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2021

  • Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    May 25–27, 2021
    On May 25, Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does; Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use; Joe Betz gave a talk titled Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements; and Abby Ershow gave a talk titled NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. On May 26, Adam Kusak gave a talk titled Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance; Barbara Sorkin gave a talk titled Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements; Carol Haggans gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements in the Time of COVID-19; and Joyce Merkel gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Databases. On May 27, Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Emerging Science: The Microbiome and Nutrition.
  • Texas A&M University
    April 22, 2021
    Barbara Sorkin gave a lecture titled Understanding Dietary Supplements to an undergraduate pharmacometrics class.
  • NCI-NIH Integrative Medicine Course
    March 25, 2021
    Barbara Sorkin gave a presentation titled The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and Research to Increase the Understanding of Dietary Supplements.
  • University of Georgia
    February 10, 2021
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use in the United States as part of the Foods and Nutrition College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department’s Seminar Series.

2020

2019

  • University of Illinois
    November 20, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave an invited seminar titled A Nutritionist’s Journey at NIH and USDA.
  • North American Microbiome Conference
    November 12, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Diet, Microbiome, and Health: The Influence of Diet on the Intestinal Microbiome.
  • George Washington University
    November 6, 2019
    Jaime Gahche gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplement Use in the United States to a master’s level nutrition class.
  • Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis
    October 23–26, 2019
    Stephen Wise gave an invited presentation titled Assessing Vitamin D Status – Analytical Challenges and Accomplishments on October 25 and a presentation titled Reference Materials for Botanical Dietary Supplement Ingredients – Development, Characterization, and Use on October 26.
  • Precision Nutrition Conference
    October 15, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation at Cornell University titled Nutrition Research at NIH –Strategic Planning Update.
  • University of Maryland Extension
    October 7, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Diet, Gut Microbiome, and He alth.
  • AOAC International
    September 6–12, 2019
    Stephen Wise gave an invited presentation titled Assessing Vitamin D Status – Analytical Challenges and Accomplishments on September 9 at the 133rd Annual Meeting of AOAC International.
  • Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium
    July 25, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled The Office of Dietary Supplements: Resources for Investigators.
  • Nutrition 2019
    June 9, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Funding Opportunities from the Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • American Society for Nutritionexternal link disclaimer
    June 8–11, 2019
    ODS staff gave presentations at the ASN Nutrition 2019 meeting. On June 9, Paul Coates gave the Introduction, Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Funding Opportunities from the Office of Dietary Supplements, and Barbara Sorkin gave a presentation titled NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON Program). On June 10, Lela Saldanha gave the Introduction and Dr. Davis gave a minisymposium titled Gut Microbiome: Preclinical and Human Studies.
  • Free 25(OH)D Working Group (F25D-WG) Vitamin D Workshop
    May 30, 2019
    Chris Sempos and Stephen Wise presented an invited poster titled Interlaboratory Comparison Study: Future Diagnostics’ Kit for the Direct Measurement of Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D.
  • Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    May 29–31, 2019
    On May 29, Joe Betz gave a talk titled Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does and a talk titled Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements; Jaime Gahche gave a presentation titled Overview of Dietary Supplement Use; Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use; Adam Kusak gave a talk titled Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance; and Barbara Sorkin gave a talk titled Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements. On May 30, Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Emerging Science: The Microbiome and Nutrition; Joyce Merkel gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Databases; Carol Haggans gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss; Abby Ershow gave a talk titled NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. On May 31, Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Analysis of the Evidence.
  • NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
    May 14, 2019
    Rich Bailen gave a talk to the NIH OD DPCPSI Program Support Group titled Grants Efficiency Management System (GEMS).
  • George Mason Universityexternal link disclaimer
    April 23, 2019
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use in the United States to a master’s level nutrition class.
  • 2019 Aging in America Conferenceexternal link disclaimer
    April 16, 2019
    Jaime Gahche and Johanna Dwyer gave presentations as part of a workshop titled Frailty and Malnutrition Screening Tools and Interventions.
  • Cornell University
    March 27, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave an invited lecture titled Dietary Supplements and Chronic Disease Prevention: Research Gaps and How to Study Them.
  • National Cancer Institute
    March 13, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave an invited lecture titled Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention.
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
    February 21–23, 2019
    Becky Costello gave a presentation titled Evaluation of Subclinical Magnesium Deficiency in Postmenopausal Women on Feb. 22.
  • Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Healthexternal link disclaimer
    February 14, 2019
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use Among Older Women to a working group on Aging and Older Women’s Health.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
    February 12, 2019
    Barbara Sorkin gave an applicant technical assistance webinar for RFA OD 19-001 titled The Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers Funding Opportunity Announcement, published January 23, 2019.
  • North American Microbiome Conference
    February 11, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave an invited presentation titled Diet, Microbiome and Health: The Influence of Diet on the Intestinal Microbiome.
  • Food Policy Impact Conference
    February 6, 2019
    Cindy Davis gave an invited presentation titled Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research at NIH.
  • Older Individuals Collaborative on Nutrition
    January 29, 2019
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements and Use by Older Adults to this interagency group.
  • United Natural Products Alliance
    January 24, 2019
    Barbara Sorkin gave a webinar titled An update on the Botanical Research Centers Program and other resources supported by the NIH ODS.
  • Boston Joint Dietetic Internship
    January 9, 2019
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements for Older Americans to an internship class.

