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Wednesday, February 21 • 8:15am - 9:15am
Plenary Session # 1: ICPHSO and Product Safety: A Travel Through Time

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The product safety landscape has dramatically changed over the past 25 years. In honor of ICPHSO’s 25th anniversary, this presentation will look back at the evolution of ICPHSO and product safety over the past 25 years. It will also look forward to what the next 25 might hold in store for our community. A portion of the presentation will dive into the continuous transformation of the product safety regulatory and standards landscape, the impact of computers, software, and the internet on products, the emergence of new data and tools to guide product development, and shifts in the top challenges to product safety stakeholders, such as manufacturers and retailers. Speakers will look back and reflect on what they may have done differently had they known what they know now, using specific examples. The second portion of the session will transition to the future, bringing additional perspectives to speak to how these concepts (data, tools, challenges, regulatory landscape) may change. Attendees will leave the session with practical ideas on how to prepare for the next 25 years.

Moderators
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Matthew Cohen

Counsel, Crowell & Moring
Matthew Cohen is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups. Matthew’s practice focuses primarily on advising companies on compliance with consumer product safety statutes, regulations, and standards, and on enforcement issues before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety... Read More →

Speakers
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Honorable Robert Adler

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Robert S. Adler is a Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He began serving as a Commissioner August 18, 2009. He was renominated by President Obama on May 14, 2014 and confirmed by the senate on December 2, 2014. His term runs through October 2021. Prior to Commissioner... Read More →
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Brian Grochal

Digital Innovations Manager, Consumer and Retail Services, UL
Brian Grochal is the Digital Innovations Manager at UL, conceptualizing and developing new digital/ big data opportunities aimed at changing the way that companies manage product compliance and quality. Before shifting into this role, Brian served as the Global Technical Lead for Juvenile Products, working closely with... Read More →
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Kitty Pilarz

Vice President, Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance, Mattel Inc./Fisher Price
Kitty Pilarz is Vice President of Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance for Mattel Inc. / Fisher-Price, and is responsible for product safety policies for the corporation and brand.  She received the 2013  Ron Brown Leadership Award, recognizing leadership in promoting standardization as a way of eliminating global barriers to... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Grand Cypress D/E/F/G/H/I Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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