Dietary Reference Intakes Research Synthesis - Announcement of Final Workshop Agenda

The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC (Judiciary Square Metro Stop)

June 7 (8:30 a.m.—5:45 p.m.) and June 8 (8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.), 2006

This 2-day workshop is being convened to engage expert research scientists and nutrition practitioners from government, academia, and industry in discussion on issues related to knowledge gaps and research needs in developing and advancing the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). A synopsis of the overall project is attached to this e-mail message. If you have not already preregistered, please do so at . Release of a summary of the workshop is anticipated in September 2006. Please note that a simulcast of the workshop will not be available; however, audio files of the sessions will be posted on the project website within a few weeks following the workshop.

The final workshop agenda is attached along with a one-page synopsis of the project. Please note that a one-hour session for public comments is scheduled for 4:45–5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7. Please contact Janice Okita [[email protected] , 202 334 1390, or fax 202 334 2316] to prearrange to provide up to 3 minutes of comment during this period. If you are unable to attend the workshop, your comments sent via e-mail or fax will be read to the workshop audience, as time allows.

Database— In conjunction with this workshop a database was developed to provide ready access to the research recommendations from the eight DRI reports. The database is available at the project website []. The database has been released in preliminary form for comment. Please send comments to [email protected] or [email protected] before August 1, 2006. Release of the database in final form is anticipated in September 2006.

Workshop Planning Group:

John W. Suttie, Ph.D. (Chair), University of Wisconsin, Madison

John W. Erdman, Jr., Ph.D., University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign

Suzanne P. Murphy, Ph.D., R.D., University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Robert M. Russell, M.D., Tufts University , Boston, MA

Susan J. Whiting, Ph.D., R.D., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada


This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Research Service); and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes). Support from Health Canada is anticipated.

For more information, contact the Study Director, Janice Okita, as indicated.

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