Programme

DAY 1: Vitamin D – Past and Present in the Nordic Countries

Tuesday 20th November 2018, 9.00-17.00 (Athena Building, Auditorium 107)

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During the presentations, questions can be sent by email to the workshop secretary (suvi.itkonen_at_helsinki.fi). The questions will be answered at the end of the discussion sections or during the session II if time is available. Please indicate to whom the question is addressed.

 

8.30-9.00       Registration

9.00-9.05  Welcome address
Professor Christel Lamberg-Allardt, University of Helsinki, Finland

9.05-12.40  Session I: Background – Insights into Vitamin D

9.05-0.40     Session I, part I
Chair: Senior Researcher, PhD Rikke Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

9.05-9.25       Nordic and EFSA dietary reference values for vitamin D

Professor Inge Tetens, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

9.25-9.45       Vitamin D status in Europe and especially in the Nordic countries
Professor Christel Lamberg-Allardt, University of Helsinki, Finland

9.45-10.05     Effects and possible side effect of vitamin D supplementation
Professor Haakon Meyer, University of Oslo & Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

10.05-10.25   UVB radiation and vitamin D
Senior Researcher, PhD Kristin Holvik, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

10.25-10.40   Discussion

10.40-11.05   Coffee break

11.05-12.40   Session I, part II
Chair: PhD Jóhanna Torfadóttir, Icelandic Cancer Society, Iceland

11.05-11.25 Vitamin D fortification
Senior Researcher, PhD Rikke Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

11.25-11.45   Values in food databanks – The role of 25OHD
Senior Scientist, PhD Jette Jakobsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

11.45-12.05   Vitamin D – target for personalized nutrition?
Professor Carsten Carlberg, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

12.05-12.25 Vitamin D status in the neighbourhood countries – the Baltic experience
Dr Mart Kull, University of Tartu & Viljandi Hospital, Estonia

12.25-12.40   Discussion

12.40-14.00 Lunch break (lunch at own cost)

14.00-17.00 Session II: Vitamin D Situation in the Nordic Countries

Presentations and discussion on the following topics:

  • Implementations of the NNR2012 vitamin D recommendations
  • Recommendations in the different countries
  • Strategies in the Nordic countries to reach recommendations: fortification policies, supplementation policies, sun exposure policies
  • Vitamin D status in the Nordic countries: age groups, ethnic groups
  • The evidence and the effect of strategies: effect of fortification, effect of supplementation

Chairs: Professor Inge Tetens, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Haakon Meyer, University of Oslo & Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

Speakers:

  • Senior Researcher, PhD Rikke Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Professor Christel Lamberg-Allardt, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • PhD Jóhanna Torfadóttir, Icelandic Cancer Society, Iceland
  • Senior Researcher, PhD Kristin Holvik, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
  • Senior Researcher, PhD Ahmed Madar, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Nutritionist, PhD Hanna Eneroth, Livsmedelsverket, Sweden

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-17.00 Session II continues

16.45-17.00 Conclusions and suggestions for the future - Closing of the day
Professor Haakon Meyer, University of Oslo & Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

 

Day 2: Vitamin D – Present and Future Challenges in the Nordic Countries

Wednesday 21st November 2018, 9.00-13.30 (Athena Building, Room 166)
Closed meeting

9.00-13.30  Workshop on the Present and Future Challenges regarding Vitamin D Situation in the Nordic Countries

9.00-9.10  Introduction to the Day 2
MD, PhD Anne Björk, Uppsala University, Sweden

9.10-11.10  Group working - definition of problems and suggestion for actions

Topics for group working

  • Risk groups for low status and intake by age (children, adolescents and the elderly)
  • Pregnancy and infants
  • Risk groups by ethnicity and food habits (vegetarians)
  • Use of supplementation and supplementation recommendations especially the risk of high intake
  • Fortification recommendations and actions

11.10-11.30   Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Working group reports

12.30-13.30  Conclusions and suggestions

MD, PhD Anne Björk, Uppsala University, Sweden

13.30  Closing of the meeting