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5th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology, will be organized around the theme “Foster Advancements in Globalization of Ethnopharmacology”

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Pharmacology is the study of drugs. It involves examining the interactions of chemical substances with living systems, with a view to understanding the properties of drugs and their actions, including the interactions between drug molecules and drug receptors and how these drug interactions elicit an effect.
 
Pharmacology provides the scientific basis and principles for a variety of special applications, such as the study of drug actions in the health sciences, the use of drugs as therapeutic agents in medicine or as tools in scientific research, and the development and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Pharmacology is a multi-disciplinary science with many subspecialties including clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, behavioural pharmacology, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, and pharmacoeconomics, to name a few.
 
  • Track 1-1Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Track 1-2 Clinical pharmacology
  • Track 1-3Neuropharmacology
  • Track 1-4Psychopharmacology
  • Track 1-5Systems Pharmacology
  • Track 1-6Theoretical pharmacology
  • Track 1-7 Behavioural pharmacology
  • Track 1-8Environmental pharmacology
  • Track 1-9Ocular Pharmacology
  • Track 1-10Biochemical Pharmacology
Pharmacokinetics, sometimes abbreviated as PK (from Ancient Greek pharmakon "drug" and kinetikos "moving, putting in motion"; see chemical kinetics), is a branch of pharmacology dedicated to determining the fate of substances administered externally to a living organism. Pharmacokinetics describes how the body affects a specific drug after administration through the mechanisms of absorption and distribution, as well as the chemical changes of the substance in the body and the effects and routes of excretion of the metabolites of the drug.
 
Pharmacodynamics is the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on the body or on microorganisms or parasites within or on the body and the mechanisms of drug action and the relationship between drug concentration and effect.
 
  • Track 2-1Absorption
  • Track 2-2Routes of Administration
  • Track 2-3 Drug Metabolism
  • Track 2-4 Effects of age on drug responses
  • Track 2-5 Drug-Receptor Interactions
  • Track 2-6Drug Concentration-Response [Dose- Response] Relationships

Ethnopharmacology is dedicated to the exchange of information and understandings about people's use of plants, fungi, animals, microorganisms and minerals and their biological and pharmacological effects based on the principles established through international conventions. Early people confronted with illness and disease, discovered a wealth of useful therapeutic agents in the plant and animal kingdoms. The empirical knowledge of these medicinal substances and their toxic potential was passed on by oral tradition and sometimes recorded in herbals and other texts on materia medica. Many valuable drugs of today (e.g., atropine, ephedrine, tubocurarine, digoxin, reserpine) came into use through the study of indigenous remedies. Chemists continue to use plant-derived drugs (e.g., morphine, taxol, physostigmine, quinidine, emetine) as prototypes in their attempts to develop more effective and less toxic medicinals.

  • Track 3-1Ethnobiology
  • Track 3-2Ethnobotany
  • Track 3-3Shamanism

Ethnopharmacology is to identify the objectives of a largely virtual field whose self-identified membership represents a diverse suite of academic and applied disciplines, as well as commercial interests. In earlier times Ethnopharmacology was an endeavour characterized more by folkloristic than scientific inquiry; today it is heavily represented among published investigators trained in Pharmacology, Anthropology, Botany, and Pharmacognosy. Contributions are made as well by historians of science, clinicians, ethnographers, agronomists, biochemists, researchers in veterinary medicine, and others. This multi locality frustrates efforts to harmonize objectives and integrate methodologies; at the same time, it creates a dynamic tension that encourages dialogue

  • Track 4-1 Pharmacological and clinical studies of chemically profiled extracts
  • Track 4-2 Identification and ethnotaxonomy (cognitive categorisation) of the (eventual) natural material
  • Track 4-3Bio-evaluation of the pharmacological action of such preparations (Ethnopharmacology)
Cardiovascular disease risk facors is the major cause of death in the US (>50% of all deaths).Cardiovascular function based on Cardiac pumping ability-Pace-making electrical signals, Force of contraction, Height of ventricle discharge pressure. Integrity of vasculature-Presence of blockage, Muscular tone/structural integrity Pressure drop needed to move blood to and through capillary beds.
 
