Dear Colleagues --
I attach a note received from Barbara Sorkin, Director of the Botanical Research Centers Program, ODS/NIH (not FDA)....
The Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers are holding their annual conference for advancing natural products innovation and technology on the campus of NIH, May 21, 2018. The agenda is attached. You will note several themes. One is the focus on resilience and the use of botanicals. The other is the role of gut microbiota and botanicals. Both are interesting subjects.
If you are not familiar with this NIH center or the carbon program, I invite you to visit their website and review the details of how the U.S. government spends its money on natural products research, which is this center and the Ole Miss National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) under the direction of Dr. Khan.
I will be attending this meeting, given the importance of the program and the subject matter. I look forward to the prospect of a strong UNPA member delegation also attending.
The 2018 annual meeting of the NIH CARBON Program (encompassing the Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers, and the Centers for Advancing Natural Products Innovation and Technology) will be held on NIH campus, in Bldg. 60 (the Cloisters), on May 21 (Monday).
The meeting agenda includes:
1. Research highlights from the CARBON Centers.
2. Multi-component contributions to botanical bioactivities session.
3. Contribution of gut microbiota to generating bioactivities of orally consumed botanicals session.
Information at the registration website (username and password: Botanical) includes the full agenda for the meeting, and hotel and lunch information.
· Meeting registration: May 18, 2018. Please note that space is limited and registration may be closed when capacity is reached.
· Hotel rooms at the meeting rate: April 28, 2018.
Please contact Cara Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about registration or the registration website.
Feel free to share this information with interested colleagues. For questions regarding the meeting program, please contact me.
Barbara C. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Director, Botanical Research Centers Program
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health