2018

  • Pennsylvania State University
    October 25, 2018
    Johanna Dwyer presented the 2018 Healthy Lion Award Lecture titled Challenges and Opportunities in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines…. And where do mushrooms fit?
  • George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Healthexternal link disclaimer
    October 24, 2018
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use in the United States to a master’s level nutritional epidemiology course.
  • Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements
    October 18, 2018
    Richard Bailen, Johanna Dwyer, and Leila Saldanha gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) 2018.
  • Biological and Environmental Reference Materials
    September 24–26, 2018
    Adam Kuszak gave a talk on Sept. 25 titled Use (and misuse) of Certified Reference Materials in Basic Biomedical Research at the 15th BERM meeting. He gave a presentation on Sept. 26 titled Enhancing US Dietary Supplement and Nutrition Research Capacity: The NIH AMRM Program. Stephen Wise gave a closing keynote presentation titled BERM and the ‘Golden Age’ of Biological and Environmental CRMs.
  • AOAC International
    August 26–29, 2018
    Adam Kuszak gave a talk titled The Benefits of Quality Assurance Programs from an NIH Perspective and Stephen Wise gave a presentation titled The World of Reference Materials—Development, Characterization, and Various Uses at the 132nd annual AOAC International meeting.
  • Japanese Association for Health Economics Research
    August 22, 2018
    Abby Ershow gave a talk titled The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Iodine Initiative.
  • National Human Genome Research Institute Community Outreach
    August 22, 2018
    Abby Ershow gave a presentation titled Overview of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • 40th National Nutrient Databank Conferenceexternal link disclaimer
    July 23–25, 2018
    Leila Saldanha gave a presentation on July 24 titled Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD): Mobile Friendly Version.
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    June 24–29, 2018
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation on June 24 at the Nutritional Immunology and the Microbiota: Rules of Engagement in Health and Disease conference titled ODS Extramural Funding Opportunities.
  • American Society for Nutrition
    June 8–11, 2018
    Johanna Dwyer moderated a session on dietary supplements. Cindy Davis gave a presentation on June 9 titled Funding Opportunities from the Office of Dietary Supplements. Barbara Sorkin gave a presentation on June 10 titled The NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products. On June 11, Dr. Davis gave a presentation titled ODS Extramural Funding Opportunities.
  • Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    May 30 – June 1, 2018
    On May 30, Paul Coates gave a talk titled Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does; Regan Bailey gave a presentation titled Overview of Dietary Supplement Use; Joe Betz gave a talk titled Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements; Abby Ershow gave a presentation titled NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements; Adam Kusak gave a talk titled Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Overview of Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance; and Barbara Sorkin gave a presentation titled Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements. On May 31, Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use. On June 1, Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Emerging Science: The Microbiome and Nutrition; Joyce Merkel gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Databases; Carol Haggans gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss; and Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Analysis of the Evidence.
  • NIH Prevention Research Coordinating Committee
    May 8, 2018
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Update on Iron and Related ODS Activities.
  • Cornell University
    April 23, 2018
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present & Future.
  • George Mason University
    April 16, 2018
    Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements: Nutrition & Beyond to a master’s level nutrition class.
  • Russell Klein Symposium
    April 5, 2018
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present & Future.
  • University of Maryland, School of Public Healthexternal link disclaimer
    April 5, 2018
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use in the United States to a master’s level intermediate epidemiology course.
  • National Academies
    April 3, 2018
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled NIH Remarks at the Examining Special Nutritional Requirements in Disease States workshop.
  • Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements
    March 29, 2018
    Barbara Sorkin gave a presentation titled The NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products Program.
  • John A. Milner Nutrition in Cancer Prevention Practicum
    March 16, 2018
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Evidence-based Reviews for Nutrition Topics: the ODS Experience.
  • Joint DoD, Food & Nutrition, and Dietary Supplement Subcommittee
    March 6, 2018
    LaVerne Brown gave a talk titled The Vitamin D Paradox in Black Americans at an expert panel meeting.
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    February 20, 2018
    LaVerne Brown gave a talk titled The Vitamin D Paradox in Black Americans at an expert panel meeting.
  • Institute of Food Technologists Food Policy Impact Conference
    February 5, 2018
    Paul Coates gave a presentation called ODS and NIH Update.

