CRN Names Its 2018 Annual Conference Chair

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2018—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced Mike DeBiasi, General Manager, U.S. Nutritionals and Digestive Health, Bayer Consumer Healthcare, will serve as CRN’s 2018 Annual Conference Chair. Mr. DeBiasi also sits on the CRN Board of Directors.

“Bayer has been a longtime supporter of CRN and of The Conference,” said CRN President & CEO Steve Mister. “We’re pleased Mike accepted our request to serve as Conference Chair this year. I know his personal touch will greatly add to the camaraderie, networking, and highly touted agenda of this popular event which is open to both CRN member companies and non-members."

The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, takes place Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California. The Workshop is a single full day of scientific presentations on Tuesday, Oct. 16, followed by an evening reception that serves as a networking reception for The Workshop and The Conference attendees. The Conference sessions begin the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 17, and go through noon on Friday, Oct. 19. There are four flexible registration options for these events.

Additional details and registration for The Workshop and The Conference will be available in June at For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carl Hyland at 202-204-7674 or

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), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.