The 19th International Congress “Phytopharm 2015” took place from 21th to 24th of July 2015 in Bonn (Gremany). The Congress was organized by St. Petersburg Institute of Pharmacy (Russia), Society for medicinal plants and natural product research, Institute of nutrition (Russia) and every 2nd year at an university in a Western European partner country. This year – for the second time after 2009 – in collaboration with the University of Bonn (Germany) and the Society for Phytotherapy. The meeting was held in the premises of the Pharmaceutical Institute and under the support of sponsors – Bionorica SE (general sponsor), Martin Bauer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Steigerwald Arzneimittelwerk GmbH, Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller e.V., and Rottapharm | Madaus, as well as with information support of “Planta medica” and “Pharmacia” journals.
It was a remarkable event. In times like these, it’s a rare success participating in a conference with “Russian roots”, not only a high official of the FDA CDER, Dr. Jinhui Dou, Office of Drug Evaluation, United States, and at the same time the HCMP- Chairman Prof. Dr. Werner Knöss, BfArM, Germany, but both with the program so as to “tie up”, that they were present from the first to the last minute.
A total of 143 presentations, of which 12 invited lectures, held and scientific posters were presented, 175 abstracts were published in the journal Obzory po klinicheskoj farmakologii i lekarstvennoj terapii (Reviews of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Therapy), Vol 13 / 2015 / Suppl. ISSN 1683 – 4100.
The number of participants was encouragingly high. In the certificated “pre-symposium” (21th and 22th of July “GxP in Biomedical Research”) were 54 participants, of which – as planned – most of them from Russia, but also from other BRICS countries, the Arab world and Europe.
For the actual conference participants came from 30 countries: Algeria, Austria, Brazil, Congo, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
The official program of Congress including posters list is available via this link:
You can find lectures of PHYTOPHARm 2015 via this link:
The overall satisfaction with the scientific content of the meeting up to the organization, was very high related to the feedback.
Events covered in the Congress “Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung” and Pharm ztg
In the Russian magazine “Pharmacy” Фармация №6 2015 (информация)
In the Russian magazine “Nutrition” http://vp.geotar.ru/ru/jarticles_diet/398.html?SSr=2101337b4d12ffffffff27c__07df0b110c1503-5b64
Next year marks the 20th anniversary Phytopharm and is in St. Petersburg around the time of the famous “White Nights” (July 11-14, 2016) take place.