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CRN, NIH Announce Conference on Performance-Enhancing Products

WASHINGTON--The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will hold the Conference on the Science and Policy of Performance-Enhancing Products Jan. 8 and 9 at the Natcher Center based at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Co-sponsored by the NIH components, including the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), the event is for health care professionals, coaches, trainers, researchers, industry representatives, regulators and others who are interested in the latest scientific findings in the performance-enhancing product industry.

The agenda covers patterns of use, stimulant ingredients and challenges facing sports medicine health professionals. Presenters and panel members include members from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. "Our industry believes it is important for everyone involved with these products to understand and take responsibility for the role these products play in the field of sports nutrition," stated John Cordaro, CRN president.

"The conference is particularly timely, taking place in the month prior to the Winter Olympics," said Paul Coates, ODS director. "With organizations such as the International Olympic Committee questioning the use of these product, we welcome an open presentation and discussion."

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