The Workshop

The Workshop: CRN's Day of Science offers a full day of focused, high-level scientific sessions on some of the most timely topics in the dietary supplement and nutritional ingredient field. 

The Workshop begins with a continental breakfast Wednesday, October 18, at 8 am, with sessions through 4:30 pm and a networking reception in the evening beginning at 7 pm.


(subject to change)

8:00 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 am


DOS-spk-Wong2x2-5.jpgAndrea Wong, Ph.D.
Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

9:05 – 9:10 am

Opening remarks

DOS-spk-Vanous2x2-5.jpgCasey Vanous, Ph.D.
Director, Product Science, Worldwide R&D and Scientific Affairs, Herbalife
Chair, CRN Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC)

9:10 – 9:50 am

DOS-spk-Johnson2x2-5.jpgKeynote: Improving the nutrient status of US women and children with balance and choice in the WIC food packages


Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD, FAHA
Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Vermont

9:50 – 10:20 am

DOS-spk-Casavale2x2-5.jpgFuture Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Addressing pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood

Kellie Casavale, Ph.D., R.D.
Nutrition Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10:20 – 10:40 am


10:40 – 11:10 am

DOS-spk-Pasinetti2x2-5.jpgNutritional bioactivities for the promotion of cognitive and psychological health

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, M.D., Ph.D.
The Saunders Family Chair and Professor of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director, Basic and Biomedical Research and Training Program, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center

11:10 am – 11:40 pm

DOS-spk-McGlory2x2-5.jpgProtein requirements beyond the RDA

Chris McGlory, Ph.D.
ESPEN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada

11:40 - 12:10 pm 

DOS-spk-Morck-2x2-5.jpgEstablishing distinctive nutritional requirements for patients with disease

Timothy A. Morck, Ph.D.
Founder/President, Spectrum Nutrition LLC

12:10 – 1:30 pm


Sponsored by Biofortis

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Personalized Nutrition Panel


Susan Hazels Mitmesser, Ph.D.
Vice President, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs
The Nature’s Bounty Co.

1:30 – 2:05 pm

DOS-spk-DAdamo2x2-5.jpgNutritional genetics, epigenetics, and dietary supplementation

Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Director of Research, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine


2:05 – 2:40 pm

DOS-spk-El-Sohemy2x2-5.jpgAdvances in personalized nutrition

Ahmed El-Sohemy, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

2:40 – 3: 00 pm

Panel Q&A

3:00 – 3:20 pm


3:20 – 3:50 pm

DOS-spk-Little2x2-5.jpgA new safety assessment framework for botanical supplements and dietary ingredients


Jason Little, Ph.D.
Head Product Safety, Global Product Stewardship, Procter & Gamble

3:50 – 4:20 pm

Cutting-edge clinical research on botanicals

DOS-spk-Kohler2x2-5.jpgStephan Köhler, M.D., Ph.D.
Director Clinical Research, Research and Development Division at Dr Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, Karlsruhe, Germany 

4:20 – 4:30 pm

DOS-spk-MacKay2x2-5.jpgClosing Remarks

Duffy MacKay, N.D.
Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition