Monday, August 27, 2012

Clinical trials for foods and supplements - guidance for industry

University College Cork in partnership with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Eldermet, Enterprise Ireland, Atlantia Food CRO, Teagasc and The Food Industry Training Unit, UCC are pleased to announce the following symposium

Clinical trials for foods and supplements - guidance for industry

Where: Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick
When: Friday, 28 September 2012

Introduction:
Using health claims to market functional food products has become increasingly common in recent years, but has also become increasingly regulated by agencies such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many food companies are embarking on dietary intervention studies in order to develop validated health claims for their target healthy population, be that infants, elderly, overweight or people with mild health issues such as elevated cholesterol or digestive discomfort.
This symposium will address issues of relevance to anyone who would like to know how to go about conducting a trial including where to start, how expensive will it be, how do I choose my target group and what type of study. It will also overview current regulations in Europe and the USA and present case studies from companies who have conducted trials.

Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in learning more about how to go about conducting a human dietary intervention study; researchers and marketing personnel from food, beverage and supplement companies; academic researchers; state agencies

For programme and registration details see http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/foodsymposium

University College Cork in partnership with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, Eldermet, Enterprise Ireland, Atlantia Food CRO, Teagasc and The Food Industry Training Unit, UCC are pleased to announce the following symposium

Programme
Session 1: How to conduct a clinical trial
Chair: Prof Gerald Fitzgerald, APC & UCC
9.00am Introduction to clinical trials Dr Sally Cudmore, APC
9.15am Clinical trials – from design to affordability Ms Andrea Doolan, Atlantia Food CRO
9.40am Overview of cognition studies Prof Ted Dinan, APC & UCC
10.05am Food interventions in the older adult Dr Paul O’Toole, Eldermet & UCC
10.30am Coffee break

Session 2: Regulation of health and nutritional claims
Chair: Prof Ted Dinan, APC & UCC
11.00am EU regulations on nutrition and health Dr Edel Keaveney, FSAI
11.30am Assessment of health claims by EFSA Prof Patrick Wall, UCD
12.00pm Comparison of Europe and U.S.A Dr Mary Ellen Sanders, ISAPP
12.30pm EFSA winners and losers Dr Fiona Lawlor, FHI UCD
1.00pm Lunch

Session 3: Industry case studies
Chair: Prof Paul Ross, APC & Teagasc
2.00pm Provexis plc, UK Mr Steve Morrison
2.30pm Alimentary Health Ltd Dr Eileen Murphy
3.00pm Danisco Health and Nutrition Dr Arthur Ouwehand
3.30pm Coffee

Session 4: Case studies and supports
Chair: Mary Ellen, ISAPP
3.45pm General Mills Bell Institute of Health Dr Ravi Menon
4.15pm R&D Fund and Innovation Partnership Programme Mr Garrett Dee, EI
4.30pm Overview of GMP Facility, UCC and MTL, Teagasc, Moorepark
Prof Gerald Fitzgerald & Prof Paul Ross
5.00 Close of Symposium Prof Gerald Fitzgerald

For programme and registration details see http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/foodsymposium

1 comment:

Paul Hafalla said...

Interesting post. It is essential to read. I was wonder what other supplements our brain might need.

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