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Technical Workshops

AHPA regularly presents technical workshops to train the herbal products industry on the latest tools and methods that help ensure high-quality products and compliance with federal and state regulations.

Upcoming and Previous Events

Botanical Identification cGMP Compliance Workshop: HPTLC for Popular Botanical Materials

June 20 to 23 in Wilmington, NC

Consecutive workshops (Fundamentals: June 20-21 and Advanced: June 22-23) will provide hands-on experience testing the identity of popular botanical ingredients using High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC).


AHPA Events and Meetings at SupplySide West

Oct. 5-8, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Join AHPA at the member reception, Botanical Congress and committee meetings at the SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas. 


Webinar: How to Choose a Contract Laboratory

May 18, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EDT

Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly

AHPA Botanical Ingredient GMP Compliance Workshop Series: Botanical, macroscopic and organoleptic assessment of herbal ingredients for cGMP compliance

May 26-27, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Hands-on workshop will provide a detailed orientation of botanical, macroscopic, and organoleptic identification methods, quality assessment techniques and terminology, and demonstrate how these techniques are used to evaluate crude plant parts in a scientifically valid manner


Free AHPA-UNPA Webinar Prepares Members for a State Attorney General Call

Webinar recorded March 24, 2016

Exclusive, free webinar for AHPA and UNPA members features Doug Gansler, Former Attorney General for Maryland

Demystifying Microbiology for the Herbal Product and Dietary Supplement Industries

Webinar recorded March 22, 2016

Industry experts provide an overview of microbiology and strategies to ensure manufacturing operations protect against the potential for microorganism growth and contamination. Purchase this webinar and receive a $100 discount for the AHPA/JIFSAN Microbiology Workshop.


Kombucha: Tax, labeling and legislation

Presented: November 4, 2015

The third in a series of kombucha webinars provides regulatory and technical guidance to the kombucha industry from several industry legal experts.

AHPA-AHP workshop provides practical instruction on botanical identification methods

Presented June 15-16, 2015 at Portland State University, Oregon

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) held a two day workshop, "Botanical, macroscopic and organoleptic assessment of herbal ingredients for cGMP compliance", June 15 and 16 at Portland State University in Oregon.

Proposition 65: What's Going On?

Presented: May 20, 2015

This webinar provides an overview of several significant developments related to California's Proposition 65. Companies that sell products in California should understand these recent changes and be prepared for additional changes that are in development.

Contract Manufacturers and their Customers: Best Practices for Effective Partnerships

Presented November 13, 2014

Dietary supplement contract manufacturers and their “own-label distributor” customers must navigate a host of issues in order to establish effective business partnerships that ensure quality and compliance with federal laws and regulations

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