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    Vitamin D & Health
    in Europe: Current
    and Future Perspectives

    05.-06. September 2017
    Cork, Ireland
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    Vitamin D & Health
    in Europe: Current
    and Future Perspectives

    05.-06. September 2017
    Cork, Ireland
  • Revolution Slider
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    Vitamin D & Health
    in Europe: Current
    and Future Perspectives

    05.-06. September 2017
    Cork, Ireland

Conference Programme

Tuesday 5th September

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Day 1
08.00 - 09.00            Registration and morning coffee
09.00 - 09.25            Opening addresses: 
Professor Patrick G. O’Shea, President of University College Cork
09.25 - 10.00            Invited keynote presentation 
                                 
Professor Susan Whiting, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

 

10.00 – 12.30                       Plenary Session 1: Dietary requirements for vitamin D
Chaired by Professor Camilla Trab Damsgaard and Dr Natasja van Schoor
  The ODIN Individual Participant Data Level analyses of vitamin D dietary requirements for adults, and consideration of adult ethnic minorites
[Professor Kevin Cashman, University College Cork, Ireland]
  Dietary requirements for vitamin D: Children & adolescents
[Professor Susan Lanham-New, University of Surrey, UK]
  Dietary requirements for vitamin D: Pregnancy and infancy
[Professor Mairead Kiely, University College Cork, Ireland]
  Dietary requirements for vitamin D: Consideration of sun and ethnic minorities
[Professor Ann Webb, University of Manchester, UK]
  Short oral communication x 2 (promoted from submitted abstracts)

12.30 – 13.30                 Day 1 Poster-viewing session and lunch

13.30 - 17.30                                         

Plenary Session 2: Evidence-base for food strategies for tackling inadequacy of vitamin D intake and status
and
Special Workshop: Novel food-based approaches for prevention of vitamin D deficiency

  Plenary Session 2: Evidence-base for food strategies
Chaired by Professor Susan Whiting and Dr Jette Jakobsen
 

The case for vitamin D food fortification as an approach to tackle low vitamin D intakes, including regulatory aspects
[Dr Mona Calvo, USA]

  Vitamin D food fortification: the Finnish experience as an exemplar for Europe
[Professor Christel Lamberg-Allardt, University of Helsinki, Finland]
  An overview of the evidence from food-based dietary intervention studies, including data from the ODIN food RCT in vulnerable adults
[Dr Rikke Andersen & Ida Grønborg, Danish Technical University, Denmark]
  Coffee break
  Special Workshop*: Novel food-based approaches for prevention of vitamin D deficiency
*Co-jointly organised by the European Commission-funded ODIN project and Irish Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine funded EnhanceD project.
Chaired by Professor Manfred Eggersdorfer (DSM Nutritional Products) and Dr Pamela Byrne (Food Safety Authority of Ireland)
 
  • Biofortified eggs [Dr Aoife Hayes, University College Cork, Ireland]
  • Biofortified beef and pork [Professor John O’Doherty, University College Dublin, Ireland]
  • Consumer acceptability of biofortified meat and eggs [Dr Maurice O’Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland]
  • Vitamin D-enriched dairy foods [Dr Ellen van den Heuvel, FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands]
  • Vitamin D-enriched cereals [Dr Toine Hulshof, Kellog´s, The Netherlands]
  • UV-treatment of foods as a vitamin D enrichment approach [Professor Kevin Cashman, University College Cork, Ireland & Dr Jette Jakobsen, Danish Technical University, Denmark]
  • Dietary modelling of vitamin D & the importance of quality food composition data [Ms Sandrine Pigat, Crème Global Nutrition, Ireland]
  • Roundtable question and answer session with all speakers

Conference Dinner

Wednesday 6th September


Day 2
09.45 - 10.05              Invited keynote presentation
                                   Professor Paul Lips, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10.05 – 12.30  Plenary Session 3: Adult health
Chaired by Professor Rolf Jorde and Professor Christopher Sempos
  Vitamin D and selected non-skeletal health outcomes
[Professor Lars Rejnmark, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark]
 

Where to go from here with vitamin D and health interventions
[Dr Guri Grimnes, University of Tromsø, Norway]

  Coffee break
  Vitamin D on respiratory disease
[Professor Adrian Martineau, Queen Mary University of London, UK]
  Short oral communication x 2 (promoted from submitted abstracts)
  The continued need for standardisation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the post ODIN era
[Professor Christopher Sempos, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH, USA]

12.30 – 13.45       Day 2 Poster-viewing session and lunch

13.45 - 16.00 Plenary Session 4: Infant and maternal health
Chaired by Professor Mairead Kiely and Professor Lars Rejnmark
  Vitamin D and pre-eclampsia
[Professor Martin Hewison, University of Birmingham, UK]
  Update on vitamin D and perinatal outcomes
[Professor Zulf Mughal, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK]
  Update on vitamin D and paediatric bone and physical growth
[Professor Nicholas Harvey, University of Southampton, UK – speaker to be confirmed]
 

Short oral communication x 3 (promoted from submitted abstracts)

16.00 – 16.15              Conference close and prize-giving