24 May 2016

19:00 - Pre-registration and Get-together at the venue


25 May 2016

08:00-10:00 - Registration


10:00-10:15 - Welcome, Jette Jakobsen, chair and Christine Nellemann, Head of DTU Food, Denmark


SESSION 1: Vitamin intake and requirements in early life - Chaired by Susanne Bügel


10:15-11:00 - Vitamins Early in Life, Effects throughout Life in Undernourished Societies

Speaker: Keith West, Professor, direct the Center and Program in Human Nutrition in the Dept of International Health, Johns Hopkins

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, US


11:00-11:30 - Vitamin D and health in school children

Speaker: Christian Mølgaard, Professor, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Paediatric

and International Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


11:30-11:50 - Milk vitamin D of unsupplemented mothers can never reach the adequate intake for 0-6 months infants and Prevalence of low milk vitamin B12 in Europe, Caribbean, Africa and Asia

Speaker: Eline Stoutjesdijk, The Netherlands


11:50-12:15 - Development and validation of a simplified approach to generate internationally comparable vitamin D intakes in nationally representative European surveys

Speaker: Mairead E Kiely, Ireland


12:15-13.45 - Lunch and poster exhibition


SESSION 2: Vitamin B12 – a holistic view - Chaired by Rima Obeid and Ebba Nexø


13:45-14:25 - Supply of vitamin B12 – Are molecular forms of importance

Speaker: Ebba Nexø, Professor, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark


14:25-15:10 - Vitamin B12: Knowledge gained from developing countries

Speaker: Chittaranjan S. Yajnik, Professor, Diabetes Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India


15:10-15:40 - Coffee and exhibition


15:40-15:55 - UHPLC and LC-MS for analysis of active vitamin B12 and its inactive forms in naturally fortified foods

Speaker: Bhawani Chamlagain, Finland


15:55-16:10 - Enhancement of Vitamin B12 levels in wheat bread using fermented lupin flour as an ingredient

Speaker: Maria Veronica Chandra-Hioe, Australia


16:10-16:25 - Beneficial interaction between B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids in slowing brain atrophy and cognitive decline in subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Speaker: Helga Refsum, Norway


16:25-16:40 - Effect of intake of B vitamins and methionine on genome-wide DNA-methylation in blood leukocytes

Speaker: Pooja Mandaviya, The Netherlands


16:40-16:55 - Homocysteine Concentration Correlates with Baseline Clinical Status and Predicts Outcomes in Early Parkinson’s Disease

Speaker: Ralph Green, USA


17:00-17:25 - Poster session A and B


A. Early life

Dietary Folate Intake and Fecundability: A Danish Prospective Cohort Study

Speaker: Heidi Theresa Ørum Cueto


Nutrient Intake from Diet and Supplements for Targeted Populations

Speaker: Lara O' Keeffe


Intake of vitamins and n-3 fatty acids by dietary supplement use among children and adults in the Netherlands

Speaker: Elly Buurma-Rethans


Global consensus recommendations on prevention and management of nutritional rickets

Speaker: Mairead E Kiely


Vitamin C Status in a Group of Young Apparently Healthy Adults in Hong Kong

Speaker: Erica Wang


B. Vitamin B12

Soluble Transcobalamin Receptor in Relation to Alzheimer’s Disease and Scores of Cognitive Tests

Speaker: Omar Abuyaman


Comparison of two different methods for analyzing vitamin B12 in food stuff - HPLC-ICP-MS and microbiological assay

Speaker: Anna von Malmborg


Efficient binding of aquocobalamin to caseins via coordination to His-residues.

Speaker: Sergey Fedosov


Cyano-B12 causes a higher increase in holotranscobalamin than hydroxo-B12 upon oral administration

Speaker: Eva Greibe


17:30-18:00 - Poster exhibition (presenters - please be present)


19:00 - Welcome Reception at University of Copenhagen, The Marble Hall, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DKK-2000 Frederiksberg


26 May 2016


SESSION 3 - Biomarker – relevance and analytical methods - Chaired by Esther Campos-Gimenez and Begonia Olmedilla-Alonso


08:30-09:10 - Biomarkers: which are best for use in support of research, program development and evaluation, and generation of evidence-based policy?

