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The Science of Botanical Supplements for Human Health: A View from the NIH Botanical Research Centers

The Science of Botanical Supplements for Human Health:
A View from the NIH Botanical Research Centers

2007 Experimental Biology Annual Meeting*
Washington Convention Center, Room 150B
801 Mount Vernon Place
Washington, DC 20001

Date:Saturday, April 28, 2007
Time:2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Sponsor:The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Co-sponsor:American Society of Nutrition, Research Interest Section—Bioactive Components
Chair:Connie M. Weaver, Ph.D., Purdue University and University of Alabama at Birmingham Botanical Research Center for Age-Related Diseases
Co-Chair:Diane Birt, Ph.D., Iowa State University and University of Iowa Botanical Center
Workshop Overview:Scientists from all six Botanical Research Centers funded by the Office of Dietary Supplements (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. These 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 Information:Registration at the 2007 Experimental Biology meetingexternal link icon is required for attendance at this workshop.


Workshop Agenda
2:00-2:05Introduction
2:05-2:25Concept of the Center Program—NIH Perspective
Christine Swanson, Ph.D., Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
2:25-2:45Standardization of Botanicals—Definition, Identification, Verification
Ilya Raskins, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements, Biotech Center, Cook College, Rutgers University
2:45-3:05A View from the NIH Botanicals Centers
Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., Purdue University and University of Alabama at Birmingham Botanical Research Center for Age-Related Diseases
3:05-3:25Metabolic Syndrome
William Cefalu, M.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements
3:25-3:45Echinacea and Hypericum in Infection
Diane Birt, Ph.D., Iowa State University and University of Iowa Botanical Center
3:45-4:05Age-Related Diseases
Connie Weaver, Ph.D., Purdue University and University of Alabama at Birmingham Botanical Research Center for Age-Related Diseases
4:05-4:25Botanical Lipids in Inflammation
Floyd Chilton, Ph.D., Wake Forest and Brigham and Women's Center for Botanical Lipids
4:25-4:45Botanical Immunomodulators in Cancer
Barrie Cassileth, Ph.D., MSKCC Research Center for Botanical Immunomodulators
4:45-5:05Women's Health
Norman Farnsworth, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago: Center for Botanical Dietary Supplement Research in Women's Health
5:05-5:25Botanical Safety
Richard van Breemen, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago: Center for Botanical Dietary Supplement Research in Women's Health