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ABC Activities: January to March, 1999.
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Mar. 21 - Members of the ABC Staff gave their time (and money) to Austin's Public Broadcasting Station, KLRU, during the bi-annual fund-raising event.

Mar. 24 - Aromatic Plant Presentation and Botanical Tea with Jeanne Rose, renowned aromatherapist from California, our first event for the public held in the Annex.

Highlights of presentations, major papers, and attendance by ABC Executive Director Mark Blumenthal:

Feb. 4 - Keynote address for Green Heron Conferences on Health Medicine: The Return to Tradition. Napa Valley, CA. "Market Boom in Herbal Medicines Requires Evaluation of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy."

Feb. 6 - Day-long seminar for Western States Chiropractic College, Harvey Hotel at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport, TX. "Herbal Medicine: A Continuing World Trend."

Feb. 8 - Texas A&M; University System, Food Protein Research and Development Center for Nutraceuticals/Functional Foods Conference, College Station, TX. "Market Boom in Herbal Medicines Requires Evaluation of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy.

Feb. 16 - Learning Activities for Mature People, a division of Continuing Education of The University of Texas at Austin, TX. "Overview of Herbs for Adults."

Feb. 21-28 - A week of Ethnobotany Ecotours to Belize, "Pharmacy from the Rainforest, Reef, and Ruins," co-sponsored by Texas Pharmacy Foundation.

Mar. 1-2 - Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Alternative Medicine: Implications for Clinical Practice and State-of-the-Science Symposia. Boston, Massachusetts. Two sessions. "Perspectives on History and Regulations of Herbs: Issues of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy."

Mar. 3-4 - American Journal of Health Promotion Conference on Balancing High Tech with the Human Touch at Amelia Island, FL. Two sessions. "Market Boom in Herbal Medicines Requires Evaluation of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy."

Mar. 9 - American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting on Complementary Medications: Practical Points of Patient Care in San Antonio, TX. "Practical Considerations in Using Commercial Herbs and Phytomedicines: What to Look for in Product Labels."

Mar. 19 - American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 100th Annual Meeting -- A Public Policy Forum: Science and Policy Issues of Dietary Supplements and Alternative Therapies in San Antonio, TX. "Market Boom in Herbal Medicines Requires Evaluation of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy."

Mar. 23 - The Smithsonian Associates lecture series for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine - S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, D.C. "Herbs for Health Enhancement."

Mar. 27 - SYNAPSE (Syndicate of Neuro and Psych Educators) "Making a Difference" to Optimize Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes in the Neuropsychiatric Patient in Lake Tahoe, NV. "Market Boom in Herbal Medicines Requires Evaluation of Quality, Safety, and Efficacy."

April 2 - Interviewee on National Public Radio series on dietary supplements.

Article copyright American Botanical Council.