Dr. Quave will be attending an international conference on “Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM)” in Abu Dhabi, UAE on December 10th, 2013. The conference, which is hosted by the Zayed Complex for
Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine, has a theme of “Sustainable TCAM Development Strategies for the 21st Century”. Dr. Quave will present a lecture “From the field to the pharmacy: The important role of TCAM to the future of public health” during the conference.
Abstract of Quave’s talk:
Ethnobotanical studies concerning knowledge and use of TCAM are critical for laying the groundwork for both pharmaceutical development and public health policy. In this talk, I will review some of the translational aspects of medical ethnobotany research, highlighting the importance of documenting local knowledge of TCAM practices and investigating the efficacy, safety and potential for broader public health applications (i.e. herbal supplements and pharmaceuticals). Methodology for implementation of such studies will be reviewed and potential applications of the data in UAE public health policy and practice will be discussed.
A complete list of Dr. Quave’s upcoming speaking engagements is available here.