The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help kick off The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry by providing the Keynote Address on its opening day, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will help kick off The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry by providing the Keynote Address on its opening day, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The Conference starts with an evening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22, directly following The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, a full-day symposium on Oct. 19.
Dr. Fabricant, who recently joined FDA following stints at the Natural Products Association and ConsumerLab.com, will address the Agency’s priorities for the dietary supplement industry, including FDA’s perspective on the newly-released and controversial draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs). At the agency, Dr. Fabricant is responsible for the full implementation of DSHEA through the interpretation and enforcement of dietary supplement requirements that ensure the safety and truthful labeling of dietary supplements support legislative compliance, enforcement and public affairs initiatives.
“The dietary supplement and nutrition products industries are facing new and serious challenges, as evidenced by publication of FDA's draft NDI guidance and the recent introduction of S. 1310 by Senator Richard Durbin,” said John Venardos, chairman of The Conference and senior vice president, Worldwide Regulatory, Government and Industry Affairs, Herbalife, Ltd. “We are appreciative that Dr. Fabricant will engage with our participants at this industry-wide conference, and his insights will set the stage for a lively, provocative and informative meeting.”
The Conferencehas gained a reputation for its substantive programming, relevant to CEOs, senior and middle management in the dietary supplement industry. In addition to Dr. Fabricant, The Conference agenda will feature industry leaders, economic and market research experts, scientists and political experts, with additional speakers to be announced over the next month.
The Conference and The Workshop are open to CRN members and non-members, and attendees can choose from four flexible registration optionsfor those who want to attend both events, a shorter combination of both events, or either one. Online registration is available through CRN’s website: http://www.crnusa.org/2011events/.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C. based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org.