Objectives of Symposium

Argan oil, product of Argania spinosa, L. the symbolic tree, considered vital by its spectacular and essential adaptations for the preservation of the ecological balance, the saving of biodiversity and the socio-economic development.

Currently, this oil is the most expensive edible oil in the world. This commercial craze appeared in the early 2000s, when university researchers discovered its numerous virtues: anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, cardiovascular, neurological…

 This symposium aims to join together national and international university researchers and health professionals operating in the public and private sector.

The mission of this event is summarised as following:

  • Supply a platform of communication and meeting for researchers and professionals
  • Share recent results and identify the future needs for the research on the beneficial effects of Argan oil on health

NB. The socioeconomic and environmental approach will also be handled during this meeting


On the sidelines of this symposium, two events will be organized


A Special session
In the form of poster communications will be dedicated to:
"Benefits of Natural Plant Extracts on Human Health"
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A French-Moroccan Training workshop
"Animal Experimentation and alternative methods"
Dr. G. Lizard / Prof. Y. Filali-Zegzouti

Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté / INSERM (France) / FSTE-UMI (Maroc)

A certificate of participation will be delivered at the end of this training...

Target people
Persons Persons having a direct relationship with the animal experiments (Academics, Biologists, Doctors, Veterinarians, Pharmacists, PhD students, Master's students).
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Thematic Clusters

Topic n°1: Chemical structures, Properties and additional value of Argan oil 

Topic n°2: Therapeutic, Cosmetic and Nutritional virtues of Argan oil

Topic n°3: Implication of Argan oil in the Prevention and the Treatment of various Medical Pathologies

Topic n°4: Argan oil as a Socio-economic Lever for Sustained and Integrated Development

Round tables

Subject n°1: Argan oil between Research and Industry: Reports and Stakes

Subject n°2: The sectors of Argan oil, Labelling, Traceability and Transparency

Proceeding Conference

All the proceedings of this symposium will be published in a combination of paper and digital formats. In addition, a selection of the best papers will be proposed by the scientific committee for possible publication in :

"The International Journal of Molecular Sciences"; www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms
"Guest Editor": Dr. L. LIZARD
"Co-Guest Editor": Dr. A. EL MIDAOUI

“The Journal of Colloid Science and Biotechnology"; www.aspbs.com/jcsb
"Editor-in-Chief": Dr. A. El  AISSARI


Phone : +212 6 04 90 26 91
: +212 5 55 57 44 85
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Résultat de recherche d'images pour The accommodation of the PhD students participating in this symposium will be assured free of charge. The students will be accommodated in the Regional Center of the Education Jobs and Training at Errachidia. Please, include to your registration request a copy of your student card of the current year (2016-17)

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