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NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Research Practicum

Date: 
June 3, 2014 - 7:30am to June 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Lister Hill Center, Building 38A
NIH Main Campus
Bethesda
Maryland

Event Description

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is offering a 4-day educational opportunity to provide fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in this subject. This intensive practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding about issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. It will also emphasize the importance of scientific investigations to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and value of these products for health promotion and disease prevention as well as how to carry out this type of research.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • supplement use in the United States and reasons for use;
  • the regulatory framework governing supplements;
  • differences in bringing foods, drugs, and supplements to market;
  • supplement quality;
  • assessing the health effects of foods and supplements; and
  • developing policies and advice about supplement use based on science.

Participants will also meet with various stakeholders—the dietary supplement industry, consumer advocacy groups, and media—who study, advocate, regulate, or educate about dietary supplements. Participants will also have the option to take a guided tour of the NIH.

More information about the practicum and registration