CRN Conference Open for Registration

crn conference
Dana Point Harbor

Washington, D.C.—Individuals and companies can now register for the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) annual events, The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry.

These educational and networking events will be held Oct. 26–29 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, CA. In addition, the annual CRN Golf Tournament will be played at the Pelican Hill Golf Club on Oct. 26.

The Workshop

The Workshop, a one-day symposium held on Oct. 26, will offer sessions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. covering “relevant scientific topics about dietary supplements and nutrition.” The day ends with a networking reception/cocktail party that also starts The Conference.

The preliminary agenda for The Workshop includes:

  • “Integrative health: The role of supplements in mental health care”
    Peter Bongiorno, N.D., Co-Director, InnerSource Natural Health and Acupuncture, PC
  • “Natural product-drug interaction research: The roadmap to best practices”
    Mary F. Paine, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University
  • “The role of supplement quality initiatives in improving analytical methods and laboratory performance”
    Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., Director, Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
  • “Integrative Health: Using scientific evidence to integrate dietary supplements into conventional medical practice”
    Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN, Director of Pain Management, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
  • “Understanding the evidence for omega-3 efficacy”
    William Lands, Ph.D., Fellow, American Society for Nutrition, Member,
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • “Magnesium in human health and nutrition”
    Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., Director, Research & Science Information Outreach, Center for Magnesium Education and Research
  • “Dietary fiber and the new Nutrition Facts label”
    Joanne L. Slavin, Ph.D., R.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
  • “Advances in dietary supplement science”
    DeAnn Liska, Ph.D., Senior Director, Nutrition & Scientific Affairs, Biofortis Nutrition Research
  • “Obesity, physical inactivity, and the role of dietary supplements”
    David C. Nieman, Dr.PH, FACSM, Professor and Director, Human Performance Lab, North Carolina Research Campus, Appalachian State University
  • “Closing Remarks”
    Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

The Conference

The next two days, Oct. 27-28, will feature sessions on topics including politics, business issues and regulations in The Conference. The event will also include various networking opportunities, including closing with a breakfast on Saturday morning.

Details about the agenda are forthcoming.

For more information about The Workshop and The Conference, visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact Carl Hyland at (202) 204-7674 or


Published in WholeFoods Magazine Online, 7/15/16