Event: Challenges & Opportunities for NHP Analysis

Join the BCFN & your colleagues for dinner, presentations, and networking.

The Health Product and Functional Food Industry Initiative has identified that inconsistency in raw material and product quality & the absence of validated methods for quality analysis are barriers to market growth. Understanding global industry standards for product quality is essential for successful product entry. By establishing a technical forum, the BCFN (British Columbia Functional Food & Nutraceutical Network) hopes to improve communication between stakeholder groups, & increase awareness of technical issues.

Who Should Attend?
Those individuals involved in NHP manufacturing & distribution, research & academia, lab analysis, equipment suppliers, chemical & lab suppliers will want to attend this launch.

Where: Rosedale on Robson, Downtown Vancouver
When: 4:30 pm June 25, 2003

Evening's Agenda

4:30-4:45 Registration Rosedale on Robson, Chevalier Room 5:00-5:10 Welcome to BCFN: Dr Ann Eastman, BC Research Inc., & BCFN Chair 5:10-5:30 An introduction to BCFN's Analytical Division: Paula Brown, M.Sc., BCIT, 5:30-6:00 Dr. Ralf Sturgeon, Principal Research Officer, NRC Canada
-Certified Reference Materials for the NHP industry: What are they? Why are they important?
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-7:45 Dr. Mark Roman, Senior Scientist, ChromaDex
-The Dietary Supplements Method & Reference Material Program, an International Initiative 7:45-8:00 Closing, networking

How to Register

The registration document can be printed from the web-site at www.bcfn2.com, or call (604) 822-6920.

The British Columbia Functional Food & Nutraceutical Network

BCFN is a member driven organization with members and sustaining partners providing ideas, effort and resources. This event serves to launch the NHP Analytical Division, the first of many special interest groups within the BCFN. Your participation in this and future events will be crucial in moving forward with new regulation from a technical standpoint. Whether you are lab manager, or involved with the quality of your products, this forum will be your source for current & reliable scientific information from around the world of Natural Products.

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