ASP Interim Annual Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica
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May 20, 1994
The American Society of Pharmacognosy is pleased to announce its
1994 Interim Meeting, to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 20-22,
1994. The meeting will include both contributed paper sessions and a
symposium titled "International Property Rights, Natural Derived Bioactive
Compounds and Resource Conservation".
The goals of this symposium are: (1) to recognize the interests of
developing countries in conservation and sustainable utilization of
biodiversity resources as a potential source of medicinal agents; (2) to
consider the wide range of policies on drug explorations now being
implemented in developing countries and how they contribute to the rational
management of biodiversity resources; and (3) to explore how the
appropiate use of intellectual property rights law and policy can lead to the
appropiate sharing of the benefits of biodiversity prospecting and further the
ultimate goal of biodiversity conservation and utilization.
On the first day of this Symposium, speakers from developed
countries will outline their interests in exploration for new plant-derived
therapeutic agents and their concerns for biodiversity conservation.
Representatives of universities, large and small pharmaceutical companies
and governamental agencies will be among speakers. The neccesity for
mechanisms to appropiately implement the rights of developing countries to
their genetic resources as an incentive to resource conservation, and legal
issues involved in the implementation will also be discussed. Contributed
paper sessions will begin in the afternoon of the first day and continue
through the second day, concurrently with the Symposium. A poster session
will be held on the first evening.
On the second day, speakers from as many as 16 developing countries
will outline the regulations and policies currently in effect in their
respective nations, and their views on the ways in which these regulations will help promote the rational and sustainable utilization, and the conservation of
their biodiversity resources.
On the third day and final day, a morning round-table discussion will
allow free exchange of views among the varying interests at the Symposium.
The results of this discussion session will be summarized in a written
document by a small committee, which will include representatives of both
the developed and developing countries. Symposium proceedings will be
published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. In the afternoon, tours of
INBio and the University of Costa Rica facilities will be offered, in addition
to tours of other locations of interest to ASP members.
The Meeting will be held at the Hotel Herradura, located in the scenic
Central Plateau of Costa Rica, only a few minutes from Santamaria
International Airport. The Hotel has full, air-conditioned facilities for
international meetings, including simultaneous translation (Spanish
translations will be offered for the English-language Symposium). The
Hotel itself is a first-class venue which includes a casino, swimming poool,
sauna, golf and tennis as well as three restaurants. Trips to many fascinating
locations in Costa Rica are available through a travel agency in the hotel.
San Jose boasts a mild, tropical-type climate: October is during the rainy
season, so umbrellas and raincoats will be needed. The Caribbean coast,
however, is dry during October, and can be reached in a few hours for eco-
tours and recreation before the meeting. In San Jose itself, there are many
opportunities to enjoy cultural events, restaurants, nightlife and shopping.
English is widely spoken in the city and throughout the country.
The Interim Annual Meeting will be held just after the Annual
Meeting of the Costa Rican Pharmaceutical Association. Beginning on
October 24, two days after the end of this meeting, is the "Down to Earth"
conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, also being
held at the Hotel Herradura. We hope that persons interested in either of
these subjects will find it convenient to attend two meetings in succession.
You will find registration forms enclosed in this packet. For advance
registration, forms and fees should be sent to Dr. Gerardo Mora, Chair of
the Local Arrangements and Scientific Program Committees, at the
University of Costa Rica by July 1, 1994. Forms for submission of
contributed papers and posters can be obtained from Dr. Mora and are due
by August 1, 1994.
This should prove a fascinating and challenging meeting to all who
attend it. I will look forward to seeing you there.
Norman R. Farnsworth
Chair, Organizing Committee
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PHARMACOGNOSY
INTERIM ANNUAL MEETING
The Local Arrangements Committee has booked a block of 130 hotel rooms
at special conference rates at the Hotel Herradura for Meeting participants.
If more than 130 rooms are requested, the Hotel will arrange for rooms at
similiar rates in a neighboring hotel only 5 minutes walk from the
Conference Center. Lower priced accomodations in San Jose are also
available; shuttle service will be provided to the meeting from the hotels
You must book your hotel room with the Hotel Herradura on this
registration form in order to receive conference rates. Rooms will be
assigned on a first-served basis. The Hotel will send you a confirmation of
Room Type Desired: Special Conference Rates. Please check room type
( ) Standard
Single or Double at US$80 per night plus 13.3% tax and gratuities
( ) Deluxe
Single or Double at US$95 per night plus 13.3% tax and gratuities
Reservation Arrangements: Please check.
( ) If the room type I have checked is not available, please book me
into the alternate room type.
