Organic & Natural Health Association

2018 Annual Conference Program

Tuesday, JANUARY 23, 2018

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm              Opening Cocktail and Dinner Party

Wednesday, JANUARY 24, 2018

7:30 am to 8:30 am              Members Only Breakfast and Testing Update

8:30 am to 9:00 am              Open Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:45 am              Dr. Joseph Mercola, Keynote Speaker

9:45 am to 10:45 am            Toxins, Testing and Remedies 

Industrial and environmental toxins stand to pollute the value of organic. What is clean and what does it mean? If that’s the question, what is the solution? Pursuing a supply chain consumers will always trust.
Moderator: Errol Schweizer
Strategic Advisor, Errol Schweizer LLC
Jackie Bowen
Executive Director, Clean Label Project
John Fagan 
President, HRI Labs
Elzaphan Hotem
VP of Sales, TIPA Corporation
Steve Peirce
CEO, Ribus

11:00 am to 11:45 am           The Microbiome:  A Parallel Universe

What if what we don’t know about probiotics is killing us?
Don’t let the stats fool you. Probiotic sales do not reflect our potential to transform long term health. Learn what we don’t know about the microbiome and position yourselves to engage in real world solutions for the future.
Moderator: Alan Lewis
Natural Grocers and O&N Board Member
Martha Carlin
Executive Revolutionary Officer
Michael Lelah, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Mercola

11:45 am to 1:00 pm          Lunch

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm          Entering the European Union

Learn how the regulatory challenges in the European Market afford strategic business opportunities from the expert.

Violane Chaumont
President, RNI Consulting

1:15 – 2:15                          Organic Certification at a Crossroads

O&N stands for advancement of the organic standard. Yet, the foundation of organic is eroding. Philosophical differences could compromise consumer interests. Where will this all end?
Moderator: Alan Lewis
Natural Grocers, O&N Board
Ronnie Cummins
Executive Director, Organic Consumers Association
Mark Kastel
Co-Founder/Co-Director, Cornucopia Institute
Dan Seitz
Consumer/Public Interest Advocate
National Organic Standards Board

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm              Effective Action vs. Politics – is there room for both?

Moderator:  Karen Howard
CEO/Executive Director O&N
Todd Harrison
Partner, Venable LLC, President O&N
Charlie Brown
Consumer for Dental Choice, Former Attorney General WVA
Alan Lewis
Natural Grocers, O&N Board
Ivan Wasserman
Partner, Amin,Talati, Upadhye

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm                Boat Cruise to Dinner

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm                Dinner at Nervous Nellies

2018 Annual Conference Registration
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Call the Pink Shell @ 1-800-237-5786
Identify yourself at “Organic and Natural Health Association,” group code  ONHA18
For a discounted rate of $299/night for a one bedroom suite.