Day 1


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Wednesday, March 30

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FDLI Welcome and Keynote Address
Amy Comstock Rick, President & CEO, FDLI
Heili Kim, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Chair, FDLI Food and Dietary Supplement Conference Planning Committee
Leslie Kux, Deputy Director for Nutrition, Regulatory Policy, and Engagement, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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12:10 – 1:00 PM 

Food and Dietary Supplement Regulation Year-in-Review
John F. Johnson, Of Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Elizabeth B. Fawell, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Moderated by Stuart M. Pape, Senior Partner, Polsinelli PC

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1:00 – 1:30 PM 


1:30 – 2:30 PM 

Assessing the US Approach to Ingredient Safety
Trenton H. Norris, Partner, Arnold and Porter LLP
Evangelina C. Pelonis, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Nury Helena Yoo, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Moderated by Steven Armstrong, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Haynes and Boone, LLP

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2:40 – 3:40 PM

Technology and Innovation: Can it Improve Both Food Safety and Food Access?
Laurie Beyranevand, Director and Professor of Law, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School
Keith A. Matthews, Of Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP
Moderated by Jessica P. O’Connell, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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3:50 – 4:50 PM

Dietary Supplements: Finished Product Specifications, Serious Adverse Events (SAEs), and More
Jonathan M. Cohen, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
Tara Lin Couch, Senior Director, Dietary Supplement and Tobacco Services, EAS Consulting Group
Moderated by Robert Durkin, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

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4:55 – 5:30 PM

Welcome Reception and Food Law Trivia Contest

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