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4th Annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Strategy Conference

December 4-5, 2019 | Arlington, VA

Key Bridge Marriott

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DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

8:00 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

8:50 CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
Julie Helm, Director of Content & Compliance
ANCIENT NUTRITION

9:00 KEYNOTE LEADERSHIP PANEL: FORECASTING THE EVOLUTION OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT REGULATIONS

  • Dietary supplement regulatory landscape year in review
  • Analyzing FDA’s imminent mandatory registration policy
  • Outcomes of FDA Dietary Supplements Innovation hearing
  • Industry associations’ outlook on necessary regulatory updates

Paul Konney, METAGENICS

Stephen Rosenman, INTERNATIONAL VITAMIN CORPORATION

Jeremy Johnson, TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL

 

9:45 NAVIGATING CURRENT CHALLENGES IN NDI FILING AND APPROVAL PROCESSES

  • Current NDI filling requirements for dietary supplements
    • Clarifying ingredient exclusions for NDI applications
    • FDA stance on synthetic botanical NDI approvals
  • Exploring GRAS Notification as a NDI alternative
  • Industry initiatives supporting updated NDI guidelines

Marc Ullman, Of Counsel, RIVKIN RADLER LLP

 

10:30 COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:00 PROPOSITION 65 VS. DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: EVALUATION OF LITIGATION TRENDS
Remaining abreast regarding the impact of California law Proposition 65 and the current litigation trends can provide valuable insight to the dietary supplements industry, highlighting current target areas of Prop. 65 litigators. With settlement costs rising, maintaining knowledgeable on regulatory changes, label requirements and future updates is critical to prevent Prop. 65 warning letters. Aligning current standards with rising litigation trends along with recently proposed updates will highlight areas of consideration for dietary supplement manufacturers developing a collective Prop.65 regulatory strategy.

Peg Carew Toledo, Counsel, ARNOLD & PORTER

 

11:45 CURRENT REGULATORY REVIEW OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FACTS PANEL
As of January 2020, dietary supplement manufacturers must be in compliance of the recently updated Supplement Fact Panel regulation, requiring several changes to product labeling and formulations over the last two years. With the deadline around the corner and manufacturers undergo final preparation, a timely review of panel requirements will provide a new level of assurance for dietary supplement manufacturers undergoing future supplement fact panel audits. Executives will be given the opportunity to discuss strategies involving the label requirements and lingering uncertainty of dietary fiber for supplement manufacturers.

Paul Bolar, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, PHARMAVITE

 

12:30 LUNCHEON FOR ALL SPEAKERS, SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES

 

2:00 CONSUMER TRENDS: IMPACT OF THE BUYER ON DIETARY SUPPLMENT REGULATIONS
As consumers continue to influence product innovation in the dietary supplements industry, marketing and labeling trends are actively influencing industry buying practices in a market that offers users a multitude of dietary supplement options. While securing certifications such as Non-GMO, organic or Whole30 approved offer products an increase in potential marketability, these label claims can be an expensive and time consuming process, requiring industry to evaluate the benefits of such marketing. Exploring the current labeling and certification trends, and the regulatory pathway to such labels will highlight new opportunities for dietary supplement manufacturers.

Stephen Rosenman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & InnovationINTERNATIONAL VITAMIN CORPORATION

 

2:45 MONITORING SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND ONLINE REVIEWS FOR PRODUCT CLAIMS

  • Current FTC rules on influencers and testimonials for supplements
  • Proactive internal monitoring efforts of online review sites
  • Contracting and accountability of social media sponsored posts

Jeremy Johnson, General Counsel, TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL

 

3:30 COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

 

4:00 NAVIGATING TARIFFS AND IMPACT ON DIETARY SUPPLEMENT SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
Recent government discussion and impending tariffs from the current administration are causing concern to dietary supplement manufacturer’s current importing various ingredients, especially ingredients being sent in and out of China. As manufacturers rely on these suppliers around the world to provide unique ingredients at lower costs, analyzing the impact of tariffs on quality manufacturing process and regulatory compliance deadlines. Preparation for the impact of current and future tariffs, executives are forced to consider the impact of such tariffs, identifying the risk of continuing current ingredient suppliers or determining a need to reassess.

Wilson Lau, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, NUHERBS

 

5:00 END OF DAY 1 CONFERENCE

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