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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.

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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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See you in Portland!

Travel Grants, Awards and Prizes Deadline Extension

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Due to poor response for free money, I am going to have to extend the deadline to March 15th!   Get it together and submit!  March 15th is the closing deadline.

We are accepting applications for travel grants, awards and prizes for young natural product investigators.  Get on it!  You can get all the information you need by going to the website link provided below:

Remember to check out the submission guidelines as there are specific formatting requests asked of you.  It can be found here:

I would be extremely disappointed if there is not a surge in applications.  Don’t let me down!


With regards,

Mark O’Neil-Johnson


Chair, Awards and Funds Committee

Statement from the ASP President

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
The American Society of Pharmacognosy stands in solidarity with the 151 scientific organizations who have signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to rescind his Executive Order of January 27 restricting immigration and visas. The letter well represents the detrimental impact of this action on the global scientific community, individual scientists and students from countries that have been singled out, and the very future of scientific leadership by the United States. ASP joins these scientific societies in voicing strong objection to this Executive Order and offering the administration assistance in creating an effective immigration and visa policy that stays true to American principles as a nation of immigrants.

-Cindy Angerhofer, ASP President


Multisociety Letter on Immigration

Join us in Portland OR for the 2017 ASP Meeting – Registration and Abstract Submission Open Now

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Click here to register and submit your abstract:

See you in Portland!