Friday, March 13, 2020 News


Dear Colleagues of the NHP Research Community,
On behalf of the NHPRS Board of Directors I am announcing our decision to postpone the 17th Annual NHP Research Conference and Tradeshow that was scheduled for May 24-27th, 2020 in Ottawa.

In consideration of the need to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 and having undertaken a risk-assessment using the Public Health Guidance on COVID-19 with respect to gatherings ( we are confident this the best, albeit disappointing, option. If you have already paid conference registration you will be reimbursed and for any other questions related to this postponement please contact us at:

Although our annual conference has been postponed till 2021 we are still accepting applications for the 2020 John Thor Arnason Research Award which is open to graduate student and post doctoral NHPRS members. The deadline for applications is March 30th, 2020. For more information please see:

The 17th Annual NHP Research Conference and Tradeshow will be held in Ottawa in 2021 and we are currently investigating the prospect of having an Interim Meeting this fall.

Paula N. Brown, President NHPRS

Canada Research Chair & Director of Applied Research, BCIT

About the NHPRS Conference

The next NHPRS Conference will take place from May 24-27, 2020 at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. The theme of this year’s conference is Canada and the Global NHP Landscape and the program will feature exceptional keynote speakers addressing advances and challenges in NHP research, industry and regulation with international perspective.

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The NHPRS Mission: To promote scientifically rigorous research and education on natural health products (NHPs), develop a national multi-sector research community, and support national research priorities that enable the informed and appropriate use of NHPs.

How to Contribute

Become a Member of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada (NHPRS)
Membership is open to all individuals, companies and associations both Canadian and internationally who are interested in natural health products (NHPs) and NHP research. Members enjoy discounted NHPRS conference rates.

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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal of Natural Health Product Research (JNHPR)
The JNHPR is the official journal of the NHPRS, and the world's first open access peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish scientific articles relating to natural product health research regardless of academic discipline or methodology.

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