Summary

The Premier Conference to Explore Advanced Topics in Food and Drug Law
Connecting industry, regulators, law firms, and academia for 60 years.

FDLI’s Annual Conference is the largest and longest-running legal conference for the food and drug law community, comprising every product category regulated by FDA. The 2017 FDLI Annual Conference will cover the latest in legal, regulatory, and policy issues spanning the broad range of FDA’s authority by bringing together experts from the federal government, industry, the private bar, non-profit, patient and consumer advocates, consulting organizations, and academia.

 Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of the dialogue by joining more than 750 colleagues and clients in food and drug law to hear different viewpoints, shape policy, and advance understanding;
  • Hear FDA’s 2017 strategic priorities directly from the Commissioner and leadership of FDA’s six product Centers;
  • Select from nearly 30 breakout sessions covering the latest in legal, regulatory, compliance, policy, marketing, and economic issues;
  • Learn from more than 100 well-known leaders in the federal government, industry, private bar, patient and consumer advocacy groups, consulting organizations, and academia; and
  • Network and build relationships with seasoned professionals from numerous fields including law, regulatory, compliance, marketing/public relations, and management.

Conference Highlights:

  • Hear from the FDA Commissioner, Chief Counsel, Center Directors, and other key leaders within the Agency
  • Briefing on the Top 10 Cases in Food and Drug Law in 2016 and 2017 and cases to watch in the upcoming year
  • Networking Lunch with Substantive Table Discussion offering the choice of a wide variety of timely and topical issues and engage in conversation with other conference participants.

Who Attends:

FDLI’s Annual Conference draws professionals with experience, influence, and expertise in the areas of food and drug law. This diverse group of stakeholders is united by a common interest in learning about and discussing the latest legal and regulatory developments that impact clients, consumers, and patients.

  • Food and Drug Attorneys
  • Government Officials
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Food and Drug Industry Consultants
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Government Affairs Professionals
  • Chief Safety Officers
  • Academics
  • Consumer Advocates
  • Patient Advocates
  • Business Development Professionals
  • Global Strategy Professionals
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Corporate Planning Staff

Sponsors

Bronze

Explore Sponsorship Opportunities

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Take Advantage of Early Registration Savings!

Industry & Firms

$1,299
  • +$400 for non-members
  • +400 after 2/1/2017
  • +500 after 3/31/17

Non-Profit

$899
  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$200 after 2/1/2017
  • +$300 after 3/31/2017

Government

$899*
  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$200 after 2/1/2017
  • +$300 after 3/31/2017

Academic

$899*
  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$200 after 2/1/2017
  • +$300 after 3/31/2017

Student

$299
  • +$100 for non-members
  • +must be full-time student
  • +must provide transcripts

Academic and Government Employees

The Conference registration includes a one year of complimentary membership.

Do You Qualify for a Complimentary or Discounted Registration?

  • Member manufacturers, suppliers and distributors with more than $1 billion in sales as well as member law firms get one complimentary registration as part of their annual membership dues.
  • Member manufacturers, suppliers and distributors with less than $1 billion in sales get one registration at 50% off as part of their annual membership dues.
  • Organizational members are also eligible for a group registration discount. Pay for four attendees and the fifth is complimentary.

To take advantage of these opportunities, please contact us.

Agenda

Coming soon. See 2016’s agenda.

Speaker Biographies

Coming soon.

Onsite Materials

Coming soon.

Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education credits will be awarded for attending this program.

FDLI applies directly to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. New York recognizes Pennsylvania approvals. These states are generally recognized as approved jurisdictions by other states, however, each state bar has its own requirements, and it is the responsibility of the attorney seeking CLEs to know and fulfill such requirements.  Please contact your Bar Association for guidance.

Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio approvals are pending.

FDLI applies for CLE credits prior to each meeting but sometimes the approval is not granted until after the meeting. As approvals are received, updated CLE information will be posted here, and you can request to be notified.

Call for Proposals

FDLI’s Annual Conference is the largest legal conference for the food and drug law community, covering the latest in legal, regulatory, compliance, policy, marketing, and economic issues. Our goal is to provide a program that addresses a wide variety of timely topics that impact the food and drug law community.  We invite you to assist in building the program by submitting a topic that you would like to see addressed during the 2017 conference (May 4-5). See 2016’s Agenda.

Proposal Submission Timeline

  • Monday, October 24: Open for Submissions
  • Friday, December 2: All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm (ET)
  • Mid-January: Accepted proposals will be selected and submitters will be notified by FDLI.

Guidelines

  • All submissions must be received through the submission portal. Separate emails cannot be considered.
  • We encourage all members to submit a proposal and recommend speakers however, please keep in mind all submissions will be treated as suggestions. Proposals may be modified or combined to best suit the needs of our audience.
Submit Your Proposal

For questions, please contact:
Meghan A. Crowley
Manager, Program Innovation
(202) 222-0904
[email protected]

Location and Overnight Accommodations

Conference Location

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 
300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Overnight Accommodations: Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $309 a night through April 11, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel. After that date, rates and availability may vary.

Make Reservation

Business attire is recommended and some meeting rooms may have cooler temperatures.

Please contact the Conference Department with any accessibility requirements or dietary restrictions, or for other questions.