Webinar with Natural Products INSIDER—Sports Nutrition: Playing by the Rules to Win Fairly in the Supplement Space

Event Start Date
Mar 14, 2018
Event Start Time
2 pm Eastern
Event End Date
Mar 14, 2018
Event End Time
4 pm Eastern

In the fast-paced sports nutrition supplement and functional food space, you take your eye off the ball for a minute and you’re at a disadvantage. With ever-evolving science and stiff competition among innovators, along with demand from athletes, weekend warriors, and everyday health-conscious consumers, responsible companies must be agile while staying in-bounds when it comes to legal and regulatory requirements.


FDA has identified bodybuilding and weight loss dietary supplements as “high-risk” for adulteration with hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. Bad actors pushing Illegal or undisclosed ingredients lead to foul play—putting consumers at risk and tarnishing the reputation of responsible manufacturers and marketers. This webinar features experts who will highlight important legal and regulatory issues impacting the sports nutrition industry and provide an update on emerging science on key ingredients you need to know to keep your company in the game.

This webinar will help you:

  • Stay up-to-date on legislative efforts to restrict access to weight loss and bodybuilding dietary supplements and learn more about CRN’s efforts to protect access to legal products 
  • Understand the science supporting the safety of creatine and other popular sports nutrition ingredients
  • Navigate regulatory and legal requirements for those sports nutrition supplements identified as high-risk by FDA 
  • Learn about hot new ingredients—which ones are backed by science and which to avoid, such as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs)


A Q&A period will follow speaker presentations.

Registration now open. CRN members use code: MEMBER for discount (membership will be verified).

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Duffy MacKay, N.D.
Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, CRN

Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., is senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Dr. MacKay oversees CRN’s science and regulatory affairs department, ensuring that the association’s scientific, policy and legislative positions are based on credible scientific rationale. His expertise combines practical knowledge of industry regulation and scientific product development with hands-on experience as a medical practitioner. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor who still sees patients on a part-time basis and previously was owner and practitioner in a New Hampshire integrative medical practice. Dr. MacKay serves on the advisory board for the American Botanical Council, the NSF International Joint Committee on Dietary Supplements, and the NIST/NIH Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program.  He is also on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed publications: the official publication of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Natural Medicine Journal, Integrative Medicine—a Clinicians Journal, and Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. He is also Chair of the Steering Committee for the SIDI Work Group. Dr. MacKay earned his B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his N.D. from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. MacKay is licensed in the states of Maryland and New Hampshire.

Rodophele.jpgRobert Rodophele
Attorney, Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele PC

Mr. Rodophele is the Firm’s primary government affairs attorney, representing a wide range of clients at the Massachusetts legislature and executive agencies. He has  been a registered lobbyist in Massachusetts for over 35 years.  As such, he  interacts with legislative and executive government officials, including regulators. His legislative clients vary across diverse industries including entertainment, insurance, automobiles, elevators, vintners, financial and municipal electricity among others.

Mr. Rodophele provides government affairs and lobbying counsel to both public and private entities and has extensive experience in initiative and referendum law. His previous courtroom experience assists in his unique ability to understand how courts may interpret proposed legislation. This understanding has significant implications for communicating how legislation impacts your business. For example, Mr. Rodophele  represented all of the Massachusetts municipal electric departments in developing a legislative strategy to secure their exemption from the Electric Utility Restructuring Act of 1997 in Massachusetts. Since then, he has continued to ensure that such exemption is maintained in subsequent legislation. More recently, he represented the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in its successful resolution of Right to Repair legislation in Massachusetts. 

Since 1986, he has been with Ferriter Scobbo. Immediately prior to joining the firm, he was a shareholder in the firm of Ferriter & Barna, P.C. He also served in the Civil Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, in the field of Government Relations Law. (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Tiegenfuss.jpgTim N. Ziegenfuss, Ph.D.
CSCS, FISSN, CEO, The Center for Applied Health Sciences

Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss is a renowned sports nutrition and exercise scientist with graduate degrees from Purdue and Kent State University. He is a Past President and Fellow of The International Society of Sports Nutrition and CEO of The Center for Applied Health Sciences, an industry-leading Contract Research Organization. As a scientific advisor to the sports nutrition market, his input has led to the creation of countless products that currently grace the shelves of every major retailer in a dozen countries around the world and account for millions in revenues. Dr. Ziegenfuss has more than 600 published articles in mainstream magazines, 49 scientific publications and 7 book chapters, and numerous interviews/appearances in top 25 national print media. His research interests include nutritional strategies to maximize health and performance, enhancing training adaptations to exercise, and the identification of novel, naturally-occurring bioactive nutrients.

Kreider.jpgRichard B. Kreider, Ph.D., FACSM, FISSN, FACN, FNAK
Professor & Executive Director, Human Clinical Research Facility, Texas A&M University

Dr. Kreider serves as Professor, Executive Director of the Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF), and Director of the Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kreider has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published three books, over 175 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 440 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. Dr. Kreider is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine (FACSM); a co-founder, board member, and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (FISSN); founding Editor-In-Chief of the BioMed Central - Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (IF 2.066); Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); and, Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (FNAK, #568).  Dr. Kreider’s research focuses  on the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, performance, and/or health disparities/equity.

Collins.jpgRick Collins, Esq., CSCS
Partner, Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC

Rick Collins is a lawyer dedicated to the health and fitness community. His law firm represents numerous natural product companies, including dietary supplement marketers and sports nutrition brands. Rick is internationally recognized as a legal authority in the field of dietary supplements and performance-enhancing substances; has contributed chapters to two textbooks on sports nutrition; and is a frequent contributor to various health and fitness publications. He has represented many dietary supplement companies in state and federal regulatory investigations for mislabeled or adulterated products and has successfully defended against countless criminal prosecutions. He serves as Legal Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB). Rick received his law degree from Hofstra School of Law, where he attended on a full academic scholarship and served on the Law Review. To learn more about Rick, please go to www.supplementcounsel.com.