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SupplySide East Education Program, Advisory Boards Expanded
January 12, 2009 - News

PHOENIX—Virgo Publishing announced the addition of cosmeceutical and food/beverage tracks to the education program at SupplySide East, April 27 to 29, 2009, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. Two new science advisory boards have been assembled to assist with session development for the new tracks.

“The two new tracks will nearly double the number of presentations in the education program,” said Peggy Jackson, director of publishing, Virgo Publishing. “With guidance and input from the advisory board members, this program will be the most compelling and comprehensive program we’ve ever offered at SupplySide East.”

The scientific advisory boards will collaborate with Virgo Publishing on developing the education program agenda.

Cosmeceuticals/Personal Care Products Advisory Board members include:

- Jon Benninger, Director of Business Development, Virgo Publishing LLC

- Sumita Butani, N.D., Director, Global New Product Innovation Wellness & Personal Care, Avon Products Inc.

- Mindy S. Goldstein, Ph.D., Executive Director, R&D, The Estēe Lauder Companies

- Mindy Green, MS, AHG, RA, Clinical Aromatherapist, Aveda Corporation

- Ron Sharpe, Research Associate, Health & Beauty New Technology R&D, Amway Corp.

Food Science Advisory Board members include:

- William A. Barrier, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D, International Dairy Queen & Orange Julius

- Paula Lorino-Kokkinos, Manager, External Technology Search - Emerging Science, Cadbury Plc

- Debra L. Miller, Ph.D., Nutrition, The Hershey Company

- Sylvia Rowe, President, SR Strategy LLC

- Bob Weeks, Publisher, Food Product Design

Supplement Science Advisory Board members include:

- Jon Benninger, Director of Business Development, Virgo Publishing LLC

- Steven Dentali, Ph.D., Vice President of Scientific and Technical Affairs, American Herbal Products Association

- Shane Durkee, Director, Global Medical Area Nutritionals, Bayer HealthCare

- Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Natural Products Association

- Sefali Patel, Pharm.D., Associate Director, Nutritional Science and New Business, Bayer HealthCare

- Guru Ramanathan, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, General Nutrition Corporation (GNC)

- Andrew Shao, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition

Speakers in the education program will discuss ingredient science, new applications and formulations, market and consumer trends, regulatory issues and much more.

SupplySide East is a three-day event offering industry the opportunity to learn about the latest innovative and healthy ingredients, meet new vendors and formulators in the exhibit hall, and source ingredients, packaging, labeling and private-label manufacturing services in one location. More information and registration details can be found at or by calling (800) 454-5760.

Virgo Publishing produces the SupplySide Trade Shows and Conferences, the Focus on the Future Executive Conference and Retreat, and; and publishes Natural Products INSIDER, Natural Products Marketplace and Food Product Design magazines. Virgo Publishing also publishes CULINOLOGY for the Research Chefs Association

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