WASHINGTON, D.C., February 16, 2006 — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today announced plans for its one-day science seminar—The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science. The all-day science symposium on dietary supplements and dietary supplement ingredients will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at The Fairmont hotel in Washington, D.C.
The symposium will open with an address from Bruce N. Ames, Ph.D., on the role of supplements in optimizing health. Dr. Ames, a senior scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute in California and a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, is renowned for his research work on identifying mutagenic agents that damage human DNA and the defenses against them. With over 500 published papers, Dr. Ames is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001), and the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998).
In addition to Dr. Ames, The Workshop will include presentations from leading scientific experts in the field of nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics and topics specific to scientific breakthroughs for dietary supplements. Sessions on optimizing scientific research and generating meaningful study outcomes, as well as a panel on the importance and potential impact of the revision of daily values for labeling, are being planned. The full agenda is currently being developed and updates will be made available at www.crnusa.org/TheWorkshop.
According to CRN’s John Hathcock, Ph.D., “Building on the success of our first science workshop held in 2004, we anticipate this event will now be held annually, drawing together industry scientists and company regulatory experts to meet with leading nutrition and health researchers and regulators in the field of dietary supplement ingredients and finished products. This is a unique event for our industry: a workshop for scientists to convene with their peers, inside and outside the industry, in an intimate, classroom-style setting.”
Registration for CRN member companies is $495 and $595 for non-CRN members. In addition, special rates will be available for academia and government employees. A special group room rate at The Fairmont Washington, D.C., will be available for all attendees until the room block is filled. Early registration is advised as space may be limited.
For more information about The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science as well as other upcoming CRN educational and networking programs, please visit http://www.crnusa.org.
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.