The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, has announced the agenda for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, taking place October 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ—just outside of Tucson. The Workshop presents a full day of focused, high-level scientific sessions on some of the timeliest topics in the dietary supplement and nutrition ingredient arena, and precedes The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, held this year, October 18–21.
“The Day of Science brings together top industry executives who have a keen interest in learning more about the latest science and innovation related to dietary supplements and nutritional ingredients,” said Duffy MacKay, ND, senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. “This year’s agenda includes robust scientific sessions facilitated by leading experts in nutrition science, exploring industry trends and key issues impacting our industry, and is sure to uphold The Workshop’s top-tier reputation.”
The event will commence with a keynote address, delivered by Rachel K. Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, FAHA, professor of nutrition and pediatrics, University of Vermont. Johnson will speak to the audience on improving the nutrient status of American women and children by way of balance and choice in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program.
The Workshop will feature speakers from academia, government organizations, and abroad, covering topics such as nutrition policy, personalized nutrition and optimal health, and advances in botanicals.
One session will focus on cutting-edge clinical research for botanicals, led by Stephan Köhler, MD, PhD, director, clinical research, Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Another session, featuring Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, professor, department of nutritional sciences at the University of Toronto, will explore advances in personalized nutrition. Chris McGlory, PhD, ESPEN postdoctoral research fellow in the department of kinesiology at McMaster University, will discuss protein requirements beyond the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), while Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, director, basic and biomedical research and training program, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center will give an overview of the nutritional bioactives for the promotion of cognitive and psychological health. Additionally, a session on nutritional genetics, epigenetics, and dietary supplementation will be led by Chris D’Adamo, PhD, assistant professor, department of family and community medicine, department of epidemiology and public health, and director of research, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Additional speakers are being confirmed and will soon be added to the official agenda.
For more information, visit www.crnusa.org/2017events.