2017

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    December 19, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Diet, Microbiota and Health: Past, Present and Future.
  • The Vitamin D Paradox: A Systems-based Approach to Investigating Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Health
    December 1, 2017
    Paul Coates gave a Welcome talk. LaVerne Brown gave an Overview. Christopher Sempos gave a talk titled Highlights of the Vitamin D Standardization Program Conference.
  • 10th Asian Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition
    November 28, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Nutrition for a Healthy Microbiome.
  • Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP)
    November 28, 2017
    Stephen Wise gave a presentation titled Interlaboratory Comparison for the Determination of 24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 in Human Serum using Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
  • Vitamin D Standardization Program: The Road Ahead
    November 28–30, 2017
    On Nov. 28, Paul Coates gave a Welcome talk. Christopher Sempos gave a talk titled
    VDSP: How Far Have We Come and Where Are We Going? Dr. Sempos also gave a talk titled Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vitamin D Standardization Certification Program – Contributions to Vitamin D Standardization. Stephen Wise gave a talk titled Interlaboratory Comparison for the Determination of 24,25(OH)2D3. On Nov. 29, LaVerne Brown gave a talk titled A System-based Approach to Investigating the Vitamin D Paradox in Black  Americans. Dr. Sempos gave a talk titled VDSP Performance Criteria: Re-Evaluation and Extension.
  • Dietary Supplement Regulations: Labeling and Claims Conference
    November 13, 2017
    Paul Coates was a panelist and moderator.
  • Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo
    October 24, 2017
    Paul Coates, Johanna Dwyer, and Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Dietary supplements: what you should know.
  • National Institute of Metrology (NIM) China
    October 23, 2017
    Stephen Wise gave a presentation titled NIH-ODS and NIST Collaboration to Develop Reference Materials for Dietary Supplements and Nutritional Health Status Assessment.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo
    October 21–24, 2017
    On Oct. 24, Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know and Why, Paul Coates gave a presentation titled How Can the Office of Dietary Supplements Help You?, Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation titled Health Effects of Popular Supplements, and Dr. Thomas gave a presentation titled Use of Dietary Supplements, Evidence of Benefit, and Resources for Practice.
  • International Union of Nutrition Sciences Conference
    October 16–20, 2017
    Johanna Dwyer moderated two sessions.
  • 12th International Food Composition Database Conference
    October 11–13, 2017
    Johanna Dwyer presented a poster titled Does iron in marketed prenatal supplements match the amounts and forms tested in clinical trials?
  • Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA)external link disclaimer
    October 11, 2017
    Stephen Wise gave a presentation titled Reference Materials for Dietary Supplements – Why, What, and How.
  • Microbiome in Food Safety, Food Quality and Human Healthexternal link disclaimer
    September 28, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Overview of the Microbiome in Health and Disease.
  • International Life Sciences Institute Workshop on Personalized Nutrition
    September 22, 2017
    Paul Coates gave a talk titled Thoughts on nutrigenomics.
  • National Cancer Institute
    September 14, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Promoting Nutrition Research Collaborations Between NCI and ODS.
  • Tate and Lyle Research Advisory Group
    September 13, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Diet and the Microbiome: Current Challenges.
  • Vitamin D and Health in Europe: Current and Future Perspectives
    September 6, 2017
    Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled The Continued Need for Standardisation of Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the Post ODIN Era.
  • Tufts Dental School
    September 1, 2017
    Johanna Dwyer gave a talk on Obesity and Dietary Supplements.
  • American Society for Pharmacognosy 2017 annual meetingexternal link disclaimer
    July 29 – August 2, 2017
    On July 29, Barbara Sorkin gave a talk titled NIH Grantsmanship and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Research Support. On July 31, Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Overview of the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan for the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference
    July 20–24, 2017
    On July 21, Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled The Evidence Base for Feeding Success of Infants and Young Children: Past, Present and Future.
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasuryexternal link disclaimer
    July 6, 2017
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled The Office of Dietary Supplements at NIH.
  • Nutrition Research Division, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
    July 6, 2017
    Christopher Sempos gave a talk titled Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP): An Overview.
  • Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meetingexternal link disclaimer
    June 25–28, 2017
    On June 24, Cindy Davis gave an invited lecture titled Nutrition Emerging Trend—Microbiome at the Pre-IFT17 Short Course, Formulating for Function: Understanding the Application of Gums and Starches in Food.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements
    June 21, 2017
    Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) Overview.
  • 1st International Conference on Controversies in Vitamin D
    June 14–16, 2017
    Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled Optimal 25(OH)D Assay Methodology.
  • USDA’s 2017 BHNRC Seminar Seriesexternal link disclaimer
    June 13, 2017
    Jaime Gahche gave a talk titled Flavonoid Intake and Cardiovascular Disease.
  • University of Wisconsin
    June 9, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave a plenary lecture at the Tenth Annual Department of Medicine Research Day; her talk was titled Diet, Microbiota and Health: Past, Present and Future.
  • Vitamin Society of Japanexternal link disclaimer
    June 9–10, 2017
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements and Health Promotion: Assessing the Evidence on June 9. On June 10, he gave a talk titled Patterns of Dietary Supplement Use in the United States.
  • Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    May 31 – June 2, 2017
