The 15th Annual Conference of the Natural Health Product  Research Society of Canada

Innovation at the NHP/Food Interface

May 14th–17th, 2018

Delta Guelph Conference Center, Guelph, Ontario. Canada

The FULL Conference Program is now Available!


Featuring our Distinguished Invited Speakers in the following themed sessions:

  • Regulatory and Policy Modernization at the NHP/Food Interface;
  • Cannabis;
  • Exploring the Pathway from Innovation to Commercialization at the NHP/Food Interface
  • DNA-based Approaches & Applications;
  • Product Quality;
  • Functional Foods;
  • Respectful Use of Traditional Knowledge;
  • NHPs and Cancer;
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy; and
  • NHPs in Disease Management.

Important dates:

Late registration is available until May 14!  Register TODAY

Day Passes are also Available!


Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  Click here for more information.

Thank-you to our 2018 Sponsors!

At the 15th Annual NHP Research Conference 2018 we want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility, or dietary requirements.  The NHPRS welcomes a wide diversity of researchers as well as policy makers and industry leaders to our conference and we expect all interactions between conference delegates to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during open panel discussions, networking events, at the conference itself, and on social media.   The NHPRS strives to achieve gender balance at the 15th Annual NHP Research Conference through participation on the Scientific Organizing Committees, its session chairs, abstracts selected for oral presentation, and through invitations to plenary speakers.  The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the NHPRS aims and goals. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity.  Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behaviour or who has any concerns should notify the Conference Chairs.


Past Conferences

  • Beyond Tradition (Vancouver, BC, 2017)

  • From idea through commercialization: Filling the gap in Natural Product Research and Development (Charlottetown, PEI, 2016)

  • Convergence, Multi-Sector Integration for Advancing Transdisciplinary NHP R&D (London, ON, 2015)

  • A Shifting Cultural Landscape of Natural Health Products (Kelowna, BC, 2014)

  • The Best of Both Worlds – Tradition and Modern Approaches (Windsor, Ontario, 2013)

  • Reflections (Kelowna, BC 2012)

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Modern therapeutics (Montreal, 2011)

  • The Next Wave (Halifax, 2010)

  • Gateway to Wellness (Vancouver, 2009)

  • Science Across Borders (Toronto, 2008)

  • Tradition to Technology (Saskatchewan, 2007)

  • Natural Health Products in Clinical Practice – A Scientific Symposium (Edmonton, 2006)

  • From Concept to Consumer (Toronto, 2006)

  • Integrating Basic & Clinical Research (Vancouver, 2005)

  • Building Bridges Between Government, Academic & Industry NHP Researchers (Montreal, 2004)