CRN to Serve as Promotional Partner for Vitamin D Science Symposium

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2012—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today announced it will serve as a promotional partner for the one-day scientific symposium, Vitamin D: Beyond Bone, presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The conference takes place on Friday, Sept. 21 in New York, NY.

The conference will explore recent epidemiological data and the known underlying mechanisms behind vitamin D’s effects on pregnancy, lactation, and immune, metabolic, muscle, and cardiovascular function. In addition, the agenda will cover recent changes to vitamin D dietary guidelines and critical next steps in research to help translate data into public health strategies that support the health and wellbeing of infants, adults and the aging population. The keynote speaker is Daniel D. Bikle, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine and Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-director of the Special Diagnostic and Treatment Unit of the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

“CRN is honored to serve as a promotional partner for a conference committed to exploring the emerging science of vitamin D beyond bone health,” said Taylor C. Wallace, Ph.D., senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN, who will be attending the event. “We look forward to examining the research that will be presented at this conference and identifying the future scientific path of this nutrient.”

Early Bird Registration discounts are being offered for those who register by Friday, Sept. 7. For more information or to register, please visit:

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