    On May 31, Paul Coates gave a talk titled Welcome and Setting the Stage: What ODS Does; Regan Bailey gave a talk titled Overview of Dietary Supplement Use; Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements; Abby Ershow gave a talk titled NIH Support for Research and Training on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements; Adam Kuszak gave a presentation titled Analytical Characterization of Dietary Supplements: Overview of Methods, Standards, and Quality Assurance; and Barbara Sorkin gave a talk titled Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements. On June 1, Christine Taylor gave a presentation titled Safety: The Concept of Safety, Its Measurement, and Reporting. One June 2, Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use; Joyce Merkel gave a presentation titled Special Presentation: Dietary Supplement Databases; Carol Haggans gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss; and Paul Thomas gave a presentation titled Analysis of the Evidence.
  • Trans-NIH Chronic Inflammation Interest Group
    May 31 – June 1, 2017
    Johanna Dwyer chaired a session at this NIH conference.
  • University of Illinois
    May 18–19, 2017
    Barbara Sorkin presented at the annual meeting of the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program.
  • Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada 14th Annual Conference – Beyond Traditionexternal link disclaimer
    May 9–11, 2017
    On May 10, Stephen Wise co-chaired two sessions, one titled Botanical Authentication—Reference Materials and the other titled Botanical Authentication—Analytics. Dr. Wise also gave an invited presentation titled The NIH-ODS and NIST Reference Material Program for Dietary Supplements – Updates and Future Plans.
  • International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopeniaexternal link disclaimer
    April 27–28, 2017
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation titled The Use of Dietary Supplements Among Older Adults in the USA, 2007-2010.
  • Experimental Biology 2017external link disclaimer
    April 22–26, 2017
    On April 22, Johanna Dwyer co-chaired a symposium titled Informing B-24 Dietary Guidelines: Findings from the New Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study 2016; Regan Bailey gave a talk titled The Usual Nutrient Intakes of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in the USA in 2016; Dr. Dwyer gave a presentation titled FITS Going Forward; and Edwina Wambogo co-presented a poster titled Validity of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) for Use in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). On April 23, Cindy Davis co-presented a poster titled Detection of Mature Plant miRNA in Different Biological Matrix: Importance of Internal Standard and Validation of the Method; Leila Saldanha and Dr. Dwyer co-presented a poster titled Amounts and Sources of Iron in Prenatal Supplements in the US Versus Those Tested in Clinical Trials; Drs. Saldanha and Dwyer co-presented a poster titled Toddler Dietary Supplements: A Comparison of Product Formulations with Recommended Amounts; Dr. DwyerRebecca Costello, Nancy Potischman, and Luisa Rios-Avila co-presented a poster titled Dietary Supplement Items on Commonly Used Food Frequency Questionnaires; Drs. Dwyer and Saldanha and Joseph Betz co-presented a poster titled Analytically Predicted Estimates for Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Chromium Content in Adult Multivitamin/Mineral Products (MVMs) for the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID); Drs. Dwyer, Betz, Costello, Saldanha and Adam Kuszak co-presented a poster titled Do Single- and Multi-Ingredient Botanical Dietary Supplements Containing Green Tea Pass the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Disintegration and Dissolution Requirements?; Dr. Bailey co-presented a poster titled Total Usual Intake of Most Shortfall Nutrients Varies with Poverty Among U.S. Adults; Karen Regan co-presented a poster titled NIH Nutrition Research Funding, Fiscal Years 2012‒2016 and Barbara Sorkin gave a talk titled Grant Writing for Success at the Diet and Cancer Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition.. On April 25, Barbara Sorkin and Drs. Dwyer and Saldanha co-presented a poster titled What’s in Your Fiber Supplement? Using the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) to Evaluate Your Fiber Supplement; and Dr. Betz co-presented a poster titled Construction of Comprehensive Flavonoid Analysis Tool by Using UV-vis Spectra Library, In-house Database, and Chemometrics.
  • National Capitol Area Chapter of the Society of Toxicologyexternal link disclaimer
    April 19, 2017
    Barbara Sorkin and Adam Kuszak gave a talk titled National Institutes of Health Support of Dietary Supplement Research.
  • 17th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicalsexternal link disclaimer
    April 3–6, 2017
    Adam Kuszak gave a talk on April 4 titled The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program.
  • 17th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicalsexternal link disclaimer
    April 3–6, 2017
    On April 4, Adam Kuszak gave a talk titled The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements Federal Working Group
    March 30, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave an invited presentation titled Diet, Microbiota and Health: Past, Present and Future.
  • Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group 10th Anniversary Meeting
    March 22–24, 2017
    Barbara Sorkin gave a lightening talk on March 23 titled The NIH CARBON Program and Office of Dietary Supplements.
  • Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group, 10th Anniversary Meeting
    March 22, 2017
    On March 22, Barbara Sorkin co-chaired Session One and gave a presentation titled the NIH Centers for Advancing Research on Botanical and Other Natural Products (CARBON) Program.
  • National Cancer Instituteexternal link disclaimer
    March 22, 2017
    Cindy Davis gave an invited lecture titled Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention.
  • Troy Universityexternal link disclaimer
    March 21, 2017
    Barbara Sorkin gave a complementary and alternative medicine course lecture titled Challenges of Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements.
  • Institute of Food Technologists Policy Forumexternal link disclaimer
    February 9, 2017
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled NIH Initiatives in Nutrition.
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicineexternal link disclaimer
    January 9, 2017
    Linda Meyers moderated a session on Uses of DRIs at the Development of Guiding Principles for the Inclusion of Chronic Disease Endpoints in Future Dietary Reference Intakes—A Public Workshop.

