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We have received around 600 submissions and thank every author for the contribution to GA 2019!



Abstract submission guidelines

Extended submission deadline: May 26, 2019

Please read the guidelines below carefully before you start with the submission process in order not to risk rejection of your abstract due to formal criteria.
  • Only abstracts submitted via the online submission portal can be considered
  • Language: English
  • Title: Please use upper and lower cases, short and precise (max. 20 words)
  • Abstract text: substantial and concise, maximum allowed words: 250
  • One figure only can be placed below references
  • Maximum number of abstracts per corresponding author:  2 abstracts
  • The abstract body must be structured as follows (no headings):
  • References: Planta Medica style is a must, see template
  • Chemical structures: no Wikipedia or other webpage copies are accepted; structures should be drawn with standard programs such as Chemdraw.


Please click here for the GA 2019 Abstract Template


  • Natural products chemistry
  • Biological and pharmacological activities of natural products
  • Analytical methods for quality control of herbal medicinal products
  • Metabolomics and molecular networking
  • Identification and authentication of plant material
  • Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology
  • Herbal drug formulations
  • Biosynthesis and biotechnology of natural products
  • Biodiversity and chemical ecology
  • Clinical studies with natural compounds and Herbal Medicinal Products
  • Phytopharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, functional food, cosmeceuticals
  • Animal healthcare and veterinary medicine
Scientific contributions in any other aspects related to medicinal plants and natural products research are welcome


In addition to plenary and highlight lectures about 70 selected abstracts will be presented as short lectures as well as posters related to the conference topics.
When you submit your abstract you will be asked to indicate whether you would be willing to present the abstract a) as poster only or b) as poster or oral presentation if selected.

Abstract submission account:

To submit your abstract you have to create a submission account. The system will first ask you to complete the corresponding author’s contact details. As soon as all the details have been completed, the “abstract submission” tab will appear and the submission process can be started. Abstracts can then be entered, saved as drafts or be submitted. Once an abstract has been submitted, no further changes or amendments are possible. For abstract submission, we need to collect the corresponding author's contact details. We guarantee that all the given information will be used for the correspondence regarding the abstract submission only. The data is stored for no other purpose and will not be used in another way.
Submission process:
In the submission process you first have to fill in all the details regarding your abstract such as the title, authors and category, and afterwards you upload the abstract text as a word document.
Step 1 – Abstract Title and presentation type: You enter the title of your abstract here, please use upper and lower case, do not put a full stop at the end. Maximum allowed length is approximately 20 words. Please also indicate whether you want to submit your abstract as poster only or poster or oral presentation.
Step 2 – Topic: Please choose one of the given topics.
Step 3 – Authors and Affiliations: The corresponding author is automatically in the system as the first and presenting author. You may change this information if necessary and then add additional affiliations and co‐authors by clicking on the corresponding buttons. (This information is important for any author/abstract list and content information).
Step 4 – Abstract Upload: Here you are asked to upload your abstract text as a word file. Do not submit any other formats, just Word for Windows (doc/docx) in order to ensure that all data is submitted and transferred correctly. Maximum allowed abstract text words: 250. One figure only can be placed below references (regarding quality refer to Planta Medica instructions at
The abstract body must be structured as follows:
Step 5 – Review: Please check again whether all details are correct. Any sections that are still required to be completed for submission are marked in red.
Step 6 – Submit your abstract: This will only be possible if all previous steps have been completed. Please note: Once your abstract has been submitted no more changes are possible since it is directly forwarded to the reviewers.

General Information:

  • The extended deadline for abstract submission is May 26, 2019.
  • The conference organizers will notify the author with their decision about whether or not the abstract is accepted End of June 2019 (Letter of acceptance).
  • The corresponding author will also receive an automated email confirming the abstract submission was successful and the abstract has been forwarded to the reviewers.
  • Please note that all scientific contributions (posters and orals) are subjected to an extensive review process. All accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference abstract book as well as published later in a special conference issue of PLANTA MEDICA (please note: if an abstract is not presented at the conference due to absence of the presenting author, the abstract will not be published in PLANTA MEDICA)

Travel Grants

Please click here for further information:

Deadline for applications: 25th of April 2019


Organizing Society   

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural
Product Research (GA)

Local Organizers   

Prof. Dr. Hermann Stuppner
Institute of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck, Austria

Congress Organizers

PCO Tyrol Congress
Congress und Messe Innsbruck GmbH
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 575600

Exhibition and sponsorship

S12! Studio 12 GmbH
Kaiser Josef Straße 9, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T: +43 (0)512 890438

Conference Venue   

Main conference
Congress Innsbruck
Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Pre-Symposia and Workshops
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 – 82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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