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WEDNESDAY  - November 6

7:00 – 9:00 pm 

Join us Wednesday evening in the Palm Courtyard for a reception with Workshop and Conference attendees, sponsored by Herbalife. Get ready to "Party like it's 1994" as have fun with pop culture memories from the same year DSHEA became law! 

THURSDAY - November 7 

Registration open 7:30 am – 12:15 pm

6:30 – 7:20 am       Sunrise Yoga Palm Courtyard (Meet in lobby at 6:30 for staff to direct to starting point)

7:30 – 8:30 am       Breakfast Grand Foyer

8:30 – 8:45 am       Welcome & Introductions

Barry Ritz
Chief Scientific Officer, VP Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Atrium Innovations, Inc.
CRN Board of Directors Chair-Elect and 2019 Conference Chair

8:45 – 9:30 am       Perspectives from FDA

Lowell Schiller
Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy, FDA

9:30 – 9:40 am       CRN Business Meeting

David Campbell
Vice President, North America Regulatory Affairs, Bayer Healthcare LLC
CRN Board of Directors Chair

Bruce Brown
 President, Board Member, Natreon
CRN Audit Committee Chair

Laura Harkness, Ph.D., RD, FACN
Global R&D Vice President, Health & Wellbeing and Personal Care, Church & Dwight
CRN Treasurer

CRN Staff

9:40 – 10:00 am       Chairman’s Address

David Campbell
Vice President, North America Regulatory Affairs, Bayer Healthcare LLC
CRN Board of Directors Chair

10:00 – 10:30 am         Break Sponsored by KGK Science -  Grand foyer

10:30 – 10:50 am        President’s Remarks

Steve Mister
President & CEO, CRN

10:50 – 11:15 am        CRN Consumer Survey Results

Nikki Yas
VP, Marketing International, Atrium Innovations

11:15 – 12:10 pm        Eat to Beat Disease

Dr. William Li
World-renowned speaker, physician, scientist, and New York Times Best-selling author and the Amazon #1 best-seller, Eat to Beat Disease

12:10 pm        Lunch Sponsored by ChildLife Essentials - Salon A

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

Afternoon Activities

Sign up for these activities in advance when you register. Details on times and where to meet will be provided.

  • Golf—Sponsored by Balchem
    For all golfers we recommend changing & bringing your clubs down if needed during the AM break. Shuttles will be available at the valet
    immediately following Thursday’s session to ensure golfers leave on time for the 12:30 pm shotgun start. Boxed lunches be provided at the golf course.
  • SOLD OUT: Catamaran Cruise—Sponsored by Amin Talati Wasserman LLP
    Catamaran cruise participants will depart from the hotel valet at 1 pm. Feel free to dress comfortably for a relaxed afternoon. Given the time of year bathing suits and towels are not necessary. While light snacks will be provided, we encourage you to participate in the lunch available in the ballroom immediately following the sessions, before you board the bus.


5:00 – 6:00 pm        CRN Legal Committee Meeting 

6:00 – 7:30 pm        DSHEA Silver Anniversary Reception Avalon Terrace

Raise a glass with us Thursday before dinner on your own as we toast to the 25th anniversary of the DSHEA with elegance a reception sponsored by Jamieson Wellness, Inc., and Stratum Nutrition. Share the supplement industry memories that make you smile and snap a selfie with friends commemorating the occasion while savoring light appetizers and drinks to the sounds of a local guitarist. 

7:30 – 11:00 pm        Dine around 

FRIDAY - November 8

Registration open 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

6:30 – 7:30 am       Kyowa Hakko Fun Run and Walk Meet in lobby at 6:30 for staff to direct to starting point

7:30 – 8:30 am       Breakfast Grand Foyer

8:30 – 8:40 am       Morning Welcome

Barry Ritz
Chief Scientific Officer, VP Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Atrium Innovations, Inc.
CRN Board of Directors Chair-Elect and 2019 Conference Chair

8:40 – 9:30 am       Incentivizing Healthy Behavior

Jeff Kreisler
Best-selling author, Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter, and financial columnist whose prized insights on the intersection of behavioral science and money help audiences better understand why people do the things they do

9:30 – 10:10 am       Welcome to the New Rockin' Shocking World of WELL

Elizabeth Gretowski
Senior Consultant, WSL Strategic Retail

10:10 – 10:40 am       Break Sponsored by RT Specialty - Grand Foyer

10:40 – 11:20 am       Today’s Supplement Marketplace

Bob Sanders
EVP, Healthcare and Home Practice Leader, Information Resources Inc. (IRi)

11:20 am – 12:00 pm     Supplement users vs Non-users: What do we know? 

Steve French
Manager Partner, Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)

12:00 – 1:30 pm       Lunch Laviana & Avalon Terraces

1:30 – 2:30 pm       The Silk Road Rediscovered: China and India

Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang
Best-selling co-authors, The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies Are Becoming Globally Stronger by Winning in Each Others Markets

2:30 – 2:50 pm      Break Grand Foyer

2:50 – 4:45 pm       The Buzz Around CBD—What’s Science Got to Do With It?

Marilyn Barrett, Ph.D.
Founder and Principal, Pharmacognosy Consulting

Tim Gordon
Chief Science Officer, Functional Remedies

Jamie Corroon, ND, MPH
Founder and Medical Director, Center for Medical Cannabis Education

David Khalaf
Communications Specialist, LegitScript

Rick Kingston, PharmD
President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, SafetyCall International P.L.L.C.

4:45 – 5:45 pm        CRN Government Relations Committee Meeting
4:45 – 5:45 pm        CRN International Trade & Market Development Committee Meeting   

7:00 – 10:00 pm        Closing Reception: Night at the Del Mar Palm Courtyard

It's a sure bet—you do NOT want to miss CRN's Night at the Del Mar closing reception, sponsored by Lonza. Play to win—whether betting on horse races or trying your hand at equestrian-themed games—and collect tickets for prizes as you mingle with your industry colleagues and enjoy classic deluxe fare. 

SATURDAY - November 9

Registration open 7:30  – 10:30 am

8:00 am       Seated breakfast begins

8:30 – 9:30am         Breakfast with...Major Garrett

Major Garrett
Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News, Columnist at Large for National Journal—his book, Enduring Revolution, is hailed as one of the best non-fiction political books of all time

9:30 – 10:30 am        Take Command: How to Lead and Succeed

Jake Wood
Sergeant-turned-CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones  and best-selling author, Take Command: Lessons in Leadership

10:30 am         Conference Adjourns

















Omniactive Technologies


ChildLife Essentials

Church & Dwight

Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes

KGK Science Inc.

RT Specialty

Columbia West Capital

Jamieson Wellness, Inc.

NSF International

Stratum Nutrition

Amin Talati Wasserman


CV Sciences

Gemini Pharmaceuticals

U.S. Pharmacopeia

Biofortis Research, Merieux


Informa Markets 

New Hope 

Nutraceuticals World

Nutritional Outlook  

Whole Foods Magazine


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