Medical Food Summit - Agenda


9:00 – 10:00 am                                   


10:00 – 10:05 am                              


Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

10:05 – 10:15 am                                

Summit Focus: Medical Food Challenge

Patient Focus, Appropriate Regulations, Science-based Industry Innovation

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

10:15 – 10:45 am

Medical Foods – FDA’s Regulatory  Perspectives

Patricia Hansen, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Nutrition & Food Labeling, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, Food & Drug Administration

10:45 – 11:15 am                                

Medical Food History, with a View Forward

Jessica P. O’Connell, Covington Burling LLP 

11:15 – 11:55 am                                

Patient Focus – Advocacy, Market Access, New Nutritional Targets

Scope of Impact on Patients 

Laura Wingate, Senior Vice President, Education, Support & Advocacy, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Nutrition and Medical Foods Coalition

Paul Konney, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Head, Global Regulatory Affairs, Metagenics, Inc. 

Industry Innovation

Charlotte Berg-Svendsen, Vice President. Strategic Innovation,
and IP Management, BASF Nutrition & Health Division

Gordon Bethwaite, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, GUARDiON Health Sciences, Inc.

11:55 – 12:15pm                                                     

Audience Discussion with Panel of Morning Speakers

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

12:15 – 1:15 pm 


1:15 – 1:50 pm                                      

Panel:  Healthcare Nutrition Council (HNC) – Priorities, Strategic Actions and Member Company Perspective on Medical Foods

HNC Overview

Madeline JurchGovernment Affairs Manager, Healthcare Nutrition Council, Panel Chair

Foods for Disease Management vs Food for Healthful Living with Disease

Jena Rostorfer, R.D.Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

Disease Related Conditionally Essential Nutrient Therapy

Juan B. Ochoa Gautier, M.D., FACS, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Nestlé Health Science North America

Panel Discussion

1:50 – 2:00 pm                                      

Engaging the Nutrition Science Community for Policy Support

American Society for Nutrition’s
Food for Health Initiative

National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board Workshop on Examining Special Nutrient Requirements in Disease States (March 2018)

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

2:00 – 2: 30 pm                   

Options for Changing the Regulatory Paradigm to Benefit Patients 

Todd A. Harrison, Partner, Venable, LLP

2:30 – 2:50 pm                                      

General Discussion 

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

2:50 – 3:00 pm                                      

Closing Remarks

Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, CRN

3:00 pm                                                                       

Meeting Adjourned