CRN's The Workshop Delivers Scientific and Nutrition Experts

—Emphasis on Dietary Supplements and the Evidence-Based Medicine Paradigm—

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 4, 2006 — The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) all-day scientific symposium on dietary supplements and dietary supplement ingredients, The Workshop: A Day of Science, brings experts from the dietary supplement industry together with scientific researchers to focus on key scientific and nutrition topics that affect the industry.

Taking place Thursday, May 3, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, just outside Washington, D.C., the all-day event will be divided into three sessions with topics focusing on: 1) nutrition and chronic disease research; 2) the use and validity of meta-analysis as part of the evidence base; and 3) investing in approaches for evaluating ingredient identity, quantitative analysis and product quality.

The packed schedule for CRN’s one-day symposium will be supported by a strong list of highly regarded scientific experts. Speakers confirmed to date include: Robert Heaney, M.D., professor, John A. Creighton University; Paul Coates, Ph.D., director, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health; Donald Berry, Ph.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics; Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., director, Dietary Supplements Methods and Reference Materials Program, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health; and Anthony Almada, founder, CSO, Imaginutrition, Inc.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register now, as space may be limited and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is $495 for CRN member companies and $595 for non-CRN members. In addition, special rates are available for academic and government employees. A discounted group room rate of $230 per night (single/double) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City is available for all attendees until the room block is filled. For registration and event details, including sponsorship opportunities, 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 adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices.

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