Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines Stakeholder Forum

Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines Stakeholder Forum

Engage, Learn, and Inspire!

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will host a hybrid (in-person and online) Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines Stakeholder Forum on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please join USP, regulators, researchers, and industry professionals as we gather stakeholder feedback to contribute to the future of USP dietary supplement and herbal medicines standards. This year, we are also hosting a hybrid USP training session, “Taking the Guesswork out of Quality,” on June 6. Read below to learn more!

Stakeholder Forum

Onsite and online, June 5, 2024, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

Advance registration is required; the Stakeholder Forum on June 5 is free, and lunch is included for onsite participants.


Some of the topics scheduled for discussion: 

  • Chewable gels (gummies) issues & solutions
  • Botanicals: Establishing identification and specifications
  • Probiotic-containing dietary supplements: Unique quality challenges
  • Warning letters: Approaches to improving GMP compliance in specification development and testing.
  • USP updates and outlook

Hear from experts including:

  • Jennifer Ahearn, GMPACT 
  • Kate Banaszewski,NOW
  • Grace Bandong, Eurofins
  • Marie-Eve Boyte, Nutra Pharma Consulting Services 
  • Tyler Daniels, Thorne 
  • Robert Durkin, Arnold Golden Gregory
  • James Griffiths, Council for Responsible Nutrition 
  • Haijing Hu, U.S. FDA 
  • Holly Johnson, American Herbal Products Association
  • Mohamed Koroma, Director R & D, Pharmavite 
  • Duffy Mackay, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Robin Marles, Chair of the Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee, USP
  • Hanan Shehata, Purity-IQ 
  • Ed Shneyvas, Member of the Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements Expert Committee, USP 
  • Elan Sudberg, Alchemist
  • Bill Turney, Kerry Foods 
  • Betsy Yakes, U.S. FDA 

Encouraged to participate: 

  • Dietary supplement manufacturers
  • Retailers and Trade Associations
  • Regulators
  • Service providers and other interested parties who work with dietary supplements.

Register for the Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines Stakeholder Forum

Full-Day HYBRID Training Session


Taking the Guesswork out of Quality

Onsite and online, June 6, 2024, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

  • Having trouble understanding what specifications are needed? Learn how to set the right specifications.
  • Wondering what changes to a method you can make before it needs to be re-validated?
  • Interested in case studies on developing specifications for botanicals, non-botanicals, and probiotics ingredients?

Join us for a full-day hybrid training session on USP’s quality tools for dietary supplement manufacturers and how they can make your life easier. Participants will engage with USP’s scientists to learn what’s needed in method validation and specification setting for GMP compliance. Onsite participants will also join USP staff on a tour of USP’s Rockville, MD facilities.

This training is designed for individuals in quality assurance, quality control, production, and management who already have a basic general understanding of GMP requirements.

Advance registration is required. A nominal fee of $199.00 will be charged for the USP training session, and lunch is included for onsite participants.

Register for the “Taking the Guesswork out of Quality” USP training session