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Medical Traditions for the 21st Century

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016

“Medical Traditions for the 21st Century”
A CMRS Ahmanson Conference

Registration is requested. Please complete the registration form below. No fee. Limited seating.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:30 Registration, coffee, fruit, pastries

9:00 Welcoming remarks: Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA), CMRS Director; Lee Walcott (The Ahmanson Foundation), Managing Director Emeritus; David Schaberg, (UCLA), Dean of Humanities; Kathryn Morgan (UCLA), Conference Co-organizer).

9:10 Keynote Lecture
Alain Touwaide (Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions / UCLA), Conference Co-Organizer
“Medical Traditions: Knowledge in the Making”

9:50 Break

10:00 Session I
Chair: Kathryn Morgan (UCLA)

Holt Parker (University of Cincinnati)
“Aspirin in Antiquity? Or Principles and Practices of Retrospective Pharmacognosy”

Daniel Bertoni (University of Miami)
“Medicine Box and Dining Table: Uses of Exotic Plants in Ancient Greece and Rome”

Johannes Mayer (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Universität Würzburg)
“Medicinal Plants from Monastery Medicine for the 21st Century”

1:00 Lunch Break

2:00 Session II
Chair: Sharon Gerstel (UCLA)

Wouter Klein (Utrecht University)
“Tracing Drug Trajectories in the Early Modern Netherlands: Evidence from Newspaper Advertisements”

Armando E. González-Stuart (University of Texas El Paso, School of Pharmacy)
“The De la Cruz-Badiano Manuscript of 1552: America’s First Herbal in the 21st Century”

4:00 Break

4:15 Nancy Turner (University of Victoria)
“More than Chemistry: Cultural Contexts for Healing and Well-being for First Peoples of Northwestern North America”

Sunday, February 28, 2016

8:30 Coffee, fruit, pastries

9:00 Session III
Chair: Vivek Shetty (UCLA, School of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur (California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine)
“Ayurveda Pharmacology: An ancient paradigm, modern relevance”

Georges Métailié (EHESS, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris)
“The Chinese Botanico-Medical Tradition”

11:00 Break

11:15 Vivian Nutton (Warwick University, UK)
“Imperialism, Modern Pharmacology and Traditional Medicine: Rudolf Kobert (1854-1918) and the Pharmakologisches Institut in Dorpat”

12:15 Lunch Break

1:15 Session IV
Chair: Emanuela Appetiti (Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions)

Ka-Kit Hui (Center for East West Medicine, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles)
“Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Treasure for the World Beyond Artemisinin”

Josef Brinckmann (Traditional Medicinals, San Francisco, CA)
“Future application of Traditional Medical Knowledge intrinsically linked to Conservation of Culture and Biodiversity in Geographical Origins of Wild Medicinal Plants: The case of Nanwuweizi from the Giant Panda Habitat”

3:15 Concluding Remarks: Alain Touwaide

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Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016



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