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CRN-I symposium to address nutrient reference values

CRN-I symposium to address nutrient reference values
“Nutrient Reference Value – Non-Communicable Disease (NRV-NCD) Endpoints: A case for both essential and non-essential nutrients” will take place Nov. 20 in Germany.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), the international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), opened registration for its sixth annual symposium, to take place Nov. 20, 2015, in Kronberg, Germany. The 2015 symposium, “Nutrient Reference Value – Non-Communicable Disease (NRV-NCD) Endpoints: A case for both essential and non-essential nutrients,” is planned in tandem with the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting taking place Nov. 23 to 27 in Bad Soden (about 15 minutes away). 

“Building on our successful model of presenting in-depth scientific and regulatory content relevant to Codex policymaking, CRN-I will this year convene experts prior to the CCNFSDU meeting to explore the existing scientific endpoints for evaluating Nutrient Reference Values,” said Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN-I. “We know that both essential and non-essential nutrients play a role in chronic disease prevention and we hope that through the scientific data presented at our symposium, policy makers can consider how to translate that science into Codex policy.” The 2015 symposium content will expand on topics addressed in previous years’ symposia-the summaries of which have been published in international journals, with abstracts now available on the CRN-I website in 10 languages. 

Among the speakers slated for the symposium are keynoters Joanne Lupton, Ph.D., from Texas A&M University, Texas, U.S., and Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D., from Tufts University, Massachusetts, U.S. The full program is under development, but topics related to omega-3 fatty acids and NRV-NCD endpoints will play prominently on the agenda. 

More information, including registration details, is available at


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