Call for papers
The Conference, whose main theme is Medicinal Plants for Economic Development, will focus on a broad range of topics about medicinal plants and economic development. The Organisers invite original scientific contributions and unpublished results in all areas of medicinal plants and natural products related to the theme of the conference, for presentation as short lectures (15 min) and posters from participants. All scientific contributions (including poster presentations) will be subjected to an extensive review process; only high-quality abstracts will be accepted. All accepted abstracts will be available in electronic form on the Society’s webpage, Book of Abstracts as well as published later in a special conference issue of JOMPED Journal www.jomped.org Please note that accepted abstracts which are not presented during the conference because of absence of the presenting author will not be published in the Journal.
Instructions for abstract preparation and submission
The conference language is English therefore; all abstracts must be written in English. Abstract submission is open between March 1st and June 30th 2017 and should be sent as attachment to Secretary@somped.net . Early submissions are highly recommended. Abstracts that do not adhere to the set specifications will be returned to the authors for corrections. Only authors with accepted abstracts will receive personalised letters of invitation before or on 30th June 2017. Those whose oral presentations cannot be accommodated will have the opportunity to present their works as posters. Abstracts must be formatted according to the SOMPED guidelines. Click this link for a typical example. It should be concise, not more than 300 words and must include results and discussions. Sentences such as results will be presented are not acceptable. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the scientific committee and submissions without definite results will not be accepted.
Conference registration: Standard R3500.00; Students R3000.00; Conference dinner R250.00 and Excursion to the Johannesburg Muti (Herbal) Market R150.00.