Growing NHPs for the Future: The 16th Annual Natural Health Products Research Conference and Trade Show

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Paula N. Brown
Roy M. Golsteyn


NHP Research Society of Canada, NHPRS, Natural Health Products, Research


The 16th Annual Natural Health Products Research Conference and Tradeshow hosted by the NHP Research Society of Canada (NHPRS) will be held from May 26-29, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded in 2003 by a collaboration of academic, industry, and government researchers from across Canada, the NHPRS is a Canadian federally incorporated non-profit organization. The goals of the NHPRS are; (a) to promote scientifically rigorous research and education on natural health products (NHPs), (b) to develop a national research community that encompasses academic, health professional, government and a broadbase of industry stakeholders, (c) to support national research priorities that best enable the informed and appropriate use of NHPs that are safe and efficacious, (d) to increase the capacity for NHP research and education, (e) to facilitate effective NHP knowledge transfer and translation, (f) to support the use of science-based product quality standards and the use of well-characterized materials and protocols in research and (g) to foster value-chain development through interdisciplinary NHP research collaborations and networking. To forward these objectives, the NHPRS has held annual research conferences since inception with themes that highlight the important trends in the ever growing and changing field of NHP Research. The theme of the 16th Annual Conference is “Growing NHPs for the Future”. The abstracts are ordered alphabetically by presenting author last name, oral presentations followed by poster presentations. For more information, please visit:

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