Healthcare Practitioner Forum Virtual Meeting

Event Start Date
May 10, 2022
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Event End Date
May 10, 2022
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Please note, this meeting is for CRN members, HCPF members and their practitioner customers, and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) members—registrations will be reviewed for full access approval. Register here. 

Learn more about the Health Care Practitioner Forum here.

The next meeting of the HCPF is planned for Tuesday, May 10 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern. Participants will include HCPF members, AANP (American Association of Naturopathic Physician) members, and is open to HCP customers of HCPF member companies. This meeting will be moderated by Aaron Bartz, Chair of the HCPF.  

The lead speaker for the May 2022 meeting will be Craig Hopp, Ph.D., deputy director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), who will be discussing activities of the center. Dr. Hopp oversees the administration of NCCIH’s product integrity policy. This involves evaluation of proposed study materials to ensure they are safe and properly characterized. He also focuses on large scale projects such as research on drug-natural product interactions, the Innovation and Technology research center, and the NIH Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program. Dr. Hopp uses his expertise and experience in the field of natural products to help shape research priorities at NCCIH.  

The NCCIH is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. The mission of NCCIH is to determine, through rigorous scientific investigation, the fundamental science, usefulness, and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. This HCPF presentation gives members an opportunity to learn about NCCIH activities relevant to HCPs and the broader dietary supplement category while interacting directly with NCCIH. 

Updates will also be provided to the HCPF on the regulatory status of NAC (N-Acetyl-L cysteine) and Vitamin D & Me by CRN's Steve Mister and Luke Huber, N.D., respectively.