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Presentations and Major Papers by ABC’s Executive Director, Mark Blumenthal

May – October, 2000:


May 18 – Alliance Institute of Integrative Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. Conference: Practical Applications of Integrative Medicine: Applicable Alternative Therapy Solutions, “Efficacy of Phytomedicine”

May 19-20 – Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine & Dominion Herbal College, Herbal Seminar 2000. North York, Ontario, Canada. “Herbs For Health”

May 22-24 – Columbia University Conference: Botanical Medicine in Modern Clinical Practice, Columbia University, New York, NY. “History of Botanicals in Medicine”

June 9-11 – Comprehensive Cancer Care 2000, Arlington, VA.Most Promising Herbal Therapies”

June 29-July 14 – International Health Issues Safari 2000, South Africa. “Roots Revisited: African Medicinal Plants/Zulu Culture” and “Evolution of Herbs in Medicine.” Co-Leader of Botanical Bush Walk

July 17-19 – Nutracon 2000, Las Vegas, NV. Panel moderator: “Differentiating Products on Quality: Standards/Efficacy, 3rd Party Certification Processes, and Quantitive Gene Expression Technologies.”

July 25-30 – NNFA Las Vegas “Educational Resources & Opportunities in Herbs”

Aug. 22-24 – Banner Pharmacaps Symposium, Greensboro, SC. “Herbal Myths and Misconceptions in the Media”

Sept. 12 – Food Marketing Institute: FMI Consumer Affairs Conference, New York, NY. “The Science of Supplements”

Sept. 14 – Ohio Pharmaceutical Seminar, Columbus, OH. “Unraveling Medical Myths & Misperceptions of the Modern Herbal Marketplace: A Discussion of Market Trends, Consumer Attitudes, Regulations, Quality Control & an Assessment of Safety & Efficacy”

Sept. 15 – Functional Foods, Houston, TX. “Modern Media Myths and Misconceptions about Herbs”

Oct 6 – Testimony before the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Washington, DC, “Stimulating Research on Herbal Products in the Private Sector: Issues and Possible Government Policies”

Oct. 19 – Great Earth Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, “Herbal Myths & Misperceptions”

Oct. 28 – AdvoCare Success School, Arlington, TX, “Media Myths and Misconceptions of the Modern Herbal Market”