Deadline date for abstract submission: 31 Aug 2017 30th Sept 2017

Date of release acceptance letters: 15 Oct 2017

Pre-registration date deadline: 30 Oct 2017


The First Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices was held at Peshawar, Pakistan in 1960; the Second at Kandy, Sri Lamka in 1964; and the Third was held at Colombo, Sri Lanka in February 1977 (Chairman M.U.S. Sultanbawa, Anura Jayewardene Secretary), under the auspices of UNESCO. The latter organization set a budget for the Fourth Symposium as a continuation of the previous meetings.

In December 1978 the Executive Board of the Southeast Asia Regional Network for Natural Products at its meeting at Chiang Mai, Thailand, to hold the Fourth Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices in Bangkok. In 1980 (Kamchorn Manunapichu Chairman, Vichai Reutrakul Secretary). The acronym "ASOMPS" was first introduced in the Fourth Symposium, an acronym for Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices which aims to strengthen and promote collaboration and cooperation between Asian scientists in the fields of chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, biochemistry, botany, and biotechnology of natural products to improve regional research potential and infrastructures in the region.

The venues for the subsequent conferences were: ASOMPS 5 Seoul, Korea (1984), ASOMPS 6 Bandung, Indonesia (1989), ASOMPS 7 Manila, Philippines (1992) and ASOMPS 8, Melaka, Malaysia (1994). The ASOMPS 9 was held at Hanoi, Vietnam, ASOMPS 10 Dhaka, Bangladesh (2000), ASOMPS 11 Kunming, China (2003), ASOMPS 12 Padang, Indonesia (2006), ASOMPS 13 Hyderabad India (2009), ASOMPS 14 Karachi, Pakistan (2013).

The ASOMPS 15 will be held in 06-08 December, 2017, MANILA, PHILIPPINES.