This year’s featured speakers were the esteemed former and current FDA Directors:
· Linda Katz, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of Cosmetics & Colors, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), FDA
· John Bailey, Ph.D., Former Director, Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment, and Former Director of Cosmetics and Colors, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), FDA
The all-day meeting provided an impressive mix of presentations and panel discussions led by expert speakers focused on the latest information on topics essential to running a safe, successful business in the cosmetic and personal care industry. Topics included: updates on U.S. FDA activities, a discussion of OTC drug regulations and sunscreen, FDA warning letters and consumer class actions, FTC, NAD, advertising claims and testing and how to protect your business.
“Our 37th annual FDA Workshop was a great success with record attendance of companies in the cosmetic and personal care industry. Our attendees have told us that the information provided was extremely useful for them in running their businesses,” said Pamela Busiek, ICMAD President and CEO. “I want to thank all of our speakers and sponsors who helped to make this, once again, such a valuable workshop.”
The event location, 3 Columbus Circle, is owned by Peclers Paris, who provided the space for ICMAD’s37th Annual FDA Workshop. The event was made possible thanks to: CEI (Cosmetics Essence Innovations), CIS (Cosmetic Insurance Services), CPT (Consumer Product Testing Company), Coptis,Steinberg & Associates , Ithos Global and Peclers Paris.
PHOTO: Left to right: John Bailey, Ph.D., Linda Katz, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. Robb Akridge, Pam Busiek, Sharon Blinkoff