Speaker: Lindsay Allen, Dr, Director of the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), US


09:10-09:50 - Biomarkers and blood vitamin risk profiles associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's diseases

Speaker: Michael Fenech, Professor and Director, Genome Health and Personalised Nutrition Laboratory, CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia


09:50-10:05 - The role of B and D vitamins in telomere length: preliminary results from the LURIC study

Speaker: Irene Pusceddu, Germany


10:05-10:35 - Coffee and poster exhibition


10:35-10:50 - Vitamin K-dependent Matrix GLA protein as biomarker of death of all courses

Speaker: Claus Lohman Brasen, Denmark


10:50-11:05 - Vitamin B12, folate, and sulfur amino-acids in relation to cognitive performance in older adults

Speaker: Babak Hooshmand, Sweden


11:05-11:30 - National estimates of serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D and metabolite concentrations measured by LC-MS/MS in the U.S. population during 2007–2010 and Temporal trends in the vitamin D status of the U.S. population from 1988 to 2010 using standardized serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Speaker: Rosemary L Schleicher, USA


11:30-12:00 - Poster session C and D


C. Biomarker

Effectiveness of milk and butter fortification with vitamin D3 or 25(OH)D3 on Cognitive Function and Vascular Reactivity

Speaker: Che Suhaili Che Taha


Neonatal 25(OH) D3 and the risk of type 1 diabetes in Danish children

Speaker: Ramune Jacobsen


CDC Round Robin Study for the Folate Microbiologic Assay to Assess the Potential for Assay Harmonization

Speaker: Mindy Zhang


CDC Round Robin Study to assess the comparability of serum folate LC-MS/MS methods

Speaker: Zia Fazili


Prevalence of vitamin B-12 deficiency and its relation to macrocytic anemia in an undiagnosed patient population (n=161,548) in the Rotterdam Area, the Netherlands

Speaker: Clara Plattel


D. Vitamin in food - content and analytical methods (I)

The Free and Total myo-Inositol Contents of Early Lactation and Seasonal Bovine Milk

Speaker: Harvey Indyk


Method development and analysis of vitamin K (phylloquinone and menaquinones) in selected foods

Speaker: Kari Elin Rød


Analyses of vitamin K1 in vegetables and root vegetables for the Swedish Food Database

Speaker: Rasmus Grönholm


Determination of Vitamin K1 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritional Products by Normal-Phase HPLC, AOAC First Action Method 2015.009

Speaker: Donald Gilliland


Analysis of vitamin C in foodstuffs including reduction of dehydro-L-ascorbic acid

Speaker: Anders Staffas


Vitamin C content in sea buckthorn artisan food products from Öland

Speaker: Boel Lindegård


12:00-13:00 - Lunch and exhibition


SESSION 4 – Vitamin content in food, challenges and pitfalls in the analyses - Chaired by Jette Jakobsen and Vieno Piironen


13:00-13:30 - Vitamin content in food, challenges and pitfalls in the extraction

Speaker: Vieno Piironen, Professor, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland


13:30-14:00 - Vitamin content in food, challenges and pitfalls in sampling

Speaker: Pia Knuthsen, Senior Scientist, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


14:00-14:30 - Vitamin content in food, how do we assess an agreement on the true value?

Speaker: Stephen Wise, Program coordinator for food and nutrition, NIST, US


14:30-14:45 - Vitamin D in salmonids – wild and farmed, from head to tail – impact on dietary intake?

Speaker: Jette Jakobsen, Danmark


14:45-15:15 - Coffee and poster exhibition


15:15-15:30 - Frontiers in Food Folate Analysis: Challenges and Perspectives

Speaker: Michael Rychlik, Germany


15:30-15:45 - Development of a multivitaminic extraction procedure for the determination of B-group water-soluble vitamins in foods

Speaker: Julie Le Grandois, France


15:45-16:00 - Development and validation of a multi method for fat-soluble vitamins determination in infant formula by UHSFC-MS/MS

Speaker: Frédéric Martin, Switzerland


16:00-16:20 - Simplifying cleanup in Vitamin testing by Orbitrap High Resolution - LC/MSMS

Speaker: Lars Toftgaard Tanderup, ThermoFischer (Sponsored talk)


16:25-17:30 - Poster session E and F


E. Vitamins in food - content and analytical methods (II)

Development of A LC-MS/MS method for folate analysis and its application to food and feed samples

Speaker: Sneh Bhandari


Folic acid fortified products Database from the Spanish market: a 2011-2015 update

Speaker: Maria de Lourdes Samaniego-Vaesken


Traditional bioprocessing methods to develop legume and cereal foods with increased folate content

