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11th Annual Hybrid Conference

American Council for Medicinally Active Plants

Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Barranquitas
Puerto Rico, USA

10th Annual

ACMAP Conference

This year’s meeting with a focus on the scientific  advances in several health and nutritional areas including the newly emerging field of hemp and medicinal cannabis.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Exploring the Unexplored: Science and Applications of Medicinal Plants

Human, animal and plant health, climate change, and food security remain among the greatest challenges for societies around the globe. Natural products and medicinally active plants can contribute significantly to the improvement of health. The 10th annual conference of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP) invites you to join us to share experiences, scientific studies and lessons from lab and field discovery to illustrate the latest advances in scientific knowledge that can be used to impact and transform the lives of others in our country and in developing countries.

This year’s meeting will focus on the scientific advances in several health and nutritional areas including the new emerging field of hemp and medicinal cannabis. Let this meeting be a forum where we come together to reflect on both basic and applied research and development activities that demonstrate how the application of science can and does make a difference to communities and society. We invite you to present your research either as an oral presentation and/or as a poster. We also invite all those contributing papers to submit their work as full papers for consideration as a publication in the Journal of Medicinally Active Plants (JMAP).

We look forward to seeing you in Puerto Rico.

Alok Arun, Ph.D. (Chair) and Nirmal Joshee, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Your 2022 Hosts
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Juan Negron-Berrios, Ph.D.

HOST UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR

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Alok Arun, Ph.D.

Chair

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Nirmal Joshee, Ph.D.

Co-Chair

Conference 9

David Julius, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO, USA

Nobel Laureate

Conference 11

Anait S. Levenson, M.D., Ph.D.

Long Island University, USA

Conference 13

Sun-Ok Lee, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas, USA

Conference 15

Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Ph.D

Arkansas State University, USA

Conference 17

Jeffrey Adelberg, Ph.D.

Clemson University, USA

Conference 19

Joshua Kellogg, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University, USA

Conference 21

Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, Ph.D.

Alabama A&M University, USA

Conference 23

Andrea I. Doseff, Ph.D.

Michigan State University, USA

Conference 25

Jeremy Johnson, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, USA

Conference 27

Yuanyuan (Rose) Li, PhD.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, USA

Conference 7

Nirmal Joshee, Ph.D.

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Conference 31

Oliver Kayser, Ph.D.

TU DORTMUND UNIVERSITY, GERMANY

Conference 33

Bahar Aliakbarian, Ph.D.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Conference 35

Prabodh Satyal, Ph.D.

AROMATIC PLANT RESEARCH CENTER, USA

Conference 37

Nihal Ahmad, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, USA

Conference 39

Sadanand Dhekney, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE, USA

Conference 41

Namrita Lall, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

Conference 43

Mahipal Shekhawat, Ph.D.

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH, INDIA

Conference 45

Virginie Aires, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF BURGUNDY, FRANCE

Conference 47

Sonia Peter, Ph.D.

BIOCULTURAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM, BARBADOS

Conference 49

Sylvia Mitchell, Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES, JAMAICA

Conference 51

Maria Luisa Villarreal Ortega, Ph.D.

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DEL ESTADO DE MORELOS, MEXICO

Conference 53

Diana Roopchand, Ph.D.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, USA

Conference 55

Thomas Terrill, Ph.D.

FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Conference 57

Rodolfo Juliani, Ph.D.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, USA

Conference 59

Niranjan Aryal, Ph.D.

VRX LABS, USA

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Aruna Weerasooriya, Ph.D.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY, USA

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Alok Arun, Ph.D., Chair

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Barranquitas

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Anait S. Levenson, M.D., Ph.D.

Long Island University

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Andrea I. Doseff, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

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Claudia A. Ospina Millán, Ph.D.

UNIVERSIDAD INTERAMERICANA DE PUERTO RICO - BAYAMON

Conference 63

Nirmal Joshee, Ph.D., Co-Chair

Fort Valley State University

Conference 63

Sun-Ok Lee, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas

Conference 63

Joshua Kellogg, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Conference 63

Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, Ph.D.

Arkansas State University

Conference 63

Rao Mentreddy, Ph.D.

Alabama A&M University

Conference 63

José R. Rodríguez-Medina, Ph.D.

INBRE, UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

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LODGING, SCHEDULE AND VENUES

2021 Program-at-a-Glance

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Poster Guidelines

ACMAP discounted hotel rates are available at the Rutgers University Inn and Heldrich Hotel. Limited rooms are available. Make your reservations early to secure the discounted rate.

