PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference
The PCPC has unveiled the program for its 2018 legal regulatory conference, which includes key topics such as avoiding legal ‘hellholes’, animal testing, employment law and California Prop 65.

The event is taking place in Savannah, Georgia, and includes a program that stretches to three days, from May 9 – 11, which includes two full days on May the 9th​ and 10th​, and a half day of programing on May 11th​.

The conference is being held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and costs $1,065 for PCPC members to attend and $1,700 for non-members.

The program has brought together some of the industry’s most eminent experts in the area of regulation, and aims to help navigate and simplify and seemingly complex and hard to follow area.

May 9th​ program

The first day of the conference will start off with a presentation title The State of the States, which gathers a panel of experts charged with looking at how state regulatory agendas differ as well as deciphering how they impact the industry.

Other topics that day will include a presentation on employment law, the latest on animal testing, advertising, e-commerce and intellectual property, together with counterfeit & gray marketing and litigation and compliance.

One other topic that day which hits on a very hot area is titled Cannabis and Cosmetics, and will focus on how the legalization of cannabis growing is very different from state to state and how regulation is moving forward.

May 10th​ program

On the second day the program will start off with a presentation titled Congress and Cosmetics: The status of Federal Cosmetic and OTC Reform Legalisation, which will focus on how the government continues to modernize the FDA’s regulations regarding cosmetic and OTCs.

Other topics will include cyber security and data privacy and a presentation on retailer regulation which gathers a panel of three experts focused on highlighting the importance of working with retailers to ensure everyone is on the same page.

One other topic for that date includes a presentation titled: “Briexit – and what it means for you”. This important issue will highlight what it means for US business doing business in the UK, and how to stay one step ahead of the changes.

May 11th​ program

The final day of the program will feature a session titled Public Affairs and Communication: “Breaking Through the Nose", a panel discussion that will platform a variety of perspectives on how to best manage specific issues while also maintaining a good reputation.

Next on that day’s program will be the panel discussion titled “Judicial Hellholes” – What are they and how to avoid them. This panel will offer insights and advise from defense counsel and their clients on how to tackle the rising number of civil lawsuits that have been exacerbated by technology.

The final session for the day is titled Our Current Regulatory Landscape, and will feature a presentation by former FDA General Counsel Peter Barton Hutt about how the US regulatory environment is looking right now. 

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