CRN and CHPA Announce Seminar On Adverse Event Reporting

—One-Day Workshop to Prepare Industry for Compliance with New Law—

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2007—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today announced a one-day “how-to” workshop for the dietary supplement and over-the-counter medicine industries on mandatory reporting of serious adverse events, to be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.

This valuable seminar will provide practical advice and strategies for compliance with the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act, which was recently signed into law and becomes effective Dec. 22, 2007. Expert attorneys, manufacturers (including private label and contract manufacturers), and third party representatives will provide perspectives on processes for collecting, maintaining and reporting adverse event records. In addition, representatives from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been invited to present.

Registration for CRN and CHPA members is $195. Nonmembers are invited to attend the workshop at a rate of $295. The AER seminar is scheduled to run from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., allowing attendees to fly in and out on the same day. Details on the agenda and registration will appear soon on the CRN and CHPA websites at and

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement industry ingredient suppliers and manufacturers. CRN members adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices.

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