FDA Deputy Commissioner to Speak to CRN Conference

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, has announced FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., is slated to return as a keynote speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

Dr. Sharfstein will make the opening address to attendees, providing an update on the FDA’s dietary supplement-related regulatory activities on September 30 at The Conference, which will take place from September 29 to October 2 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa outside of Austin, Texas.

Dr. Sharfstein, with FDA since March 2009, previously served as Baltimore’s Commissioner of Health. A pediatrician, he also has experience working as a minority professional staff member with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Government Reform Committee for Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), from July 2001 to December 2005.

Dr. Sharfstein will discuss the impact of the current regulatory landscape of the recently fully-implemented dietary supplement good manufacturing practices (GMPs), as well as the adverse event reporting (AER) law. Dr. Sharfstein will also provide attendees with advice on what responsible industry can do to aid FDA in its mission to protect the public health.

Additionally, Dr. Sharfstein will update conference attendees on critical supplement industry issues,

such as the long-awaited new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification guidance.

The Conference each year strives to present speakers who will provide dietary supplement ingredient suppliers, product manufacturers and distributors with significant and relevant insight to their specific areas within the industry. The 2010 agenda will also feature industry executives, retail leaders, a consumer expert, government officials and health and wellness professionals, who will each offer their expertise and perspective on how the dietary supplement industry can better serve its consumers.

Registration for The Conference is open to members and non-members of CRN. There are several registration options which can be found at: http://www.crnusa.org/2010events/. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Lost Pines, Texas, is located 20 miles east of the AustinBergstromAirport.

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 www.crnusa.org.

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