Call for Abstracts

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The Scientific Organising Committees of ICMAN and IUPAHR Natural Products Section cordially invite you to submit abstracts for presentation at ICMAN‐IUPHAR Natural Products, to be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland from 27th‐29th September 2017.

All accepted abstracts will be published in a special issue of Biochemical Pharmacology

Conference Theme

From Nutraceuticals to Pharmaceuticals – Common Challenges and Approaches

Main Conference Topics

Theme 1 Novel sources of nutraceuticals and natural product pharmaceuticals
Theme 2

Bioavailability/pharmacokinetics of nutraceuticals and natural product pharmaceuticals

Theme 3 Translating novel pathways and mechanisms of action into the clinical use of nutraceuticals and natural product pharmaceuticals
Theme 4

Personalized nutrition and natural product medicine: therapeutic evidence

and regulatory requirements?

Theme 5 Two different worlds? ‐ addressing the convergence between

nutraceuticals, TCM and western medicine

Theme 6 Drug/nutrient/microbiome/lifestyle interactions

Abstracts can be submitted for presentation as either:

  • Oral Presentations ‐ 10‐minute oral presentations followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentation sessions will run in parallel throughout the conference.
  • Poster Presentations – Posters will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference.

Abstract submission guidelines

You will need to provide a presentation title, abstract (maximum 250 words), and all authors’ names and affiliations (institutes or organisations).  If you wish to include a Figure or Table in addition to the text of your abstract please attach this as a supporting document. Acceptable formats are JPEG or PNG images. Please indicate clearly where you wish the figure to appear in the abstract text – e.g. ‘insert figure 1 here’. Please ensure the titles of the figures match those in the body of the abstract.

We welcome abstracts from all areas of nutraceutical and natural product pharmaceutical research. However, in order to arrange the final programme it will help us if you could let us know if your abstract aligns with any of these topics. When you reach “Click here to make a new abstract submission” you will be asked to select this from the subject category. Alternatively please select “Other” and specify what subject area this relates to.

All abstracts will be subjected to peer review by members of the Scientific Advisory Boards Confirmation will be required that at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present the data. If at least one author does not register for the conference by 28th July 2017 the abstract will not be included in the abstract book.

Key dates

Call for Papers

January 2017

EXTENDED Abstract Submission Deadline

10 April 2017

NEW DEADLINE Abstracts for Posters ONLY

Published in a special issue of Biochemical Pharmacology

 12 May 2017
NEW DEADLINE Abstracts for Posters ONLY

Not published in a special issue of Biochemical Pharmacology

 31 July 2017
Anticipated Acceptance of Abstracts 28 April 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline 28 July 2017
Final Registration Deadline 1 September 2017


For Questions about Submissions Contact:   If you have submitted an abstract, please quote your reference number, e.g. 0065. 

For questions about the conference contact the co‐Chairs:

  • Professor Cherry Wainwright, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen:
  • Professor Valérie Schini‐Kerth, University of Strasbourg: valerie.schini‐

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