2016

2015

2014

  • NIH Nutritional Interventions in Primary Mitochondrial Disorders: Developing an Evidence Base Workshopexternal link disclaimer
    December 2–3, 2014
    On Dec. 2 Kathryn Camp and Paul Coates gave a welcome an introductions and Ms. Camp gave a presentatin tited The Ketogenic Diet.
  • Food Fortification Forumexternal link disclaimer
    November 7, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation on food fortification.
  • Gerontological Society of America 2014 Annual Scientific Meetingexternal link disclaimer
    November 5–9, 2014
    Regan Bailey co-presented a talk titled Defining Healthy Aging: From Science to Practice—The Link to Diet and Nutrition on November 5.
  • Protective Nutrients and Plant Constituents in Health and Disease Conference
    October 30–31, 2014
    Cindy Davis presented Frontiers in Nutrigenomics and Cancer Prevention and Nutrition and Cancer Prevention at the University of Surrey.
  • Towson University
    October 27, 2014
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled Vitamin D and Cancer: What We Know and Do Not Know.
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expoexternal link disclaimer
    October 18–21, 2014
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Probiotics: What is Their Impact on the Microbiome, Nutrition and Health? on October 22; Kathryn Camp moderated a session titled Dietary Supplements: Choosing Safe, Effective and High-Quality Products on October 21; and Paul Thomas gave a presentation titled Efficacy, Safety, Value & Science on October 21.
  • 2014 Shanghai International Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine
    October 16–17, 2014
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Orthogonal Methods for Identity: Classical Pharmacognosy Coupled with Instrumental Analysis on October 17.
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
    September 7, 2014
    Regan Bailey gave an invited talk titled The Epidemiology of Global Micronutrient Deficiency at the Nestle Nutrition Institute Roundtable on Health Economics held in conjunction with the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.
  • 6th Asian Congress of Dietetics
    August 21–24, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Flavonoids and Health: What’s New, What’s Next on August 22 and presented Dietitians Have Much to Offer, Research, and Publish! on August 23.
  • National Taiwan University
    August 19, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation co-sponsored by ILSI Taiwan titled Update on Labeling.
  • 2014 American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) Annual Meeting & the 14th Annual International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB)external link disclaimer
    August 2–6, 2014
    Barbara Sorkin chaired the Botanical Research Centers Symposium on August 3.
  • California Walnut Commissionexternal link disclaimer
    July 29, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation on dietary standards.
  • 22nd International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
    June 22–26, 2014
    On June 25, Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled Ensuring Comparable Vitamin D Measurements with Different Assays.
  • IFT 2014
    June 21–24, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer presented the lecture Processing: Still a Four Letter Word? and gave a talk titled Micronutrient Intakes in US Diets: Fortification’s Contributions, Challenges, and Next Steps.
  • John A. Milner Memorial Symposium: Our Food Our Healthexternal link disclaimer
    June 12, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Mysteries of Plant Foods: Flavonoids as a Case Study.
  • Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    June 3–6, 2014
    Presentations on June 3: Regan Bailey, Welcome, Overview, and Setting the Stage. Joseph Betz, Analytical Methods, Quality Assurance, and Reference Standards. Christine Taylor, Safety: The Concept, Its Measurement, and Reporting. Presentations on June 4: Johanna Dwyer, Motivations for Dietary Supplement Use. Barbara Sorkin, Challenges in Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements. Carol Haggans, Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss. Paul Coates, Systematic Reviews for Dietary Supplements and Other Nutrition Topics. Christopher Sempos, Research Design Issues With Dietary Supplements. Kathryn Camp, Nutrigenomics, Genetic Tests, and Personalized Nutrition. Presentations on June 5: Christine Swanson, Case Study: Iodine. Joyce Merkel, Special Presentation: Dietary Supplement Databases. Presentations on June 6: Cindy Davis, Case Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Paul Thomas, Analysis of the Evidence.
  • 38th National Nutrient Databank Conference: Food Composition Data: Bridging the Gaps external link disclaimer
    May 14–17, 2014
    Leila Saldanha gave a talk titled Challenges in Estimating Intakes from Non-daily Value Ingredients in Dietary Supplements (DS) Using Label Information: Case Study Energy Products. She also gave a presentation titled Demonstration of The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD).
  • 3rd International Vitamin Conference
    May 12–15, 2014
    On May 13, Christine Taylor gave a presentation titled Vitamin D Intake: Taking into Account 25-Hydroxyviatmin D in Foods. On May 15, Christopher Sempos gave a talk titled Standardizing Vitamin D Assays: The Way Forward and Johanna Dwyer chaired a session on Fortification and gave a talk on Fortification Possibilities.
  • Experimental Biology 2014external link disclaimer
    April 26–30, 2014
    On April 26, Johanna Dwyer co-chaired a symposium titled Fortification and Health: Opportunities and Challenges, Christine Taylor gave a presentation titled U.S. experiences in food fortification, and Regan Bailey gave a talk titled The impact of fortification in the U.S. diet: A case study in children. Dr. Dwyer moderated a panel titled Moving forward responsibly; Barbara Sorkin and Paul Coates co-chaired a symposium titled Energy Drinks: Current Knowledge and Critical Research Gaps; and Cindy Davis chaired the Graduate Student Research Award Competition. On April 27, Dr. Bailey chaired the symposium Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted and Not Everything That Can Be Counted Counts: How Should We Collect Dietary Data for Research? Elizabeth Yetley gave a talk titled Importance of dietary data in setting national policy. Drs. Dwyer and Bailey and Leila Saldanha presented a poster titled When a dietary supplement product name says “energy,” what’s in the bottle? On April 28, Dr. Davis co-chaired a symposium, The Future of Nutrition Research at NIH, and gave a talk titled Nutrition funding at ODS. Drs. Bailey and Coates co-chaired a minisymposium titled Nutrition Epidemiology: Dietary Supplements and Bioactives. Dr. Bailey co-presented a talk titled Comparison of dietary supplement intake reporting between the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Recall (ASA24) and Automated Multiple Pass Method (AMPM) recalls; Dr. Dwyer co-presented a talk titled Flavonoid intakes by adults in the United States: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007–2008; and Drs. Dwyer, Bailey, and Saldanha gave a presentation titled Botanical initiative for the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database: GreenTea Pilot Study. Dr. Bailey co-presented a talk titled Homocysteine and bone mineral density in older females in the United States. Karen Regan presented a poster, Dietary supplement research portfolio at the NIH, and Dr. Saldanha presented a poster, Over-the-counter prenatal multivitamin/mineral products: Chemical analysis for the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database. On April 29, Dr. Bailey gave a presentation titled Road map to government. Dr. Davis gave the introduction to a symposium titled Research Advances and Considerations for Investigating the Human Diet, Nutrient Utilization, and Microbiota Interface Across the Life Course. Drs. Bailey and Dwyer co-presented a talk titled Multivitamin-mineral use and cardiovascular disease mortality in the United States. Dr. Dwyer co-presented a talk titled Food sources of flavonoids for adults in the United States: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007–2008. On April 30, Dr. Davis presented a poster, Profiling cocoa-derived flavanols and their metabolites in serum, urine, liver, and intestinal contents of pigs fed flavanol-enriched cocoa powder.
  • Fifth Genetic Metabolic Dietitians International Education Conference
    April 24–26, 2014
    Kathryn Camp gave a presentation titled What’s New in Genomics: Nutritional Genomics.
  • ODS Iodine Workshop #1
    April 22, 2014
    Elizabeth Yetley gave a talk titled FDA Fortification Studies.
  • 13th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicalsexternal link disclaimer
    April 15, 2014
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation title the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: A Twenty-year Retrospective
  • George Mason University
    April 7, 2014
    Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements: A 1-Hour Dose.
  • National Nutrition Month Mini-Symposium
    March 28, 2014
    Cindy Davis gave a presentation titled the Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health at the NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination symposium.
  • International Congress of Obesity
    March 22, 2014
    Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation titled Nutrition Requirements of Active Adults at the Symposium on Active Living Satellite Conference. Dr. Dwyer also gave a talk to the Singapore Dietetic Association titled Dietary Recommendations Update.
  • John A Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicumexternal link disclaimer
    March 17–21, 2014
    Kathryn Camp gave a talk titled Nutrigenomics: Ethics, Social, and Public Health Issues.
  • Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum, National Cancer Instituteexternal link disclaimer
    March 15–19, 2014
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Evidence-based Reviews for Nutrition Topics: The ODS Experience  on March 17. Cindy Davis gave talks titled Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention and Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish and Cancer Prevention on March 19.
  • Campus BioMedico Workshop on Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Health and Disease
    March 13, 2014
    Elizabeth Yetley gave a presentation titled Assessing Omega-3 Fatty Acid Status of Populations.
  • University of Nebraska
    March 5, 2014
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Diet, Supplements and the Microbiome:  The Cancer Connection
  • Texas A&M University
    February 24, 2014
    Barbara Sorkin gave a Nutrition Graduate Seminar Series presentation titled Challenges in Advancing Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements.
  • U.S. Pharmacopeia
    February 21, 2014
    Kathryn Camp gave a talk titled Medical Foods.
  • Scripps 11th Annual Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update Conferenceexternal link disclaimer
    January 29 – February 1, 2014
    Rebecca Costello co–presented a talk titled Point of Care Resources and Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Practicalities of Performing Research: From Funding to Methodology.

