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VIRGO's Supplyside Health & Nutrition Network Announces Featured Speaker For Supplyside West 2013, Daniel Fabricant, PH.D., Director, Divison Of Dietary Supplement Programs, FDA

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VIRGO (, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, announces Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director, Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Global Expo and Conference, SupplySide West. Join Dr. Fabricant as he presents an update around issues including ingredients of concern, the NDI draft guidance, GMP (good manufacturing practice) inspections and 483s, warning letters and more. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Fabricant with information you'll need to know as you look at business priorities in 2014.

The FDA Update  will take place on November 14 from 9-9:50am in Congress Center, Casanova 501, Level 1. The featured speaker presentation is open to all SupplySide West attendees, with underwriting support from BASF Nutrition & Health.

"It's been a very busy year at FDA, and the action has even picked up within the dietary supplement space in the last few months," said Heather Granato, vice president of content, VIRGO's Health & Nutrition Network. "We are very pleased to again offer folks the opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Fabricant about the agency's perceptions of the industry and his insights into what is necessary to deliver safe, efficacious products to consumers."

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., came to FDA as director of the agency's Division of Dietary Supplement Programs. In this job, Dr. Fabricant advises FDA on policy issues involving dietary supplements, including the safety of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), cGMPs and problems reported by consumers. He's also responsible for developing enforcement priorities and interpretations of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in order to ensure that dietary supplements are safe, meet quality standards and are accurately labeled. Before coming to FDA, Dr. Fabricant was active in the dietary supplement industry, serving most recently as vice president of the Natural Products Association. Dr. Fabricant carried his interest in natural products into the classroom earning a doctorate in pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has served as an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy since 2009.

SupplySide West is the industry gathering place that drives food, beverage, dietary supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetics and personal care product innovation. Register now for best rates at

The highlight of SupplySide West is its 1,700-booth Expo Hall which features thousands of ingredients, technologies and services available to the 13,000 industry members who come to the show from around the world. The show takes place November 12 to 16 at The Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas, the show is the industry gathering place that drives food, beverage, dietary supplement, animal nutrition, cosmetics and personal care product innovation. Show attendees will be able to navigate the show with the mobile app, sponsored by Robinson Pharma Inc., and stay up to date with free Wi-Fi, sponsored by NSF International, with the Wi-Fi password nsfgmp13.

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VIRGO Media Contact: Katherine Hecker, Audience Marketing Manager, VIRGO Health & Nutrition Network, (480) 990-1101 ext. 1350, Images are available upon request.


VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make—be that early in their decision making process, while making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.

We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.

With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs, and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries including health care, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.

Media Contact: Katherine Hecker, VIRGO Publishing, 480-990-1101 ext 1350,

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