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News & Press Releases

  • LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    The legalisation of cannabis in SA has been a big topic of discussion. Listen: HPA's Robert Longrigg, Responsible Pharmacist for Afriplex discusses the new law, what it all means and the health and commercial benefits of cannabis. HPASA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HPASouthernAfrica/    
  • TRADITIONAL HEALERS ORGANISATION MEDIA REPORT ON CANNABIS LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

    "Scores of THO members from around Gauteng province and the Rastafarian community came to the Constitutional Court on September 18 to listen to Deputy Chief Judge Zondo handing down judgement on the use of dagga. When the judgement was handed down the entire court was in jubilation. We got super excited because the court ruled that; 1. The criminalisation of private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional; 2. Adults are now free to handle dagga for healing and recreational purposes including even growing it for use in their homes. However, public smoking and commercial activities are prohibited. 3. The Constitution Court confirmed that the 2017 Western Cape high court judgement by Judge Dennis Davis that found the ban on dagga use at home was unconstitutional and therefore, against the right to privacy. This was a case supported by the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO), brought to court by Garreth Prince, Jeremy Acton and Jonathan Ruben. Interestingly, many government departments including health, south African police services and social development were opposed to dagga being used privately but were again proven unconstitutional and inconsistent by the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court accepted medical studies from applicants lawyers which showed that alcohol caused more harm than dagga and that there is little data to show that banning of dagga would reduce harmful use. Action Parliament was given 2 years to amend all racist, apartheid laws that prohibits private use of dagga. Court granted interim relief that allows personal use at private spaces such as home and Healers clinics. THO Action We will meet with the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa to discuss how this use will be regulated so that children and families are not directly affected by negligence Educate Healers on how they will have to implement and action the court judgement to benefit patients Host and sign partnerships with key stakeholders such as the SAPS to monitor actions of members and people who will be involved at community level Lesson learnt Let us refrain from violating people's right to equality, dignity and freedom of religion. No one, not even your local authority or pastor holds such rights against you. When confronted with such a situation just rise above it and hold people against it, we will support you all the way. On this note, we wish you a blessed African New Year this September 23 and a fantastic Heritage month. What a great way to enter an African New Year."
  • HPA IN THE NEWS

    The latest copy of Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review contains an article on the HPA on Page 42-43: https://issuu.com/newmediab2b/docs/pcr_july_18  
  • HPA HEADLINES JULY 2018

    AYURVEDA - THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

    The sages of India developed the advanced and powerful medical system – Ayurveda – more than 3 000 years ago. Ayur, which translates as Life, and Veda, which means Science or Knowledge, is referred to as The Science of Life. Not simply a system for treating disease, it offers great insight and wisdom intended to help people live vibrantly healthy lifestyles, as well as to realise their full human potential.
  • CURCUMIN IN FOCUS

    This traditional botanical has long roots in history that are finally reaching consumers around the world. http://links.rodmanmedia.mkt8703.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MTM4ODAwMAS2&r=MjQwMzg5ODM0ODkS1&j=NTAwOTA2Njc1S0&mt=1&rt=0  

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IADSA Newsletters and Presentations

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2018

2018

2017

2015

  •  ASEAN Health Supplement Sector Set to Become a Global Powerhouse – April 2015

2014

  • IADSA and CFDA Celebrates 10 Year of Cooperation – July 2014
  • CRN and IADSA Partner for Broader Reach – July 2014
  • Korea Health Supplements Association (KHSA) to Become Member of IADSA – June 2014
  • IADSA Global Leadership Award Annoucement in Verona, Italy – April 2014
  • First scorecard published on Health Supplements Harmonisation in ASEAN – February 2014

2013

  • IADSA focuses on stability testing and safety as part of its 3-year scientific and technical programme – August 2013
  • IADSA holds expert workshop on applying Codex guidelines – August 2013
  • Codex adopts NRVs at levels supported by IADSA – July 2013
  • Codex increasingly a key reference point for food supplement regulators says IADSA – July 2013
  • IADSA gives first-ever Global Leadership Awards – May 2013
  • IADSA to hold Annual General Meeting in April – April 2013
  • Codex endorses IADSA recommendations to prioritise Magnesium Stearate evaluation for GSFA inclusion – April 2013

2012

  • IADSA keeps the focus on health food regulations in China – October 2012
  • Codex additives inclusions good news for the dietary supplement sector says IADSA – August 2012
  • IADSA re-elects chair Peter Zambetti for second term – April 2012
  • India FSSA a positive step for supplements says IADSA – April 2012
  • Key supplement additives up for inclusion in Codex standard – March 2012
  • IADSA welcomes Mexico association into its fold – February 2012
  • IADSA keeps the focus on additives at Codex – February 2012

