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ODS Marks Its 25th Anniversary

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The Office of Dietary Supplements was established November 1995 in the NIH Office of the Director with the congressionally mandated purposes "to promote scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements in maintaining health and preventing chronic disease and other health-related conditions" and "to explore more fully the potential role of dietary improve health care." Now, 25 years later, ODS is marking and showcasing its contributions to the science of dietary supplements and highlight the office’s accomplishments and achievements.

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Registrationexternal link disclaimer is now open for the 25th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Monday, October 25 & Tuesday, October 26, 2021.  The symposium is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. This virtual meeting begins each day at 10 am EDT.  

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  • Features presentations by experts in dietary supplement science 
  • Showcases ODS contributions to landmark scientific accomplishments
  • Highlights ODS’s part in training dietary supplement researchers
  • Considers future directions for dietary supplements research


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Explore 25 years of ODS history on the ODS Timeline