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The Leading Resource for Consumer Healthcare Industry Education

Through a variety of learning formats, find the latest insights on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.


CHPA has launched a new Learning Management System to make more programming available than ever before with ease. CHPA Academy is here to help members find connections and solutions, and features e-learning opportunities covering hot topics from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. Be sure to bookmark CHPA Academy and check back often for upcoming webinars and courses.

Academy Mission

To deliver convenient, high-quality industry education using a variety of media that will help CHPA members solve their toughest issues with optimal efficiency.

CHPA Academy topics include but are not limited to:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Operations
  • Quality
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
  • Executive Leadership
  • Women in Consumer Healthcare

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OTC 101 is now Consumer Healthcare 101

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

CHPA’s Consumer Healthcare 101 (CH101) will equip you with the facts and tools you need to better understand the Consumer Healthcare industry in order to succeed. Whether you are brand new to the industry or interested in going “back to basics”, this in-person course will cover:

  • The State of the Industry: Commercial Update 2021
  • FDA Oversight of Nonprescription Drug Products
  • OTC Drug Labeling Regulations
  • OTC Monograph Reform Update
  • Rx-to-OTC Switch
  • Advertising 101
  • Medical Devices
  • Cosmetics & Dietary Supplements
  • Manufacturing Quality Products


Here are some highlights from the 2021 virtual self-paced Consumer Healthcare 101 course! 

Our Expert Speakers

  • Jennifer Ahearn, Senior Managing Consultant Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Esi
  • Doug Bierer, Ph.D., President, Douglas Bierer Consulting, LLC
  • Lisa Buono, Principal, Health Care Practice, IRI
  • Edwin Hemwall, Ph.D., Principal, Edwin Hemwall LLC
  • Marcia D. Howard, Ph.D., Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • Barbara A Kochanowski, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq., Counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • John Punzi, Ph.D., Senior Director QA, and Technical Affairs, CHPA
  • Jay Sirois, Ph.D., Senior Director, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, CHPA
  • David Spangler, Senior Vice President, Legal, Government Affairs & Policy, CHPA
  • John Troup, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Dietary Supplements, CHPA

Who should attend?

This course will be back in-person in 2022 and is open to all CHPA members. Non-members are also welcome to attend, please email Ushma J. Suvarnakar for registration information. 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.

$995.00 - Member Rate


Understand the Consumer Healthcare Industry

New Upcoming Webinars

More with Less: A Proactive Approach to Address Labor Shortages

December 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST

The labor shortage is very real and is not going away anytime soon. Considering the cloning of workers has not been approved by the FDA, companies need to look internally at what they can do to improve their operations to increase efficiency. Automation is often thought of as the answer, but automation can be expensive and choosing the right solution for your operation can be difficult. There are many different ways to address the gap between demand and current production that don't require a large capital expense and this webinar will discuss a few of those options. Topics will include implementing best processes to minimize waste and employee downtime, performance tracking to improve utilization, effective incentive plans and ensuring inventory is allocated correctly across your network to take advantage of labor capacity.

Webinar Objectives

  • Learn how to standardize processes to optimize productivity.
  • Improve utilization of workers through increased performance tracking and management.
  • Understand the tools available to optimize inventory in order to maximize labor availability.




The Journey to Successful DEI Programs in the Self-Care Industry

December 7, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST

Are you looking to grow your DEI Program as a company? Are you looking to reinvigorate and build momentum? Regardless of where you are in your corporate DEI journey, we at CHPA stand ready to assist you and work together to realize a more inclusive consumer healthcare industry!

Brought to you by the CHPA Board DEI Education and Training Subcommittee, this free virtual event is not to be missed! Take advantage of the opportunity to hear directly from healthcare industry DE&I leaders on how to customize and accelerate your own program.

Webinar Objectives

  • Learn how to get started and/or how to progress in building your company’s DEI programming.
  • Learn tips and best practices from self-care industry DEI leaders.
  • Understand where your company is in its journey toward an inclusive culture.




FEP Sponsors

Sincere thanks to the following CHPA Associate members for supporting the platform launch as Founding Education Partners (FEP):

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