NHPRS Annual Research Conference and Tradeshow Focuses on the Latest Research Advances

The Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada (NHPRS) is issuing a reminder that the deadline for early bird registration for the the 3rd Annual Research Conference and Tradeshow 'From Concept to Consumer' will end Tuesday January 31st 2006.

The conference, to be held March 3-5, 2006, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Downtown Marriott Eaton's Centre, features keynote addresses from the world's leading natural health product (NHP) experts and the latest research advances peer-selected from a global call for papers.

Regiustration information is available at: http://www.nhpresearch.bcit.ca/Toronto2006.html#Registration

This annual conference is the premiere NHP scientific event in North America, showcasing the year’s best original research and providing a critically needed forum for dialogue amongst NHP research stakeholders. The high quality program has drawn strong support from the bio-medical community and industry leaders dedicated to evidence-based products. As a result of overwhelming success in previous meetings, an estimated 400 people will attend the 2006 conference. The core audience of scientists from academia, industry and government, will be joined by a diversity of companies, health professionals, and regulators involved or interested in NHP research, products, and services.

"I have attended hundreds of conferences in the natural products industry and regard the NHPRS annual conference to be a must-attend event," observes Loren Israelsen, Executive Director, Utah Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) "The relevance and quality of presentations are almost without peer. There is no other venue where so many government, academic, agricultural and industry experts come together to exchange news and envision a better, more practical world for natural health products -- and the food is always terrific."

The Program:
The “From Concept to Consumer” program will feature an impressive line-up of invited speakers complementing the 60 peer-reviewed research papers.

Dr. S. Boyd Eaton, distinguished scientist and author of the Paleolithic Prescription, will give the opening plenary lecture. The world’s foremost authority on NHP toxicology, Dr. Francis Brinker will present the Saturday keynote speech on food-NHP-drug interactions, and the clinical relevance of in vitro research. The evolving scientific evidence requirements along food-NHP spectrum will be examined in special plenary symposia with invited lectures from Jim Kaput (Nutragenomics), Loren Israelsen (UNPA), Beth Yetley (ODS), John Cardellina (NIH), Barbara Schneeman (CFSAN), Steve Dentali (AHPA), Marguerite Klein (NCCAM), Ron Doering, and Bruce Holub. The closing plenary lecture will be delivered by Europe’s grand master of NHP research, Dr. Ezio Bombardelli, the President of the Scientific Board at Indena, the world’s largest producer of standardized botanical extracts in Milan, Italy.

The conference will also feature healthful gourmet food, elegant social events, and an intimate trade show limited to companies supporting rigorous NHP research. The opening reception will provide networking opportunities enhanced by a live jazz quartet and tantalizing canapes. Following cocktails and an epicurean banquet accompanied by a harpist, the gala evening will conclude with research awards and a phytochemistry magic show by McGill University’s renowned chemistry guru, Dr. Joe Schwartz.

The 2006 conference is again supported by Canada’s federal health agency, Health Canada, the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements, and leading companies committed to NHP research.

For further conference information and registration, please visit the NHPRS website at www.NHPresearch.bcit.ca or email NHPRS@bcit.ca.

Media contact information:

Dr. Allison McCutcheon, President
]Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada
Phone 604-222-3488, fax 604-222-9613, email Allison@imag.net

Registration is available online at: http://www.nhpresearch.bcit.ca/Toronto2006.html#Registration. Then click on the "Quick Enrollment" button to begin the registration process. You can register for both membership and the conference from this

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