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Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum Presentation Videos

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Presentations from the 2019, 2018, and 2017 Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum were videotaped and are available for viewing. 

NEW Presentations from 2019 include:  Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does, Overview of Dietary Supplement Use,  Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Defense,  A Conversation with the Industry, and Meet the Watchdogs.


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OPENING

NEW Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does - Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2019)external link disclaimer  
Joseph M. Betz, Ph.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), introduces the 2019 ODS Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. Dr. Betz welcomes the participants and describes the history, mission, and work of ODS, which was established by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

NEW Overview of Dietary Supplement Use - Jaime J. Gahche, Ph.D., M.P.H., ODS, NIH (2019)external link disclaimer
Jaime J. Gahche, Ph.D., M.P.H, Director of the 2019 ODS Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum and Nutritional Epidemiologist, gives a detailed overview of U.S. dietary supplement use based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), including the most commonly used dietary supplement products in the U.S.

SESSION 1: RESEARCH AND REGULATION 

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What the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Does - Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., FDA (2017)external link disclaimer
Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., special assistant in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, talks about the FDA’s dietary supplement-related responsibilities and how the FDA’s regulation of dietary supplement products differs from those covering conventional foods and medicine.

What the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Does - Michelle Rusk, J.D., FTC (2017)external link disclaimer
Michelle Rusk, J.D., senior staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), explains the FTC’s dietary supplement-related responsibilities and how its regulation of these products differs from conventional foods.

Dietary Supplement Research and Regulation Panel Discussion - Michelle Rusk, J.D., FTC  and Sibyl Swift, Ph.D., FDA (2017)external link disclaimer
Michelle Rusk and Sibyl Swift respond to questions from the audience following their presentations.

Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements - Joe Betz, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Joseph Betz, Ph.D., director of the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), presents information on the principles upon which food, drugs, and dietary supplements are regulated. 

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NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements - Abby Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Abby Ershow, Sc.D., R.D., senior nutrition scientist in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), explains how to navigate the NIH extramural funding system and talks about funding opportunities for research on nutrition and dietary supplements.



SESSION 2: RIGOR AND REPRODUCIBILITY IN DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS RESEARCH

Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Overview of Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance - Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Adam Kuszak, Ph.D., health policy analyst in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), talks about the principles of dietary supplement characterization by introducing the concepts of identity, purity, quality, and composition. Dr. Kuszak provides an overview of the analytical challenges and needs in dietary supplement research, and the importance of standards and reference materials.
 
Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements - Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Barbara Sorkin, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program, at the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) talks about how the concepts of efficacy, safety, and identity/quality are addressed in studying botanicals and plant-derived ingredients. Dr. Sorkin provides an overview of the CARBON Program.

SESSION 3: EFFICACY AND SAFETY
 

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Efficacy and Effectiveness: Lines of Evidence in Supplement Research - Howard Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School (2017)external link disclaimer
Howard Sesso, Sc.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explains the concepts of efficacy and effectiveness, and how they are defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Sesso describes the different types of research studies used to determine efficacy and effectiveness and provides examples of dietary supplement research.

Safety: The Concept of Safety, Its Measurement, and Reporting - Mary Hardy, M.D., George Washington University Medical School  (2018)external link disclaimer
Mary Hardy, M.D., board certified in internal medicine and a specialist in botanical and integrative medicine, explains the concept of safety and how it is defined, measured, studied, and reported in regard to dietary supplements. Dr. Hardy provides examples to illustrate the ways in which the safety of various supplement ingredients have been evaluated. She discusses the patchwork of systems in place to monitor for adverse effects of supplements and how safety concerns vary by population subgroups.

Supplemental Soy and Disease Prevention: How Strong Is the Evidence? - Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2017)external link disclaimer
Mindy Kurzer, Ph.D., professor of nutrition and director of the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute at the University of Minnesota, talks about soy supplement research, illustrates the range of soy studies, and describes how each type of study has contributed to overall knowledge of this ingredient. 

