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5th Oxford International Conference
on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB).
Quality, Safety and Processing

August 21st – 24th 2006
University, MS

Satellite Symposia August 21st - Standardization of the Terminology for Expression of Analytical Results for Isoflavones (limited registration).


Quality, Safety and Processing

The National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) within the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi is pleased to announce a conference on Quality and Safety Issues Related to Botanicals. The 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) and will take place at the NCNPR in University, MS.

The purpose of this conference 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. Contributed presentations, both oral and poster, are invited. Each session will open with a plenary speaker outlining the current approaches, limitations, and research needs of the topic area.

Speakers will be leading researchers from industry, academia, nonprofit institutions, and government. Each speaker will address current approaches, limitations, and research needs.


  • Cultivation, Collection and Post Harvest Practices to Produce Quality Botanical Material
  • Authentication, Identification and Purity of Botanicals
  • Approaches Toward Establishing the Safety and Quality of Botanicals
  • Regulatory Aspects for Safety Assessment of Botanical Products

The deadline for hotel and registration fees is August 1.

The conference is going to be held at the Oxford Conference Center www.oxfordconferencecenter.com

For additional information, please contact:

Ikhlas Khan, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
National Center for Natural Products Research
School of Pharmacy
Thad Cochran Research Center
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone: (662) 915-7821
Fax: (662) 915-7989
E-mail: ikhan@olemiss.edu




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