UNPA Seminar: Final GMP Regulation for Dietary Supplements

Day One Program


10:00am - 1pm

1:00 – 1:15 pm
WELCOME and Review of the Seminar
Loren Israelsen, Executive Director
United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Overview of the Final Regulation and Interim
Final Rule on 100% Identity Testing
Loren Israelsen, Executive Director
United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Congressional News: Global Food Safety,
FDA Oversight and Impact on DSHEA & GMPs

Peter Reinecke, Senior Advisor, UNPA
President, Reinecke Strategic Solutions
Former Chief of Staff, Senator Tom Harkin

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Botanical Identity and Quality:
The Role of AHP and Quality Management

Roy Upton, Executive Director
American Herbal Pharmacopeia

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Break and cell phone fix

2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Office of Dietary Supplements:
Current Programs and Funding of
Supplement Quality Initiatives
Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., Director
Dietary Dietary Supplement Methods & Reference Materials Program, Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

4:00 - 4:45 pm
The Role of Certified Reference Materials
in Implementing GMP Requirements
Katherine E. Sharpless, Ph.D., Research Chemist Analytical Chemistry Division, National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST)

4:45 – 5:30 pm
Good Agricultural Practices:
The First Step in Botanical Quality
Edward Croom, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Advisor Indena USA, Inc.

5:30 – 7:00 pm
RECEPTION and Guest Speaker

Day Two Program

8:00 – 8:30 am
REGISTRATION and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am
Review of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2
Loren Israelsen, Executive Director
United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

8:45 – 10:45 am
Analytical Methods: Validated or
Scientifically Valid? Creating, Selecting
and Using Appropriate Methods
Eike Reiche, Ph.D., CAMAG Scientific, Inc.
Jana Hildreth, Analytical Research Collective

10:45 – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Certificates of Analysis: The Bridge
Between Suppliers and Manufacturers
Jana Hildreth, Analytical Research Collective
Speaker TBA

12:30 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:45 pm
Third Party Certification and Auditing
Engaging the Industry
Srini Srinivasan, Ph.D., USP
David Abney, NSF International

2:45 – 3:30 pm
Sterilization and Microbial Limits
Speaker TBA

3:30 – 3:45 pm

3:45 – 4:30 pm
Documentation and Record Keeping:
The New Mandate
Glen Putnam, Director of Quality
USANA Health Sciences

4:30 – 5:00 pm
100% Identity Testing Exemption:
Interim Final Rule Breakthrough of Bust?
Loren Israelsen, Executive Director
United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Q&A / Summary of the Conference
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