Speakers Announced for ICMAD Workshop

Posted on April 7, 2010 @ 01:35 pm

ICMAD, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, will host the 29th edition of its FDA Cosmetic Regulations Workshop with an extensive lineup of speakers. The event will be held at The New York Athletic Club in New York City on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm.

The workshop will cover some of the latest regulations governing the industry, with ample time allotted for questions and answers.

The recently announced speaker lineup includes:

* Linda M. Katz, director, FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors
(OCAC). She heads the office that enforces the laws and regulations governing cosmetics.

* Donald C. Havery, leader, FDA's Cosmetics Technology Team for
OCAC. He developed and launched the online Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.

* Kristen Moe, compliance officer, labeling compliance, CDER.
Her role is to ensure that there's adequate information on product labels. she is also the nutrition counselor at the White House medical clinic.

* David Adams, partner, Venable LLP. He has held senior positions at the FDA. Adams was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for FDA Law. He teaches food and drug law at the George Washington University Law School.

* Sharon Blinkoff, of Counsel, Venable LLP. She advises on a broad range
of regulatory and intellectual property as well as products regulated by the
FDA including cosmetics, medical devices, drugs and dietary supplements.

* Tom Cohn, of Counsel, Venable LLP. He has 17 years of experience at
FTC, where he was regional director for the Northeast Region.

* Edward F. Glynn, Jr., partner, Venable LLP. He has provided seminars
on "Advertising on the Internet" and "E-Commerce and Advertising Liability."
He has served as an advisor to the Canadian and Japanese governments.

* Kat Dunnigan, staff attorney, National Advertising Division, Council of Better Business Bureaus.

The cost for the event is $255 for members and $355 for nonmembers, with a discount for early registration. The cost includes meals and all written materials. Online registration is available at www.icmad.org.

For more information, call the ICMAD office at 1-800-334-2623 or email