Blood volume/composition-Water, electrolyte, iron balances, Lipid and protein composition
 
Major Cardiovascular Pathologies Requiring Pharmacological Intervention- Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Heart failure, Reduced vascular blood flow.
 
Diabetes is among the most common disorders in the world today. Despite various researches done and precautions taken, one cannot predict who will suffer from diabetes. Depending on the type and severity, every diabetic patient should be given medications. Few natural remedies that can be helpful in reducing the sugar levels in a diabetic patient.
 
  • Track 5-1 Anti-arrhythmics
  • Track 5-2Hypolipidemic drugs
  • Track 5-3Congestive heart failure
  • Track 5-4Anti-anginal drugs
  • Track 5-5Anti-hypertensive drugs
  • Track 5-6Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Track 5-7Insulin
Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs of natural origin. The term comes from two Greek words: "pharmakon" meaning drug or medicine, and "gnosis" meaning knowledge. The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources".
 
Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition. The study of drugs from plants includes the subjects of botany, chemistry and pharmacology. Botany includes the identification (taxonomy), genetics, and cultivation of plants. Chemical characterization of includes the isolation, identification and quantification of constituents in plant materials.
 
  • Track 6-1Scope of pharmacognosy
  • Track 6-2Applications of pharmacognosy
  • Track 6-3Plant nomenclature and taxonomy

A well-known facet of ecosystems is that the edges—the boundaries or transitions from one ecosystem to another—often exhibit high levels of species richness or biodiversity. These transitional areas often show features of species composition, structure, and function representative of the ecosystems they transcend, as well as having their own unique array of species and characteristics. Cultural transitional areas—zones where two or more cultures converge and interact—are similarly rich and diverse in cultural traits, exhibiting cultural and linguistic features of each of the contributing peoples. This results in an increase in cultural capital, and resilience, by providing a wider range of traditional ecological knowledge and wisdom on which to draw, especially in times of stress and change. We propose that indigenous peoples whose living territories traverse ecological edges have a correspondingly increased access to economically important resources and therefore have a greater capacity for flexibility. Finally, we suggest that indigenous peoples are drawn to areas having a high incidence of ecological edges, and furthermore, that they actively create and maintain ecological edges. This practice provides them with a greater diversity of cultural capital and helps to maintain their flexibility and resilience. 

  • Track 7-1 Predicting drug-drug interactions
  • Track 7-2Soil sampling and analysis
  • Track 7-3Sampling of woody plants
The importance of plants is known to us well.  The plant kingdom is a treasure house of potential drugs and in the recent years there has been an increasing awareness about the importance of medicinal plants. Drugs from the plants are easily available, less expensive, safe, and efficient and rarely have side effects. The plants which have been selected for medicinal use over thousands of years constitute the most obvious choice of examining the current search for therapeutically effective new drugs such as anticancer drugs antimicrobial drugs anti hepatotoxic compounds.
 
According to World Health Organization (WHO), medicinal plants would be the best source to obtain variety of drugs. About 80% of individuals from developed countries use traditional medicines, which has compounds derived from medicinal plants. However, such plants should be investigated to better understand their properties, safety, and efficiency.  Medicinal plants contain some organic compounds which provide definite physiological action on the human body and these bioactive substances include tannins, alkaloids, carbohydrates, terpenoids, steroids and flavonoids. These compounds are synthesized by primary or rather secondary metabolism of living organisms. Secondary metabolites are chemically and taxonomically extremely diverse compounds with obscure function. They are widely used in the human therapy, veterinary, agriculture, scientific research and countless other areas.
 
  • Track 8-1 Plant tissue homogenization
  • Track 8-2Serial exhaustive extraction
  • Track 8-3 Isolation and Structural Elucidation of Natural Products
  • Track 8-4Chromatography techniques (MPLC, HPLC, LC-MS).
  • Track 8-5 Extraction
  • Track 8-6 Soxhlet extraction
  • Track 8-7 Infusion
  • Track 8-8 Maceration
  • Track 8-9Digestion
  • Track 8-10Percolation
  • Track 8-11Sonication
Phytochemistry is in the strict sense of the word the study of phytochemicals. These are chemicals derived from plants. In a narrower sense the terms are often used to describe the large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants. Many of these are known to provide protection against insect attacks and plant diseases. They also exhibit a number of protective functions for human consumers.
 
