Medical foods are gaining more widespread acceptance but they remain poorly understood by patients, pharmacists and physicians. Dieticians and nurses are generally familiar with medical foods, but most doctors and specialists are not.

Nascent markets like this are especially challenging ones for new entrants. The most basic challenge they face is the issue of legitimacy with investors, customers, regulatory agencies and other potential entrants.

Unlike dietary supplements, medical foods require strong scientific support to meet the medical food criteria. This means the benefits of the medical foods have to be proven in clinical trials. The second challenge is a relative lack of awareness or understanding of medical foods in the medical community. Most doctors in the U.S. have not heard of the term 'medical food' and don't know that it is a distinct, FDA-regulated category. As a result, there is a tendency to think of medical food as either a drug or as a dietary supplement.

The 1ST annual Medical Foods Industry Conference and Expo taking place in Miami is a medical industry event focusing on current issues and opportunities in the clinical use of medical foods.

The event is for:

  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • Pharmaceutical Food Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Home healthcare services
  • Retail and mail order pharmacy managers
  • Hospital Nutrition Directors (corporate and/or local)
  • Entrepreneurs & venture capitalists
  • Academia
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Long-term care facilities & nursing homes (corporate and/or local)
  • Registered Dieticians

  • The two day conference will consist of intensive seminars. Attendees stand to learn a great deal and are welcome to interject their questions at any time. Significant time will exist for networking as well.

    The goal of the event is to generate new ideas and collaboration between various market entities. Discussions of R&D, outreach, clinical research studies, market standards for products, retail versus prescription channels, current usage by various healthcare professionals and facilities, opportunities and obstacles for market growth, and insurance coverage are some of the topics that will be covered at this important summit.

    This two day conference will consist of intensive seminars. Attendees stand to learn a great deal and are welcome to interject their questions at anytime. Significant time will exist for networking as well.

    Sponsorships are available for the event. We urged all delegates at the event to meet our sponsors in person to build relationships.

    Our conferences are designed for delegates to learn significant amounts of information. We also set a friendly environment: You will also make alot of friends. We expect that you will find this conference to be exciting and a great learning experience. I hope to see you there.

    Delegates present at our business meetings gain market knowledge. They also have created friendships in the industry. We trust that you will find this convention stimulating, interesting inspiring. I hope to see you there.

    Marc Lesnick
    The Summit Organizer
    MFICE - Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo

    MFICE Events

    To Be Announced

    Miami Beach Convention Center
    Miami, FL