2011

  • Codex sets up e-Working Group on Nutrient Reference Values revision – November 2011
  • IADSA suggests framework for bioactives recommended intake – November 2011
  • Scientific Forum debates food supplement science and regulation issues – October 2011
  • IADSA lays out the science in support of supplements for micronutrient adequacy – October 2011
  • Latin America gets first regional food supplement association – September 2011
  • Supplement regulation discussions in Latin America promising, says IADSA – September 2011
  • Supplement regulation across Latin America on ‘official’ agenda – August 2011
  • IADSA to hold 4th scientific forum – August 2011
  • Demand grows for global food supplement GMP guide – August 2011
  • India nutraceuticals market on the rise – July 2011
  • Codex decides on key issues for food supplement sector – July 2011
  • IADSA saves key additive from deletion at Codex – July 2011
  • IADSA releases first ever global GMP guide – June 2011
  • Codex abandons definition and labelling work on GMOs – June 2011
  • Central America and Caribbean regulators meet to discuss supplement regulation – May 2011
  • IADSA saves key additives from deletion at Codex – April 2011
  • IADSA to release first ever global GMP guide – March 2011
  • IADSA highlights global food supplement trends in 2011 agenda – February 2011
  • IADSA expands global arena as Brazilian and Vietnam associations join – February 2011

2010

  • La regulación de los suplementos alimenticios en América Latina toma impulso en la Conferencia de IADSA – Noviembre 2010
  • IADSA Conference gathers momentum on food supplement regulation across Latin America – November 2010
  • Global food supplement associations meet to define world regulation – March 2010
  • Global food supplement sector hold their Annual Meeting – February 2010

2009

  • IADSA clarifies myths surrounding Codex’s work on food supplements – October 2009
  • Top officials meet in Moscow forinternational food supplement conference – July 2009
  • Codex adopts key provisions for food supplements – July 2009
  • Top officials to meet in Moscow at international food supplement conference – May 2009
  • Codex agrees additives for use in food supplements – March 2009
  • South East European officials meet for Training Forum on supplements – March 2009
  • IADSA keeps the spotlight on Latin America in 2009 – February 2009
  • IADSA strengthens ties as two associations join – January 2009

2008

  • Codex agrees risk analysis principles for nutrients – November 2008
  • Codex agrees to consider ALL evidence for scientific basis of health claims – November 2008
  • IADSA pushes for consideration of ALL evidence for Codex scientific basis of health claims – October 2008
  • Health claims based only on human intervention studies not practical says IADSA – August 2008
  • IADSA workshop keeps the focus on Latin America – July 2008
  • Seminar looks to global TMHS regulations for ASEAN model – June 2008
  • Workshop highlights dietary supplement regulation in Mexico – June 2008
  • IADSA celebrates decade of global regulatory achievements – May 2008
  • IADSA welcomes new chairman at 2008 Annual General Meeting – May 2008
  • Expert workshop targets food supplement regulation in Mexico – April 2008
  • IADSA strengthens ties as new association joins – January 2008
  • Regulatory change a boost for emerging supplement markets says IADSA – January 2008

2007

  • Codex to redraft health claims recommendations – December 2007
  • IADSA keeps up the fight for reasonable food additive levels – November 2007
  • Health claims based only on human intervention studies unrealistic says IADSA – October 2007
  • Senior regulators give guidance on accessing Russian market – September 2007
  • IADSA helps companies access Russian Supplement market – August 2007
  • IADSA strengthens ties with the Philippines – August 2007
  • IADSA workshop targets supplement market in Russia – August 2007
  • Regional ginseng regulation should focus on just one species, says IADSA – July 2007
  • Codex adopts additives at IADSA’s advised levels – July 2007
  • Companies urged to take part in global market survey – June 2007
  • IADSA’s action to retain additives yields positive results – May 2007
  • IADSA Workshop an ‘official’ success – April 2007
  • IADSA rates global regulatory improvements ‘six out of ten’ – April 2007
  • Hopes for Codex inclusion of Precautionary Principle dashed – April 2007
  • IADSA highlights healthier ageing at Yokohama Workshop – March 2007
  • IADSA workshop gathers official momentum – March 2007
  • International experts dispute conclusions of antioxidant review – February 2007
  • IADSA sets the agenda for 2007 – February 2007
  • IADSA keeps up the fight for key additives in food supplements – February 2007

2006

  • Asia in the spotlight as dietary supplement regulation evolves – December 2006
  • IADSA assesses safety levels for Bioactives – November 2006
  • Regional dietary and health supplement industry grouping created in Singapore – July 2006

2005

2004

  • International agreement reached on vitamins and minerals in Food Supplements – November 2004
  • Codex Commission makes historic decision on Guidelines on Vitamins and Minerals – July 2004
  • All Eyes on Prague for Future of Supplement Legislation – July 2004
  • Enlarged European Union will meet to develop the Future of Food Supplements – April 2004

