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Role of Botanicals in Healthy Aging Symposium Cancelled

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Editorial contact: Gayle Engels American Botanical Council P.O. Box 144345 Austin, TX 78714-4345 Phone: 512-926-4900 Fax: 512-926-2345 Website: www.herbalgram.org

Austin, TX (July 23, 2003) The Role of Botanicals in Healthy Aging: From Traditional Knowledge to Clinical Practice to Scientific Development, scheduled for August 9 and 10, has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment. On behalf of the planning organizations, American Botanical Council (ABC), American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), also known as the Herbal Education Partnership (HEP), we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The three organizations that comprise the HEP formed this first-time collaboration to provide continuing education in the area of herbal medicine. One positive outcome of this process is that all three organizations are committed to continue working together in the future.

We wish to thank the participants that did register, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and all who put time and energy into the planning of this event. We are very grateful to the Sponsors who had committed funds to support the symposium: Aboca, USA, Access Business Group/Nutrilite Products, Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc., Hoyt Tea, Nature’s Way, PhytoPharmica, Reliance Vitamin Company, Inc., Standard Process/MediHerb, Vitality Works, Inc., The Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc., and Virgo Publishing, Inc.

About the HEP: ABC is one of the leading educational and research organizations disseminating science-based information promoting the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines <www.herbalgram.org>. AHPA is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry committed to promoting a responsible herbal products industry and to help make quality products available to consumers <www.ahpa.org>. AHG is the foremost organization in the United States dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of clinical herbal medicine and herbal education <www.americanherbalistsguild.com >.