NICM presents Michael Smith, Adjunct Professor in the USA’s National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, and Adjunct Fellow at NICM.
Join our guest seminar speaker, Michael Smith as he discusses developing and managing regulatory frameworks for complementary medicine on the global stage and examines the role of harmonization and the challenges and opportunities for research and innovation.
An expert and global leader in regulation, policy development and research programs dealing with Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements, Michael Smith has worked with and advised government and non-government organisations around the world including the World Health Organization, Therapeutic Goods Administration and Health Canada.
The market for complementary medicines is now truly international with products and ingredients made in one part of the world, sold and available in another. Though this market is global and growing, the regulations in place to provide appropriate oversight are largely developed domestically. This potential disconnect often proves a challenge to consumers in safely making informed choices about including, or not including, a complementary medicine within their healthcare options. This presentation will explore this issue in greater detail and with examples discuss not only challenges, but also opportunities for all stakeholders, notably the research community. Specific topics that will be discussed include the role of the regulator, defining what the sector actually is, the reality in providing global regulatory harmonization, questions of evidence and how it relates to product claims, and the need for emphasis on ensuring product quality.
DATE: Wednesday 28 February 2018
TIME: 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
VENUE: Building 5, Conference Room 7 and 8, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown
COST: Free and open to all, light refreshments served
RSVP: Monday 19 February 2018, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 4620 3284