Four hundred academics and leading clinical researchers from the drug discovery and nutrition fields are set to converge on Aberdeen for the first joint conference between The International Conference on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals (ICMAN) and the International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Natural Products Section, which bring their biennial meetings to the city, 27-29 September 2017.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will host this major conference for discussing the common challenges and approaches to the development of novel nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals derived from natural sources.
In addition to the main conference themes, a series of lunchtime workshops will take place throughout the conference, focusing on issues including regulatory requirements and health claims, social responsibility and sustainability of exploiting natural resources.
The international conference was secured by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen, with additional support from citywide consortium TeamAberdeen.
The event received subvention funding from VisitAberdeen, which was match funded by VisitScotland’s Conference Bid Fund.
Joint conference chair, Professor Cherry Wainwright from RGU, said: “By bringing two scientific communities together at this biennial meeting, we will help identify where they can join to open new avenues of collaboration and innovation. We are delighted ICMAN and IUPHAR have chosen Aberdeen as the venue for the unique conference as it reflects the expertise in both nutraceutical and natural product drug discovery research that exists within the two Universities in the city. It is also highly relevant to the City Region Deal, which includes funding for the development of a Biopharmaceutical Innovation Hub.”
Sales manager at AECC, Steven Daun, added: “Welcoming this joint conference to Aberdeen is another great addition to our conference calendar and is an achievement which allows us to showcase the research available in the city and the expertise at hand in the field.”