2013

2012

  • CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Seminar Series
    December 18, 2012
    Chris Sempos gave two presentations, Diet-Heart and Nutritional Epidemiology: Lessons not Learned and The Vitamin D Standardization Program: An International Effort to Standardize the Laboratory Measurement of 25-hydroxyvitamin D
  • Chinese Delegation visit to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
    December 11, 2012
    Paul Coates and Joe Betz co-presented Dietary Supplement Research at the NIH.
  • Harvard Medical School
    December 10, 2012
    Cindy Davis presented an invited seminar titled ’Omics’, Nutrition and Cancer Prevention.
  • Georgetown University Medical School
    November 14, 2012
    Joe Betz presented a lecture titled Pharmacognosy.
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
    November 14, 2012
    Paul Coates presented Dietary Supplement Research Isn’t That Hard – Or Is It?
  • 2012 International Aloe Summit - Turning Science into Sales
    November 9, 2012
    Joe Betz presented Botanical Identity Methods
  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)
    November 9, 2012
    Paul Coates presented The Evolving Role of ODS in Dietary Supplement Research.
  • Protective Nutrients and Plant Constituents in Health and Disease Conference
    November 8–9, 2012
    Cindy Davis gave two invited lectures, on November 8, Frontiers in Nutrigenomics and Cancer Prevention and on November 9, Nutrition and Cancer Prevention.
  • The Pennsylvania State University Department of Nutritional Sciences Colloquium (Seminar) Series
    October 22, 2012
    Regan Bailey gave the talk, Monitoring Folate and B-12 Status in the United States, October.
  • 2012 Shanghai International Conference on Tradition Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine
    October 20–21, 2012
    On October 20 Joe Betz presented Tools for Assuring Data Quality: The ODS/NIH Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program.
  • Workshop on Vitamin D
    October 19–20, 2012
    On October 19, Paul Coates and Rob Russell made conference introductory remarks, and Elizabeth Yetley presented Assessing Vitamin D Status: Measurement Challenges.  On October 20, Christine Taylor presented Vitamin D: How Much is Too Much?
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Program in Human Nutrition, Nutrition Seminar Series
    October 18, 2012
    Regan Bailey gave a presentation titled Prevalence, Predictors, and Motivations for Use of Dietary Supplements in the United States.
  • Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University Conference on Nutrition and Exercise in the Management of Outpatients: Important Advances You Need to Know
    October 11–12, 2012
    On October 12, Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Vitamin Supplements: Worthwhile or Worthless?
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    October 7–9, 2012
    On October 8, Johanna Dwyer and Joe Betz gave a presentation titled The Science behind Dietary Supplements: Examining Safety and Benefits. On October 9, Jody Engel presented MyDS Mobile App: From Concept to the App Store and Beyond as part of the session titled Confused about Nutrition and Technology? Don’t Worry. Be Appy and Kathryn Camp presented Successful Research Grant Writing: Open Discussion.
  • AOAC Annual Meeting & Expositionexternal link disclaimer
    September 30 – October 3, 2012
    Joe Betz presented the talk, Good Practices for Establishing Meaningful Specifications for Botanicals in Dietary Supplements and Nutrition: Scientific Perspective and the poster, The NIH/ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions.
  • The Vitamin B-12 Congress
    September 20–22, 2012
    On September 20, Regan Bailey presented “Modeling an MMA-derived inflection point for serum vitamin B-12 in the US.
  • Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health
    September 19, 2012
    Johanna Dwyer presented Flavonoids: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go—Foods, Databases and Labels.
  • Science & Standards Symposium: Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements–Global Opportunities and Challengesexternal link disclaimer
    September 18–20, 2012
    Paul Coates was a keynote speaker at the symposium opening general session on September 18 and on September 19, Joe Betz gave the talk Orthogonal Methods for Identity: Classical Pharmacognosy Coupled with Instrumental Analysis.
  • American Society for Quality, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Division, 23rd West Coast Conference
    September 14 – April 18, 2013
    Joe Betz gave the talk, Resources for Dietary Supplement QA Professionals: The ODS Analytical Methods & Reference Materials Program.
  • Sodexo Clinical Nutrition Update, Mid-Atlantic
    September 12, 2012
    Paul Thomas gave a talk titled Vitamin D and Calcium: New Recommendations and Issues of Deficiency, Adequacy, Excess, Benefits, and Risks.
  • 16th Annual International Congress of Dietetics
    September 5–8, 2012
    Johanna Dwyer gave two talks, the first on September 5, The Balancing Act in Professional Commitments, and on September 7, Nutrients, Dietary Supplements, Foods, and Dietary Patterns.
  • Meals on Wheels/Association on Aging (MOWAA) Annual Conference and Common Goods Expo
    August 22–24, 2012
    On August 23, Robert Russell presented Understanding Variability in Responses to Diet and Food  as a part of the Panel: Perspectives on Nutrition. Connecting Food, Health and the Future.
  • FASEB Summer Research Conference on Folate, B-12, and One Carbon Metabolism
    July 22–27, 2012
    On July 24, Regan Bailey presented the talk Impact and Measurement of Unmetabolized Folic Acid in Fortified Populations.
  • FASEB Summer Research Conference on Folate, B-12, and One Carbon Metabolism
    July 22–27, 2012
    On July 24, Regan Bailey presented the talk Impact and Measurement of Unmetabolized Folic Acid in fortified Populations.
  • Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    June 4–7, 2012
    Presentations on June 4: Paul Thomas, Dietary supplements: overview and setting the stage. Regan Bailey, Measuring dietary supplement use. Johanna Dwyer, Motivations for dietary supplement use. Christine Taylor, Safety: the concept, its measurement, and reporting. Barbara Sorkin, Challenges in advancing research on botanical dietary supplements. Presentations on June 5: Joseph Betz, Assisting the regulators: analytical methods, quality assurance, and reference standards. Presentations on June 6: Christopher Sempos, Research-design issues with epidemiological studies on dietary supplements. Rob Russell, Conducting a clinical trial with dietary supplements. Joyce Merkel, Dietary supplement databases. Presentations on June 7: Cindy Davis, Case study: omega-3 fatty acids. Kathryn Camp, Nutrigenomics, genetic tests, and personalized nutrition.
  • United States Pharmacopeia Workshop on Identity and Characterization of a Probiotic Microorganism used as a Food Ingredient: Importance to Safety and Efficacy
    May 9, 2012
    Cindy Davis was an invited speaker on Probiotics & Health:  How Strong is the Evidence?  What are the Gaps?
  • 2012 Patient and Family Educational LAMPosium
    April 21, 2012
    Kathryn Camp gave a talk titled Nutrition and Dietary Supplements:  Back to Basics.
  • Experimental Biology 2012
    April 21–24, 2012
    On April 21, Christopher Sempos co-presented a talk on the Vitamin D Standardization Program. On April 22, Paul Coates gave a talk titled Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D: Justification for a Review of the 1997 Values; Cindy Davis co-chaired a minisymposium titled Obesity, Inflammation, and Chronic Disease Modulation by Dietary Phytonutrients; and Reagan Bailey and Johanna Dwyer co-presented a poster titled Epidemiologic Associations Between Dietary Bioactive Components and Health. On April 23, Christine Swanson and Dr. Davis chaired a symposium titled Communication Techniques of Effective Speakers; Leila Saldanha, Dr. Dwyer, Dr. Bailey, and Joseph Betz participated in a talk titled Identifying Nonvitamin and Mineral Bioactive Ingredients for Inclusion in Dietary Supplement Composition Databases; Dr. Davis co-presented a talk titled Independent Downregulation of Sep15 and TR1, but Not Deficiency in Both Genes, Affects Cancer Phenotypes of Mouse Colon Carcinoma Cells; Drs. Dwyer, Bailey, Saldanha, and Betz co-presented a talk titled Progress in Development of Dietary Supplement Composition and Label Databases for Research; and Drs. Dwyer, Bailey, and Sempos co-presented a talk titled Dietary Supplement Use in Children <18 Years in the 2007 National Health Interview Survey. On April 24, Robert Russell co-chaired a symposium titled The Future of Nutrition Research; Dr. Saldanha co-chaired a minisymposium titled Micronutrient Bioavailability; Dr. Bailey co-chaired a minisymposium titled Dietary Supplements as a Population Exposure in Causation, Prevention, and Management of Disease; Drs. Coates and Bailey gave a talk titled Making Sense of Dietary Supplement Research and a Framework for the Future; Drs. Dwyer, Bailey, and Saldanha co-presented a talk titled Release 2 of the U.S. Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database: Research Protocols and Ingredient Estimates for Children's and Adult Multivitamins; and Rebecca Costello, Cindy Lentino, Dr. Saldanha, and Dr. Sempos gave a talk titled Review of Select Dietary Supplement Interventions for Endothelial Dysfunction. ODS also had an exhibit at this conference.                                   
  • Virginia Dietetic Association Annual Meetingexternal link disclaimer
    March 27, 2012
    Kathryn Camp gave a talk titled Nutritional Genomics:  Current Controversies and Applications to Dietetics’ Practice. Paul Thomas gave a presentation titled Vitamin & Mineral Supplements: Evidence-Based Practice, Controversies, and Unknowns.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    March 26, 2012
    Christopher Sempos presented the Philip M. Farrell Population Health Distinguished Alumni Lecture titled Diet Heart and Nutritional Epidemiology. Lessons not Learned.
  • Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum
    March 12–16, 2012
    Cindy Davis gave a talk titled Diet and the Microbiome on March 12. Regan Bailey gave a talk titled Folate and Cancer Prevention on March 14. Paul Coates gave a talk titled The Role of Evidence-Based Reviews for Nutrition Topics: The ODS Experience; Johanna Dwyer gave a talk titled Dietary Supplement Databases; and Kathryn Camp gave a talk titled Nutrigenomics, Ethics, Social, and Public Health Issues on March 16 at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.
  • Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine 9th Annual Natural Supplements Conference: An Evidence-Based Update
    January 19–22, 2012
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Reviewing the Research and Literature: The Best of the Year and Rebecca Costello gave a presentation titled Office of Dietary Supplement Research Centers: Supplement Use in the Military on January 20. Dr. Costello co-presented a workshop titled Dietary Supplements at the Point of Care Resources on January 21. ODS also had an exhibit at this conference.

