CRN Annual Conference Brings Hot Topics To The Desert

— Registration Now Open for Oct. 3-6 Event —

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2007 — The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) annual meeting, The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium on Dietary Supplements, provides a platform for dietary supplement executives to hear from and interact with thought-provoking speakers addressing issues affecting the supplement industry. Taking place Oct. 3-6 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Conference will feature a well-rounded program of business-oriented, scientific, regulatory, and legislative speakers and sessions combined with networking opportunities for dietary supplement leaders and managers.

Paul Stoltz, Ph.D., one of the keynote speakers, has been voted “One of the Top 100 Thinkers of Our Time” by Executive Excellence magazine. Dr. Stoltz is an international bestselling author of three books in 13 languages, and is the originator of the Adversity Quotient (AQ) theory, measurement and methodology approach that gauges and helps strengthen human resilience. The AQ is used by the Harvard Business School and leading companies around the world and Dr. Stoltz has measured the AQ of more than 500,000 people worldwide. His presentation will introduce some landmark tools to the supplement industry to help it deal with the adversity. In 1987 Dr. Stoltz founded PEAK Learning, Inc., a global research and consulting firm, where he coaches, consults, teaches and collaborates with top leaders, thinkers and influencers on six continents. Dr. Stoltz’s inventive energy has pushed past the work environment as his family was honored by USA Today as being “America’s Most Creative Family.”

Conference participants attending the Saturday morning “Breakfast with…” session will be enlightened by medical educator and ABC medical contributor, Dr. David Katz. In addition to holding a position as associate professor adjunct of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Katz became a medical contributor in 2005 for ABC-TV News, with regular appearances on Good Morning America, 20/20, World News Tonight, and other ABC programming. He is also a syndicated health and nutrition columnist for The New York Times, the nutrition columnist to ‘O,’ the Oprah Magazine, and his work has been featured in many other mainstream publications.

Other speakers currently lined up for The Conference include: Peter Aggett, Ph.D., head of school, Lancashire Postgraduate School of Medicine and Health at the University of Central Lancashire as well as Basil Mathioudakis, Ph.D., director, Food Law, Nutrition and Labeling Unit Health and Consumer Protection Directorate of the General European Commission, who will speak on international issues concerning dietary supplements; Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., professor, department of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who will give a presentation on the NIH botanical research center; and Robert Krueger, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacognosy, Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy, who will discuss enzymes as the catalysis engines for life’s processes. Additional speakers will be announced over the next month.

All companies in the dietary supplement industry are encouraged to attend The Conference and take advantage of the executive-level programs, the opportunity to converse with colleagues, and the full-service amenities of the award-winning destination resort. Registration rates begin at $1495 and nightly room rates at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa are currently available at $250, single or double occupancy. Early registration is encouraged.

Visit the CRN website,, for more information, registration and sponsorship information on The Conference and other upcoming CRN educational programs. For information on the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, please visit

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 voluntarily adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices. For more information visit the CRN website

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