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Remembering Dr. Charles D. Hufford

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dr. Charles D. Hufford, Associate Dean Emeritus for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi, passed away suddenly on May 15. Charlie was a pillar of the School of Pharmacy, a mentor to many and a friend to all. Charlie served in many leadership positions of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, including President. He contributed immensely to the disciplines of pharmacy and pharmacognosy, and he will be greatly missed. Please hold Charlie’s wife, Alice Clark, and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Read the full Obituary

ASP2017 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until May 8th!

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract by April 30. We received many quality abstracts, but to enhance our overall program, we can still accommodate more abstracts, especially for poster presentations. Because of this, and because there was heavy traffic at the website on Sunday that caused problems for some people, the deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm PDT, Monday, May 8.
Abstract Submissions
-ASP 2017 Organizing Committee

March for Science

Friday, April 14th, 2017

As President of the ASP, I encourage every scientist to go forth and get vocal in support of science! Our Facebook site is posting articles about the March for Science happening all over the country and across the globe on April 22, and you can learn more about it and how to participate locally if you choose at If that’s not your thing, talk to your family, friends, neighbors and community about the value of science for you and for them in their daily lives. Put a face – your face – on science, to create a connection that rises above the acronyms and jargon we often use. Help them to understand the importance of science for health, food, technology, the environment – whatever aspect you have a passion for. And when you do, snap a photo and share it with us** so we can post it to our Facebook page to shout that we are champions of science and are not about to fade away!

**ways to share photos:
1) post on our FB page    ASP Facebook Page
2) post on Twitter and tag us (
3 post on Instagram and tag us (
4) email directly to and we’ll re-post on our social media.

-Cindy Angerhofer

ASP Responds to Trump Administration Travel Bans

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

ASP Responds to Trump Administration Travel Bans

In early February, ASP President Dr.Cindy Angerhofer posted a statement on the ASP website ( that expressed concerns about the first executive order of US President Donald Trump, signed on January 27, 2017, banning entry of citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries.

Read the whole article…

2017 ASP Meeting Update and Important Hotel Update

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
 2017 ASP Meeting in Portland

July 29 – August 2, 2017

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower – Portland, OR 

Please join us in Portland, Oregon from July 29 – August 2 for ASP 2017!

Registration is Open – Don’t miss the early discount deadline-May 15, 2017 REGISTER NOW
We are looking forward to a stimulating program including speakers in three main symposia
in addition to an Awards Symposium –
Natural Products Biosynthesis and Synthetic Biology
Molecular Pharmacology of Natural Products and Complementary Medicine
Natural Products from Unique Ecosystems 

(see for a list of confirmed symposium speakers)

We will also have contributed oral presentations in a variety of research areas along with two poster sessions. 

Don’t Delay the Abstract Submission deadline is approaching.  Abstracts are due by 11:59 PM
(Pacific Standard Time) on April 30, 2017. 
 Click HERE to submit your abstract.

On Saturday, July 29th a total of 5 workshops are being held that cover diverse areas of research:

Applications of NMR Beyond Structure Elucidation
Following the Path of a Natural Product Molecule (Extraction to Elucidation)
Updated Guide to Scientific Writing and Publishing
Grant Writing Strategies
Determining the mechanism of action of potential anticancer agents: beyond apoptosis.

Read more about the workshops at

Our social evening will be held Monday at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on the
Portland riverfront and we have a Younger Members event Tuesday evening at the Portland Punch Bowl Social.
In addition to the meeting activities, Portland is a vibrant city that has many activities that can suit the
interests of a diverse group of people. 

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, we invite you to register for the meeting and enjoy us for few days
of exploring natural products sciences and mingling with like-minded colleagues.

 Phil Proteau, Chair, ASP 2017  

 Important Accomodations Update

Plenty of rooms available starting Saturday July 29th.
Rooms for Friday July 28th is almost sold out at the Hilton.  We have only a couple
rooms available for Friday at the going rate with the ASP discounted rate available starting
Saturday.  So if you are arriving on Friday, reserve your room now as we anticipate these
going quickly.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM  at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

*We have arranged an alternate location for Friday night once the rooms are sold.  

The alternate hotel is the Paramount Hotel for a rate of $239.  You can then switch to the
Hilton for deeper discounted rate for the rest of the meeting.  
It is 0.1 mile – about 3 minute walk to the Hilton. *
PORTLAND, OR 97205      

Group Code:  ASPAM

or you can call hotel directly at (503) 223-9900 and ask for the ASP Annual Meeting by name.

For any questions or concerns please contact Laura Stoll ( 

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