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Addressing Folate, Thiamine, and Vitamin D Deficiencies Globally

Available via

WEBINAR

FREE

for Members

Addressing Folate, Thiamine, and Vitamin D Deficiencies Globally

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

It’s estimated that worldwide, more than 2 billion people and half of all children suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiency. This free half-day symposium will present the conclusions of three expert committees on folate, thiamine, and vitamin D deficiencies. These committees, assembled by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Micronutrient Forum (hosted by Nutrition International), and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together experts in public health, healthcare, biochemistry, and nutrition programs to discuss the prevalence of deficiency arising from inadequate intakes for each of these micronutrients, the associated disease burden, and solutions to improve micronutrient status in affected populations. The conclusions of each expert committee will be presented at this free symposium and published in Special Issues of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Registration

Speakers

Kenneth Brown
Kenneth Brown, MD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Daniel Roth
Daniel Roth, MD, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Kevin Cashman
Kevin Cashman, PhD, RPHNutr, University College Cork
Gerald Combs Jr.
Gerald Combs, Jr., PhD, Tufts University
Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Aviva Fattal-Valevski, MD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University
Kyly Whitfield
Kyly Whitfield, PhD, Mount Saint Vincent University
Homero Martinez
Homero Martinez, MD, PhD, Nutrition International and Micronutrient Forum
Addressing Folate, Thiamine, and Vitamin D Deficiencies Globally
Lynn Bailey, PhD, University of Georgia
Roland Kupka
Roland Kupka, ScD, UNICEF and Micronutrient Forum

Tuesday

October 30, 2018

12:30 PM

Registration

1:00 PM

Welcome remarks

Speaker

Gilles Bergeron, PhD
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
1:10 PM

Assessment and control of vitamin and mineral deficiencies globally

Speaker

Kenneth Brown, MD
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1:40 PM

Global Prevalence & Disease Burden of Vitamin D Deficiency: A Roadmap for Action in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Speakers

Daniel Roth, MD, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Kevin Cashman, PhD, RPHNutr
University College Cork
2:30 PM

Coffee break

2:50 PM

Thiamine deficiency disorders: diagnosis, prevalence, and a roadmap for global control programs

Speakers

Gerald Combs, Jr., Ph.D.
Tufts University
Aviva Fattal-Valevski, MD
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University
Kyly Whitfield, PhD
Mount Saint Vincent University
3:50 PM

Executing a technical consultation on folate status in women and neural tube defects prevention

Speakers

Homero Martinez, MD, PhD
Nutrition International and Micronutrient Forum
Lynn Bailey, PhD
University of Georgia
4:40 PM

Programmatic implications

Speaker

Roland Kukpa, ScD
UNICEF and Micronutrient Forum
5:00 PM

Networking reception