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  • Seminars

  • SeminarsTake a deeper dive into specific topics in consumer healthcare categories. OTC Academy seminars offer a larger group setting with multiple experts who will share knowledge and engage in Q&A with the audience.

    New! Dietary Supplements Seminar

    OTC 101 Seminar

    October 19-20, 2017
    The Heldrich Hotel
    New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

    Seminar Overview

    Are you:

    • Brand new to the OTC Industry and want to understand how the industry works?
    • An industry professional looking for a refresher on the basics of OTCs?
    • A service provider who wants to better understand the OTC industry to effectively work with your clients?

    CHPA’s OTC 101 seminar will equip you with the facts and tools you need to better understand the OTC industry in order to succeed. Whether you are brand new to the industry or interested in going “back to basics”, this seminar will cover:

    • The state of the OTC industry
    • Understanding the OTC consumer & key industry influencers
    • FDA oversight of OTC drug products, regulations, and classifications of drugs
    • Labeling regulations and requirements, including a deeper dive on the Drug Facts label and OTC Monograph System
    • The Rx-to-OTC switch process and why switch is an industry growth driver
    • Marketing and advertising OTC products, including claims substantiation and social media regulations
    • An overview on dietary supplements, medical devices, and cosmetics

    Who should attend?

    This seminar is open to all CHPA members and non-members. Both entry-level and seasoned professionals are invited to attend from all industry job functions, including:

    • Business Development
    • Communications
    • Government
    • Legal
    • Marketing/Sales
    • Operations
    • Public Affairs
    • Quality
    • Regulatory
    • R&D
    • Scientific

    Course Level

    Basic – For the professional who is brand new to the industry and wants to learn general information and best practices, or for those in the industry looking for a refresher on the basics.

    Registration Information

    CHPA Member price: $995
    Non-member price: $1495

    Register Online
    2017 OTC 101 Registration Form

    Meeting Location

    The Heldrich Hotel
    10 Livingston Ave
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    CHPA has a limited room block at The Heldrich Hotel. Please contact Shanae McFadden to make a hotel reservation.

    Logistics Information


    • Newark International Airport (EWR)


    • Closest Amtrak Service is to New Brunswick
    • New Jersey Transit ONLY to New Brunswick (limited schedule). Click here for fare and schedule information.

    Ground Transportation

    Newark International Airport/Newark Penn Station to The Heldrich Hotel

    • Taxis are readily available from Newark Airport and Newark Penn Station*
      • Approx. $81 to/from Newark Airport
      • Approx. $68 to/from Newark Penn Station

    *Travel time from Newark International Airport and Newark Penn Station to The Heldrich Hotel is approximately 35-50 minutes or 45-60 minutes during rush hour. Travel time from New Brunswick Train Station to The Heldrich Hotel is approximately 5 minutes.


    Britt Wood
    Senior Vice President, Business Development & Industry Relations

    Registration and Logistics Information

    Shanae McFadden
    Coordinator, Meetings & Education

    Allie Mamone
    Manager, Meetings & Events

    If you are interested in a private seminar for your company, please contact CHPA’s Britt Wood.


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