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Screening and Supplementation of Iron-replete Pregnant Women and Young Children: Iron Workshop from Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Date: September 28, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. ET to September 29, 2016 4:00 p.m. ET

Location: NIH Main Campus Bethesda Maryland

Event Description

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) workshop, Screening and Supplementation of Iron-replete Pregnant Women and Young Children, will be held September 28–29, 2016, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. It is the inaugural activity of the new ODS Iron Initiative led by ODS Scientific Consultant Christine Taylor, Ph.D., and Visiting Scientist Patsy Brannon, Ph.D. (Learn more about Dr. Brannon, below, in ODS Staff News.) The goals of the workshop are to explore current understanding of iron metabolism in pregnant women and in young children (age 6–24 months); to identify the challenges associated with measuring iron status and screening practices; and to consider emerging issues associated with prophylactic supplementation of pregnant women who have adequate iron levels. This public meeting can be attended in person or via NIH Videocast. The agenda and registration information will be made available during the summer on the Iron Initiative webpage and distributed via the ODS listserv.