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American Society For Nutrition



Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

Provisional Program

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

09.00 Registration and coffee

09.45 Welcome and Opening of Meeting

10.00-10.30 Keynote lecture:
Contribution of nutrition research to addressing ageing-related disease and concomitant societal and economic benefits.
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw (University of Cambridge, UK)

Symposium 1: Vitamins and cognitive development and performance
10.30-11.00 Overview: Determinants of neurodevelopment and cognitive performance
Professor Martha Morris (Rush University Medical Centre Chicago, USA)
11.00-11.30 Vitamins and neuro-/ cognitive developmental outcomes in children
Professor David Benton (University of Swansea, UK)
11.30-11.45 Coffee
11.45-12.15 1-carbon metabolism and cognition in older adults
Professor Irwin Rosenberg (Tufts University, Boston, USA)
12.15-12.45 Vitamin D and risk of cognitive decline
Dr David Llewellyn (Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Exeter, UK)
12.45-13.15 Panel Discussion
13.15-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Poster/Oral Communications
15.45-16.00 Coffee
16.00-17.45 Poster/Oral Communications

19.30-late Buffet supper and Irish music

Thursday, June 16, 2011

8.30-09.45 Breakfast Symposium
Joint Irish Nutrigenomics Organisation Consortium

Symposium 2: Vitamins in muscular and skeletal function
10.00-10.30 Overview: Nutrition and musculoskeletal development & function
in children and older adults
Dr Kate Ward (MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK)
10.30-11.00 Maternal diet and bone growth in utero – does nutrition during pregnancy
impact on offspring osteoporosis risk?
Professor Bonnie Specker (South Dakota State University, USA)
11.00-11.15 Coffee
11.15-11.45 Vitamin D and muscle atrophy in older adults
Professor Bess Dawson-Hughes (Tufts University, Boston, USA)
11.45-12.15 Vitamin K: role in childhood bone acquisition and bone
maintenance in later-life
Professor Sarah Booth (Tufts University, Boston, USA)
12.15-12.45 Panel Discussion
12.45-13.45 Lunch and Irish Section AGM
13.45-15.30 Poster/Oral Communications
15.30-15.45 Coffee

Symposium 3: Vitamin D and Immune function – from pregnancy to adolescence
15.45-16.15 Overview: Vitamin D and Immune function
Professor Martin Hewison (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA)
16.15-16.45 Vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Professor Patsy Brannon (Cornell University, New York, USA)
16.45-17.15 Vitamin D and autoimmune disease in early life
Professor Margherita Cantorna (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
17.15-17.45 Fat-soluble vitamins and atopic disease – what is the evidence?
Dr Augusto Litonjua (Brigham and Women Hospital, Boston, USA)
17.45-18.15 Panel Discussion

19.45-late Conference dinner

Friday, June 17, 2011

Symposium 4: Vitamins, infectious and chronic disease during adulthood and ageing
9.30-10.00 Overview: Nutrition influences on epigenetics and ageing related disease
Dr Sang-Woon Choi (Tufts University, Boston, USA)
10.00-10.30 1-carbon metabolism and cardiovascular disease outcomes in older adults
Professor Helene McNulty (University of Ulster, Northern Ireland)
10.30-10.45 Coffee
10.45-11.15 Vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis
Dr Adrian Martineau (Barts and The London School of Medicine and
Dentistry, London, UK)
11.15-11.45 Vitamin D and respiratory infection in adults
Dr Ilkka Laaksi (University of Tampere, Finland)
11.45-12.15 Panel Discussion
12.15 Closing remarks

12.30 Lunch

Local Organiser: Dr Tom Hill (University College Cork)

Scientific Steering Committee: NS:Tom Hill, Mairead Kiely, Kevin Cashman, UCC. ASN: Ryan Cliche (ASN Professional Development Officer); Simin Meydani (USDA HNRCA at Tufts University and ASN scientific representative); Richard Wood (University of Massachusetts and ASN scientific representative).