( ) If the room type I have checked is not available, please notify me
and I will make reservations elsewhere.
( ) Do not book me into the Hotel Herradura; I will make my own
Dates: (Meeting dates October 20-22). Please check nights desired:
( ) October 19 ( ) October 21 ( ) October 23
( ) October 20 ( ) October 22
Room size needed: Please check room size needed. Both Standard and Deluxe roomsare available in Single and Double sizes. Costs are the same whether Single or Double are selected.
( ) Single ( ) Double
Alternate Hotels: Please make your own reservations with these hotels:
D'Galah Hotel; telephone (506)-234-1743, (506)-253-7539
Ave del Paraiso Hotel; telephone (506)-225-8515
Hotel Irazu, telephone (506)-220-1441; fax (506) 231-5834
Hotel Corobicm; telephone (506)-232-8122; fax (506)-231-5834
Hotel Aurola Holiday Inn, telephone (506) 233-7233; fax (506) 255-1036
Hotel San Jose Palacio, telephone (506)-220-2036
American Society of Pharmacognosy
Interim Annual Meeting, October 20-22, 1994
Hotel Herradura, San Jose, Costa Rica
Send Registration Form to:
Dr. Gerardo Mora
School of Chemistry
University of Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Fax. : (506)-253-5020
email: gamora at cariari.ucr.ac.cr
Advance Registration (by July 1): US$ 100.00 __________
Late Registration (after July 1): US$ 150.00 __________
The registration for includes tickets for the banquet on October 21.
Extra tickets may be ordered at a cost of US$ 30.00. Only 250 seats
are available for the banquet, so be certain to order tickets now!
Extra banquet tickets: US$30.00 Number of tickets:___Ticket Total:_____
Registration Total _____
Please make payments in US$ to the American Society of Pharmacognosy
Contributed Paper and Poster Sessions:
Contributed paper sessions will be held concurrently with the Symposium; the poster session on the evening of October 20. Forms for submission of
abstracts for these sessions may be obtained from Dr. Gerardo Mora at the
address above. Abstracts are due July 15, 1994.
Side trips arranged by the Meeting organizers will be available on
Saturday afternoon, October 22 for a small fee. Longer trips to various parts
of Costa Rica are available before, during and after the Meeting through the
Hotel Herradura travel agency.
Costa Rican Pharmaceutical Assn. Information:
Dr. Richard Aguilar, telephone (506)-235-0276.
"Down to Earth" Information:
Dr. Charlotte Gyllenhaal, (1)-312-996-1870.
Tentative Symposium Information
October 20, 1994
Plenary Symposium Sessions:
Biodiversity prospecting and benefit-sharing: perspectives from the Field (D.D. Soejarto, University of Illinois)
Drug discovery and development: the position of intellectual property rights
(Michael Boyd, U.S. National Cancer Institute)
Pharmaceutical company research: the experience of large companies (Robert
Borris, Merck; David Turner, Glaxo)
Pharmaceutical company research: the experience of small companies (Lisa Conte, Shaman Pharmaceuticals)
Academic research: policies and practices (Steve Bertha, University of Illinois
Intellectual Property Office)
The rights of developing countries to plant genetic resources (Walter Reid,
World Resources Institute)
Legal issues in sharing the benefits of biodiversity propecting (Tom Mays, U.S. National Cancer Institute)
Contributed Paper Session (afternoon)
Poster Session (evening)
October 21, 1994
Plenary Symposium Sessions
Interests and Policies of Developing Countries Regarding Intellectual Property
Rights for Plant-Derived Drugs.
Elaine Elisabetsky, Brazil
Rosa Angela Calle V., Colombia
Luis Jose Poveda, Costa Rica
Victor Hugo Villacres O., Ecuador
B.N. Mehrotra, India
Henry Soelistyo Budi, Indonesia
Fong Joo Chung, Malaysia
Max Kuduk, Papua New Guinea
Domingo A. Madulid, Philippines
Mai van Tri, Vietnam
Johnson Jato, Cameroon
Rogasian L.L. Mahunnah, Tanzania
Contributed Paper Session
October 22, 1994
Plenary Symposium Session
Special Invited Lecture: Campothecin and Taxol: Discovery to Clinic (Monroe
Wall, Research Triangle)
Round-Table discussion moderated by Lisa Conte. Panelists: Developed Country
Discussants: Developing Country Speakers.
Sympossium Summary and Conclusions (Ana Sittenfeld, INBio; D.D. Soejarto,
University of Illinois)
Tours to INBio, University of Costa Rica, other locations.
American Society of Pharmacognosy
University of Costa Rica
Instituto de Biodiversidad (INBio)
University of Illinois at Chicago
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