American Society For Nutrition

Calcium & Vit. D DRIs Webinar

Calcium & Vit. D DRIs Webinar

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D:  IOM Report Highlights and Discussions about Research Needs and Applications

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 1:30- 3:00pm EST.

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Nutrition, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and the Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) just announced the release of its “Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D” report, which details their review of the dietary reference intake (DRI) values for calcium and vitamin D. This report included consideration of chronic and non-chronic disease indicators and incorporated, as appropriate, systematic evidence-based reviews of the literature and an assessment of potential indicators of adequacy and of excess intake. In addition to updating DRI values, the report also identified research gaps to address the uncertainties identified in the process of deriving the values and evaluated their public health implications.
This webinar, presented by IOM committee members and subject matter experts, will distill highlights of the report, describe the report development process, provide an update on the calcium and vitamin D dietary reference intakes, interpret and recommend applications of the new requirements, and identify future research priorities. A panel discussion and a question and answer session will be held after the presentations.
The target audience for this webinar includes: clinicians, physicians, medical practitioners, nutrition researchers, dietitians, behavioral specialists, public health practitioners, nurses, professors, students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, other allied health professionals, government and industry.
Invited Presenters:
1.    Introduction and why DRIs are Important - Cathy Ross, PhD
       (7 minutes)
2.    Indicators and What the Evidence Says
a.    Vitamin D - Chris Gallagher, MD (7 minutes)
b.    Calcium - Steve Abrams, MD (7 minutes)
3.    Specification of EARs/RDAs - Patsy Brannon, PhD (7 minutes)
4.    UL for Fortification - Susan Mayne, PhD (7 minutes)
5.    Implications and Research Needs – Cliff Rosen, MD (7 minutes)
6.    Panel Discussion (moderated by Cliff Rosen, MD) – Jim Fleet,PhD;
       Connie Weaver,PhD; Stephanie Atkinson, PhD; and Joan Lappe, PhD, RN,   
       FAAN (15 minutes)
7.    Audience Question and Answer  (30 minutes)

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Read ASN's Comments on the DRIs here.