"Update and Future Perspectives from the FDA"
Karen Hatwell, Senior Advisor for Chemistry, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; CFSAN/FDA
"The CFSAN Strategic Research Plan and Research Objectives"
Cara Welch, Senior Advisor, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; CFSAN/FDA
"FDA's Dietary Supplement Program: Overview and Update"
Shontell Wright, Chemist, Office of Dietary Supplements Programs; CFSAN/FDA
"The Secret to Successfully Identifying your Botanical NDI"
"The P&T Dilemma: Identifying, Assessing And Adding Natural Products To Institutional Formularies. Probiotics And Other Case Examples"
Carla Peterman Williams, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services, University of Maryland Medical Center
Mark Cope, Applied Nutrition Manager, DuPont
Dan Fabricant, President and CEO, Natural Products Association
Melissa Daoust, QC Scientist, Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
"Chemical identity crisis (interpreting the unexpected): botanical ingredient case studies through the lens of HPTLC in the quality control lab and implications regarding conformance"
Kirsten Tripplett, QC Senior Scientist, Traditional Medicinals, Inc.
"Applying Macro-and Microscopic identification methods to multi-ingredient botanical dietary supplement finished products"
Maxleene Sandasi, Post-Doctoral Associate, Tshwane University of Technology
"Hyperspectral imaging: a potential tool for the quality control of herbal products"
Shi Qiu, Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Mississippi
"Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography─high resolution mass spectrometry guided characterization of new fusaricidins from Paenibacillus sp. MS 2379"
"Safety Assessment Of Botanicals: 'Green Tea'"
Paolo Morazzoni, Scientific Director, Indena S.p.A.
"Curcuminoid-drug interactions: a first transversal clinical-based investigation"
Bill Gurley, Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
"A preclinical safety assessment of the dietary supplement OxyElite Pro (new formula) using various mouse strains"
Igor Koturbash, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"Assessment of green tea extract hepatotoxicity in a mouse model"
Hellen Oketch-Rabah, Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention
"Green Tea Extract and Hepatotoxicity- Progress of work by USP GTEH Expert Panel"
"Natural Products Discovery and Development"
Jeffrey Langland, Chair, CINR, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Center for Integrative Naturopathic Research
"Echinacea purpurea: Deciphering the Controversy behind Its Medicinal Properties"
Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Professor, Jamia Hamdard
"Antidiabetic effect of three new compounds isolated from the active methanolic fraction obtained from the roots of Trapa natans L."
Duan-Fang Liao, Professor, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine
"Nortriterpenoids and triterpenoids from stem of Kadsura heteroclite"
Wei Wang, Professor, Institute of Chinese Herbal Medicine
"Diverse Phytochemicals from Chinese Medicine and Hunan Ethnomedicine"
Sayeed Ahmad, Professor, Jamia Hamdard
Hypoglycemic potential of aqueous extract of Butea monsperma flower: A medicinal plant from Indian System of Medicine
Our opening reception will be held at the Lyric Theater on the historic downtown square in Oxford!
