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- 8th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
April 6 - 9, 2009 (Conference)
This conference is supported by a cooperative agreement between the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica/CAS, China, The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR, India), American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) and the Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA). Its purpose is to review, discuss, and explore the confluence of current research topics in natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and botanicals. Topic areas will include such issues as authentication, cultivation, collection, and post-harvest practices for producing quality plant material, and chemical, toxicological methods for quality/safety assessment of botanicals.
- ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum 2008, June 9 - 13 at NIH
June 9 - 13, 2008 (Workshop)
- Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: Research Needs and Tools for Researchers
April 8, 2008 (Symposium)
- Microscopic Identification and Characterization of Botanicals and Plant Materials
March 10 - 14, 2008 (Workshop)
This is an intensive five day course with an approximately equal mixture of lecture and hands on training. At the end of the course the student should be able to write a brief monograph identifying the different cell types present in the sample and use the web to gather additional information on plant taxonomy.
- Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program Stakeholders' Meeting
September 10, 2007 (Meeting)
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments that will assist the ODS with the continued implementation of an overall strategy for research, development, validation, and dissemination of analytical methods and standard reference materials for dietary supplement ingredients. This meeting will be held Monday, September 10, 2007 in the Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland 20892. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be open to the public.
- Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century
September 5 - 6, 2007 (Conference)
This conference seeks to evaluate available evidence on the efficacy and safety of vitamin D, identify gaps in knowledge on the efficacy and safety of vitamin D in general and across the life cycle, inform NIH and other Federal Agencies on research priorities in the area of vitamin D and health, and disseminate the conference proceedings and executive summary to inform the broader nutrition community.
- The Science of Botanical Supplements for Human Health: A View from the NIH Botanical Research Center Program
April 28, 2007 (Workshop)
At this workshop taking place at the 2007 Experimental Biology Meeting, scientists from all six Botanical Research Centers funded by ODS and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), will discuss a spectrum of research activities ranging from plant identification to clinical investigation. Investigators will share strategies used in standardizing botanicals as research materials, applying newer technologies to botanicals research, and assessing efficacy of botanical preparations in early phase clinical trials. The goal of the centers is to advance the scientific base of knowledge about botanicals, including issues of their safety, efficacy, and biological action. Registration for the 2007 Experimental Biology Meeting is required for attendance at this workshop.
- What You Need to Know About Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements, FNCE 2006
September 17, 2006 (Conference Session)
The purpose of this session was two-fold: 1) to provide information on the state-of-the-science on the associations between use of multivitamin and mineral supplements with chronic disease risk in adults. In addition, to review the findings of a systematic evidence-based review commissioned by NIH on this topic, and the implications for dietetic practice; and 2) provide findings from recent nationwide (NHANES) population-based surveys of total dietary intakes of children and adolescents, including dietary supplement use; and to summarize implications for dietitians in the planning and assessment of dietary intakes.
- 5th Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals
August 21 - 24, 2006 (Conference)
This conference is supported by a cooperative agreement between the NCNPR and the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR, India). Its purpose is to review, discuss, and explore methods for determining the identity, purity, quality, and processing of plants, commonly known as botanicals. Topic areas will include such issues as authentication, cultivation, collection, and post-harvest practices for producing quality plant material, and chemical, toxicological methods for quality/safety assessment.
- 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy: Natural Products On Target
August 5 - 9, 2006 (Meeting)
The following are the topics of the symposia to be presented at this meeting: 1) Synthetic and Biosynthetic Paths to Natural Products; 2) Clinical Evaluation of Herbs and Supplements: Trials, Toxicology and Drug Interactions; 3) Chemical Biology of Natural Products I: Molecular Targets; and Chemical Biology of Natural Products II: Molecular Methods.
- North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine
May 24 - 27, 2006 (Conference)
The North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine will showcase original scientific research through keynote and plenary presentations, oral and poster presentations, and innovative interactive sessions. Presentations will include research in basic science, clinical studies, methodology, health services, and education.
- NIH State-of-the-Science Conference on Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements and Chronic Disease Prevention
May 15 - 17, 2006 (Conference)
It is estimated that more than one-third of American adults take multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements regularly. Recommendations regarding supplement use from expert groups vary widely, as does the strength of the evidence supporting such guidelines. The goal of this conference is to assess the evidence available on MVM use and outcomes for chronic disease prevention in adults, and to make recommendations for future research.
