Wo ist der nächste Vitamin-D-Kongress?

Der nächste Kongress ist am 09.03.2017 in Abu Dhabi (VAR) und dauert 2 Tage:

in Abu Dhabi: 6. Vitamin D Kongress 2017

Greetings to all members of the vitamin D congress,

especially to you, Afrozul Haq.
When we first met in 2009 in Brügge, Belgium at the vitamin D congress. We both felt the fire that came from the enormous potential auf the Vitamin D system.

Your early knowlege in 2009 of this scientific subject has lead you on your way to this big event of development and research.

Best wishes to you and your collegues!

Raimund von Helden


6th International Vitamin D Congress

 DAY 1: THURSDAY, March 9, 2017

Time    Speaker    Topic
07:00 – 08:25    Registration    
08:25 – 08:30    Dr. Afrozul Haq    Welcome & Introduction
Speech by the Chief Guest

Introduce by Dr. Afrozul Haq

08:30 – 08:50Prof. Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, India

Keynote Lecture:

Introduce by Introduce by Prof. Sunil Wimalawansa

08:50 – 09:30Prof. Michael Holick: Sunlight, Skin, Vitamin D and Human Health

SESSION I: Vitamin D and Bone

Moderators    Prof. Sunil Wimalawansa & Dr. Shereen Atif
09:30 – 09:50    Mohammed S. Razzaque: FGF23-vitamin D axis in systemic regulation of phosphate homeostasis
09:50 – 10:10    Jaishen Rajah: Inhaled corticosteroids in children: effects on bone mineral density and health
10:10 – 10:30    Haider M. Al- Attia: Reliability of measurements of serum total and ionized calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase and PTH in diagnosing hypovitaminosis D

Coffee Break

SESSION II: Vitamin D and Immunology

Moderators    Prof. Nasser Al-Dahghri & Dr. Gehad ElGhazali
11:00 – 11:30    John White: Vitamin D regulation of species-specific innate immunity
11:30 – 11:50    Saicharan Bodi: Update on Vitamin D's role in respiratory diseases?–An evidence based review
11:50 – 12:10    Kalpana M. Krishnareddy: Vitamin D deficiency- Does it matter in critically ill patients?

SESSION III: Vitamin D and Lifestyle

Moderators    Dr. Fatme Al Anouti & Prof. Mohammed S. Razzaque
12:10 – 12:30    Shereen Atef: Vitamin D: A biomarker of wellness
12:30 – 12:50    Naji Jameel Aljohani: Vitamin D: Case discussion related to reproduction
12:50 - 14:00 Prayers & Lunch

SESSION IV: Vitamin D and Genetics

Moderators    Dr. Basel Altrabulsi & Prof. Pawel Pludowski
14:00 – 14:20    Gehad ElGhazali: Genetic determinants of vitamin D status
14:20 – 14:40    Carsten Carlberg: The vitamin D response index: molecular basis and applications
14:40 – 15:00    Haider M. Al- Attia: Impact of skin-melanin content on hypovitaminosis D in a Middle Eastern population

SESSION V: Vitamin D and Cancer

Moderators    Dr. Laila Abdel-Wareth & Prof. Carsten Carlberg
15:00 – 15:30    John White: Vitamin D and cancer prevention
15:30 – 15:50    Nighat Y. Sofi: Vitamin D and nutritional needs in women with breast cancer
15:50 - 16:00 Coffee Break

SESSION VI: Measurement of Vitamin D

Moderators    Dr. Poonam Chandra & Dr. Abubaker M. Elfatih
16:20-16:40    Rana Nebulsi: Recent update on vitamin D laboratory testing
16:20-16:40    Nicolas Heureux: What to measure: Free or total 25-hydroxyvitamin D
16:40-17:00    Mohammed S. Razzaque: Lessons learned from the experimental models with high & low vitamin D levels


DAY 2: FRIDAY, March 10, 2017

Keynote Lecture:

Introduce by Dr. Afrozul Haq

08:00 – 08:45 Prof. Carsten Carlberg: (Epi) genome-wide effects of vitamin D

SESSION VII: Vitamin D Guideline/Status

Moderators    Dr. Afrozul Haq & Prof. Michael Holick
8:45 – 9:15    Michael Holick: Perspectives on the vitamin D deficiency pandemic
9:15 – 9:45    Sunil J. Wimalawansa: IOM recommendations vs. vitamin D guidelines applicable to the rest of the world
9:45 – 10:15    Pawel Pludowski: Vitamin D status in Europe- west, central, east
10:15 – 10:45    Yousef Al-Saleh: Saudi national guidelines for vitamin D
10:45 – 11:15    Pawel Pludowski: Vitamin D status among immigrants

SESSION VIII: Vitamin D and Nutrition

Moderators    Dr. Shereen Atef & Dr. Nighat Y. Sofi
11:15 – 11:35    Jane Angelina: Correlation of vitamin D deficiency towards nutrients and overall health
11:35 – 11:55    Parmjit S. Panesar: Probiotic foods: Current status and their potential role in human health and nutrition
11:55 – 12:15    Tirang Neyestani: Vitamin D fortified-bread: a powerful weapon to combat vitamin D deficiency
12:15 – 12:30    Parmjit S. Panesar: Role of Food and Nutrition in Human Health
12:30 – 13:50: Prayers & Lunch Break

SESSION IX: Vitamin D and Metabolic Disease

Moderators    John White & Dr. Haider Al-Attia
13:50 - 14:20    Sunil J. Wimalawansa: Vitamin D and its role in obesity
14:20-14:40    Riyad Sulimani: Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease
14:40-15:00    Virendra K. Misra: Clinical expectations of Vitamin D with special reference of Cardiovascular Diseases
15:00-15:20    Nasser Al-Daghri: Sex-Specific Vitamin D Effects in Blood Coagulation

SESSION X: Vitamin D in Children and Young Adults

Moderators    Dr. Jaishen Rajah & Dr. Rana Nabulsi
15:35 – 16:05    Afrozul Haq: Vitamin D status among the juvenile population: A retrospective study
16:05 – 16:25    Nasser Al-Daghri: Effects of various vitamin D correction strategies in children and adults
16:25 – 16:45    Fatme Al Anouti: Investigating the association of vitamin D metabolism genes with vitamin D status among young adult Emiratis
16:45 – 17:05    Mona Fouda Neel: GDM and vitamin D


17:05 – 17:15    Laila Abdel-Wareth: Vitamin D deficiency: What have we learned so far?
Thank you note by Dr. Afrozul Haq
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