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NNFA MarketPlace 2003 Schedule of Events

All events take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Friday, June 27
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Natural Products Quality Assurance Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament
Location: Desert Pines Golf Course

9-10 a.m.
Your Menotype, Your Menopause
Hosted by: Innovative Natural Solutions, Speaker: Mark Stengler, N.D., Medical Director of Research and Development, Innovative Natural Products

Innovations in Coral Calcium
Hosted by: Nature's Benefit, Speaker: Stephen Holt, M.D.

Research Breakthroughs in the Maintenance of Health Using Cellular Medicine
Hosted by: Matthias Rath Inc., Speaker: Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Matthias Rath Inc.

The Secret to Selling More: It's Not Where You've Been Looking ... If It Were, You'd Have Found It Already
Hosted by: EuroPharma, Speaker: Mitch Gooze, President, Customer Manufacturing Group

Learn How You Can Use Education to Empower Yourself, Your Clients and Your Customers!
Hosted by: Clayton College, Speakers: Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., Clayton College Adjunct Professor; Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., Clayton College Adjunct Professor

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mood Magic: Rebalancing Emotional Chemistry with the Author of The Mood Cure
Hosted by: Carlson Laboratories Inc., Speaker: Julia Ross, M.A., Executive Director, Recovery Systems Clinic.

Don't Lose Sight of My Lecture or You Won't Be Able to Hear What I Have to Say: How to Naturally Prevent Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
Hosted by: NaturalCare, Speaker: Bob Martin, D.C, C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N, A.B.A.A.H.P.

Enzymes: Knowledge is Key
Hosted by: Natural Enzyme Co., Speaker: Rohit Medhekar, Ph.D., Technical Resources Manager, National Enzyme Co.

Inside Supplements: Ingredient Quality
Hosted by: Sabinsa Corp., Speaker: Todd Norton, President, Sabinsa Corp.

Syndrome X: Why Does "X" Mark the Spot For So Many Americans and What Can Be Done About It?
Hosted by: Trace Minerals Research, Speaker: Chris Meletis, N.D., Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, National College of Naturopathic Medicine

11 a.m.-Noon
Retailer Divisional Meeting and Open Forum

Supplier Divisional Meeting and Open Forum

11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Good Manufacturing Practices: Preparing for Certification
Speakers: Cynthia L. Beehner, Owner, Quality Systems Design; Phil Harvey, Ph.D., NNFA Director of Science and Quality Assurance; Carl Reynolds, Senior Consultant, AAC Consulting Group

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Strategic Marketing: Creating Your Customer Relationship Program
Speaker: Jay Jacobowitz, President, Retail Insights; Paul Schulick, CEO, New Chapter Inc.

SOD/Gliadin: The Ultimate Defense Against Disease and Aging
Speaker: Carl Germano, R.D., C.N.S., C.D.N., Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Millennium Biotechnologies Inc.

Supplements to Enhance: Mind, Mood and Energy,
Speaker: Hyla Cass, M.D.

A Three Point Success Guide to the Natural Foods Universe
Speaker: Kenneth Z. O'Connor, Chief Technical Officer, American Copak

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Medicine Hunt-The Search For Cures
Speaker: Chris Kilham, President, Medicine Hunter Inc.

Business Valuation/Sale-of-Business
Speaker: Allen Oppenheimer, M.S., CPA, President, A.M. Oppenheimer Inc.

Maximizing Body Care Sales and Profits
Speaker: Eartha McClelland, National Sales Manager, ShiKai Products

Breast Cancer: How to Avoid It
Speaker: John R. Lee, M.D., Owner, BLL

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Natural Remedies for Common Eye Disorders
Hosted by: Carlson Laboratories Inc., Speaker: Robert Abel, Jr., M.D., Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants

OrderDog: Technology That Works!
Hosted by: Tree of Life, Speaker: Darrin Peterson, President and Co-Founder, OrderDog Inc.

Hit the Jackpot with Cranberry Health Solutions
Hosted by: Nature's Life, Speaker: Nikos M. Linardakis, M.D., Science and Health Director, Decas Cranberry Products Inc.

Cardiovascular Disease in the 21st Century: Prevention or Progression?
Hosted by: Wakunaga of America, Speaker: Matthew Budoff, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

Preventing Chronic Illness with AHCC
Hosted by: Quality of Life Labs Inc., Speaker: Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H., C.C.N.

Breakthroughs in Amino Acid Therapy
Hosted by: Gematria Products Inc., Speaker: Todd Ovokaitys, M.D., CEO, Gematria Products Inc. and Professional Quality Labs

4:45-6:15 p.m.
Opening Keynote
Challenges, Solutions, and Inspirations
Speaker: Michael T. Murray, N.D., Director of Product Development and Education, Natural Factors

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Combating Syndrome X
Hosted by: Nature's Benefit, Speaker: Stephen Holt, M.D.

Emerging Viruses are No Match for Homeopathy
Hosted by: Newton Homeopathics, Speaker: Robert Scott Bell

Saturday, June 28
8-9:30 a.m.
Phytochemicals in the New Millennium
Speaker: Bernard M. Collett, Ph.D., CEO, Designing Health Inc.

DSHEA in Review
Speaker: Loren D. Israelsen, J.D., President, LDI Group Inc.

Identifying Opportunities with Today's Natural Products Consumer
Speaker: Steven French, Managing Partner, The Natural Marketing Institute

Why and How Independent Natural Retailers Will Continue to Succeed
Speaker: Jay Jacobowitz, President, Retail Insights

9:45 a.m.
Socially Responsible Retailer Awards Ceremony

9:45-11:15 a.m.

Keynote Address
The Natural Products Industry: Not Politics As Usual
Sponsored by Capsugel and Sanjiu USA
Speakers: Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind.

Continental breakfast will be available at 9:15 a.m.

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremonies

11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

Noon-1 p.m.
DSHEA-Here to Stay?
Speaker: Kim Smith, NNFA Director of Legislative Affairs

Noon-5 p.m.
Health Fair

Natural Food Demonstrations

1-4 p.m.
9th Annual People's Choice Awards
Sponsored by Better Nutrition magazine and Vegetarian Times magazine

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Update on the FDA-Proposed GMPs for Dietary Supplements
Speaker: Phil Harvey, Ph.D., NNFA Director of Science and Quality Assurance

3-4 p.m.
It's Free and Legal
Speaker: Kim Smith, NNFA Director of Legislative Affairs

5:30-7 p.m.
President's Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by Tree of Life

Sunday, June 29
8-8:45 a.m.
Annual NNFA Business Meeting and Breakfast
Continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m.

9-10 a.m.
Closing Keynote
What Are We Doing to Our Children? The New Epidemic of Toxin-Related Diseases of Childhood
Speakers: Decker Weiss, N.M.D.; Jeff Bradstreet, M.D.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibits Open

11 a.m.-Noon
Bioterrorism Act: Product Safety and Security
Speakers: Phil Harvey, Ph.D., NNFA Director of Science and Quality Assurance; Kim Smith, NNFA Director of Legislative Affairs

11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Health Fair

Natural Food Demonstrations

Noon-1 p.m.
Retailer Roundtable

12:30-1:30 p.m.
International Intrigue
Speaker: Kim Smith, NNFA Director of Legislative Affairs

2-3 p.m.
Sports Nutrition
Speaker: Phil Harvey, Ph.D., NNFA Director of Science and Quality Assurance

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