2011

  • Tufts University
    December 5, 2011
    Cindy Davis gave a departmental seminar titled Gastrointestinal Microflora, Bioactive Food Components and Cancer Prevention.
  • Dietetic Interns Joint Class Day, NIH
    November 14, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements: What Registered Dietitians Need to Know to the Washington, D.C. area dietetic interns.
  • 8th Workshop on the Assessment of Adequate and Safe Intake of Dietary Amino Acidsexternal link disclaimer
    November 10, 2011
    Rob Russell will give a presentation titled Key events dose-response framework (KEDRF) and its application to nutrients: update on Vitamin A and progress reports on other nutrient case studies.
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jerseyexternal link disclaimer
    November 1, 2011
    Kathryn Camp gave a presentation at the School of Health Related Professionals Department of Nutritional Sciences 35th Anniversary Seminar titled Nutritional Genomics: Controversies and Application to Dietetic Practice.
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
    October 19, 2011
    Christopher Sempos presented a physiology seminar titled Serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D and Death from All-Causes.
  • National Institute on Aging
    October 18, 2011
    Joseph Betz gave a seminar as a Distinguished Lecturer in Neuroscience and Aging titled Scientific and Regulatory Challenges to Biomedical Research on Dietary Supplements.
  • Medical Staff Education Day
    October 14, 2011
    Paul Thomas gave a presentation at Chambersburg Hospital titled Herbs & Other Dietary Supplements.
  • Supply Side West
    October 10–14, 2011
    Joseph M. Betz moderated the presentation The Integrity of Botanicals and Reference Materials. Leila G. Saldanha moderated The Role of Genetic Variability in Determining the Metabolism and Impact of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid found in Western Diets and Dietary Supplements—The Emergence of Personalized Nutrition. Both presentations were part of Nutrition Track I of the Supply Side West Education Program, on October 11. ODS also had an exhibit booth at the meeting.
  • American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expoexternal link disclaimer
    September 24–28, 2011
    Christine Taylor presented an overview of the recent IOM report on vitamin D and calcium at an ODS-sponsored session titled “Spotlight on Vitamin D” on September 26. ODS also had an exhibit booth at this conference.
  • American Dietetic Association House of Delegates Fall Meeting
    September 24, 2011
    Kathryn Camp gave a presentation titled Nutritional Genomics Update.
  • Mobile Applications: Impacts on Agency Operations
    August 31, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a presentation about MyDS, the mobile app developed by the Office of Dietary Supplements, as part of a webinar titled, “Mobile Applications: Impacts on Agency Operations,” sponsored by Government Executive.
  • Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicineexternal link disclaimer
    August 26–28, 2011
    Paul Coates gave opening remarks, acted as session chair, and presented a talk titled Current status of regulatory and scientific issues in dietary supplements in the US.
  • Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicineexternal link disclaimer
    August 25, 2011
    Paul Coates gave a talk titled Issues and resources in dietary supplements.
  • Medicine in the Media
    July 13–16, 2011
    Paul Coates gave a talk titled How about those supplements? on July 15 at Dartmouth College.
  • The NIH Web Authors Group (WAG) Meeting
    June 15, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a talk titled MyDS Mobile App: From Concept to the App Store and Beyond.
  • The Health Data Initiative Forumexternal link disclaimer
    June 9, 2011
    Jody Engel presented a demonstration of the ODS mobile app, MyDS.
  • Dietary Supplement Research Practicum
    June 6–9, 2011
    Presentations on June 6: Paul Thomas, Dietary supplements: overview and setting the stage. Johanna Dwyer, Motivations for dietary supplement use. Christine Taylor, Safety: the concept, its measurement, and reporting. John Cardellina, Identity and quality. Marguerite Klein, Case study: probiotics. Paul Coates, Office of Dietary Supplements: what do we do? Presentations on June 7: Joseph Betz, Assisting the regulators: analytical methods, quality assurance, and reference standards. Presentations on June 8: Christopher Sempos, Research design issues with epidemiological studies on dietary supplements. Rob Russell, Conducting a clinical trial with dietary supplements. Christine Swanson, Standards of reporting dietary supplement research studies. Presentations on June 9: Kathryn Camp, Nutrigenomics, genetic tests, and personalized nutrition. Joyce Merkel, Dietary supplement databases.
  • Clinical Nutrition Update: Recipe for Success
    May 18, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a talk titled Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know to registered dietitians at this meeting sponsored by Sodexo Health Care.
  • Maryland Dietetic Association Annual Meetingexternal link disclaimer
    April 29, 2011
    Paul Coates presented Evidence-Based Approaches to Nutrition.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madisonexternal link disclaimer
    April 18, 2011
    Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Mortality: Results from the NHANES III Follow-up Study as part of the Department of Population Health Sciences Seminar Series.
  • North Carolina Dietetic Association Annual Meetingexternal link disclaimer
    April 17–19, 2011
    Paul Thomas gave a lecture titled Dietary Supplements: Overview & Update to a group of nutrition professionals on April 19.
  • Experimental Biology
    April 9–13, 2011
    On April 9th, Regan Bailey chaired a session titled Research with Dietary Supplements and gave a presentation in that session titled Changes in the dietary supplement collection system in NHANES 2007-2008: Implications for researchers. On April 10th, Rob Russell chaired a session titled Ameliorating micronutrient deficiencies through biofortification: The science and prospects. On April 11th, Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Application of systematic review methodology to research on bioactives as part of a symposium titled Assessing the Effects of Bioactives in Humans: Establishing the Framework for an Evidence-Based Approach; and Johanna Dwyer gave a presentation titled Excitement at interface: Using nutrition and food science to improve public health in the session titled Is 'Processed' a Four Letter Word? The role of processed foods in achieving dietary guidelines and nutrient recommendations in the U.S. On April 12th, Dr. Coates gave a presentation titled The role of nutrition science in shaping public policy in the Special Session titled Changing Face of Nutrition in the United States: How Nutrition Policy and Consumer Awareness are Changing the Practice of Nutrition and Food Science; Jody Engel participated in the session titled Innovative Dietary Assessment Tools and gave a presentation titled MyDS: A mobile application to track dietary supplement use; and Dr. Bailey gave a talk titled Defining low B12 status in the U.S. in the session titled Applications and Challenges of Public Use Data Sets for Secondary Data Analysis Nutrition Research. ODS also had an exhibit booth during the Experimental Biology conference.
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
    March 29, 2011
    Kathryn Camp presented an in-service titled Dietary Treatment of Inherited Metabolic Diseases.
  • 2011 Government Web and New Media Conference
    March 17–18, 2011
    Jody Engel participated in the panel presentation, Real Time Mobile: Stories from the Trenches on March 17. She gave a presentation titled MyDS Mobile App: From Concept to the App Store and Beyond.
  • National Institutes of Health
    March 16, 2011
    Paul Thomas gave a talk at the "Focus on You" Wellness Lecture Series titled Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know.
  • University of Maryland
    March 14, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a lecture titled A Snapshot of a Nutrition Career in the Federal Government to senior dietetics students in their Core Capstone course.
  • Genetic Diseases of Children, Advancing Research and Care Conference
    March 8–9, 2011
    Paul Coates chaired and Kathryn Camp participated as a panelist in a session titled Meeting Nutritional Needs on March 8. The conference was sponsored by State of New York Department of Health Wadsworth Center.
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    March 8–9, 2011
    Paul Thomas gave a Grand Rounds presentation to medicine residents titled What Sup, Doc? Dietary Supplements and the Physician. He also gave a talk to consumers titled Vitamins and Supplements: What Works & What Doesn't?
  • American Society for Nutrition — Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutritionexternal link disclaimer
    February 25–27, 2011
    Robert Russell gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements: Who Needs Them and When Are They Needed? and Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Issues in the Use of Herbal Dietary Supplements on February 25. ODS also had an exhibit at this conference.
  • NORD Medical Foods Conferenceexternal link disclaimer
    February 10, 2011
    Kathryn Camp gave a presentation titled Federal Perspectives on Medical Foods. The conference was sponsored by the National Organization of Rare Disorders.
  • Washington D.C. Health 2.0 STAT Meetupexternal link disclaimer
    February 10, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a presentation titled Don't Worry, Be Appy! for Health 2.0 practitioners.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
    January 26, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a presentation titled Federal Mobile Apps: Lessons Learned and Best Practices as part of a Federal Mobile Apps Webinar Series sponsored by the National Technical Information Service.
  • Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine 8th Annual Natural Supplements Conference: An Evidence-Based Update
    January 13–16, 2011
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Reviewing the Research and Literature: The Best of the Year on January 14. Rebecca Costello co-presented a talk titled Dietary Supplements Resources: Point of Care Answers for the Busy Clinician on January 15. ODS also had an exhibit booth at this conference.
  • USDA National Agricultural Library
    January 10, 2011
    Jody Engel gave a presentation to area dietetic interns titled The Social RD: Why You Should Tweet, Link, and Be Appy!

