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ABC Year in Review.
Mark Blumenthal, Executive Director, presented many lectures & workshops over the past year. Highlights are listed below;

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA.; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; "An Historic Overview of Medicinal Plants," Baton Rogue, LA; University of Texas, College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX; Alternative Medicine Workshop on Botanicals sponsored by Drug Information Association (DIA), Washington, DC; California Pharmacists Association's Alternative Medicine Workshop on Botanicals, Rohnert Park, CA; University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX; Southwest Association of Toxicologists, Austin, TX; Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX; American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Hollywood, CA;

Presenter at International Training Program in New Crops: Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Central Florida Pharmacy Association; HerbFest 95, keynote speaker; Austin Herb Market: Education & Conservation Efforts in the Rainforest; Texas Pharmacy Foundation; Panelist at National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), Las Vegas "Current Issues of Safety, Claims and Regulations on Herbs in the U.S."; "Labeling of Phytomedicines: Setting International Standards and Accessing New Markets", Washington, D.C.; Texas Attorney General's office, Austin, Texas; Natural Products Expo East, Baltimore, Maryland;

International Summit on Drugs from Natural Products, Beijing, China, "The American Botanical Council's Ginseng Evaluation Program"; The Bioneers Conference, San Francisco, CA; "Plant Medicine, `Medicina,' & Healing"; Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, California (speaker, panelist); APHA 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL; NNFA Conference; "Nature's Pharmacy: The Power to Heal," Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and ABC (presenter).

ABC-Sponsored Pharmacy from the Rainforest Educational Ecotours (offering CEU credits in Pharmacy Education) -- Belize, May, 1995; Costa Rica, August, 1995; Peruvian Amazon, Oct./Nov., 1995.

Article copyright American Botanical Council.