Vitamin D Workshop

 Scientific Conferences Dedicated to Stimulating Research on Vitamin D

The 21st Workshop on Vitamin D


Tentative Scientific Program as of May 1, 2018 


All abstracts received by the deadline of March 15, 2018 were ranked by the Workshop Executive Committee and the Program Advisory Committee.   35 Abstracts were chosen for inclusion as Promoted Communications. 

Please download the full agenda below to view the Promoted Communications  and timetable for all sessions.


Abstract scores were also used to identify 24 outstanding abstracts for the Plenary Poster Session to be held in conjunction with the Welcome Reception on May 16. ​Download full list of Plenary Posters below.


​​​​​​​​​WEDNESDAY MAY 16
Welcome Reception & Plenary Posters (begins at 5PM)

Basic Research Keynote:  

     A Year in Vitamin D: Basic/Translational (Marie Demay)
Session I: Vitamin D and Bone Disease
     Prevention of Nutritional Rickets (Wolfgang Hogler)
     Vitamin D Metabolism and Signaling in Bone  (Paul Anderson)
Session II: Bioinformatics
     Genetics of Vitamin D Level and Action (Andre Uitterlinden)
     Pathway Analysis for Vitamin D  (Susan Coort)
Session III: Vitamin D and Cancer
     Mechanisms of Action of Vitamin D in Colon Cancer (Alberto Munoz)
Session IV: Vitamin D, Immunology and Respiratory Disease
     Vitamin D and Respiratory Infection (Adrian Martineau)
     Vitamin D and COPD (Wim Janssens)

Session V: Vitamin D Nutrition
     ODIN Project and Food Fortification (Mairead Kiely)
     Dietary Vitamin D: An EPIC Perspective  (Jakob Linseisen)
Session VI: Vitamin D, Aging and the Brain
     Vitamin D and Neurological Function (Darryl Eyles)
Session VII: New Functions for Vitamin D
     25-hydroxyvitamin D and Lipid Metabolism (Motonari Uesugi)
     Vitamin D, cell metabolism and immune function  (Chantal Mathieu)
Session VIII: Vitamin D Chemistry and Analogs
     Calcitroic acid and its phase II metabolites (Alexander Arnold)

Clinical Research Keynote:   

     A Year in Vitamin D: Clinical (Peter Ebeling)
Session IX: Vitamin D and Reproduction
     Vitamin D and Pregnancy: A Trials Perspective (Carol Wagner)
     Maternal Vitamin D and Neonatal Immunity (Catherine Hawrylowicz)
Session X: Optimizing Vitamin D status
     Dosing Regimens for Vitamin D (Kevin Cashman)

         Adjournment Saturday May 19 at 12 Noon