2010

2009

  • Nutrient Biomarkers Analytical Methodology: Vitamin D Workshop
    December 16, 2009
    ODS sponsored a 1-day workshop to evaluate the state of analytical methods for measuring vitamin D status. The intent of this workshop was to develop strategies for resolving inconsistencies between results obtained from quantitative determination of vitamin D in biological materials (such as blood serum) when different measurement techniques are used. The workshop consisted of presentations and discussion sessions on currently available analytical methods and the interpretation of findings. Knowledge gaps were identified and a research agenda for future studies was developed.
  • Brazilian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting
    November 1, 2009
    Johanna Dwyer spoke on Micronutrient Supplements for Preventing Chronic Disease.
  • American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    October 17–20, 2009
    Johanna Dwyer moderated a session on Conflict of Interest sponsored by the ADA Foundation and the International Life Sciences Institute. She also moderated a talk titled What Are the Youngest American Children Eating? Findings from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) sponsored by the ADA Foundation and Nestle Nutrition on October 18.
  • 19th International Congress of Nutrition
    October 4–9, 2009
    Robert Russell chaired a session on Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage and gave a talk titled Pitfalls in Conducting Antioxidant Research on October 6.
  • 12th Biological and Environmental Reference Materials Symposium
    July 7–10, 2009
    Paul Coates presented a keynote lecture titled Emerging Needs for Dietary Supplement Standard Reference Materials on July 10.
  • 50th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy
    June 27 – July 1, 2009
    Joseph Betz presented a podium session titled The NIH/ODS Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program for Botanical Dietary Supplements: Five-Year Accomplishments and Future Directions. ODS had an exhibit.
  • Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine
    June 16, 2009
    Robert Russell gave a talk titled DRIs: A Trigger Framework for Revisions.
  • International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods
    June 5–7, 2009
    ODS was a co-sponsor of this conference, a gathering of experts to present, learn about, and develop research ideas to improve the measurement of people's usual dietary intakes and physical activity.
  • American Society of Complex Therapeutics Conference: "From Meadow to Medicine" Developing Complex Therapeutics - A Paradigm Shift
    May 12, 2009
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Back to the Future: A Historical and Future Perspective and moderated a panel discussion. This was a satellite meeting of the North American Research Conference on Complementary & Integrative Medicine.
  • Maryland Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting
    April 24, 2009
    Jody Engel gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplement Use in America: Who’s Taking What?
  • Experimental Biology
    April 18–22, 2009
    Johanna Dwyer spoke at a closed workshop for Korean nutritionists titled Planning Using the DRIs on April 18. Dr. Dwyer also co-chaired a minisymposium titled Measurement Issues Related to Dietary Supplement Use on April 21.On April 22, Robert Russell chaired a seminar titled Key Events Framework: An Innovative Approach for Assessing Safe Nutrient Intakes and gave a talk titled Introduction to the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation Global Threshold Project.
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Division of Nephrology
    April 7, 2009
    Christopher Sempos gave a presentation titled Estimates of Optimal Vitamin D Status: 25-Hydroxyvitamin D – PTH Suppression and All Causes Mortality.
  • 8th Oxford Conference on the Science of Botanicals
    April 5–10, 2010
    Joseph Betz presented a poster about the ODS AMRM program titled Dietary Supplement Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions on April 7.
  • Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum
    March 16–20, 2009
    Mary Frances Picciano, Johanna Dwyer, and Paul Coates spoke at this practicum sponsored by the Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, and the Department of Nutrition, NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Picciano gave a presentation titled Folate and Cancer Prevention on March 16. Dr. Dwyer gave a talk on Flavonoids on March 16. Dr. Coates gave a presentation titled The Role of Evidence-Based Reviews for Nutrition Topics: The ODS Experience on March 20.
  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
    March 3, 2009
    Robert Russell gave a presentation titled Alternative Approaches to Setting Upper Safe Levels for Nutrients.
  • Natural Health Products Research Society “Gateway to Wellness”
    February 18–21, 2009
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled Analytical Methods and Challenges in Toxicology/Safety Monitoring Programs and presented an ODS poster: National Institutes of Health, Dietary Supplement Methods and Reference Materials Program, Accomplishments and Future Directions. ODS also had an exhibit booth at this conference.
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
    February 12–14, 2009
    Rebecca Costello gave a presentation titled Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: An Update.
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    February 1–4, 2009
    Mary Frances Picciano gave a presentation titled Folate: Its Role in Health and Disease during Clinical Nutrition Week 2009.
  • Scripps – Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update
    January 22–25, 2009
    Rebecca Costello co-presented a workshop titled Dietary Supplement Resources: Answering Questions at the Point of Care on January 24. Paul Coates presented a session titled The Future of Dietary Supplement Research – Answering Important Questions on January 25. ODS also had an exhibit booth at this conference.

2008

  • International Life Sciences Institute: Decision Making for Recommendations and Communications Based on Totality of Food Related Research Workshop
    December 15, 2008
    Robert Russell gave a presentation titled Application of Epidemiologic Data in DRI Development: Approaches Toward Harmonization. Mary Frances Picciano gave a presentation titled Vitamin D and Health.
  • Society for Risk Analysis
    December 10, 2008
    Robert Russell gave a presentation titled Low-Dose Dose-Response Thresholds in Risk Assessment: a Cross Disciplinary Analysis of Key Events from Vitamin A Exposure to Adverse Events.
  • USDA Human Nutrition Research Center
    December 9, 2008
    Chris Sempos gave a talk titled PTH and 25(OH) Vitamin D: The Search for an Inflection Point.
  • International Life Sciences Institute
    December 3, 2008
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Evaluating the Health Effects of Dietary Supplements.
  • National Institute of Health and Nutrition
    December 2, 2008
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Dietary Supplements in the United States: Claims and Evidence.
  • American Heart Association Meeting
    November 9–11, 2008
    Rebecca Costello moderated the session titled, Lifestyle in the Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Role of Physical Activity, Diet and Dietary Supplements on November 11. ODS also exhibited at this meeting.
  • American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference on
    November 6–7, 2008
    Mary Frances Picciano gave two presentations: Dietary Supplements for Cancer Prevention: How Common and How Useful? and Diet, Supplements and UV Exposure: Defining Optimal Status of Vitamin D and How to Obtain It. Johanna Dwyer was a member of the program committee and chaired the session titled Behavioral Change and Cancer.
  • WHO Congress on Traditional Medicine
    November 6–9, 2008
    Christine Swanson attended the World Health Organization Congress on Traditional Medicine in the 60th anniversary year of the WHO. The symposium provided an overview of global status and trends in the use of Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicines. Dr. Swanson gave an invited presentation titled The NIH Botanical Research Centers Program.
  • American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    October 25–28, 2008
    Karen Regan and Jody Engel participated in a session titled, NIH/NCI Research Training, Funding, and Career Development Opportunities: What Every Dietitian Needs to Know, on October 27. Johanna Dwyer co-presented at a session titled, Using New Online Resources to Estimate Dietary Supplement Intake, on October 28. ODS exhibited at booth #1342.
  • SupplySide West
    October 23–24, 2008
    Christine Swanson moderated a session titled, NIH Botanical Research Centers Overview, on October 22. Representatives from the six NIH Botanical Research Centers presented their latest research. Marguerite Klein gave a presentation titled Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: An Update, on October 22. Leila Saldanha presented a poster, Dietary Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions. ODS exhibited at booth #25097.
  • Harvard School of Public Health
    October 15, 2008
    Johanna Dwyer gave a seminar with an emphasis on children titled Dietary Guidelines for Americans: What’s Old? What’s New? What’s Next? as part of the Maternal Child Health Seminar Series.
  • Indo-US Symposium on Indian Systems of Medicine and Botanicals
    October 15–16, 2008
    Joseph Betz gave a presentation titled National Institutes of Health, Dietary Supplement Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions.
  • University of Illinois Nutritional Sciences Program
    October 15, 2008
    Mary Frances Picciano presented a seminar titled, Vitamin D and Health in the 21st Century: What We Know and What We Need to Know.
  • 2008 Shanghai International Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicines
    October 10–12, 2008
    Joseph Betz gave an invited talk titled, National Institutes of Health, Dietary Supplement Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions.
  • Food and Drug Administration/CDER
    October 8, 2008
    Paul Coates gave a presentation titled Assessing the Health Effects of Dietary Supplements.
  • American College of Nutrition 49th Annual Meeting
    October 2–5, 2008
    Rebecca Costello moderated a panel session, How NIH Reviews Grants on Nutrition Related Topics, and co-authored a presentation on a new database of dietary supplements containing vitamin K. Marguerite Klein spoke on the development and validation of analytical methods to ensure the quality and safety of dietary supplements. Leila Saldanha presented a poster, Dietary Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions. ODS also exhibited at this meeting.
  • International Food Information Council
    October 1, 2008
    Mary Frances Picciano gave a presentation titled Vitamin D: Emerging Science and Communication Implications.
  • United States Pharmacopeia’s Annual Scientific Meeting
    September 25–26, 2008
    Joseph Betz gave an invited lecture titled, New Approaches to Standard Setting via Performance-based Procedures.
  • AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition
    September 21–23, 2008
    Joseph Betz and Marguerite Klein participated in this meeting which included several sessions devoted to analytical methods for dietary supplements, such as the President’s Task Force on Dietary Supplements meeting, Dietary Supplements Community meeting, the Methods Committee on Dietary Supplements meeting, and the Analytical Challenges in Dietary Supplements symposium. Dr. Betz also presented a poster, Dietary Supplement Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions. ODS exhibited at booth #120.

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