International conference on

“Herbal Dietary Supplement (HDS), Authenticity, Quality, Safety & Regulation 2018”

Theme: “The Harness of Sciences behind the Herbal Dietary Supplement for sustainable development”


Date:                9th November 2018

Venue:             the Panorama 1, 14th floor, Emerald Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.


08:00 – 09:00    Registration

09:00 – 09:15    Welcome Address by representative of AMARC/VLA

09:15 – 09:25    Welcome Address by representative of the Royal Dutch Embassy (to be confirmed)  

09:25 – 09:40   Welcome Address by Dr Hans Marvin, Wageningen University and Research and Coordinator of SELAMAT-SN

Pleanary Lecture

09:40 – 10:20  The Codex standards and related issues on HDS by Dr. Masami Takeuchi, Ph.D., Food Safety Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO Regional Office Asia and the Pacific, Thailand.

10:20 – 11:15    Coffee Break and Photo Session; official opening of the vendor exhibition


Morning SESSION:

Authenticity, Quality, Safety & Regulation

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Daya Goburdhun (Mauritius) and Dr. Nilson (LANAGRO, Brazil))


11-15 – 11:45    General requirement and trends for quality control of Chinese traditional medicine and Herbal Dietary Supplement, Prof. Dr. Shen JI,(Shanghai Institute for Food and Drug Control (SIFDC)), CHINA

11:45 – 12:15    How to identify the authenticity of herbs and spices, by Dr Yannick Weesepoel, (RIKILT Wageningen University & Research , RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, the Netherlands)


12:15 – 13:30    Lunch break and sponsor demonstration (including presentation on HFS analytical techniques, by relevant Stakeholders


13:30 – 14:00    AQS of HFS in Thailand, by Pharma. Somnuek Suchaithanawanitch, Director, Thai Traditional Medicines and Herbs Division, Dept. of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines, MoPH.

14:00 - 14:30    Microbiology Safety of Herbs and Spices, by Dr Frédéric Gaspar

                        Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológia, Portugal



14:30 – 15:00    “Pesticide Registration and Safe use of seasoning vegetables, herbs and spices in South-Korea ", by Dr Su-Myeong Hong (Rural Development Administration (Rural Development Administration, South Korea)


15:00 – 15:30  Afternoon refreshments


Afternoon SESSION

Chairs:             Assoc. Prof. Dr Virat Vongsaengnak and Dr. Piet Stouten


15:30 – 16:00   The use of Predictive models, like BN for the quality, safety and authenticity of herbs and spices, by Dr Hans Marvin (RIKILT Wageningen University & Research , RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, the Netherlands)

16:00 – 16:30    Regulation of Herbal Dietary Supplement in Thailand, by Deputy Secretary Thai FDA


16:30 – 17:00    Herbs as dietary supplements and medicinal plants -case study of Mauritius by Prof Dr. Daya Goburdhun (University of Mauritius, Mauritius)


17:00 – 17:20    Wrap up, discussion and conclusion, by Dr Hans Marvin and a representative of AMARC


17:20    End of program


18:15 – 21:15    Welcome dinner for invited guests, speakers and SELAMAT members        

Main Sponsors

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