Dietary Supplement Practicum 2018: Discussion with Industry & Watchdog Panels

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Dietary Supplement Practicum 2018: Discussion with Industry & Watchdog Panels

(Bethesda, MD) Presenters from the “Meet the Industry” and “Meet the Watchdogs” panels take questions from the audience. The representatives from the dietary supplement industry are Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., vice president, global research and development for health & wellbeing and personal care at Church & Dwight, Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., chief information analyst for the American Herbal Products Association, and Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., senior vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The representatives from the “watchdog” panel are Laura MacCleery, J.D., policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., founder and president of, and James Hamblin, M.D., writer and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This presentation is part of the 2018 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum sponsored by the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). This 2.5-day annual event for faculty, students, and health practitioners provides a thorough overview of issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It also emphasizes the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research. For more information:


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