CRN to Hold Workshop on Future of Dietary Supplement Research

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will host an impressive line-up of top scientific experts to offer thought-provoking insight and discourse on critical aspects of future dietary supplement research, at the popular one day symposium CRN’s The Workshop: A Day of Science, taking place September 29, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas.

Eileen Kennedy, D.Sc., dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy, will open the symposium with a Keynote address entitled, “Overfed and undernutrified: A global perspective on the role of dietary supplements in dietary guidance.” Following Dr. Kennedy’s presentation, the day will be divided into four consecutive scientific sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of dietary supplement research.

The first session features speakers John Milner, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute; Renger Witkamp, Ph.D., Wageningen University, The Netherlands; and Ronald Krauss, M.D., Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and member of the Institute Of Medicine (IOM) expert committee on the topic of biomarkers.

In the second session Robin Marles, Ph.D., Health Canada, will examine how science drives policy, based on case histories from the regulatory body. Following lunch, a panel will offer insights on recent advances in nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics with guest speakers Robert Superko, M.D, Celera; Steven Zeisel, Ph.D., University of North Carolina; and Ray Rodriguez, Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

The Workshop concludes with a look to the future, with a presentation by George Burdock, Ph.D., Burdock Group on the application of nanotechnology research to dietary supplements.

Online registration for the event is now open. The Workshop will be held in tandem with The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry, and attendees for both events will co-mingle at a networking reception the evening of September 29. Visit CRN’s events page for the full agenda, pricing, registration options, and more.

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 70+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit

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