Semiannual Membership Meeting: March 2018
One of the most important AAHP meetings in the last 15+ years.
The 2018 AAHP Membership Meeting will take place on Friday, March 9, 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. This will be one of the most important AAHP meetings in the last 15+ years.
With the Comment Period for FDA’s Announced Guidance (of December 18, 2017) drawing to a close less than 10 days after the annual meeting, the focus of the agenda will be the draft of AAHP’s comments to FDA as well as updates on other steps the association is taking on behalf of membership to address this announced guidance.
AAHP legal counsel, Al Lorman, and legal and regulatory committee chair, Jay Borneman will bring membership up to date on the input received from membership, the various points considered in drafting AAHP’s comments, and the draft itself as it stands at the time of the meeting. This is an important discussion, and the AAHP urges all members to make every possible effort to be present in person in order to fully participate in the final shaping of the comments.
AAHP lobbyist, Pete Evich, will also provide members with insights into the legislative efforts the AAHP has undertaken to complement the submission of our comments to FDA. This is also an important process with which all members should be familiar.
In addition to the main topic of discussion, the AAHP will also hold it’s 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.
Again, 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 Airport.