Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that top current and former dietary supplement regulators will be speaking at The Big Natural, taking place virtually November 30 to December 1. The current top regulator for the dietary supplement industry at the Federal Trade Commission, Richard Cleland, is scheduled to speak, along with Robert Durkin, former Deputy Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Dietary Supplement Office.
“We know that people have questions about how the next Administration and new Congress is going to impact their business, and that’s why we are bringing together the most influential and insightful people in the world of natural products,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President and CEO of NPA, in a press release. “We have a great program in place, and we are confident that attendees are still engaged and have the same access to the world’s leading experts in the natural products industry. This is also an excellent opportunity for the industry to make a direct investment back into the industry, with 100 percent of profit going directly to education and advocacy initiatives.”
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Cleland is an expert in the advertising and marketing of health-related products, and supervises many of the FTC’s health fraud and weight-loss product and service law enforcement initiatives. Durkin, according to the release, was responsible for performing policy analysis and evaluations related to all aspects of the FDA’s dietary supplement programs while also providing advice on compliance and enforcement issues.
Read more about what is planned for The Big Natural, including industry-driven educational sessions, workshop programming, case studies, interactive discussions, and networking (with access to experts following the election and in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis) here, and register here.