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
    Session 4: "Clinical Toxicology Investigations Impacting Supplement Safety Surveillance" - OCC AuditoriumModerator and Session Chair: Larry Walker, Director Emeritus, NCNPR, University of Mississippi
    Victor Navarro, Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College "Dietary Supplement Related Liver Injury"
    Rick Kingston, President, SafteyCall "Poison control incident data; dietary supplement AERs and safety signals"
    Patricia Deuster, Professor & Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance "Efforts in DoD to Promote Safe Dietary Supplements"
    9:45 - 10:15 | Break

    Session 5a: "Prospects for Naturally Derived Cannabinoids as FDA Regulated Therapeutics" - OCC AuditoriumModerator and Session Chair: Mahmoud ElSohly, Research Professor, University of Mississippi
    Ethan Russo, Director of Research and Development, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute "History of Cannabis as Medicine: Correlations to Modern Research"
    Eric Marsh, Doctor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Clinical and Preclinical Data for Cannabidiol in Epilepsy: Real Signal through the Noise"
    Larry Walker, Director Emeritus, University of Mississippi "States' initiatives on Cannabis-derived products in the treatment of resistant childhood epilepsy: challenges and updates"

    Session 5b: "Critical Uses of Reference Materials in Natural Products Science" - OCC MagnoliaModerators and Session Chairs: Joseph Betz, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH ODS) & Catherine Rimmer, Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    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"
    Paula Brown, Director of Applied Research, Natural Health & Food Products, British Columbia Institute of Tech "The critical role of reference materials in metabolomic approaches to natural products research"
    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"
    12:00 - 1:00 | Lunch
    Session 5b (continued): "Critical Uses of Reference Materials in Natural Products Science" - OCC Magnolia
    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"
    2:30 - 3:00 | Break (30min)

    Session 6: "Big Data For Botanicals – Outlook And Recommendations" - OCC AuditoriumModerator and Session Chair: Amy Roe, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs, The Procter & Gamble Company
    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"
    2:30 - 3:00 | Break (30min)

    Session 7a: "Natural Products and Cosmetics" - OCC Auditorium Moderator and Session Chair: Shabana Khan, Principal Research Scientist, University of Mississippi
    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"
    4:00- 4:30  
    Baatile Komane-Mofokeng, Graduate Student, Tshwane University of Technology "Cosmetic applications of African seed oils: Clinical observations"

    Session 7b: "Quality Assessment of Traditional Chinese Medicine" - OCC MagnoliaModerator and Session Chair: Jimmy Yuk, Senior Business Development Manager, Waters Corporation
    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"
    Jimmy Yuk, Senior Business Development Manager, Waters Corporation "Direct Visualization Of Botanicals Using Mass Spectrometry For Discovery And Quality Control"

    Poster Session- OCC Oak
    Session Chair: Amar Chittiboyina, University of MississippiA special session featuring poster presentations and a reception.

    Poster Session

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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