Phytochemistry can be considered sub-fields of Botany or Chemistry. Activities can be led in botanical gardens or in the wild with the aid of Ethnobotany. The applications of the discipline can be for Pharmacognosy, or the discovery of new drugs, or as an aid for plant physiology studies. Phytopharmaceuticals Science, the development of drugs from plants and other natural compounds, is now a significant area of research for the development of new medicines with a sound historical basis. Many drugs listed as conventional medications are derived from plants and were originally administered in plant form.
 
  • Track 9-1 Polyphenols
  • Track 9-2Phytosterols
  • Track 9-3Alkaloids
  • Track 9-4 OTC products
  • Track 9-5Saponin
  • Track 9-6Dietary supplements
  • Track 9-7 Prescription products

Natural product biosynthesis sciences now face challenges at many fronts. At a global and economical level, biodiversity is diminishing everyday as the rain forest gives away to farmland and the coral reef is destroyed by pollution. As a result, many potentially valuable natural products are lost forever before we even know their very existence. An immediate implication beyond the direct loss is that we have less natural products. 

  • Track 10-1 Modern natural product-derived drugs
  • Track 10-2 Traditional medicine and ethnopharmacology

Neuropharmacology is the learning of how drugs influence cellular function in the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms through which they influence behaviour. The studies are more concerned with the interactions of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, neurohormones, neuromodulators, enzymes, second messengers, co-transporters, ion channels, and receptor proteins in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Advanced studies are being made to improvise developments in drugs to treat numerous diverse neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases known to be Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, pain, addiction, psychological disorders and many more.Neuropharmacology is the learning of how drugs influence cellular function in the nervous system, and the neural mechanisms through which they influence behaviour. The studies are more concerned with the interactions of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, neurohormones, neuromodulators, enzymes, second messengers, co-transporters, ion channels, and receptor proteins in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Advanced studies are being made to improvise developments in drugs to treat numerous diverse neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases known to be Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, pain, addiction, psychological disorders and many more.

  • Track 11-1 Neuroendocrinology
  • Track 11-2Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Track 11-3 Neurotechnology
  • Track 11-4Neurotransmission

Medicinal herbs and their derivative phytocompounds are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer. A large volume of clinical studies have reported the beneficial effects of herbal medicines on the survival, immune modulation, and quality of life (QOL) of cancer patients, when these herbal medicines are used in combination with conventional therapeutics. 

  • Track 12-1 Camptotheca
  • Track 12-2Catharanthus
  • Track 12-3 Podophyllum
  • Track 12-4 Yew

Plants of the genus Drypetes (Putranjivaceae) are used in the Subsaharan African and Asian traditional medicines to treat a multitude of disorders, like dysentery, gonorrhoea, malaria, rheumatism, sinusitis, tumours, as well as for the treatment of wounds, headache, urethral problems, fever in young children, typhoid and several other ailments. Some Drypetes species are used to protect food against pests, as an aphrodisiac, a stimulant/depressant, a rodenticide and a fish poison, against insect bites, to induce conception and for general healing. This review deals with updated information on the ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and biological activities of ethnomedicinally important Drypetes species, in order to provide an input for the future research opportunities.

  • Track 13-1Aromatic Plants and Essential oils
  • Track 13-2Medicinal Plants and their Uses

The development of natural product-derived drugs poses significant challenges in several areas. Of prime concern is the supply of the drug in sufficient quantities to permit preclinical, and hopefully clinical, development, and ultimately, if given a successful, clinical outcome, commercial production. Another major challenge is that of formulation. Natural products generally are highly insoluble in aqueous media, and such solubility is a prime requirement for administration of the drug to human patients, particularly through the intravenous route commonly used in the treatment of cancer patients. 

  • Track 15-1High-Throughput Screening
  • Track 15-2Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Track 15-3Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Track 15-4Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics

Intercultural Ethnopharmacology is aimed to serve an intercultural present day method to the understanding approximately world-extensive utilization of complementary medicine and their empirical and proof-primarily based outcomes.

  • Track 16-1Integrative medicine
  • Track 16-2Folkloric/Traditional medicine
  • Track 16-3Functional foods
  • Track 16-4Complementary medicine

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