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Project Title: Review of the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium

PIN: HMD-FNB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Food and Nutrition Board

Harrison, Meghan

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Biology and Life Sciences; Food and Nutrition; Health and Medicine; Policy for Science and Technology

Meeting 4
March 7, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Meredith Young
Phone: 202-334-1927


Public Workshop Draft Agenda - March 7, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 AM ET Registration

SESSION 1: Welcome and Sponsor Panel

8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks (Virginia Stallings, Committee Chair)

8:15 - 9:00 AM Perspectives from Sponsor Representatives
David Klurfeld, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Hasan Hutchinson, Health Canada
Kristy Mugavero, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Janet de Jesus, National Institutes of Health
Robin McKinnon, Food and Drug Administration
Linda Greene-Finestone, Public Health Agency of Canada

SESSION 2: Existing Scientific Reviews to Establish Sodium and Potassium Dietary Reference Intakes

9:00 – 9:20 AM Development of 2005 Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium (Larry Appel, Johns Hopkins University)

9:20 – 9:40 AM Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Systematic Review: Process, Protocol, Findings and Conclusions (Sydne Newberry, RAND Corporation) (remote)

9:40 – 10:15 AM Panel Discussion and Committee Questions

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

SESSION 3: Background: Physiology, Methodological Issues, and Current Sodium and Potassium Intake

10:30 – 10:50 AM Sodium/Potassium Interaction in the Kidney, Blood Vessels, Brain, and Beyond (Horacio J. Adrogue, Baylor College of Medicine)

10:50 – 11:10 AM Topic: Methodological Issues Related to Measuring Sodium and Potassium Intake (Catherine Loria, National Institutes for Health)

11:10 – 11:30 AM Sodium and Potassium Intake: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and Other Data (Mary Cogswell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

11:30 – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion and Committee Questions

12:00 – 12:45 PM Break for Lunch

SESSION 4: Current Knowledge of the Health Consequences of Sodium and Potassium Exposure
12:45 – 1:15 PM Safety of Sodium Reduction and Potassium Supplementation in Various Populations (Paul Whelton, Tulane University)

1:15 – 1:45 PM As Essential Nutrients, What are the Risks of Breaching the General Population’s Lower and Upper Limits of Sodium and Potassium (David McCarron, University of California-Davis) (remote)

1:45 – 2:15 PM Association of Sodium and Potassium to Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality (Salim Yusuf, McMaster University)

2:15 – 2:45 PM Topic: Challenges in Conducting Clinical Trials on the Association Between Sodium and Health Effects (Bruce Neal, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia) (remote)

2:45 – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion and Committee Questions

3:15 – 3:30 PM Break

SESSION 5: Considerations for Establishing Dietary Reference Intakes

3:30 – 3:50 PM Sodium and Potassium Intake and Cardiovascular and Bone Health: How Important is the Ratio? (Connie Weaver, Purdue University)

3:50– 4:20 PM Panel Discussion and Committee Questions

4:24 - 4:30 PM Break

SESSION 6: Public Comment

4:30 – 5:15 PM Public Comments
Members of the public who register in advance will have 3 minutes to provide public comment. Public comments can only be given in person.

5:15 PM Adjourn Workshop

Meeting 4 Open Session Draft Agenda - March 9, 2018

9:30 – 9:40 AM Opening Remarks (Virginia Stallings, Committee Chair)

9:40 – 10:00 AM Considerations for DRIs for Specific Populations (Shiriki Kumanyika, Drexel University) (remote)

10:00 – 10:30 AM Committee Questions

10:30 AM Adjourn Open Session