CRN, GOED, NASC and WIN announce events, additions, reports and awards

Karin VanSlyke reports on SupplySide’s partner association updates, including CRN’s Convergence ‘24, new omega-3 reports, additions to NASC’s compliance team and an industry award.

Karin VanSlyke, Strategic partnerships manager, SupplySide

June 14, 2024

2 Min Read
The Council for Responsible Nutrition convenes dietary supplement and functional food stakeholders for its annual events for conversations that drive the industry forward.Photo courtesy of CRN

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has opened registration for its 2024 signature events. The CONVERGENCE ’24 gathering begins in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 9, with Science in Session, CRN’s annual scientific symposium, as well as WellComms, which explores marketing and communications topics. This format offers attendees two different tracks, depending on their specialties. CRN is also hosting its inaugural Innovation Exchange that afternoon, followed by an evening reception. The main business conference sessions take place Oct. 10-11. Click here to learn more and access registration links. 

The Global Organization for EPA & DHA Omega-3s (GOED) recently published two industry reports on the EPA and DHA omega-3 industry: a biennial report on the global finished products market for EPA and DHA omega-3s and a scientific report on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and omega-3s. The 2024 Finished Product Report offers a comprehensive overview of six key markets: dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, pet nutrition, infant formula and clinical nutrition/medical foods. Together, these categories reached $52.4 billion in sales in 2023, primarily influenced by inflation and higher prices. The second report, EPA and DHA Supplementation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, explores the latest research on the impact of EPA+DHA omega-3 supplementation on ADHD and associated ADHD outcomes. The ADHD report is available for purchase on the GOED website for $199. GOED members have free access to the report. 

The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) announced the addition of its newest team member, Kelli Younker, in the role of compliance specialist. Kelli will be responsible for new member onboarding, label training and website reviews. To acquire the NASC Quality Seal, member companies must be approved to join the organization and must also earn permission to use the quality seal by passing an independent, third-party quality audit. The NASC Quality Seal identifies products from companies that are committed to quality, vigilance, and continuous improvement to promote the well-being of companion animals and horses. To learn more about this process, which typically takes four months to complete and must be renewed every two years, please click here. To see a list of NASC-compliant member companies, click here

Women In Nutraceuticals (WIN) is launching an awards program to celebrate the contributions and achievements of those who champion gender equity, drive research innovations, and excel in mentorship within the nutraceutical sector. Awards include Guiding Star, Champion, Research Pioneer and Heroine. Nominations will open June 3 and close June 30. Award criteria and nomination forms can be found here. The awards will be presented at SupplySide West in October.   

 

 

About the Author(s)

Karin VanSlyke

Strategic partnerships manager, SupplySide , Informa Markets

Karin VanSlyke is the strategic partnerships manager for SupplySide at Informa Markets. She works to manage and add value to existing partnerships, develop new partnership opportunities, and strengthen industry connections. Karin lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two spoiled rescue dogs. Karin is a proud first-generation college graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Her passions include connecting people, cooking (and eating) all sorts of cuisines, road trips and bird watching. 

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