2003

  • Latin American governments agree need for common approach to supplements regulation – Nov 2003
  • Codex Committee breaks through the barriers to Consumers’ use of Food Supplements – November 2003

2002

  • Supplements Essential to Manage Japanese Health Care – October 2002
  • First Asian Conference demands increased dialogue on Food Supplements – September 2002
  • IADSA Summary of Vitamin and Mineral Recommended nutrient intakes  – July 2002
  • Dietary Supplements: First Asian Conference of Government and Industry – May 2002
  • Three More Dietary Supplement Associations Join IADSA – March 2002

2001

Events & Training

HPA MEETINGS 2018

JOHANNESBURG

HPA EXECUTIVE & GENERAL MEETINGS:  12h30-15h00  15h30-17h00
•    Thursday December 6th

JOHANNESBURG WORKSHOPS:

•    Thursday November 15th

CAPE TOWN

HPA CT GENERAL MEETINGS/CT EXCO MTGS/WORKSHOPS

•    Thursday November 8th

 

TWINZ FOUNDATION FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: COURSES

NEXT COURSE: OCTOBER 2018 :REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Note that the Package insert and Patient information leaflet training as well as the ZA CTD compilation training will also focus on CAMS requirements

For more information, please visit: https://www.twinztraining.com/

TWINZ FOUNDATION COURSES

 

 

NATURAL & ORGANICS PRODUCTS EUROPE: LONDON APRIL 7TH-9TH 2019

The HPA would like to put together a great SA/HPA Pavilion in London next year. The HPA will be arranging an upfront funded pavilion to NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS EUROPE which happens in London from the 7-9 April 2019.
https://www.naturalproducts.co.uk/

2nd Southern African Congress of Integrative Medicine -17-18 November 2018

At the 2nd Southern African Congress of Integrative Medicine, practitioners from all facets of traditional and non-traditional medicine unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, network, and return to their practices with an enhanced appreciation of the modern patient’s full range of healthcare options.
The Southern African Congress of Integrative Medicine education sessions offer Q&A opportunities and deliver clinical takeaways that can be implemented into your practice immediately.
Explore new and emerging integrative healthcare products and solutions
The learning and discovery-rich atmosphere doesn’t end at the lecture hall doors.
Grab a colleague and explore the Congress Exhibition, meet the vendors and learn how the latest products, tools and tech can enhance your everyday practice.
Board Members: Dr Leila Sadien Congress Chair, Dr David M Nye President SASIM, Prof Bernard Brom Inaugural Chair, Dr Siobhan Dawson Board Member, Dr Renee Usdin Board Member.
Support the Congress.
Tailor-made sponsorship opportunities <https://integrativemedcongress.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3729579968afcfe3eac579cd9&id=bcb3a88cd7&e=0e17b841cc>
Take the opportunity to meet with your peers.<https://integrativemedcongress.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3729579968afcfe3eac579cd9&id=8235412c67&e=0e17b841cc>

Links:
https://mailchi.mp/78393e4d7c38/7-reasons-to-attend-sacim2018-will-you-be-attending?e=0e17b841cc
https://mailchi.mp/7123fbcf0922/sacim2018-meet-the-executive-board-pioneering-the-future-of-healthcare?e=0e17b841cc
https://mailchi.mp/f85faf47f4f5/seize-the-opportunity-to-advance-the-practice-and-future-of-integrative-medicine?e=0e17b841cc
https://mailchi.mp/eb10df7df992/meet-dr-david-arthur-invited-speaker-at-the-2nd-congress-of-integrative-medicine-17-18-november-2018-cape-town-south-africa?e=0e17b841cc
Registration discount:
https://mailchi.mp/ca42138d8c37/tick-tock-time-to-register-for-sacim2018?e=0e17b841cc
Importance of Women’s Health: https://mailchi.mp/15e7ecaaa91f/what-is-making-our-children-sick?e=0e17b841cc

For more information:http://www.integrativemedcongress.com/

NUTRAINGREDIENTS’ PROBIOTA

NutraIngredients’ Probiota is the leading annual event for the global prebiotic , probiotic and the microbiota focused food and pharma industries. Once again, partnering with the IPA, the IPA World Congress + Probiota 2018 is coming to Barcelona, Spain and will bring together leading experts to present the latest scientific, technical and market insights.  Business and academia from around the globe will come together to discuss innovation and growth in today’s market.
For more information: https://www.probiotaevent.com/

PROBIOTA 2018 PROGRAMME PUSHES BOUNDARIES IN MICROBIOME RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.

https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2017/12/20/Probiota-2018-program-pushes-boundaries-in-microbiome-research-and-development?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02-Jan-2018&c=SAsOqIf01s0EJzJDP272ZA%3D%3D&p2=

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