Join FEMA for the 2023 Spring Committee Meetings, where the Regulatory Affairs and the Consumer Product Companies Committees will meet to advance important industry conversations.



Registration for the FEMA Spring Committee Meetings is available to FEMA members.

FEMA Member Registration Fee $195



Cancellation Policy

Only written requests received at FEMA by Friday, February 17, 2023 will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for requests made after that date, and no refunds will be given for no-shows.


Attendee substitutions may be made at any time, provided that the substitute is from the same organization.

Recommended Dress

Business casual attire is appropriate for all events.

Photo Policy

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA), its affiliates or agents, may take photographs during or film portions of FEMA events. By registering for this FEMA event, you authorize FEMA, without limitation or expectation of compensation, the right to use your image and likeness in its publications, advertising or other media activities (including the internet), and waive all rights or claims you may have against the FEMA and/or any of its affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, or assignees.

Data We Collect

By registering for the event, FEMA is collecting your name, email, address, company affiliation, personal preferences and payment information so that FEMA can facilitate, process and confirm your registration for the 2023 FEMA Spring Committee Meetings. FEMA’s full privacy policy is available here.

Registration Questions?

Contact Kaitlin Fitzpatrick, [email protected]



Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Richmond Highway
VA, 22202

Room Rate

The group room rate is no longer available.

Transportation Information

The closest airport is Reagan National Airport (DCA), with a complimentary shuttle between the airport and hotel from 5am to midnight daily. Via the Metro (blue) line the hotel is one stop from the airport.

Onsite parking at the hotel is $20 hourly or $42 daily.



Monday, March 13, 2023  
10:30am – 12:00pm ET

Consumer Product Companies Committee – Draft Agenda

Open to consumer product company representatives and FEMA committee chairs only

12:00pm – 1:30pm ET Lunch & Speaker – Dr. Cournoyer Presentation
1:30pm – 5:00pm ET Regulatory Affairs Committee – Draft Agenda
5:30pm – 7:00pm ET Networking
Tuesday, March 14, 2023  
8:00am – 9:00am ET Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm ET Regulatory Affairs Committee – Draft Agenda
12:00pm ET Grab & Go Lunch



Patrick Cournoyer
Understanding FDA’s Approach to Cannabis Science, Policy, and Regulation

Patrick Cournoyer, PhD
Lead, FDA Cannabis Product Committee

Dr. Cournoyer leads the FDA’s Cannabis Product Committee, managing and coordinating the Agency's cannabis-related activities. Before starting this position in 2022, he served on the CPC for the Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), advising on food ingredient regulation of cannabis-derived substances, including cannabidiol and hemp seed. In OFAS, Dr. Cournoyer specialized in the food safety evaluation of new plant varieties, including those developed through genetic engineering and genome editing. Before joining the FDA in 2013, he completed his Ph.D. at Yale University, where he investigated the cell and molecular biology of the plant immune system.

Devon Hill
Updates on PFAS State Activity

Devon Hill
Partner, Keller & Heckman

Devon Hill counsels clients on the regulatory issues involved in the global marketing of new foods, packaging, and related products and compliance issues that arise for products already on the market. He has over two decades of experience assisting clients that make food, cosmetics, and materials that contact food. He primarily assists clients with regulatory compliance and safety and policy issues in the U.S. and most countries around the world.