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Interactions between Supplements and Drugs - Bill Gurley, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy (2017)external link disclaimer
Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy and director of the UAMS Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory, describes some of the major means and mechanisms by which ingredients in supplements and medicines may interact and the potential clinical implications of these interactions.
 
NEW  Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Defense - Jonathan Matthew Scott, Ph.D. and Andrea T. Lindsey, M.S., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2019)external link disclaimer
Jonathan Matthew Scott, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, and Andrea T. Lindsey, M.S., Senior Nutrition Scientist of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, describe dietary supplement use in the Department of Defense (DoD). They identify issues associated with dietary supplement use within the DoD and introduce ongoing DoD dietary supplement research initiatives including Operation Supplement Safetyexternal link disclaimer (https://www.opss.org/external link disclaimer). 

SESSION 4: MEETING THE STAKEHOLDERS

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Attendees will hear from those who study, advocate, regulate, or educate on dietary supplements. Topics for speakers to address include: (1) Describe the purposes of your organization in relation to dietary supplements and what its perspectives and views are regarding these products; and (2) describe your activities in matters related to supplements (including manufacture, marketing, and regulation) and in providing information/education about these products.
 

NEW Meeting the Stakeholders: Conversation with the Industry (Panel 1 of 2)  - Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., FACN, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., American Herbal Products Association, and Jay Edward Sirois, Ph.D., Consumer Healthcare Products Association (2019)external link disclaimer 
Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., FACN, Vice President, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., Chief Information Analyst, American Herbal Products Association, and Jay Edward Sirois, Ph.D., Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, describe the purposes of their organizations in relation to dietary supplements and perspectives and views are regarding these products. They also describe their organizations’ activities in matters related to supplements (including manufacture, marketing, and regulation) and in providing information/education about these products. 

NEW Meeting the Stakeholders: Meet the Watchdogs (Panel 2 of 2) - Tod Cooperman, M.D.,  ConsumerLab.com, Laura MacCleery, J.D.,  Center for Science in the Public Interest, and Sally Squires, M.S., Powell Tate, The Lean Plate Club Blog, and WTOP  (2019)external link disclaimer
Tod Cooperman, M.D., President and Founder, ConsumerLab.com, Laura MacCleery, J.D., Policy Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and Sally Squires, M.S., Senior Vice President at Powell Tate, author of The Lean Plate Club Blog, and WTOP Contributor, talk about the missions of their organizations in relation to dietary supplements and their perspectives and views regarding these products. Each describes their activities related to providing information/education about dietary supplements.

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NEW Discussion with Industry and Watchdog Panels - Industry: Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Church & Dwight, Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., American Herbal Products Association, Jay Sirois, Ph.D., Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Watchdogs: Laura MacCleery, J.D., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D.,  ConsumerLab.com, and Sally Squires, M.S., Powell Tate, The Lean Plate Club Blog, and WTOP  (2019)external link disclaimer
Presenters from the Meet the Industry and Meet the Watchdogs panels at the 2019 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, take questions from the audience. The representatives from the dietary supplement industry are Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Vice President, Church & Dwight, Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D., Chief Information Analyst, American Herbal Products Association, and Jay Sirois, Ph.D., Senior Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Consumer Healthcare Products Association. The representatives from the “watchdog” panel are Laura MacCleery, J.D., policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., Founder and President, ConsumerLab.com, and Sally Squires, M.S., Senior Vice President, Powell Tate, author of The Lean Plate Club Blog, and WTOP Contributor.
 

SESSION 5: SUPPLEMENT USE IN THE UNITED STATES & SPECIAL TOPICS 

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Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use - Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., ODS, NIH and Tufts University (2017)external link disclaimer  
Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc., R.D., a senior scientist in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements ODS, talks about why people take supplements. She discusses the strengths and weaknesses of methodologies to collect this information and explores whether reasons for use differ depending on number and types of supplements taken. Dr. Dwyer describes results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on motivations for supplement use.