"Clinical Toxicology Investigations Impacting Supplement Safety Surveillance"
Victor Navarro, Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
"Dietary Supplement Related Liver Injury"
Jia-bo Wang, Associate Director, Institute of Chinese Herbal Medicine
"Herb-induced Liver Injury: Challenges to the World and Major Impact from China"
Patricia Deuster, Professor & Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance
"Efforts in DoD to Promote Safe Dietary Supplements"
"Prospects for Naturally Derived Cannabinoids as FDA Regulated Therapeutics"
Eric Marsh, Doctor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"Clinical and Preclinical Data for Cannabidiol in Epilepsy: Real Signal through the Noise"
Ethan Russo, Director of Research and Development, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute
"History of Cannabis as Medicine: Correlations to Modern Research"
Larry Walker, Research Professor, University of Mississippi
"Critical Uses of Reference Materials in Natural Products Science"
Adam Kuszak, Health Policy Analyst, Office of Dietary Supplements/National Institutes of Health
"The NIH ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: recent activities and the road ahead"
Pearse McCarron, Research Officer, National Research Council Canada
"Reference materials for natural products: overarching definitions, issues, and innovative uses"
Nadja Cech, Associate Professor, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
"Untargeted Metabolomics for Selection of Botanical Natural Products Prior to Clinical Evaluation: The Role of Reference Materials"
Rahul Pawar, Research Chemist, Office of Regulatory Science/DBC/BMB FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
"Sensitive and Rapid Quantitation of Three Ginkgolic Acids in Dietary Supplements of Ginkgo"
Catherine Rimmer, Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
"ODS/NIST certified reference materials and Quality Assurance Programs for the botanical and natural products communities"
Holly Johnson, Chief Science Officer, American Herbal Products Association AHPA
"Reference Materials in Botanical Authentication"
Uma Sreenivasan, Head of Reference Materials R&D, Cerillant Millipore Sigma
"Reference materials, primary standards, and compendial standards: when and how each are used in quality control and basic research"
Cynthia Rider, Toxicologist, National Toxicology Program/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
"Reference materials as research reagents for 'biologic similarity' studies"
Amit Chandra, Manager, Chromatography Sciences Group, Amway
"Botanical Integrity: Significance of Fit for Purpose Tests during botanical product development process"
"Big Data For Botanicals – Outlook And Recommendations"
Tim Baker, Research Fellow, The Procter & Gamble Company
"Analytical Characterization Platform for Chemical Constituents in Botanicals"
Donna McMillan, Research Fellow, Central Product Safety, The Procter & Gamble Company
"Large scale botanical and phytochemical data to assist in rapid analysis for safety assessment"
Suramya Waidyanatha, Discipline leader for chemistry, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health
"Naturally Complex: The National Toxicology Program Strategy for Phytochemical Characterization of Botanical Dietary Supplements for Use in Safety Assessment"
"Natural Products and Cosmetics"
Stanislav Vukmanovic, General Health Scientist, DHHS/FDA/CFSAN/OFVM/CFSAN/OCAC/COS
"Hapten-Independent Mechanisms of Skin Sensitation"
Linda Loretz, Director, Safety and Regulatory Toxicology, Personal Care Product Council
"A Decision Tree Approach to Assess the Safety of Botanicals in Cosmetics"
Cristina Avonto, Research Scientist, University of Mississippi
Baatile Komane-Mofokeng, Graduate Student, Tshwane University of Technology
"Cosmetic applications of African seed oils: Clinical observations"
"Quality Assessment of Traditional Chinese Medicine"
Jinghui Wang, Chief Pharmacist, Beijing Institute of Drug Control
"Fingerprint Study in TCM Quality Control on scientific and regulatory basis"
Binbin Song, Technology Consultant, Chinese Pharmacopoeia
"Build up effective quality control of herbal medicine through improving Fingerprint similarity evaluation system -- Fingerprint similarity evaluation system development and design for improvement"
Jinle Cheng, Chinese Pharmacist Director & Doctoral Supervisor, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
"Development and quality control of Ultrafine Granular Power of TCM"
Zhong-Zhi Qian, Professor, Chinese Pharmacopoeia
"TCM Volume of Chinese Pharmacopoeia 2020 Edition"
A special session featuring poster presentations and a reception.
"Natural Product Research and Regulation in the Americas: Work Underway Across the Region"
Mathew Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Canada
"Modernizing the Regulation of Self-Care Products in Canada"
Rosa Amelia Villar Lopez, Professor, National University of Trujillo
"Research And Regulation Of Natural Products In Peru"
Maria de los Angeles Cortes, Country Representative, PAHO/WHO
"The Nicaraguan situation, a sort of case study"
Lucrecia Pérez de Batres, Pharmacist, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
"The Central American Regulation of Medicinal Natural Products and Personal Care Products"
"Natural Products Research On TCM"
Xiao-hui Fan, Professor & Vice Dean of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University
"Transcriptomics-based Network Pharmacology, a Sword to Cut the Gordian Knot of Traditional Chinese medicine"
Rong-Rong He, Associate Professor, Jinan University
"Pharmacological evaluation of Chinese patent herbal medicine: a hard nut to crack"
Quan-bin Han, Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
"The discovery, chemistry, and immunomodulating effects of a unique polysaccharide of Dendrobii Officinalis Caulis"
Hua Yang, Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy, China Pharmaceutical University
"Discovery of effective combination in the exact of Ginkgo biloba"
"Future Initiatives on Dietary Supplements"
Gloria Zhang, Director, Herbridge Media
"Regulatory and Environmental Trends in China : Clean, Land, Air and Water"
Loren Israelsen, President, United Natural Products Alliance
"The Globalized Botanical Industry - The 5 Critical Challenges"
Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, Founder & Executive Director
"Proposed BAPP Best Practices SOP for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Materials"
"Town Hall Meeting"
"Practical Implementation of Metabolomics for the Study of Botanicals"
Paula Brown, Director of Applied Research, Natural Health & Food Products, British Columbia Institute of Technology
"Metabolomics Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Plant Secondary Metabolite Production and Improved Quality of Botanical-Based Products"
Joshua J. Kellogg, Post-Doctoral Associate, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
"Approaches to Evaluate Botanicals via Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics"
An outdoor picnic dinner featuring lawn games and live music!
"International Perspectives on Botanical Research"
Jon Wardle, Senior Lecturer Public Health, University of Technology Sydney; Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
"Trends in natural product regulation: developments from Australia and the growing translation between science and traditional claims"
Alvaro Viljoen, Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
"Synergy, a modern concept based on ancient wisdom – examples from African Traditional Medicines"
Alexander Shikov, Professor, St. Petersburg Institute of Pharmacy
"Plant species used traditionally at the interface of food and medicine (the case of Russian Pharmacopoeia)"
"Regulatory Aspects of Botanicals"
Robin Marles, Senior Scientific Advisor, Health Canada
"Assessing the Safety of Botanicals, their Extracts and Isolates, in Foods: Case Studies Illustrating the Scientific Challenges"
Thomas Brendler, Founder & CEO, Plantaphile
"New novel food regulations in Europe: What has changed and what is the impact on access to the EU market?"
Charles Wu, Botanical Review Team Lead (Acting), FDA/CDER/OPQ-IO
"Challenge and Opportunity of Botanical Drug Product Approval in the U.S. -the FDA’s Perspective"
Yue Hua Zhou, Deputy Office Director, Office of Traditional Chinese Medicines, CDE, CFDA
Hugo de Boer, Associate Professor, Plant Evolution and DNA Metabarcoding Research Group, Natural History Museum
"Metabarcoding in Herbal Product Authentication – Where are we today?"
David Erickson, ounder & CEO, DNA4 Technologies LLC
"Genome2-ID: A bioinformatic tool for unbiased and rapid species identification using genomic scale Next Generation Sequencing data"
Pang-Chui Shaw, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
"Authentication and quality control of concentrated herbal medicine granules by molecular technology"
"Tools To Assess The Quality"
Soumyajit Majumdar, Associate Dean For Research & Graduate Programs, University of Mississippi
"The Hands-on Course in Tablet Technology Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug delivery"
James Harnly, Research Leader, Food Composition and Methods Development Lab US Department of Agriculture
"Chemical and genetic characterization of Maca (Lepidium meyenii) and its variance using a systematic analytical approach"
Phil Wylie, Sr. Research Scientist, Agilent Technologies
"The Next Chapter in the Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis using GC/Q-TOF Instrumentation"
Jimmy Yuk, Senior Business Development Manager, Waters
"Direct Visualization Of Botanicals Using Mass Spectrometry For Discovery And Quality Control"
Giorgis Isaac, Principal Scientist, Waters
"Authentication of Botanicals and Herbal Products Using UPLC/Ion Mobility QTof-MS and a Metabolomics Approach"
Maged Sharaf, Director Of Scientific Business Development, Camag
Closing Ceremony and Banquet
Our closing ceremony, including a wonderful plated dinner, poster awards, and a closing presentation by Dr. Ikhlas Khan.