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14th Annual NHP Research Conference

Dear NHPRS members, sponsors and past sponsors,

The NHPRS Board of Directors is pleased to host our 14th Annual NHPRS Annual Conference, Beyond Tradition, to be held May 8-11, 2017, at the Pinnacle Hotel Waterfront in Vancouver, British Columbia.  This conference promises to bring together and integrate individuals from all aspects of the natural health product (NHP) industry, including research scientists; industry representatives involved in developing, producing, and marketing NHPs; government regulators tasked with regulating NHPs for sale in Canada; and medical and naturopathic doctors discussing these health products with patients.

With over 250 expected participants, the conference will provide a great opportunity to learn from leaders in the Natural Health Products sector, as they discuss key regulatory and quality assurance updates, as well as next innovations in NHP research.    

Join the NHPRS along with our colleagues from Health Canada, UNPA, USP, AHP, USDA, Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Academia, and key members of the North American health products industry.

Our 2017 Conference Program is now Available

The NHPRS Conference Programming Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Conference Program!  Our 4-day event will host leading researchers, regulators, and members of the North American health products industry, presenting current topics in key NHP fields.  We are pleased to host focused sessions on Botanical Authentication; Regulatory and Government Affairs; Personalized Nutrition; Industrial Innovations and Emerging Technologies; Ethnobotany, Pharmacology & Traditional Medicine; Modernization of Pharmacopoeial Standards; Gut Health and the Intestinal Microbiome; and Cannabis.

To access the full conference program, click here.

To register for the conference, and renew your 2017 NHPRS membership, click here.

To book your hotel room at the Vancouver Pinnacle Waterfront, click here.  Mention the NHPRS conference by April 19 to access the conference rate!

Join us for the Waters Pre-Conference Workshop!

NHPRS is pleased to host a pre-conference workshop, Frontiers in NHP Research, on Monday, May 8 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm at the Pinnacle Waterfront Hotel. 

Sponsored by Waters, this workshop will host leading researchers discussing innovations in NHP research, including metabolomics and cannabis. 

To learn more about the 2017 NHPRS / Waters Workshop, click here.

One-to-One Partnering is part of our Conference Program again this year!

The One-to-One Partnering Program is a dedicated part of the NHPRS 2017 conference program.  Delegates who sign up for partnering have the opportunity to set up 20-minute pre-scheduled and ad-hoc meetings with other delegates to engage in discussions that can move opportunities forward. Partnering is an excellent complement to your informal networking opportunities, and access to the Partnering Program is included in your full-conference registration!


NHPRS is pleased to support a partnering management team that will provide information and assist you in making the most of the program. 


The NHPRS One-to-One Partnering Program offers:

  •          A user-friendly partnering site where you can preview partnering delegate profiles and request meetings;
  •         An opportunity for focused, purposeful conversations to identify new collaborators, move your research agenda forward, or build your business strategy. Conversations could be business-to-business, research-to business or research-to-research;
  •          A better way to work the room and maximize the valuable contacts you can make at the conference;
  •          A dedicated partnering meetings room with individual tables where you can have uninterrupted discussions. 

To learn more about the NHPRS 2017 One-to-one Partnering Program, and to sign up to participate, click here.

Get Social at the NHP Research Conference Brewery and Distillery Tour!

Join us on Tuesday May 9th at 6:30 pm for the 2017 NHPRS Social Event!  Canadian Craft Tours will pick you up from the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel…from there, we will head out for a night on the town!  The NHPRS tour will visit 2 craft breweries and a craft distillery, where you'll get behind the scenes tours to learn how both craft beer and craft spirits are made, as well some great sampling at each venue!  This event is a must attend if you have even the slightest interest in craft beer or spirits!

Visit https://www.canadiancrafttours.ca/products/bcit-and-the-nhp-research-conference to register for this fun evening!


We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!


the NHPRS Communications Committee