Speaker: Cornelia Witthöft


Simultaneous Determination of Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Biotin in Nutritional Products using an Immunoaffinity-based Column Clean-up procedure prior to LC-MS/MS and/or LC-UV Analysis

Speaker: Neil Dooley and Elaine Marley


Determination of water-soluble B-vitamins with a new generation of RIDASCREEN® vitamin tests

Speaker: Reinhard Witzenberger


Folate and vitamin B12 in selected commercial microalgae products

Speaker: Minnamari Edelmann


Stability of vitamin D in fish and mushrooms during different cooking procedures

Speaker: Petra Ložnjak


Development of a specialized food composition dataset for vitamin D for dietary assessments and predictive modeling

Speaker: Jelena Mileševic


Vitamin D in ethnic and traditional foods in Europe – Opportunity for (bio)fortification?

Speaker: Jelena Mileševic


F. Miscellaneous

Using Cumulative UVB at wavelengths that induce vitamin D synthesis (vitD-UVB) and vitamin D supplementation dose for enhancing longitudinal prediction of 25-hydroxyvitamin D

Speaker: Fiona O' Sullivan


Fat mass, not Dietary Intake of Fatty Acids, Influence bioavailable and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels in Healthy, Young, Swedish Females

Speaker: Martin Carlsson


Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Associate with Vitamin D Status in Healthy Young Adults

Speaker: Erica Wang


Contribution of cereal-based fermented foods to folate intake in European and African countries

Speaker: Susanna Kariluoto


Is vitamin - D supplementation among Canadian children necessary?

Speaker: Lalani Munasinghe


Mediterranean Diet adapted to Brazilian food choices do not fulfill nutrient recommendation: a simulation study

Speaker: Quenia dos Santos


Investigation of Oxidation-Induced DNA Damage in Relation to Vitamin D Status in Healthy Adults

Speaker: Erica Wang


Determinants of vitamin D status in the second trimester of pregnancy- A Norwegian descriptive study

Speaker: Miriam K Gustafsson


A Study of Association between Vitamin D Status and Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Antioxidant Status

Speaker: Erica Wang


19:00 - Conference Dinner


27 May 2016


SESSION 5 - Models and biomarkers for bioavailability - Chaired by Kevin Cashman and Jayashree Arcot


08:45-09:30 - Modelling of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and other potential biomarkers to inform approaches towards improving population vitamin D status

Speaker: Kevin Cashman, Professor, University College Cork, Ireland


09:30-10:00 - Interactions between season and supplements on vitamin D status and health

Speaker: Helen Macdonald, Professor, University of Aberdeen, UK


10:00-10:30 - Coffee and exhibition


10:30-10:45 - Characterizing the Relationship Between Total Usual Folate Intakes and Biomarkers of Folate Status in the US

Speaker: Regan Bailey, United States


10:45-11:00 - Folate-rich legume foods have a similar high bioefficacy as synthetic folic acid but affect 1-carbon metabolism differently in healthy females

Speaker: Cornelia Witthöft, Sweden


11:00-11:15 - The ”Popeye-Study”: An explorative study in short-bowel patients and healthy controls on carotenoid absorption from spinach

Speaker: Jane Nygaard Eriksen, Denmark


11:15-11:30 - Bioaccessibility and intestinal cellular uptake could partly explain relative biopotency of D3 vitamers

Speaker: Damien Prévéraud, France


11:30-11:45 - The collaboration between vitamin D and dairy nutrients to improve bone health

Speaker: Ellen van den Heuvel, The Netherlands


11:45-12:30 - Lunch


12:30-13:00 - Poster exhibition (presenters please be present)


SESSION 6 - Global issues and cost-effectiveness of vitamin research and economic impact of inadequate intake - Chaired by Sarah Booth and Manfred Eggersdorfer


13:00-13:30 - alfa-Tocopherol – a systematic review of intake and status globally

Speaker: Manfred Eggersdorfer, DSM (Sponsored talk)


13:30-13:45 - How much Vitamin C do we need?

Speaker: Volker Elste, Switzerland


13:45-14:15 - Collaborations on vitamin fortification in developing countries

Speaker: Andreas Blüthner, Dr, BASF (Sponsored talk)


14:15-14:45 - Vitamin research – role of funding organizations and PPPs

Speaker: Sarah Booth; Professor, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center of Aging, Tufts University, Boston


14:45-15:45 - Coffee & Roundtable discussion: Global agenda for improving dietary quality with vitamins

Speakers: One speaker from each session


15:45-15:55 - Announcement of 5. International Vitamin Conference


16:00 - End of conference