Follow the booking instructions below:

Rutgers University Inn – rate $86 + plus taxes/fees (double room, 1 or 2 people)

  • To make reservations click here
  • Enter PROMO/GROUP CODE: 25893
  • Discounted rate is available for June 24, 25 and 26 of 2020.
  • This is a not refundable rate, 100% deposit is required at the time of booking 
  • Limited rooms available. Make reservations early!

Heldrich Hotel – rate $159 + plus taxes/fees

  • Discounted rate is available for 24, 25 and 26 of 2020.
  • To book online click here
  • Click on the “Reservations” button, which will open the Calendar Booking screen. Click on the “+” sign next to Add Code. Click the drop-down arrow next to “Discount Code”, and select option Group Attendee. Input your Group Attendee Code 492869 and then click the Add button.
  • Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and the number of guests and then click Continue. Select your preferred Bed Type, fill in the appropriate Information Fields, and then click Submit.
  • If you require telephone assistance with you reservation please call 866-609-4700 and give the agent Group Attendee Code 492869 to assist you. 

Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey, is located within an hour from New York City. It is convenient to travel to by air, train or car.

Airport: 

We recommend flying into Newark Liberty Airport due to the ease of travel to New Brunswick, NJ. There are, however, several other airports such as JFK International Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York, Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey.

Transportation from Newark International Airport to New Brunswick, NJ:

Car – Travel time estimated at 0.5 – 1 hr. 

    • Get on US-1 S/U.S. 9 S from Newark International Airport St
    • Take I-95 S to NJ-18 N in East Brunswick. Take exit 9 from I-95 S
    • Continue on NJ-18 N 
    • Use the middle lane to take the exit toward NJ-172/Commercial Ave/New St/NJ-27/Highland Park
    • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for NJ-172/Cook/Douglass
    • Continue onto NJ-172 W/George St
    • Keep right to continue toward George St
    • Merge onto George St
    • Left on Nichol Ave
    • Left on Lipman Drive

* If you arriving by car and intend to park on campus please contact Emily Merchant to sign up for a temporary campus parking pass 

Train – Travel time estimated at 1.5 – 2 hours.

Take the AirTran at the Newark Airport to the transit center. Take the Northeast Corridor train heading south to New Brunswick. Arrive at the New Brunswick train station. Take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Douglass Campus Center (100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)

Traveling from New Brunswick to Manhattan:

Take a car service to the New Brunswick train station. From the New Brunswick train station, take the Northeast Corridor train heading north to New York. Get off at the New York Penn Station – this is the last stop on the train. For more information on the train system see here:

urldefense.proofpoint.

njtransit.

 

ACMAP is planning to have discounted lodging rates at Rutgers University Inn and Heldrich Hotel. Booking information will be available soon. If you need additional information, please contact ACMAP.

Rutgers University at New Brunswick, New Jersey, is located within an hour from New York City. It is convenient to travel to by air, train or car.

Airport: 

We recommend flying into Newark Liberty Airport due to the ease of travel to New Brunswick, NJ. There are, however, several other airports such as JFK International Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York, Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey.

Transportation from Newark International Airport to New Brunswick, NJ:

Car – Travel time estimated at 0.5 – 1 hr. 

    • Get on US-1 S/U.S. 9 S from Newark International Airport St
    • Take I-95 S to NJ-18 N in East Brunswick. Take exit 9 from I-95 S
    • Continue on NJ-18 N 
    • Use the middle lane to take the exit toward NJ-172/Commercial Ave/New St/NJ-27/Highland Park
    • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for NJ-172/Cook/Douglass
    • Continue onto NJ-172 W/George St
    • Keep right to continue toward George St
    • Merge onto George St
    • Left on Nichol Ave
    • Left on Lipman Drive

* If you arriving by car and intend to park on campus please contact Emily Merchant to sign up for a temporary campus parking pass 

Train – Travel time estimated at 1.5 – 2 hours.

Take the AirTran at the Newark Airport to the transit center. Take the Northeast Corridor train heading south to New Brunswick. Arrive at the New Brunswick train station. Take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Douglass Campus Center (100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)

Traveling from New Brunswick to Manhattan:

Take a car service to the New Brunswick train station. From the New Brunswick train station, take the Northeast Corridor train heading north to New York. Get off at the New York Penn Station – this is the last stop on the train. For more information on the train system see here:

urldefense.proofpoint.

njtransit.