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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, University College Cork
Gerald Combs, PhD, Tufts University
Gerald Combs, PhD, Tufts University
Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Aviva Fattal-Valevski, MD, Tel Aviv Medical Center - Tel Aviv University
Kyly Whitfield
Kyly Whitfield, PhD, Mount Saint Vincent University
Homero Martinez, MD, PhD, Nutrition International and Micronutrient Forum
Homero Martinez, MD, PhD, Nutrition International and Micronutrient Forum
Lynn Bailey, PhD, University of Georgia
Lynn Bailey, PhD, University of Georgia
Roland Kupka, ScD, UNICEF
Roland Kupka, ScD, UNICEF

Tuesday

October 30, 2018

12:30 PM

Registration

Introduction

1:00 PM

Welcome remarks

Speaker

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

Control of micronutrient deficiencies among women and young children in low and middle income countries

Speaker

Kenneth Brown, MD
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Global prevalence & disease burden of vitamin D deficiency: a roadmap for action in low and middle income countries

1:40 PM

Vitamin D deficiency in low- and middle-income countries: Biomarkers and Clinical Consequences

Speaker

Daniel Roth, MD, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
2:05 PM

Vitamin D deficiency in low- and middle-income countries: Prevalence and Interventions

Speaker

Kevin Cashman, PhD
University College Cork
2:30 PM

Coffee break

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

2:50 PM

Re-Discovering Thiamine

Speaker

Gerald Combs, PhD
Tufts University
3:10 PM

Clinical Considerations on Thiamine Deficiency

Speaker

Aviva Fattal-Valevski, MD
Tel Aviv Medical Center - Tel Aviv University
3:30 PM

Public health interventions to combat thiamine deficiency

Speaker

Kyly Whitfield, PhD
Mount Saint Vincent University

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

3:50 PM

Folate Status in Women: Neural Tube Defect Prevention

Speaker

Lynn Bailey, PhD
University of Georgia
4:15 PM

Implementation of action plan to prevent neural tube defects using folate status to inform folic acid intervention strategy based on outcome of technical consultation

Speaker

Homero Martinez, MD, PhD
Nutrition International

Conclusion

4:40 PM

Programmatic implications

Speaker

Roland Kupka, ScD
UNICEF
5:00 PM

Networking reception

To view full attendee list, you must first register for the event, then log in to the Academy website. This list is provided for the personal, noncommercial and informational use only of event attendees, in a manner that is consistent with the New York Academy of Sciences’ mission, goals and activities.
  • Adelphi University

  • Aga Khan University

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Brookdale University Hospital

  • Brooklyn College, CUNY

  • Century Innovations

  • Columbia University

  • Compassion International

  • Cornell University

  • Delos

  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

  • Goya Foods

  • Hospital for Sick Children

  • Mount Saint Vincent University

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

  • New York University

  • Nonviolent Medicine

  • Nutrition International

  • NYU Langone Health

  • PH Sante Beaute

  • Retired

  • Rutgers College of Arts & Sciences/University College-Newark

  • SK Life science, Inc.

  • St. John's University

  • Tel Aviv Medical Center

  • The City University of New York (CUNY)

  • The Coca Cola Company

  • The Research Foundation of the State University of New York

  • The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

  • Tufts University

  • UNICEF

  • University College Cork

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Karachi

  • University of Nigeria