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ABC Co-sponsors Accredited Ethnobotanical Tours for Healthcare Professionals

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.

For further information, visit the ABC website at or call 512-926-4900, ext. 114.    Gayle Engels