More than 30 U.S. healthcare professionals traveled to South Africa on June 30 to participate in the first post-apartheid international exchange of ideas on health issues held in that country. The 14-day program was scheduled to coincide with the first International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July and included an optional 4-day extension to Victoria Falls.
This innovative program was co-sponsored by the American Botanical Council, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Texas Pharmacy Association and the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine and can provide Category 1 CME credits for physicians and ACPE credits for pharmacists.
The next accredited ethnobotanical tour for healthcare professionals will take place October 28-November 8 in Peru. The first seven days will take place in the Andes and the second seven will be in the Amazon, with a 4-day extension to the Nazca lines. Attendees can participate in all three sections or just one or two.
Other destinations include a Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego voyage, Belize, Brazil, and Germany in 2001, and Tanzania and Kenya and Bali and Komodo in 2002.
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