17th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
 • April 3rd - 6th, 2017
 • Oxford, Mississippi

Download the full agenda with speaker bios and abstracts here

Download the Poster Abstract booklet here

Day 1 (Monday, April 3rd)

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
  • Ikhlas Khan, Director, National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • Larry Walker, National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), University of Mississippi
Keynote Address
  • Cara Welch, Senior Advisor, CFSAN, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Presentation Download
10:00 - 10:30

SESSION 1: “Update and Future Perspectives from the FDA”

Moderator and Session Chair: Cara Welch, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, CFSAN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10:30 - 12:00
Sibyl Swift, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, CFSAN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDINs): The path from objection to acknowledgement
Saleh Turujman, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, CFSAN, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Overview of What FDA Expects to See in a Specification Table
Conference Photograph
Meet at OCC side patio across from Cedar Room Dining Hall.
Lunch - OCC Cedar Room Dining Hall

SESSION 2a (concurrent): “Natural Product Discovery and Regulation”

Moderator and Session Chair: Michael Smith, Michael J Smith & Associates
1:00 - 1:30
Jinhui Dou, Botanical Review Team, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER, FDA “US FDA Botanical Drug Guidance and Review Experience (2003-2016)”
1:30 - 2:00
Rajiv Agarwal, Office of New Drug Product, OPQ/CDER/FDA, “US Regulatory Approaches to Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls for Botanical Drug Products
2:00 - 2:30
Krista Coventry, Source Nutraceutical, Inc., “Regulatory Considerations for Botanical Ingredients in the Canadian Health Products Marketplace”
2:30 - 3:00

SESSION 2c (concurrent): “GMP: Industry Perspective”

Moderator and Session Chair: Dan Marsman, P&G Health Care
3:00 - 3:30
4:00 - 4:30
Dan Fabricant, Natural Products Association, “Board Game of Thrones: Legislative Trivial Pursuits to Opportunity Knocks

SESSION 2b (concurrent): “Natural Products Discovery and Development”

Moderator and Session Chair: Xing-Cong Li, University of Mississippi
1:00 - 1:20
Jeffrey Langland, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, “Mechanistic botanical medicine: defining anti-cancer and anti-viral properties of Sarracenia purpurea”
1:20 - 1:40
Thomas Brendler, PlantaPhile, “Sceletium tortuosum: a case study for a traditional herbal medicine in modern-day regulatory systems”
1:40 - 2:00
Michael Tims, Maryland University of Integrative Health, “How Can Chemical Ecology Help Find Effective Herbal Medicine”
2:00 - 2:20
Muhammad Djati, Brawijaya University, “Combination of Elephantopus scaber and Sauropus androgynus Leaves Extract Effects on Progesterone, Estrogen Hormones Level Modulation and Histopathological Study in BALB/c Mice Typhoid Model”
2:20 - 2:50
2:50 - 3:10
Giorgis Issac, Waters Corporation, “Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry: A New Tool for Complex Natural Product Characterization and Identification “
3:10 - 3:30
Maged Sharaf, American Herbal Products Association, “Industry Initiatives to Ensure Continued Quality and Sustainability”
3:30 - 3:50
Javad Mussarat, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University,“Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Zn2+ Ions, ZnO-Bulk and ZnO-NPs treated Allium cepa roots”
3:50 - 4:10
Mohammad Kamil , Health Authority Abu Dhabi, New Natural Products from Plants with Special Reference to Novel Flavonoids, Biflavonoids & their Biological Implications “
4:10 - 4:30
Yalda Shokoohinia, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, “Cancer preventive investigation of new compounds from Echinophora cinerea, a condiment”

SESSION 3: “Botanical Adulterants Program/ ABC award”

4:30 - 5:00
Mark Blumenthal, American Botanical Council
6-8pm: Reception/Mixer Lyric Oxford
Presentation of the Award for Outstanding Contribution in Natural Product Science