IPPC-Ireland aims to establish a better understanding of how to build effective and informed collaborations among scientists, technologists, and communities encompassing both owners of raw material resources and users of natural products in cosmetics and phytotherapy.  That requires an in-depth conversation about (a) Ethics and Research including fair-trade and profit sharing with communities, and (b) Traceability of raw material, necessitating the use of various approved techniques.

Four major topic areas are identified:

Session Topics
Phytocosmetics Phytotherapy
  • Novel Natural Ingredients
  • Product Formulation & Labeling
  • Efficacy & Safety
  • Claim & Validation
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Pharmacognosy
Phytochemistry Best practice
  • Antioxidants
  • Bioactives and Antimicrobials
  • Discovery, Extraction, and Evaluation
  • Ethical, cultural and sustainable standards
  • Regulation and safety
  • Biodiversity and harmonization