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Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: Research Needs and Tools for Researchers

Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century (logo) Late Breaking Symposium*

Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century:
Research Needs and Tools for Researchers

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health

2008 Experimental Biology Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 8 to 10 am
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30A/B
San Diego, CA

Chair: Mary Frances Picciano, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Dietary Supplements, Bethesda, MD
Co-Chair: Patsy M. Brannon, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, Bethesda, MD

Workshop Agenda
8:00 - 8:05 Introduction
Mary Frances Picciano, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
8:05 - 8:20
Q&A: 5 min
Vitamin D and Health Outcomes: Knowledge Gaps & Research Needs
Patsy M. Brannon, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
8:25 - 8:40
Q&A: 5 min
Vitamin D and Cancer Research: Current Dilemmas/Future Needs
Cindy D. Davis, NIH National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
8:45 - 9:05
Q&A: 5 min
National Prevalence of Vitamin D Status in the US, 2000-2004
Clifford Johnson, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Hyattsville, MD
9:10 - 9:30
Q&A: 5 min
Validity of 25 (OH)D as a Predictor of Functional Outcomes During Pregnancy, Lactation and Childhood
Steven A. Abrams, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
9:35 - 9:50
Q&A: 5 min
Methods Development and Standard Reference Materials for Vitamin D and 25 (OH) Vitamin D
Karen W. Phinney, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
9:55 - 10:00 Next Steps
Mary Frances Picciano, NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

* Registration at the 2008 Experimental Biology meeting is required for attendance.