Student Registration (student ID required)
$250 per person through July 31st , 2012
$350 per person after July 31st , 2012 or on-site
Methods of payment
Payments shall be made in USD by following procedures:
Bank transfer:
Account Name: ICMPHP
Name of the Bank: M & T Bank
Routing number : 052000113
Account No: 9855236858
Address of the Bank: M & T Bank, 12041 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA
Please send scanned copy of the Bank transfer to the Conference Secretariat by E-mail: for records.
Confirmation: The registration will be completed and confirmed by e-mail upon receipt of payment. However, please bring the confirmation with you to produce at the registration desk.
Cancellation on or before July 31st, 2012 are fully refundable less a $100 processing fee.
No refund for cancellation on or after July 31st , 2012 .
Registration may be transferred to a substitute if the original registrant cannot attend.
Portions of this conference may be videotaped, photographed, and web-casted by the conference and media. By attending this conference, you acknowledge that you may be videotaped or photographed or web-casted.
Visa Information & Letters of Invitation
Participants from outside the United States may need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. Please begin your visa application process immediately after registering for the conference  as some applications can take several months to process. For information on obtaining your visa, go to
Many visa issuing offices require that you present a letter of invitation to the conference along with your visa application.
If you need a letter of invitation, please email the below information to Dr. Krishna Banaudha, The George Washington University, USA
1.  Your full name as it appears on your passport
2.  Your professional or academic title
3.  The name of your school, department, institution, lab, or business
4.  Your full mailing address
Student Awards
Two (2) $250 cash awards for excellence in student posters will be offered by the Conference.
If you would like to enter your poster in the competition, you may do that on site at the Registration Booth at the beginning of the conference.  Ask for a colored dot at the Registration booth and place it on your poster.
Posters will be judged anonymously by an international panel of senior scientists using the following criteria:
1)   Presence of clear hypotheses and experimental designs that will render meaningful conclusions
2)   Significance or originality of the subject addressed
3)   Statistically significant and/or intellectually and scientifically aesthetic findings
4)   Insight derived from the observations or resolution of hypotheses
5)   Clarity of visual and descriptive presentation of the work.
Awards will be given at the concluding session on September 8th  2012.
Scientists, Herbalists, Herbal Medical Practitioners/ Manufacturers, Medicinal Plant Conservators and Biotechnologists will be honorued with the following awards: 1) Merit of Excellence Award; 2) Traditional Medicine Practitioner Award   3) Talented Scientist Award; 4) Talented Medical Practitioner Award 5) Talented Conservator Award 6) Talented Biotechnologists Award 7) Outstanding Herbal Medical Formulator Award 8) Talented Pharmacologist Award 9) The Best Ayurvedic Practitioner Award, and 10) Young Scientist Award (Age below 40). The selection will be done by the Scientific Committee. Nominations for all the above awards should be sent via E-mail to  using the prescribed form on or before July 31st, 2012 along with passport photos, a brief curriculum vitae and an article (about 1,000 words) stating the nominees contribution which merit him/her receiving the award. Click the link to download nomination form .
ICMPHP4-2012 will web cast all the programmes and the events associated with it through web-casting “Distance is no longer a barrier to bring awareness on Medicinal Plants" using Internet technology to bring awareness even in the remote parts of the world. Please join the web casting by sending your registration forms E-mail to All the registered delegates can participate & present their paper through web casting. Topics and speakers will be listed in our website and circulated by E-mail to the interested/registered participants only. Delegates will have to join web-casting five minutes before the scheduled time. Using Access Code provided to registered delegates, so that we can start the web-cast without much trouble. Please note that the ICMPHP4 is not responsible for Internet failures or power cuts during the web cast.
Climate: The weather is likely to be pleasant at this season, approximately 60oF - 80o F.

A range of accommodation options are available in Rockville, MD. You can download the complete list from our website. Please make your hotel reservations directly from Hotels or Please  click the link to download List of hotels near the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Center
Reservation directly from Hilton Garden Inn,  Road Rockville, MD 
Shuttle to/from Shady Grove Metro available by calling 301-840-0200 
3 area airports:
Dulles International (IAD) : 29 miles
National Ronald Reagan (DCA): 22 miles to MCC, metro accessible
Baltimore-Washington International (BWI): 41 miles to MCC, public transport to DC and metro from DC to MCC
Metro: MCC is served by the red line, Shady Grove stop. Catch ride-on bus # 43 for the 10 minute ride to the campus

The Organisers of the Conference do not provide insurance and do not take responsibility for any loss, accident or illness that might occur during the Conference or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the participants to check their coverage with their insurance provider. 
AYURMEDICA 2012 (Herbal Expo-2012) 
The Exhibitor 10' x 10' booth located John Hopkins University Campus; Rockville, Maryland, USA contains the following:
Burgundy 10’ Back Drape and 3’ side rail drapes at 10' in length
(1) One table
(2) Two Chairs
(3) Identification Sign
(4) 20amp Electrical Outlet (provided by the conference)

Please  click the link to download  Exhibition registration form  
You are welcome to hand out materials on your table and can display your company materials and signage within the 10' x 10" space. If you require any further electrical needs or audio visual, please contact us (priorly) directly to make arrangements.

Booth Schedule:
Exhibitor move in:   Wednesday, September 5, 2012  4:30 - 7:30pm

Show Hours:
Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday, September 7, 2012     8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:00am - 3:30pm
Exhibitor Move Out:
Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Books and Literature                                 $600
Biotech and Industries                                $800
Yoga/ acupuncture & pressure/ meditation $800
Herbal Products                                        $800
Will get add in abstract book and display the banner and brochures

Official Web : ; ;
For more information please contact
  General Secretary
Prof. G. Sudarsanam
Department of Botany,
S.V University, Tirupati, INDIA
Cell : 91-9989053632 : +1-253-216-6657
Office : 91-877-2249409; Resi.: 91-877-2248267
E-mail :
Organizing Secretary
Dr. Krishna Banaudha
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
George Washington University,
Washington DC, 20037, USA
Cell : 301-633-5563; office : 202-994-3775