ACI and CRN Once Again Collaborate on Dietary Supplements Forum

ACI Dietary Supplements NEW YORK – March 30, 2016 – American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that it will once again join forces with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) on ACI’s Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements which will take place at the Andaz Hotel in New York City on June 27-29, 2016. Scott Bass, Head of Global Life Sciences at Sidley Austin, and Steve Mister, CEO and President of CRN, will serve as co-chairs of this year’s event which is now in its fourth iteration.

As Stephanie Butler, Division Manager of ACI’s Life Sciences and Health Care Division, noted, “ACI’s collaboration with CRN has solidified this event’s status as the premier legal conference for the dietary supplements industry’s legal, regulatory and compliance stakeholders. This meeting is where all the industry’s ‘movers and shakers’ gather to discuss, assess and analyze the political, legislative, regulatory and judicial developments impacting the industry’s business decisions and long-term strategies. This forum undoubtedly helps shape the industry’s legal, regulatory and compliance agenda.” Lisa J. Piccolo, Senior Industry Manager, Life Sciences and Health Care with ACI, stated, “ACI is honored to once again have the opportunity to work with CRN. Further, we’re delighted that Scott Bass and Steve Mister will be co-chairing.” Piccolo went on to say that given the many developments impacting the industry this year from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s elevation of its dietary supplement division to a dedicated Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, to further enforcement activities by the state and federal authorities, industry-led compliance efforts, new class action threats, new questions on claims substantiation and state GMO laws, the need for this conference has never been greater. This year’s agenda will address these developments and not only offer a “state of the union”, but will also help the industry find answers to these and other day-to-day dilemmas.” American Conference Institute A unique organization, American Conference Institute is devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in the US and around the world. Staffed by industry specialists, lawyers and other professionals, American Conference Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in New York and led by Leigh Gilmore, Senior Vice President, and Lisa Riley, Managing Director, American Conference Institute has grown to produce more than 220 events each year, attended by thousands of senior delegates from across the country. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), 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. Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook. Full information on the forum can be found at