- Zinc, Alcohol, and the Immune System
May 11, 2006 (Workshop)
The purpose of the workshop is to review the scientific evidence that 1.) Alcohol abuse and zinc depletion undermine the immune system thereby increasing susceptibility to infection, 2.) Alcohol abuse and zinc depletion increase oxidative stress, and in this way cause tissue injury, 3.) The mechanism of zinc action is through its possible restorative effects on the immune system and/or antioxidant pathways, 4.) Zinc deficiency is a risk factor for alcohol-induced liver injury, and 5.) Consumption of zinc is a safe and effective means of affording protection from alcohol-induced tissue injury. Based on an assessment of the state-of-the-science, the panel will identify gaps in our knowledge and make recommendations for targeted initiatives in basic and translational research.
- Biological/Environmental Reference Materials Symposium
April 30 - May 4, 2006 (Symposium)
The Tenth International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials, BERM 10, will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, from April 30 to May 4, 2006. As a continuation of the symposium series, held alternately in the European Union and the United States of America since 1983, BERM 10 is intended to be a forum to address issues related to the development of biological and environmental reference materials and their role in the quality assurance of analytical measurements.
- Why, When, What, and How of Clinical Trials: Educational Sessions
November 9, 2005 (Workshop)
With growing recognition of the importance of conducting clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) was invited to organize three educational sessions at the November 2005 SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference. The sessions featured scientists from academic and government who spoke on the value of conducting clinical trials, designing trials to test hypotheses, appropriate selection of test materials and study subjects, and interpreting study findings, and funding clinical trials.
- Dietary Supplement Use in the USA: Who's Using What and Why
October 24, 2005 (Conference Session)
Dietary supplement use is so pervasive in the United States today that it is becoming impossible to obtain estimates of total nutrient intakes without accounting for them. This session at the 2005 American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo presented current data on, why people use dietary supplements, how to collect and assess information about them, and some authoritative resources that dietitians can use.
- Workshop on Diet, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplement Use in Autism: Evaluation of the Evidence
October 6, 2005 (Workshop)
The workshop will focus on providing NIH with an overview of the current state of the science on dietary supplements and related interventions in managing autism. In addition, the workshop will identify the specific scientific questions that can be addressed concerning research needs and opportunities and will provide NIH with examples of investigating the role of dietary supplements in management of ASD.
- Role of Betaine in the Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease
October 3, 2005 (Symposium)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Office of Dietary Supplements, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine are sponsoring a 1-day symposium to explore the role of betaine in the treatment of alcoholic liver disease.
Symposium Summary AJCN 2007 Jul;86(1):14-24.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids and their Role in Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Workshop
August 29 - 30, 2005 (Workshop)
The major goals for this workshop are to: (1) review the epidemiological evidence and the data
from randomized trials on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in susceptibility to arrhythmias and
sudden cardiac death; (2) explore the basic mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids affect
cardiac excitability at the cellular and organ level; (3) identify the gaps and barriers in our basic
understanding of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiac electrical activity at the cellular,
tissue, and whole body levels; and (4) provide prioritized recommendations for additional
research studies to (a) better understand the basic mechanisms coupling omega-3 fatty acids to
cardiac electrical activity and (b) facilitate translation of this knowledge to the treatment and
prevention of cardiac arrhythmias.
Conference Proceedings (PDF, 5.8MB)
Executive Summary (PDF, 32kB)
- Use and Misuse of Biomarkers as Indicators of Cancer Risk Reduction Following Dietary Manipulation
July 12 - 13, 2005 (Workshop)
The purpose of this workshop is to provide the scientific community and the lay public a general background of what is ongoing in biomarker validation in general and to mention what is needed in particular. The conference goals are to review and discuss the criteria for surrogate endpoints for cancer risk, identify biomarkers that are influenced by diet and determine their relationship to cancer risk and tumor behavior, and explore emerging biomarkers for their relevance to nutrition and cancer prevention.
