24th NPSP Convention

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24th Convention
Natural Products Society of the Philippines
In cooperation with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)

“Functional Foods for Health and Wellness”

5-6 December 2019
FNRI Auditorium FNRI
DOST Compound
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines




Pre-registration (Until 31 October 2019)



PhP 3,500.00

PhP 4,500.00


PhP 4,500.00

PhP 5,500.00


PhP 5,000.00

PhP 6,500.00

Foreign Participants

US$ 300.00

US$ 400.00

Registration includes reception dinner, snacks, lunch, and convention kit. On-site registrants are not guaranteed of the convention kits.

Mode of payments: (cash or manager’s check) / Bank of Philippine Islands account 3093–5539–41 (Sampaloc, Manila Branch)

Pre-registration may be done online (www.natprod.org/pre-registration-form) or through the Secretariat: Dr. Evangeline C. Amor, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City. Send copy of completed registration form and the Bank of the Philippine Island deposit slip by FAX (920 5427 / 740 9731) or email scanned copy to natprodphils@yahoo.com.Present original copy at the Registration Desk at the convention to claim the Official Receipt. Only those with submitted scanned bank deposit slip will be considered pre-registered.

Deadline date for abstract submission: 15 September 2019 30 September 2019 (EXTENDED)
Date of release acceptance letters: 01 October 2019 15 October 2019
Pre-registration date deadline: 31 October 2019

For further inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Evangeline C. Amor
Institute of Chemistry University of the Philippines-Diliman
T: +63 (02) 920 5427
TL: +63 (02) 981 8500 local 3652
E-mail: natprodphils@yahoo.com



DECEMBER 5, 2019

7:30 am Registration  
9:00 Doxology
National Anthem
HapagAwit Singers, FNRI
  Welcome Remarks Dr. Maribel G. Nonato
President, NPSP
  Opening Message Prof. Fortunato dela Peña
Secretary, DOST
9:45 Keynote Talk Dr. Mario Capanzana, Director, FNRI
“Functional Foods, Are we responding to the research gaps?”
10:30 Opening of Exhibits and Posters
Group Photo
AM Break and Poster Viewing
11:30 Plenary 1 Dr. Cecilia Acuin, Senior Scientist, IRRI
“Rice as a functional food: challenges beyond product development”
12:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 Poster Viewing (Presentor must be beside their poster for judging)
1:45                        Sponsor’s presentation 1 Dai Qing Qing, BÜCHI (Dakila Trading)
“Take a break! Speed up your Natural Product Compound Isolation with BUCHI Solutions”
2:00 Plenary 2 Dr. Trinidad P. Trinidad, FNRI and UST
“Dietary Fiber from Coconut Flour as Functional Food / Ingredient: An Update"
2:30 Plenary 3 Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit, ADMU
“How the West was Wrong: Errors in the Saturated Fat Paradigm and Its Implications for Coconut Oil”
3:00 PM Break  
3:30 Contributed Oral Paper 1 Shalice R. Susana, MSI, UPD
“Screening of anti-inflammatory compounds from marine sponge”
3:45 Contributed Oral Paper 2 Ana Marie G. Artiga, Aklan State University
“Properties of Kamunsil (Pithecellobium DulceBenth.) Seed and Seed Oil Following Extraction with Soxhlet and Ultrasonic Methods”
4:00 Contributed Oral Paper 3 Arsenia B. Sapin, BIOTECH, UPLB
“Characterization of natural phenolics from mango leaves of different varieties for potential use as skin care bioactive”
4:15 Contributed Oral Paper 4 Krystle Gwyn A. Quimada, PSHS Central Mindanao
“Pectin Extraction and Characterization from Three Variants of Mango Peels WithCalamansi as the Acidifier”
4:30 Contributed Oral Paper 5 Lolita G. Lagurin, ADMU
“13C NMR Method for Profiling of Medicinal Plants”
4:45 Contributed Oral Paper 6 Rezzaira Marie N. Astorga, Inst Chem, UP Diliman
“Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors from a Moraceae plant”
5:00 Poster Viewing (Presentor must be beside their poster for judging)
6:00 Banquet Dinner  

TBA, Moderator

DECEMBER 6, 2019

8:00 am Registration  
9:00 Industry lecture Philip Cruz, Herbanext Laboratories, Inc.
“Challenges in Scaling-up and Commercialization of Functional Foods”
9:30 AC Santos Lecture Dr. Elizabeth H. Arenas, University of Santo Tomas
“The Aspects and Prospects of Pili (Canariumovatum, Engl.) Fruit Pomace as a Functional Food Ingredient”
10:00 AM Break  
10:30 Sponsor’s presentation 2 Dr. Tan Shin Jowl, SCIEX Field Application and Market Development Specialist (Dynalab)
“SCIEX X500R QTOF System for Natural Product Research & Metabolomics”
10:50 Sponsor’s presentation 3 Mr. Lemuel B. Ferrer, XPRT Ventures Inc.
“Natural Products Purification by TLC Flash Chromatography”
11:10 Contributed Oral Paper 7 Romeo C. Ongpoy, Jr., Emilio Aguinaldo College
“GC-MS Analysis of the Bioactive Components in the Ethyl Acetate Fractions from the Leaves of Alocasiasanderiana Bull., An Endemic Philippine Plant”
11:25 Contributed Oral Paper 8 Jadel A. Dungog, PSHS, Central Mindanao
“Agar-based Biodegradable Water Container: An Innovation”
11:40 Contributed Oral Paper 9 Mark Pretzel P. Zumaraga, FNRI
“Tumor-suppressing effects of Moringa oleifera leaves powder on colorectal polyps in azoxymethane-induced Sprague Dawley rats”
11:55 Contributed Oral Paper 10 Florena B. Samiano, FPRDI Los Baños
“Potentials of Harvesting and Utilizing Philippine Cinnamons”
12:10 pm Lunch  
1:15 FNRI Laboratory Tour  
2:15 Business Meeting
Oathtaking of new members
Announcement of Poster awards
3:00 Closing remarks                Dr. MafelYsrael, Co-chair, Organizing Committee
  Distribution of Packed Snacks & Certificate  

TBA, Moderator



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Bicutan, Taguig City

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