AHPA Chief Science Officer to present at Oxford ICSB

April 5, 2023


AHPA's Chief Science Officer, Holly E. Johnson, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), April 24-27, in Oxford, MS.

The Oxford ICSB is an international conference on important botanical quality and safety issues, hosted by the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) within the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi.

The function of this conference is to review, discuss, and explore the confluence of current research topics in natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy and botanicals. Topic areas will include authentication of botanical identity, cultivation, collection, post-harvest practices for producing quality plant materials, as well as an exploration of chemical and toxicological methods regarding botanical quality/safety assessments.

Dr. Johnson, who serves on the Botanical Safety Consortium (BSC) Steering Committee, will present on “Analytical Tools to Support Botanical Safety” and chair a session on “Advancing Kratom Science: New Data on Kratom's Pharmacology, Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Abuse Potential, and Real-World Surveys” on Day 2 of the conference.

More details about the event, including the agenda and registration information, are available at




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