FDA Forum 2023 – Regulatory Developments in Food, Drug, and Device Law

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. To register, email Kelly Kozicky at kkozicky@mnbars.org.

Hosted by the Food Drug & Device Law SectionThis session is IN-PERSON participation only.

Hosted by Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 2200
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Forum Description:

Join a lively discussion amongst corporate counsel and private practice legal and regulatory professionals on regulatory developments impacting the food, drug, and medical device industries.  The FDA Forum is this Section’s longest running annual event, valued by members for offering an insider’s perspective on thorny regulatory issues. 

Returning this year as our keynote speaker is Susan Alpert, Ph.D., M.D., who draws valuable insight from her experience at the FDA, where she held a variety of management positions in the Centers dealing with drugs, devices and radiological health, and foods, as well as her industry expertise developed in executive positions at Medtronic, Inc., and C.R. Bard, Inc.  Following Dr. Alpert’s presentation are panel discussions among in-house and outside counsel specializing in food law and drug and device law.  We will close the Forum with a social and networking event with light refreshments.

This is an in-person event.  An option for remote participation will not be provided, however a video recording will be available for download after the event.

Forum Schedule:

2:00 PM: Keynote speech by Dr. Susan Alpert
3 PM – 3:45 PM: Food regulatory panel discussion
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Drug and device regulatory panel discussion
4:30 PM – 6 PM: Social and networking event

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Susan Alpert, SFADC LLC, a/k/a SFA Regulatory, LLC

Food Law Panel:
• David Graham, Dykema (moderator)
• Josh Kim, Dollar Tree Stores
• Kelly Laudon, The Hershey Company
• Emily Zambrana, Whole Foods Market

Drug and Device Law Panel:
• Amy Fowler, Pathmaker FDA Law (moderator)
• Mary Fautsch, M.B.A., R.N., MedTech Advantage
• Rachel Gartner, Boston Scientific Corp.
• Aaron Rodriguez, Coloplast Corp.

CLE Credits:

3 Standard CLE Credits applied for | Event Code: 484537 


Section Member: $0
Bar Member, not in the Section: $10
Non-Member: $25
Law Student & New Admittee: $0/Free

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

COVID-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website.

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kelly Kozicky | kkozicky@mnbars.org

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402