Scientific Programme Organisers: 

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

This event will explore the subject of food supplements, “functional” and “superfoods” from a scientific, legislative and commercial perspective.

Confusion exists amongst the general public and healthcare professionals regarding the safety, legal status and utility of these categories of foods. The primary objective of this conference is to provide a balanced perspective so participants are better informed and the use of supplements can become exclusively based on their functionality.

A unique aspect of the event is that it will address these products in a sequential way, from how they get on the market (evaluation and approval) and potential claims, to the evidence and guidance on their use, benefits and risks. This will be delivered by authoritative speakers with directly relevant experience from academic research, public health, clinical care and industry.

Since Brexit, all aspects of this process have been evolving, so our speakers will provide attendees with clarity on the best current practice.

Can't attend in person? This event is also available for on-demand viewing. Please click here to book the on-demand event.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the general regulatory environment for foods and ingredients, including assessment, approval of safety and claims
  • Confidently advise patients and consumers about food supplements, "functional" and "super" foods
  • Be aware of current guidance on food supplements in public health and clinical practice, including possible risks and benefits in their use

View the programme here.