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    OTC 101 Seminar

    October 28-29, 2019
    Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE

    Seminar Overview

    Are you brand new to the OTC Industry and want to understand how the industry works? An industry professional looking for a refresher on the basics of OTCs? A service provider who wants to better understand the OTC industry to effectively work with your clients?

    CHPA’s OTC 101 seminar will equip you with the facts and tools you need to better understand the OTC industry in order to succeed. Whether you are brand new to the industry or interested in going “back to basics”, this seminar will cover:

    • The state of the OTC industry
    • Understanding the OTC consumer & key industry influencers
    • FDA oversight of OTC drug products, regulations, and classifications of drugs
    • Labeling regulations and requirements, including a deeper dive on the Drug Facts label and OTC Monograph System
    • The Rx-to-OTC switch process and why switch is an industry growth driver
    • Marketing and advertising OTC products, including claims substantiation and social media regulations
    • An overview on dietary supplements, medical devices, and cosmetics

    Our expert speakers include:

    • Doug Bierer, Ph.D., President, Douglas Bierer Consulting, LLC
    • Lisa Buono, Principal and Team Lead, IRI
    • Susan Crane, Independent Advisor for OTC Drugs and Labeling, EAS Consulting Group, LLC
    • Edwin Hemwall, Ph.D., Principal, Edwin Hemwall LLC
    • Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq., Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
    • Jay Sirois, Ph.D., Senior Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA

    Who should attend?

    This seminar is open to all CHPA members and non-members. Both entry-level and seasoned professionals are invited to attend from all industry job functions, including: Business Development, Communications, Government, Legal, Marketing/Sales, Operations, Public Affairs, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, and Scientific.


    Monday, October 28th
    11:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Session
    Noon-12:30 p.m.Lunch and Networking
    12:30-5:30 p.m.Sessions (with mid-afternoon refreshment break)
    5:30-6:30 p.m.Networking Reception
    Tuesday, October 29th
    7:00-8:00 a.m.Breakfast and Networking
    8:00 a.m.-noonSessions (with mid-morning refreshment break)
    NoonSeminar adjourns

    Meeting Location

    Hotel du Pont
    42 W 11th St.
    Wilmington, DE 19801  

    Registration Information

    CHPA Member price: $995
    Non-member price: $1995 

    Register Online

    2019 OTC 101 Registration Form

    Hotel Reservations

    • The CHPA 2019 OTC 101 Seminar Group Rate is $205.00. 
    • This discounted rate is available until 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 (Please note: the block may sell out before this date, so please don’t delay in making your reservation.)  
    • Hotel Reservations can be made here. 

    Check-In and Check-Out 

    • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
    • Check-out: 12:00 p.m. 

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid a penalty fee of one night’s room and tax. 

    Hotel Amenities

    Please visit the hotel website for a full list of amenities and features. 

    Travel Logistics Information 


    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 


    Closest Amtrak Service is to Wilmington.  

    Ground Transportation

    • Taxis are readily available from Philadelphia International Airport and Wilmington Train Station
    • $40-60 to/from Philadelphia International Airport
    • $7-10 to/from Wilmington Train Station
    • Travel time from Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Penn Station to Hotel du Pont is approximately 20-30 minutes or 45-60 minutes during rush hour. Travel time from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Hotel du Pont is approximately 5 minutes.


    Heather Parker 
    Vice President, Education & Meetings

    Registration and Logistics Information:
    Shanae McFadden
    Manager, Meetings


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