 Emerging Science: The Microbiome and Nutrition, - Cindy D. Davis, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2018)external link disclaimer
Cindy D. Davis, Ph.D., director of grants and extramural activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, defines the human microbiome and describes the evidence that diet and dietary supplements can modulate the gastrointestinal microbial community structure. She also describes the evidence that the gastrointestinal microbiome can influence the response to dietary components and the relationship between dietary components and the microbiome and chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Dietary Supplement Databases and Other Useful Places - Joyce Merkel, M.S., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Joyce Merkel, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), describes the purpose and value of several databases (including PubMed/Medline, ClinicalTrials.gov, NIH Dietary Supplement Label Database, and more) that provide information on dietary supplement ingredients. 

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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss - Carol Haggans, M.S., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Carol Haggans, M.S., R.D., scientific and health communications consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), gives an overview of the weight-loss supplement market and the types of products available. She summarizes the scientific evidence for selected ingredients in these products (including hoodia, chitosan, garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketone, chromium, and green tea) and the quality of that evidence. Ms. Haggans uses ephedra as a case study.
 
Analysis of the Evidence - Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D.N., scientific consultant in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), illustrates the state of the science on the value or lack of value of selected dietary supplement ingredients (including multivitamins, antioxidants, biotin, and sodium bicarbonate) to promote health and manage problems. Dr. Thomas offers advice on selecting, recommending, and using dietary supplements.
 
Final Wrap-up to Practicum - Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., 2017 Practicum Director, ODS, NIH, Paul Coates, Ph.D., Former Director of ODS, NIH, and Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer
During this final session of the 2017 Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, participants have the opportunity to ask any questions of three panelists: Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., director of the 2017 Practicum and scientific consultant at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Paul Coates, Ph.D., Former Director of ODS, and Paul Thomas, Ed.D., R.D., scientific consultant at ODS.


ARCHIVED ODS PRACTICUM VIDEOS

Opening
Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does - Paul Coates, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer 

Overview of Dietary Supplement Use - Regan Bailey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., ODS, NIH and Purdue University (2017)external link disclaimer

Session 3: Efficacy and Safety
Safety: The Concept of Safety, Its Measurement, and Reporting - Christine Taylor, Ph.D., ODS, NIH (2017)external link disclaimer

Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Defense - Patricia Deuster, Ph.D., M.P.H., CNS, FACSM, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2017)external link disclaimer

Session 4: Meeting the Stakeholders
Meeting the Stakeholders: Conversation with the Industry (Panel 1 of 2)  - Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Church & Dwight; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Council for Responsible Nutrition (2018)external link disclaimer

Meeting the Stakeholders: Conversation with the Industry (Panel 1 of 2)external link disclaimer  - Michael McBurney, Ph.D.,  DSM Nutritional Products Inc.; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Steven Mister, Esq., Council for Responsible Nutrition (2017)external link disclaimer

Meeting the Stakeholders: Meet the Watchdogs (Panel 2 of 2) - Laura MacCleery, J.D., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., ConsumerLab.com, and James Hamblin, M.D., The Atlantic (2018)external link disclaimer

Meeting the Stakeholders: Meet the Watchdogs (Panel 2 of 2)external link disclaimer - David Schardt, M.S., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Mark Anderson, Ph.D., ConsumerLab.com, and Sarah Klein, Prevention Magazine(2017)external link disclaimer

Discussion with Industry and Watchdog Panels - Industry: Laura Harkness, Ph.D., R.D., Church & Dwight; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Council for Responsible Nutrition. Watchdogs: Laura MacCleery, J.D., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Tod Cooperman, M.D., ConsumerLab.com, and James Hamblin, M.D., The Atlantic (2018)external link disclaimer

Discussion with Industry and Watchdog Panels - Industry: Michael McBurney, Ph.D.,  DSM Nutritional Products Inc.; Merle Zimmerman, Ph.D., American Herbal, and  Steven Mister, Esq., Council for Responsible Nutrition. Watchdogs: David Schardt, M.S., Center for Science in the Public Interest, Mark Anderson, Ph.D., ConsumerLab.com, and Sarah Klein, Prevention Magazine (2017)external link disclaimer