- Assessing the Health Effects of Bioactive Food Components
April 1, 2005 (Workshop)
The Office of Dietary Supplements and other interested parties in the Federal Government are exploring approaches to evaluate the significance of bioactive food components in health promotion and disease prevention. Because the outcomes of these efforts could influence future research in this area, this symposium should attract the attention of researchers interested in examining the health effects of these substances.
- Assessing the Health Effects of Bioactive Food Components
March 24 - 25, 2005 (Conference)
Assessment of the health effects of bioactive food components requires an understanding of (a) health promotion and disease conditions, (b) what causes healthy cells/tissue/organ systems to become diseased, (c) appropriate models for research and evaluation, and (d) how external factors such as bioactive food components affect these processes and the resultant adverse health effects. This conference will focus on existing and new approaches to assessing health effects and the suitability of these approaches to assessing the health effects of bioactive food components.
- An NIH Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies
January 13 - 14, 2005 (Conference)
NHLBI, ODS, and other cosponsors are convening a national conference to increase our understanding of the potential for dietary supplements to interfere with hemostasis and antithrombotic therapies.
Post-conference Bibliography: Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies (PDF 5.8MB)
Papers from the NIH Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation, and Antithrombotic Therapies
- Carnitine: the science behind a conditionally essential nutrient
March 25 - 26, 2004 (Conference)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Office of Dietary Supplements are sponsoring a 2-day conference to address topics related to Carnitine.
Conference Proceedings Ann NY Acad Sci. 2004 Nov;1033:1-197.
- Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century
October 9 - 10, 2003 (Conference)
Executive Summary AJCN 2004 Dec;80(6 Suppl):1673S-7S.
- Psychoactive Botanical Products
September 9, 2003 (Conference)
Special issue on Psychoactive Botanical Products. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2004 May;102(2):97-138.
- Free Radicals: The Pros and Cons of Antioxidants
June 26 - 27, 2003 (Conference)
- Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly
January 14 - 15, 2003 (Conference)
Overview, Presentations, and Abstracts
Executive summary: conference on Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly-proceedings of the conference held January 14-15, 2003. Nutr Rev. 2004 Apr;62(4):160-75.
- Role of Iron in Alcoholic Liver Disease
October 25, 2002 (Symposium)
Special Issue on the Role of Iron in Alcoholic Liver Disease. Alcohol. 2003;30(2).
- Antioxidants with Concurrent Cancer Therapies: To Use or Not to Use?
October 21, 2002 (Educational Session)
Held at the American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition 2002
Selected References List
- Nutritional Genomics and Proteomics in Cancer Prevention
September 5 - 6, 2002 (Conference)
Executive Summary (PDF 290kB)
- Mechanistic Studies of Cardiovascular Effects of Botanicals
August 22 - 23, 2002 (Workshop)
- Future Directions for the CSFII/NHANES Diet Nutrition Survey: What We Eat in America
June 20 - 21, 2002 (Workshop)
Special Issue on the Integrated CSFII-NHANES. J Nutr. 2003 Feb;133:575-634S.
- The 11th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA11)
June 2 - 6, 2002 (Symposium)
- Perspectives on Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research, Current Status and Future Directions
May 15 - 16, 2002 (Workshop)
- Botanical Dietary Supplements: Health Effects and Mechanisms of Action
April 22, 2002 (Minisymposium and Poster Session)
Held at Experimental Biology 2002
- Dietary Supplements Analytical Methods Workshop
April 18, 2002 (Workshop)
- ODS Dietary Supplements Methods and Reference Materials Program
February 8, 2002 (Stakeholders Meeting)
Development of the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program for Dietary Supplements at The National Institutes of Health (PDF 230kB) J AOAC Int. 2004 Jan-Feb;87(1):162-5.
- Dietary Supplement Use in Women: Current Status and Future Directions
January 28 - 29, 2002 (Conference)
Conference Publications J Nutr. 2003 133: 1957S-2013S.
Travel awards for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees awarded for this conference
- A Conference on the Science and Policy of Performance-Enhancing Products
January 8 - 9, 2002 (Conference)
Symposium: conference on the science and policy of performance-enhancing products. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 Oct;34(10):1685-90.
Videocast from Day 1 (Real Media)
Videocast from Day 2 (Real Media)