Upcoming Event: Leading Associations Representing the Dietary Supplement Industry Hosting Inaugural Event

FDA, industry experts will discuss key issues facing sector

Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2017) – On May 10, 2017, the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplements industry will host an all-day Dietary Supplements Seminar in North Bethesda, Md., featuring U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials along with industry regulatory experts to discuss the key regulatory compliance issues facing the dietary supplements industry. The seminar represents an unprecedented collaboration by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) aimed at convening stakeholders from across the dietary supplement sector to discuss issues, trends, and opportunities for collaboration.

Of note, at the seminar, FDA officials will provide an update on frequently asked questions regarding changes to nutrition and supplement facts labels and discuss adverse event handling processes. A closing panel featuring Steve Tave, FDA’s director in the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) and senior leaders from the dietary supplement trade associations will discuss priorities facing the sector as well as opportunities for collaboration. The seminar will be moderated by industry veteran Scott Bass, who heads Sidley Austin’s Global Life Sciences team.This seminar is open to all. Click here to register and to see event details.

The agenda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes:

Opening Remarks 
   Scott Melville, president and CEO, CHPA

Elements of a Successful New Dietary Ingredient Notification (NDIN) 
   Ryan Simon, associate director, toxicology & regulatory affairs, Intertek

FDA Analysis of Trends in New Dietary Ingredient Notifications from Industry 
   Cara Welch, acting director, ODSP, FDA

FDA Update on Adverse Event Report Handling Process and Suggestions for Improvement 
   Lyle Canida, branch chief, FDA

FSMA Implementation 
   Allen Sayler, EAS senior director for food and cosmetic consulting services, EAS Consulting Group

FDA Update on Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Changes to Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels 
   FDA speaker, TBD

FDA and Industry Session on GMP Inspections 
   Angela Pope, consumer safety officer, FDA

Process for Issuing and Reviewing Hold Notices 
   FDA speaker, TBD

How to Respond to FDA Hold Notices 
   Ricardo Carvajal, director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara

FDA and Industry Update on Priorities and Opportunities for Collaboration 
   Steve Tave, director, ODSP, CFSAN, FDA; and senior leaders of the dietary supplement trade associations


The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) is the 136-year-old national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. Every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-$7, contributing a total of $102 billion in savings each year. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products. chpa.org



Lauren Bloomberg (lbloomberg@chpa.org)