Announcement: Postponing the 20th ICSB

After much careful consideration, the ICSB organizing committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual meeting scheduled in Oxford, MS, August 16-20th, 2020. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the coronavirus continues to spread around the world and that the number of COVID-19 cases in the US and elsewhere continues to increase. Unfortunately, due to risk and uncertainty with the ongoing pandemic situation, the committee reached this difficult decision after concluding that it would be impossible to hold the conference as planned at a later date. Like many other professional meetings, we too seriously considered conducting this year’s meeting via virtual platforms, however, the uniqueness and flavor of our annual gathering would be lost.

In the meantime, the conference’s cancellation is uncharted territory for ICSB, and we appreciate your patience as we work through this challenge. We want to thank our sponsors for their unwavering support and recognize the outstanding work and ingenuity of our national and international colleagues, the Committee, and the countless other volunteers who contributed to our past ICSB annual meetings.

Let us reconvene next March 29th through April 1st, 2021 to make ICSB 2021 a safe and memorable event. On behalf of the organizing committee, faculty, and staff at the NCNPR, we wish y’all good health and we look forward to seeing each one of you in our small town, Oxford, Mississippi.

Registration Rates + Dates:
Early rates end Dec 15, 2020 | Regular ends Feb 15th, 2021
$900 - Early
$950 - Regular
$1100 - Onsite
$600 - Early
$650 - Regular
$700 - Onsite
Post Doc:
$450 - Early
$500 - Regular
$550 - Onsite
$350 - Early
$400 - Regular
$450 - Onsite
$600 - All Dates
Abstract Submissions

The deadline for submissions for the 2021 ICSB is December 15th, 2020. All submissions must be made through the online portal at If you have issues with or questions about the submission process, please email us at

Poster Guidelines

The MAXIMUM allowed size for posters to be displayed at the ICSB Poster Session is 46 x 46 inches. If your poster is any larger than these dimensions it will not fit in the spaces alloted for each submission and may not be allowed to hang. Volunteers will be on hand to aid you in locating your spot, as well as with any difficulties you may encounter when hanging your poster(s). If you have any questions about these guidelines, be sure to contact us.

Oral Presentation Info

If you are submitting an abstract for oral presentation, you will be notified of your acceptance status as soon as possible after the deadline, and we will email you when the conference agenda is finalized so that you will know your presentation's day and time.

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Hotels and Travel

The Oxford ICSB is held at the Oxford Conference Center, located at 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655. Travelers should fly in through the Memphis International airport, where you can take one of our shuttles or rent a car. There are several conveniently located hotels offering special rates for ICSB attendees. For full information on travel, lodging, and visa applications, click the read more link below.

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This conference is supported by a cooperative agreement between the NCNPR and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica/ CAS, China; the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR - India); the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka; the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP); the Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA); Hunan University, China; the Korean Society of Pharmacognosy (KSP) and the Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP).