Plants, Medicine and the Economic Future of South Carolina
A Working Conference
Town and Country Inn, Charleston SC
September 21-22, 2000

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Thursday, September 21, 2000

9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:30 Welcome – John Cormier, Pharm.D., Dean, MUSC School of Pharmacy

 Medicines from Plants – New Discoveries or History Revisited?
 Dwight Camper, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Physiology, Clemson
10:30   Theme: Regulatory Issues and Developing Markets
DSHEA:  Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going 
Heide Horn, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Perrigo Inc., Allegon, Michigan
DSHEA – The Forgotten Part is Education! 
Robert Kreuger, College of Pharmacy, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
Noon  Lunch (Trotters Buffet; Trotters Lounge)

1:00  Theme:  Ethnobotany and Environmental Issues

Traditional Medicine of the Catawba Indian Nation 
John George, Traditional Medicine Advisor, Catawba Indian Nation

Medicinal Plants in SC Homegardens 
Gail Wagner, Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina

Preserving Medicinal Plants for the Future 
Julie Lyke, Coordinator, Medicinal Plant Working Group, Plant Conservation Alliance (Coordinated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington,  D.C.)

3:00  Break

3:15   Theme: Identification, Production and Agribusiness 

Potential of Medicinal Plants as Alternative Crops for S.C. Growers 
Multiple speakers from Clemson University's Coastal Research and Education Center & USDA Laboratory, Charleston, S.C.

Plant Medicine and Toxicology 
Selected Clemson University Activities - N. Dwight Camper, Department of Plant Pathology & Physiology, Clemson

4:45  Adjourn to Reception, Poster Session

6:00  Reception Ends; Dinner on your own

Friday, September 22

8:30  Continental Breakfast

9:00  Theme: Medical, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Issues

The Exciting Potential of Pawpaw: New approaches for Cancer Treatment and Insect Control 
Jerry McLaughlin, Ph.D., Nature’s Sunshine Products, Spanish Fork, UT

S.C. Department of Agriculture Perspective 
Larry Boyleston, Agribusiness Development Manager, SC Department of Agriculture

10:15  Break
Uses of Complementary Care and Its Integration into the Existing Western Medical Environment
Gary Nestler, Director of  Complementary and Alternative Medicine, MUSC 

Population Based Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage, Patient Satisfaction, and Physician Involvement 
Robert Oldendick, Ph.D., Survey Research Laboratory, Institute of Public Affairs, University of South Carolina

Wrap-Up/Lessons Learned 
Ronald O. Nickel, Ph.D., MUSC College of Pharmacy

Noon  Adjourn 


Jurgen Rohr, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, MUSC

John George, Display of Medicinal Plants

C.T. Allen, M. Peden-Adams and D. Keil (presenter), Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, MUSC.  The Effects of Ellagic Acid on Immunological Function

Wang, G., J. Adelberg, A. Rao, A.B. Bodine, Susan Valentino (presenter), College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Clemson University
Establishment of an In Vitro Collection of Medicinal Species of Peony and Determination of Isoflavone Profiles

Karen Hall and D. Camper,  Dept. of Plant  Path. & Physiology, Clemson
Ethnobotany with the Eastern Band of the Cherokees: An Assessment of Change

Pamela Coker, Jason Radecke, and D. Camper, Dept. of Plant Pathology & Physiology, Clemson
Potato Tumor Induction Assay: FDA-Approved Drug Responses 

Joe-Ann McCoy and D. Camper, Department of Plant Pathology & Physiology, Clemson
Propagation of Threatened native Medicinals

Sandra Gray, B.R. Lackey, RS Rogers, PL Tate, D Camper, DM Henricks, Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology and Dept. of Microbiology, Clemson 
Root Extracts of Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius Bind to Estrogen Alpha and Beta Receptors

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