Senator Tom Harkin Will Keynote AHPA Members’ Meeting


The annual members’ meeting and breakfast will take place on March 10 during the Natural Products Expo West trade show.

Photo from U.S. Government Publishing Office

Photo from U.S. Government Publishing Office

Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will deliver the keynote speech at the upcoming annual members’ meeting of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD).

Harkin, who retired in 2015 after serving 10 years in the U.S. Senate and 30 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a longtime supporter of the dietary supplements industry. He co-authored the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and helped establish the precursor to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

“AHPA is honored to feature Senator Harkin as the keynote speaker at its annual member meeting,” said Michael McGuffin, president of AHPA. “Throughout his career, Senator Harkin sought to change the debate about the U.S. health care system to focus on prevention, wellness, medical research, and supplement, food, and drug safety. As a result of his tireless advocacy, millions of Americans and future generations will benefit from access to high-quality supplements and herbal products.”

The AHPA members’ meeting and breakfast will take place during the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, CA. It will be held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 10.

Also at the meeting, Susan Murch, PhD, from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), will discuss DNA barcoding. Anthony Young, from Kleinfeld, Kaplan and Becker (Washington, DC), will provide a legal and regulatory update, and Maryellen Molyneaux, from NMI (Harleysville, PA), will present on the supplement market’s segment, past and future.


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Michael Crane
Associate Editor
Nutritional Outlook Magazine

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