Tradition to Technology Conference - May 10-13, 2007

The Tradition to Technology Conference, a joint effort between the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada and the Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition will be held in Saskatoon from May 10-13 2007. There is still time to send in your abstracts (the deadline January 26, 2007 ). Complete information about the conference is provided below.

Tradition to Technology

May 10-13, 2007

Radisson Hotel Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK.

Joint Conference of the

The Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada &

The Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition

The first joint conference of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada and The Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Coalition will be held in Saskatoon. This conference will also include a significant Non-Timber Forest Resources component supported by Royal Roads University . The focus of this conference is on the tools, techniques and technology that support this industry and its R&D community. We plan to cover a wide range of topics from traditional use of medicinal plants and non-timber forest resources to some of the most sophisticated tools and techniques available to advance the science that supports this industry. The conference will include contributed paper sessions featuring the latest advances in research as well as special sessions that will focus on business development, market trends and opportunities. See the website for more details:

The Tradition to Technology Program committee is accepting Abstracts for oral or poster presentations in any of the following Subject Areas.

1. Traditional Use of Native Plants of North America

a Traditional healing practices

b Cultural use

c Potential for cultivation/domestication of native plants

d Wildcrafting

2. Natural Health Products

a For Cancer Risk Reduction

b For Diabetes Risk Reduction or Management

c For Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction or Management

d For Neurobiology and Mental Health

e For other health conditions

3. Novel Production and/or Processing Strategies

a For Herbs & Spices

b For the production of NHP ingredients

c Biomass production systems

4. Advanced Analytical Methods related to NHP Research

a Development of reference standards

b Molecular tools for NHP research

c Nano-technology and NHP's

d In vitro techniques for evaluation of NHP's

5. Good Clinical Practice for NHP Research

6 Health Benefits of Probiotics

7 Essential oils ?production and /or use of

8 Ethnopharmacology & Pharmacognosy

9 Research & Regulatory Affairs

10 CAM

11 NHP's and health care costs & economic models

Presentations on any other aspect of natural health product (NHP) research from production to public policy are also welcomed.

Please submit before January 26 th , 2007, a 250 word abstract and title indicating your preference for oral or poster presentation and which of the above sessions you wish to present in. Specific instructions on how to prepare an abstract can be found on the conference website

Graduate students interested in being considered for an award must indicate in their abstract submission that they are entering the graduate student competition. To be eligible for the graduate student award the student must be enrolled in a graduate program, must present the paper or poster (and therefore be registered as a conference attendee) and submit a letter from their graduate supervisor supporting their submission. Students who graduated from a Masters or Doctorate program in 2006 are eligible to enter the competition provided the letter from their graduate supervisor indicates that the work being presented is from their thesis research and it has not previously been presented at a NHPRS conference.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed and presenters will be notified of the results no later than February 23 th 2007 .

Abstracts should be submitted in Word format to Dr Alister Muir, Conference Co-Chair, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0X2, Fax (306) 956 7247, email " [email protected] ". Please include "2007 Conference abstract" in the subject field and the presenter's last name in the file title.

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