Observe an Expert Committee Meeting

Join the thought leaders in standards-setting and observe an official USP meeting. You will see first-hand how USP’s standards-setting process works and hear about the standards we set and their impact.

As an observer, you will have an opportunity to witness the development of standards that are important to you and your organization. You can listen to the open sections of meetings and, at the discretion of the Chair, provide your perspective.

Learn more about the Expert Committee assignments and their Work Plans to determine which meetings are of interest to you and your organization. You can also view lists of upcoming meetings.

How to Register Registration in advance is required using the Non-member Expert Meeting Registration Form, which also provides information on observer rules and expectations. Non-member participants must submit the form at least five business days in advance of the selected meeting. USP will acknowledge receipt of registration by email, but will not approve requests more than 21 days prior to the meeting.

What to Expect Expectations of the registration process and meeting attendance are outlined below, however, it is required that all non-member participants read sections 10.01 and 10.03 of the Rules and Procedures of the 2015-2020 Council of Experts.

  • USP may deny participation to an observer if a completed form is not received at least five business days prior to the meeting
  • USP reserves the right to refuse permission for an observer to attend a meeting
  • Space for non-member participants may be limited and USP will make every effort to equitably distribute the openings
  • The use of audio or visual/video recording devices during any Expert Committee, Expert Panel or Joint Standard Setting Subcommittee meeting is prohibited, unless specifically authorized in advance
  • Non-member participants must be excused from the meeting during confidential discussions and deliberations
  • The Chair may excuse non-member participants from the meeting at his or her discretion
  • USP cannot guarantee that non-member participants will called on to participate in the meeting discussions
  • Meeting agendas are subject to change up to the date of the meeting
  • Any questions you may have can be directed via email to conferences@usp.org.