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5th International Congress of SFE-India &

18th International Congress of ISE

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 Grand opening of the 18th International Congress of International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISE) and the 5th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE), India (ISE-SFEC 2018) jointly in association with Society for Ethnopharmacology, India during January 13-15, 2018 in Dhaka, was made through an impressive opening programme at Dhaka University organized by Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka on 21st May, 2017. This program was very well accepted. This grand opening of ISE-SFEC-2018 was made through a very interactive seminar which was attended by over 300 participants. Mr. B K Sarkar, Mr. Indraneel Das and Dr. Pulok K Mukherjee from SFE-India joined the program.

In view of this, the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka organized the ISE SFE National Conference 2017on “Drug Discovery and Development from Natural Sources” at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, the University of Dhaka on 21 May 2017, Sunday.

Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) of DU was present as Chief Guest in the inauguration ceremony of the conference. Prof. Emeritus Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury, DU; Dr. Gauranga Chandra Mohanta, ndc, PD (Additional Secretary), HEQEP, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh; Prof. Dr. SM Abdur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, DU; Mr. Mosaddek Hossain, MD, UniMed & UniHealth Manufacturers Ltd and Vice-President of Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh; Mr. Abdul Muktadir, MD, Incepta Pharmaceuticals and Incepta vaccines Ltd; Mr. Rabbur Reza, COO, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Mr. Mizanur Rahman, ED, Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Prof. Pulok K Mukherjee, Director, School of Natural Products, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Secretary, SFE-India were present as Special Guests. In the opening session Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid delivered his keynote speech highlighting the drug discovery and development from Natural Sources in Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Administration) was present on the occasion as Chief Guest in the closing ceremony of the ISE SFE National Conference 2017. In the closing session Prof. Dr. Pulok K Mukherjee, Secretary, SFE-India; Mr. Birendra K Sarker, Vice-President, SFE-India; Mr. Indraneel Das, Vice-President, SFE-India; Prof. Dr. Abu Shara Shamsur Rouf, DU; Prof. Dr. Md. Selim Reza, DU; Dr. Samir Kumar Saha, President, AYUNS were present as the special guests.

Prof. Dr. Sitesh C Bachar, Chairman of Department of Pharmacy, DU and Organizing Secretary, ISE SFEC National Conference 2017 delivered the welcome address and closing remarks while Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid, former Dean of Pharmacy Faculty and Organizing Chairman, ISE SFEC National Conference 2017 presided over in both sessions of the conference.

Speakers have given emphasis on herbs and plants as essential drugs in primary health care as it is derived nature, which is very safe and useful for human body. They pointed out the feasibility of Traditional Medicines in Bangladesh mentioning the huge global markets as India and China is doing. The speakers both from home and abroad also emphasized on more evidence-based scientific research activities with the medicinal plants of Bangladesh.

We would like request you to join the ISE SFEC 2018 international congress being organized for the first time between ISE and SFE at Dhaka, Bangladesh and explore the opportunities

We expect a more 700 delegates including more than 200 international delegates from 30 different countries throughout the globe to join the Congress at Dhaka. This is an event to highlight their work to the international fraternity which will be represented by over 30 countries.

We are sure your esteemed participation in this event will enrich the Congress through the knowledge dissemination on education and research for promotion and development of Ethnopharmacology and Medicinal plant research in a positive way.


Prof. Sitesh C Bachar

Organizing Secretary


Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contact No.: +08801552356315

Email:ise_sfec_2018@du.ac.bd; isesfec2018@gmail.com

Web: ise2018bd.com

Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid

Organizing Chairman


Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email:isesfec2018@gmail.com/ rashidma@du.ac.bd

Web: ise2018bd.com



Prof. Pulok K Mukherjee

Chairman, Scientific Services

ISE SFEC 2018 &


Society for Ethnopharmacology, India

23/3 Saktigarh, Jadavpur, Kolkata , India

Web: www.pulokmukherjee.in


Prof. Pratim Banerji


Society for Ethnopharmacology, India

23/3 Saktigarh, Jadavpur,

Kolkata , India

Web: www.ethnopharmacology.in