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Conference 2021

"Traditional medicine in Armenia and in neighboring countries"

Conference, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the University of Traditional Medicine

October 26, 2021, Yerevan

Organizer:  University of Traditional Medicine

Medicine has been practiced in the territory of Armenia for thousands of years, at least from the Bronze Age, as evidenced by archeological and anthropological studies. There are written data about medicine mainly from medieval sources (Anania Shirakatsi (VII century), Mikhtar Heratsi (XII century), Amirdovlat Amasiatsi (XV century), Grigoris (XII century), etc.). However, not everything related to traditional medicine has been recorded and published; some of the medical knowledge has survived and has reached us through the folk medicine practiced in our times. The traditions preserved in folk medicine, of course, have not remained unmixed. In many places and communities, they have been influenced by modern medicine and foreign traditional medicine, which is also a worthy subject of study. Nowadays, those methods of various fields of traditional medicine are more applied, the effectiveness of which is based on scientific and experimental data. The scientific and experimental validation of certain forms of treatment is of primary importance for modern traditional medicine, given the fact that folk medicine, from which traditional medicine often derives, is sometimes associated with beliefs or includes elements of belief.

We kindly invite specialists from the most diverse fields of traditional and conventional medicine to present the results of their scientific research at this conference and/or to attend presentations of other specialists.

Conference Sessions:

  • Traditional medicine in Armenia according to ethnographic, folklore materials and written sources
  •  Biomedicinal studies related to conventional medicine

To participate in the conference as an attendee or a speaker, please fill out the application form by August 15 (to fill in the application you will need the name of the conference participant, affiliation, e-mail address and phone number, and, if you want to present your research at the conference, also the title of the topic to be presented, the list of the authors and 200-500 words summary).

If the author has not submitted a certificate confirming the scientific standards of the article for its publication (see in the further text), the decision on accepting the submitted topic will be made within 30 days, about which the applicant will be notified via the relevant e-mail.

If the conditions for accepting scientific articles are met, the conference materials can be published in the first issue of the newly established "Traditional Medicine" journal of the University of Traditional Medicine.

The conference languages and the languages of the articles to be published in the periodical: Armenian, English, Russian.

Conditions and criteria for accepting scientific articles

for publication in the journal "Traditional Medicine"

For the publication of a scientific article, the author must submit a certificate confirming the conformity of the scientific standards of the article, guaranteeing its publication, issued by the Scientific Council of the author's institution. The certificate must be validated by the signature of the chairman or secretary of the board and stamped by the institution. As an alternative, the author can submit letters of recommendation from two specialists with a scientific degree in the corresponding field. The certificate and letter of recommendation should contain the contact details of the institution or the researcher in case the editorial board needs to contact the latter. When publishing the article, the names of the organization or specialists guaranteeing its publication will be mentioned. The editorial board of the journal reserves the right to send the article for anonymous review and, in case of receiving a negative opinion, to refuse its publication, if a corresponding reference or letter of recommendation is not provided.

The article should have the following sections:

  • v Title (short and clear)
  • v Abstract (about 200 words)
  • v Keywords (5-10 words)
  • v Introduction
  • v Material and methods (indicate the methodology and cite the relevant sources)
  • v Results
  • v Tables (if required; mandatory for experimental work)
  • v Pictures (as needed)
  • v Interpretation of the received data and Discussion
  • v Conclusions
  • v Acknowledgments (not required)
  • v Notes (not required)
  • v References

The article should be 2000-6000 words length.

Unicode (Sylfaen for Armenian, Times New Roman for Latin and Cyrillic texts) fonts should be used.

If you have any questions, write to sci.utma@gmail.com.

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