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Conference to set the research agenda on Vitamin D in health and disease
Date:3/29/2010

An important conference on the actions of Vitamin D on human health is being hosted by Barts and The London Medical School and the MRC Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma.

Vitamin D has been known for some time to be important for healthy bones, now new research suggests it has possible benefits in other aspects of health including immune function, tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, gut function, skin, and the prostate, all of which will be addressed at the one-day event, being held on Tuesday 30 March at the Centre for Health Sciences in Whitechapel, London.

Attended by expert researchers from around the world the conference aims to stimulate debate, advance understanding, and set the research agenda in this exciting and increasingly topical field.

The programme is as follows:

Session 1 Epidemiology and Diabetes

10.15am Dr Elina Hyppnen
University College London
Vitamin D in health and disease insights from epidemiology

10.45am Professor Chantal Mathieu
Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Endocrinology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Vitamin D and type 1 diabetes mellitus

11.15am Dr Barbara Boucher
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes

Session 2 Immunomodulatory actions of Vitamin D

12.00pm Dr Jrgen Schauber
University of Munich, Germany
Vitamin D and the cutaneous innate immune system

12.30pm Professor Margherita Cantorna
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Vitamin D and autoimmune disease

1.00pm Professor Kasia Hawrylowicz
King's College London
Vitamin D, regulatory T cells and allergic disease

Session 3: Clinical aspects 1: prostate and gut

2.15pm Dr Luciano Adorini
Chief Scientific Officer
Intercept Pharma, Italy
Vitamin D receptor agonists in the treatment of inflammatory prostatic disease

2.45pm Dr Julian Walters
Imperial College, London
Vitamin D and the gut

Session 4 Clinical aspects 2: tuberculosis and multiple sclerosis

3.30pm Dr Adrian Martineau
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Vitamin D and tuberculosis

4.30pm Professor George Ebers
Oxford University
Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis

The event will be chaired by Professor Chris Griffiths of the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London Medical School.


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Contact: Alex Fernandes
a.fernandes@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27910
Queen Mary, University of London
Source:Eurekalert

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