Dietary Supplements – Insights on the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Challenges

June 18 - 19, 2019 New York, NY


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American Conference Institute (ACI) together with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) invite you to join us at the Industry’s Premier Legal and Regulatory Dietary Supplements Conference

This in-depth two day event will help you prepare for “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years.  We will explore the FDA’s plans for the industry, as well as challenges presented by retailer-imposed requirements for the supplements they sell, China trade wars and tariffs, personalized supplement regimens, probiotics, new supplement business models from e-commerce to the practitioner-only market, and the commercial implications for social media marketing.

ACI and CRN have designed this year’s agenda to reflect the impact these developments will have on your business while also providing the state of the industry updates and opportunities for networking and discussion which you have come to expect.

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2019 Distinguished Co-Chairs:


Steve MisterSteve Mister
President & CEO
Council for Responsible Nutrition


Scott BassScott Bass
Sidley Austin LLP


Keynote Address:


Cara WelchCara Welch, Ph.D.
Acting Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs
Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Key Industry Stakeholders:


Barry W. Ritz, P.h.D.Barry W. Ritz, P.h.D.
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Professional R&D and Regulatory
Atrium Innovations


Tara Falsani

Tara Falsani
Vice President and General Counsel
Nature’s Way Brands


Diana Morgan, MSDiana Morgan, MS
Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs


Randy King, DVM, PhDRandy King, DVM, PhD
Chief Science Officer
New Chapter, Inc. (A Procter & Gamble Subsidiary)


Jeff BramsJeff Brams
GC, & VP R&D and Regulatory
Garden of Life, LLC


Christine Burdick-BellChristine Burdick-Bell
Vice President & General Counsel
Pharmavite LLC


Paul E. KonneyPaul E. Konney
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs
Metagenics, Inc.

Mark Brian LevineMark Brian Levine
Associate General Counsel
RB Health


Gregory W. FortschGregory W. Fortsch
Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs & Privacy Officer
Nature’s Bounty Co.



Cara Welch, Ph.D.Cara Welch, Ph.D.
Acting Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs
Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Richard ClelandRichard Cleland
Assistant Director Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Consumer and Retailer Organizations and Associations:

Michael McGuffin

Michael McGuffin
American Herbal Products Association


Randy Slikkers, MBARandy Slikkers, MBA
Executive Director
Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance


Kat DunniganKat Dunnigan
Senior Staff Attorney National Advertising Division
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council


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2019 Program Highlights:

  • An Interactive session on the pros and cons of a mandatory product registry
  • A round table discussion on new retailer imposed testing and quality standards
  • Forecast for a legal pathway for CBD in food and dietary supplements
  • A case study on proprietary protections for NDIs
  • International focused sessions on the implications of tariffs, trade wars, and Certificates of Free Sale
  • Spotlight on the unique legal challenges posed by probiotics
  • Deep-dive analyses of Direct-to-Consumer and Direct-to-Healthcare Provider business models
  • An assessment of dietary supplement personalization

REGISTER NOW and save an extra 10% off the conference by using code D10-999-JDS19.

*Discount is valid for new registration only and it’s not applicable for workshops.