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2019 Membership Meeting

March 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Join us for AAHP's 2019 Membership Meeting this March to learn about the latest regulatory issues affecting our industry and reconnect with peers and colleagues!

The meeting will take place on Friday, March 8, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Clarion Hotel and Resort (616 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802), just one block from the Anaheim Convention Center and Natural Products ExpoWest show.

Homeopathic Product Substantiation—from Concept to Shelf

Since releasing it’s enforcement policy statement on marketing claims for OTC homeopathic drugs in November 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against several products. The agency feels its guidance covers product labels as well as advertising. The agency also believes that marketing claims for homeopathic drugs should be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence (clinical trials) or by an appropriate disclaimer that informs consumers about the support, if any, for the claim.  
In a meeting with AAHP leaders, FTC staff said that it would probably focus initially on "aggressive claims" for which consumers would expect scientific support. The staff provided examples of “aggressive claims” and other factors FTC will consider in bringing enforcement actions. To help companies view their product claims in light of FTC's actions and stated intentions and to reduce companies' risk, AAHP has a guest expert, Susan Hawlings, to speak about Homeopathic Product Substantiation at AAHP's first educational summit this June 28 in Baltimore.
Join AAHP and Susan next week at AAHP’s annual meeting where she will give an overview of the subject matter she will address in June, including:
  • substantiation per FTC and FDA guidance;
  • developing a substantiation file from concept to shelf;
  • what types of claims can be made;
  • navigating the regulatory environment while still providing products true to homeopathy.


Susan J. Hewlings, PhD, RD
Director of Scientific Affairs, Nutrasource
Professor, Central Michigan University

Dr. Susan Hewlings received her PhD in nutrition, her BS in nutrition, and her MS in exercise physiology, all from Florida State. She is a Registered Dietitian, and a full-time professor at Central Michigan University. Dr. Hewlings is the Director of Scientific Affairs for Nutrasource, a full service CRO serving the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, cannabis and CBD industries. She is Co-Founder of Substantiation Sciences LLC where she provides science and nutrition consulting services and medical writing for the dietary supplement, cannabis and medical industries. She has published many articles and book chapters on sports nutrition, dietary supplements and CBD/Cannabis


In addition to the main topic of discussion, the AAHP will also hold its annual Board elections.

The meeting room will open at 8:45 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude before 11:30 so you can get to the show floor.

All members are strongly encouraged to have at least one representative present in person.

While in Anaheim, take time to visit the Natural Products ExpoWest show floor to see the variety and depth of product offerings in one of the biggest market channels for homeopathic drug products. If you still have to make hotel reservations and have difficulty finding a room near the Convention Center, consider arriving the evening before and staying at a hotel near the John Wayne/Anaheim Airpor


March 8, 2019
9:00 am - 11:30 am EST


Clarian Hotel
616 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
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