Conference Agenda


Subject to Change

Tuesday, October 16


Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition

Wednesday, October 17

Registration open 7:30 am – 4:45 pm


6:45 – 7:45 am  Dana Lawn—Meet at 6:30 on Dana Lawn to check in; Yoga starts at 6:45

Sunrise Yoga

Sponsored by Swisse Wellness
Location: Dana Lawn


7:30 – 8:30 am 


Sponsored by Atrium Innovations
Location: Monarch Bay Courtyard


8:30 – 8:45 am 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mike DeBiasi Conference Chair, VP/GM, U.S. Nutritionals and Digestive Health, Bayer


8:45 – 9:30 am 

Keynote: FDA Priorities for Dietary Supplements & Functional Food

Steven Tave Director, Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, Food and Drug Administration


9:30 – 9:50 am 

Chairman’s Address

Jim Hyde Vice President and General Manager, Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma



9:50 – 9:55 am 

CRN Business Meeting All attendees are welcome

Treasurer's Report

Allison Levy Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, AdvoCare International

Audit Report

Jim Hamilton President & CEO, Neptune Wellness Solutions


9:55 – 10:15 am 

President’s Remarks

Steve Mister President and CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition


10:15 – 10:45 am 



10:45 – 11:00 am 

New from Supplement OWL:
CDX and a Whole Lot More

Gisele Atkinson Vice President, Quality & Technical Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition


11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Should There be Mandatory Product Listing for Dietary Supplements? A Debate

Scott Bass Partner, Sidley Austin

Anthony Young Partner, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker


12:00 – 12:30 pm 

Consumers and the Self-care Continuum

Dave Wendland Vice President, Strategic Relations, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.


12:30 – 1:45 pm 


Sponsored by ACG
Location: Pavilion 1-5


1:45 – 3:15 pm

Industry-Imposed Standards of Quality:
Four Case Studies

ABC Irrevocably Adulterated Ingredients Guidelines

Mark Blumenthal Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council (ABC)


Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative

Sudipta Veeramachaneni Vice President, Research and Development, General Nutrition Centers


AOAC International

Darryl Sullivan Director, Industry and Regulatory Affairs, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation


GRMA Consensus-based American National Standards for GMPs

Mike Finamore President, Governance Board, Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA); CEO, Gemini Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




3:15 – 3:45 pm 



3:45 – 4:45 pm 

The End of Competitive Advantage

Rita McGrath, Ph.D. Top Business Strategist



4:45 – 5:45 pm 

ITMDC In-person Meeting (International Trade and Market Development Committee)

Details TBA


6:00 – 7:30 pm 


Sponsored by Jamieson Wellness and Watson Inc
Location: Terrace Salon and Balcony


7:00 – 10:00 pm 

Dine-around off site

Shuttles provided

Thursday, October 18

Registration open 7:30 am – 12:15 pm


6:30 am Meet in lobby at 6:30 to head to lawn for fun run/walk

6:45 – 7:30 am

Kyowa Hakko Fun Run and Walk


7:30 – 8:30 am 


Location: Monarch Bay Courtyard


8:30 – 9:30 

Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Dean Ornish Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute


9:30 – 9:50 am 

CRN Consumer Survey

Nikki Yas VP Marketing, Professional Brands, Atrium Innovations


9:50 – 10:05 am  

Vitamin Angels Multivitamin Program

Howard Schiffer Founder, Vitamin Angels


10:05 – 10:35 am 


Sponsored by RT Specialty


10:35 am – 12:15 pm 

Blockchain to Supply Chain – How It Impacts Supplements & Functional Food


Samantha Radocchia Blockchain Pioneer & Co-Founder of Chronicled, Inc.


Trish Flaster Executive Director, Botanical Liaisons, LLC

Trinanjan Gupta Founder & Managing Partner, DreamWeaver & TagOne

Skye Lininger President of Dietary Supplements at TraceGains, Inc.



12:15 pm 


Location: Pavilion 1–3


Afternoon Activities

Additional on-site details will be provided. Click here for for information on these activities, pricing and registration. You must register in advance for these activities.

Sponsored by Balchem
Location: Meet in lobby for shuttle to Monarch Bay golf course

Sponsored by doTerra International
Location: Meet in lobby

Wine Tasting/Lecture Event
Sponsored by Polyphenolics
Location: Pavilion 4–5


7:00 – 10:00 pm 

Reception, Dinner and Boarwalk Carnival

Dinner sponsored by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention
Location: Monarch Pool Terrace

Friday, October 19

Registration open 7:30 am – 10:45 am


8:00 – 9:30 am 

Breakfast With...

Jon Meacham Pulitzer Prize-winning Presidential Historian


9:30 – 10:45 am 

For Adults Only: What You Need to Know about CBD

Miriam Guggenheim Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP

Anthony Almada Co-founder and CEO, Council for Science & Innovation of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Stuart Tomc Vice President, Human Nutrition, CV Sciences, Inc.