Past Conferences

Below you will find agendas, abstract booklets and downloadable presentations from previous years' conferences, where available.


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18th ICSB - April 9th - 12th 2018

  • Agenda (includes speaker bios and abstracts, click to download)
  • Poster Abstracts (click to download)
  • Daily agenda with downloadable presentations
    8:00 - 9:00: Open onsite registration – Oxford Conference Center (OCC) Lobby
    9:00 - 10:00: Opening Session - OCC Auditorium
    Welcome on behalf of the University of Mississippi and the School of Pharmacy
    • Joseph Gladden, Interim Vice Chancellor, Research & Sponsored Programs, University of Mississippi
    • David Allen, Dean and Executive Director, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi
    Welcome and Introductory Remarks from Organizers
    Introduction of Special Guest and Keynote Speaker
    • Larry Walker, Director Emeritus, National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi
    Special Guest
    • Steven Tave, Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; CFSAN/FDA
    Keynote Address
    10:00-10:30 | Break

    Session 1: "Update and Future Perspectives from the FDA" Moderator and Session Chair: Sibyl Swift, Special Assistant, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs; CFSAN/FDA
    10:30 - 10:50  
    Karen Hatwell, Senior Advisor for Chemistry, Senior Science Advisory Staff; CFSAN/FDA "The CFSAN Strategic Research Plan and Research Objectives" - click for download 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"
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    Meet at OCC side patio across from Cedar Room Dining Hall
    12:00 - 1:00 | Lunch (OCC Cedar)

    Session 2a: “The P&T Dilemma: Identifying, assessing and adding natural products to institutional formularies. Probiotics and other case examples.” - OCC Auditorium Moderator and Session Chair: Rick Kingston, President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, SafetyCall & Corey Hilmas, Senior VP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, NPA
    1:00-1:25  
    Carla Peterman Williams, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services, University of Maryland Medical Center
    1:25-1:50  
    Mark Cope, Applied Nutrition Manager, DuPont"Health Benefits of Probiotics: From Innovation to Efficacy"
    1:50-2:15  
    Tyler Daniels, Scientist, Thorne Research, Inc. “Botanicals worthy of formulary inclusion” - click for download
    2:15-2:35  
    Dan Fabricant, President and CEO, Natural Products Association “TBA”
    2:30 - 3:00 | Break (30min)

    Session 2b: "Quality Assessment" - OCC Magnolia Moderator and Session Chair: Amit Chandra, Manager Analytical Sciences-Chromatography Group, Amway Corporation
    1:00-1:30  
    1:30-2:00  
    Kirsten Tripplett, QC Senior Scientist, Traditional Medicinals, Inc. "Applying Macro-and Microscopic identification methods to multi-ingredient botanical dietary supplement finished products"
    2:00-2:30  
    Maxleene Sandasi, Post-Doctoral Associate, Tshwane University of Technology "Hyperspectral imaging: a potential tool for the quality control of herbal products"
    2:30 - 3:00 | Break (30min)

    Session 3a: "Safety Assessment Of Botanicals: 'Green Tea'" - OCC Auditorium Moderator and Session Chair: Daniel Marsman, Head of Product Safety, Procter & Gamble Co.
    3:00-3:25  
    Paolo Morazzoni, Scientific Director, Indena S.p.A. "Curcuminoid-drug interactions: a first transversal clinical-based investigation"
    3:25-3:50  
    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"
    3:50-4:15  
    Igor Koturbash, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences "Assessment of green tea extract hepatotoxicity in a mouse model"
    4:15-4:40  
    Hellen Oketch-Rabah, Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention "Green Tea Extract and Hepatotoxicity- Progress of work by USP GTEH Expert Panel"

    Session 3b: "Natural Products Discovery and Development" - OCC Magnolia Moderator and Session Chair: Xing-Cong Li, Principal Scientist, University of Mississippi
    3:00-3:20  
    Jeffrey Langland, Chair, CINR, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Center for Integrative Naturopathic Research "Echinacea purpurea: Deciphering the Controversy behind Its Medicinal Properties"
    3:20-3:40  
    3:40-4:00  
    Duan-Fang Liao, Professor, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine "Nortriterpenoids and triterpenoids from stem of Kadsura heteroclite"
    4:00-4:20  
    Wei Wang, Professor, Institute of Chinese Herbal Medicine "Diverse Phytochemicals from Chinese Medicine and Hunan Ethnomedicine"
    4:20-4:40  
    Sayeed Ahmad, Professor, Jamia Hamdard Hypoglycemic potential of aqueous extract of Butea monsperma flower: A medicinal plant from Indian System of Medicine

    6:00 - 8:00pm | Opening Reception

    Reception/Mixer at the Lyric Oxford & Presentation of the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Natural Product Science

    Opening Reception at the Lyric

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2016 ICSB Cover Image

16th Annual International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB) & 5th Interim American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)
April 11th - 14th, 2016