SBFgnosia in the 62nd SBPC
For the first time in its history, the Brazilian Society of Pharmacognosy (SBFgnosia) attended an Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), the 62nd, which took place last July, in Natal-RN, under the theme Marine Science: heritage for the future. The event congregates around ten thousand people, including lecturers, researchers, students of all levels and professionals. There were days where several scientific societies promoted, once again, and with absolute success, special sessions, lectures, seminars, short courses, roundtable, and the dissemination of scientific papers (poster session).
Biodiversity and Pharmacognosy: plants, microorganisms and marine animals was the title of the roundtable organized by SBFgnosia, which was attended by many researchers involved and interested in natural products. On the occasion, the society was represented by Prof. Luiz Alberto Lira Soares (UFPE), coordinator of the table. Initially, Prof. Maique Weber Biavatti (UFSC) spoke about Pharmacognosy, tradition and innovation, whose talk focused on research with medicinal plants, followed by Prof. Laila Salmen Espindola (UNB) who talked about Research strategies of active compounds in micro-organisms in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Closing the table, Prof. Roberto Gomes de Souza Berlinck (USP) discussed the research on the Secondary metabolites of marine animals, their structure, biogenesis and biological activities.
It is important to emphasize that this roundtable was the only event in the Pharmaceutical Sciences area during the 62nd Annual Meeting of SBPC, despite the presence of numerous lecturers, students and professionals of the Pharmacy field. We believe that this lack of scientific societies at the SBPC, which is currently regarded as the biggest scientific event in Brazil, denounced the failure of the researchers in strengthening the entities that represent them.
If we understand the lack of the area of Pharmacy at the 62nd SBPC, we must also understand the fact that, indirectly, the participation of our researchers in the scientific societies of the area have been small. It is necessary that professionals and students of Pharmaceutical Sciences be more involved in various associations in the field, participating effectively on their boards or as members who contribute with criticism, suggestions and opinions.
Only through strong commitment and support to our scientific societies, we will be well represented, academically and politically.
Cid Aimbiré M. Santos
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10 Sept 2010
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