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NIH Soy Workshop

The National Institutes of Healthexternal link disclaimer (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is co-sponsoring a workshop entitled "Soy Protein and Isoflavones Research: Challenges in Designing and Evaluating Intervention Studies" with other NIH Institutes and Centers (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicineexternal link disclaimer, National Cancer Instituteexternal link disclaimer, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseasesexternal link disclaimer, National Institute on Agingexternal link disclaimer, and the Division of Nutrition Research Coordinationexternal link disclaimer). The workshop will be held on July 28-29, 2009, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Centerexternal link disclaimer, Bethesda, Maryland.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide guidance for the next generation of soy protein and isoflavone human research. Specifically, the workshop objectives are to identify (1) methodological issues relative to exposures and interventions that may confound study results and interpretation and (2) scientifically sound and useful options and solutions for dealing with these issues in the design, conduct, reporting of results, and interpretation of ongoing and future studies.


Seating at this workshop is very limited. There will be no on-site registration. To register, please e-mail by June 1, 2009, your name, complete contact information (including phone number, e-mail address, and street address), and the dates that you plan to attend to Ms. Tricia Wallich at If you do not have access to e-mail, please call Ms. Wallich at 301–670–0270 (not a toll-free number). Ms. Wallich will be coordinating the registration for this workshop.

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