After four days of successful exchanges of experiences in the development of medicinal plants among specialists from some 30 countries, the 28th International Congress of the Italian-Latin American Society of Ethnomedicine (Silae 2019) concludes this Friday in Havana.
At the event, held at the Havana Convention Center, the latest advances in science, technology and innovation of natural products in the world were presented, including Cuba´s, where it has become an important development medicine.
As part of Silae 2019, in an exhibition partnered with 35 stands of scientific institutions dedicated to the development of natural products, represented by agriculture, BioCubaFarma and the entity of Science, Technology and Innovation Sierra Maestra, among others, are exhibited the latest advances in this field.
In this edition, participants discussed more than 275 scientific works, as well as master lectures, which dealt with important topics of Natural and Traditional Medicine that in Cuba is not an alternative, but a constituted science, the Master in Sciences Rodolfo Arencibia Figueroa, president of the National Technical Group of Medicinal Plants and of the organizing committee of the event stated.
The Silae was created 28 years ago between two countries: Italy and Ecuador and currently is present in more than a hundred nations and exceeds 6.000 members from five continents, the expert added.
This society holds a congress every year in Europe and another one in a Latin American country, and in 2009 Cuba hosted this forum, which on that occasion was mainly dedicated to chemistry, pharmaceuticals and active principles, the scientific concluded.