NIH Conference Dietary Supplement Use in Children:Who, What, Why, andWhere Do We Go From Here?
February 12-13, 2001
Natcher Conference Center, Natcher BuildingNational Institutes of Health9000 Rockville PikeBethesda, Maryland
The goal of this conference will be to identify key gaps in our knowledge about factors influencing the use, justification, and safety of dietary supplements in children and to establish a realistic research agenda to address these gaps. The products of this effort will be published proceedings and a well-defined research agenda that can be used for future program planning.
In addition to the plenary sessions, there will be five working group sessions intended to develop a research agenda focused on the following issues:
The primary sponsors of this conference are the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Additional sponsorship is provided by other Institutes and Centers within the NIH, members of the federal research community, and members of the private stakeholder community.
The conference is intended to bring together interested members of the scientific, corporate and consumer communities to develop a coordinated research agenda designed to address the growing use of the full range of dietary supplements available to children from infancy through adolescence.
For more information about the conference--Dietary Supplement Use in Women: Current Status and Future Directions, please call:Sadiqa Pettaway or Dan Raiten301-435-7565