NHPRS Canada

The Natural Health Products Research Society’s (NHPRS) mission is to facilitate and support meaningful, scientifically rigorous research and education in the field of natural health products.

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2016 Conference

Join us at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI, for our 13th Annual Conference:

From idea through commercialization, filling the gap in Natural Product Research and Development

May 17-20, 2016

Held in conjunction with:


Our Full Program is now available!

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2016 Conference Partnering Program

New this year, the One-to-One Partnering Program is a dedicated part of the conference program. Delegates who sign up for partnering have the opportunity to set up 20-minute pre-scheduled meetings with other delegates to engage in discussions that can move opportunities forward.

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NHPRS Objectives

  • Promote scientifically rigorous research and education on Natural Health Products (NHPs)
  • Develop a national multi-sector research community
  • Support national research priorities that enable the informed and appropriate use of NHPs

Join us for the 2016 NHPRS Conference!

May 17 – 20, 2016

University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI

From Idea Through Commercialization, Filling the Gap in Natural Product Research and Development

Held in conjunction with:




Joseph M. Betz, PhD
Director, Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
Paula Brown, PhD
Director and Canada Research Chair in Phytoanalytics, Natural Health and Food Products Research Group, BC Institute of Technology
Joseph Hibbeln, MD
Acting Chief, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
Russell Kerr, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
Shelley R. King
CEO, Natural Products Canada
Robert Orr
CEO and Managing Partner, Cuna del Mar LP
Siyaram Pandey, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor
Marc Surette, PhD
Professor, New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Bioscience and Canada Research Chair in Cellular Lipid Metabolism, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Scott Woodruff
Chief Product Development Officer, Nature’s Way Inc
Chun Su Yuan, MD, PhD
Cyrus Tang Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care, University of Chicago

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Congratulations to University of Waterloo Assistant Professor and NHPRS Board of Directors member Paul Spagnuolo, who has been awarded the 2016 Mead Johnson Award presented by the American Society of Nutition. Dr. Spagnuolo’s research investigates the potential anti-cancer treatment applications of nutraceuticals, and his recent findings on the use of avocado-derived molecules in combating acute myeloid leukaemia have received worldwide attention. Read more: University of Waterloo News; Spagnuolo... read more


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