This initial agenda is intended to provide a high-level overview of what to expect during summit week and help you plan your travel:

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

8:00am Summit Registration Begins – BRiC Conference Center
8:00am – 11:00am JC Kickoff
Joint Committee – Cosmetics – ½ BRiC Conference Room
This is a formal meeting of the Cosmetics Joint Committee.
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11:15am – 12:30pm GRMA Technical Committee
This is an open forum meeting to observe and participate in the formal GRMA Technical Committee.
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12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:00pm Joint Committee – Dietary Supplements –½ BRiC Conference Room
This is a formal meeting of the Dietary Supplements Joint Committee.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

7:00am – 7:45am Guided Nature Walk/Run – BRiC Campus
8:30am – 11:30am Joint Committee – Over-the-Counter Drugs – ½ BRiC Conference Room
This is a formal meeting of the OTC Joint Committee.
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11:00am – 12:00pm Probiotic Working Group – ½ BRiC Conference Room
This is an open forum meeting to observe and participate in the formal GRMA Probiotic Working Group.
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12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:45pm GRMA Dietary Supplement Product Integrity Committee – ½ BRiC Conference Room
This is an open forum meeting to observe and participate in the formal GRMA Dietary Supplement Product Integrity Committee.
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2:45pm – 4:45pm Guided Art Tour – BRiC Campus
3:15pm – 4:45pm GRMA Retailer Roundtable – Location in invite
This is a formal meeting for the GRMA Roundtable Meeting.     Applications –
5:00pm – 8:00pm Welcoming & Networking Happy Hour – BRiC Courtyard

December 7 & 8, 2023 – BRiC Conference Room

Plenary Welcome & GRMA Address – Provides an update on the GRMA, achievements, and exciting look into the future!
Keynote FDA Regulatory Updates on Dietary Supplements – Dr. Haijing Hu

This event will include updates on FDA regulatory policies and enforcement actions regarding products marketed as dietary supplements.  It will also  discuss FDA’s requirements regarding dietary supplement labeling claims and current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs).
Plenary Quality and Safety, a Retailer’s Perspective – Kroger
Panel Discussion The Power of Botanicals

Botanicals have been utilized by humans for centuries and the molecules within have been key for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.  This session will focus will be on the challenges of testing and verifying Botanicals in Supplement Products and explore questions like:
• When is Quantified By Input appropriate and when is it not?
• How can you assure the initial quantities?
• How do you chose measurable components and are they predictive of product effectiveness?
• What are the unique stability considerations and potential overages?
• What are the pros and cons with fermented ingredients?

Plenary Over-the-Counter Drugs – Key Regulatory Update
Learning Session Utilization of technology

Tech enables our categories to work more efficiently, improve consumer insights and innovation, identify opportunities for improvement or correction.  This session is set to explore the advantages, risks and key questions to consider when looking at technology tools like:
• Anonymized Database
• Blockchain & AI

Panel Discussion Product Integrity – Addressing Method Suitability Details

When it comes to knowing that the results on your lab report or certificate of analysis are valid and trustworthy, details matter.  The objective of the session is to highlight how scientifically valid methods are developed, validated, and transferred to Quality Control Labs for execution.  During the panel discussion the group will dive into essential details regarding:
• The utilization of AOAC’s validation study guidelines
• How scientifically valid methods are used to establish identify, composition, purity, strength, contamination, and stability
• Requirements of meeting acceptable contaminate testing thresholds
• Assessment criteria required by the GRMA’s product integrity program

Speaker & Panel Discussion The Nuts and Bolts of MoCRA: A Deep Dive

On December 29, 2022, the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) became law. This will be a two part session featuring both a presentation and panel discussion. The presentation takes an in-depth look at the new regulatory requirements, with a look at the practicalities of compliance and the potential litigation risks. The Panel will explore how manufacturers, brands, and retailers, validate products prior to sale, substantiate the safety and efficacy of those products, track products through the distribution chain, labeling, allergens and more.

Speaker & Panel Discussion New Product Category Considerations

Expanding into new categories can be exciting time for organizations and also present a significant learning curve.  This session will focus on the key consideration areas like:
• Safety Substantiation
• Category Overview
• Unexpected Unknowns

Speaker & Panel Discussion Global Perspective – Probiotics In Session

With varying and evolving regulatory requirements across the globe, probiotics can be an overly complex category.  This session is going to dive into the deep end of global and local regulatory landscape, ISO & GRMA working groups, GMPs, labeling, enumeration and more

GRMA Board Panel Discussion Importance of Consumer Trust

With consumers being pulled in variety of directions and influenced by catchy advertising and marketing, consumer trust is more important than ever.  Consumer trust and confidence in safe high quality products drives the activities of both our members and the GRMA.

December 7, 2023
6:00 – 8:00pm
Networking Reception & Dinner
Keynote – time TBD FTC – Health Product Compliance Guideline – Victor DeFrancis
December 8, 2023
Estimated Summit End