2017 International Congress on Vitamin D

The 20th Workshop on Vitamin D convened March 28-31, 2017 in Orlando, FL


CONFERENCE CHAIR: Dr. John White, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

LOCATION: Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA

ATTENDANCE: 220 delegates including basic scientists, clinicians, public health workers and nutritionists

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS: 46 (3 special lectures, 28 invited speakers, 17 promoted abstracts)

PLENARY LECTURE: Dr. Victor Corces

DEBATE: Randomized clinical trials for vitamin D benefits: Pro vs Con

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: 148  (including 24 Plenary Posters)

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 10 Government and Corporate sponsors (download list below)



The 2017 scientific program included 1 plenary presentation, 2 keynote lectures on "The Year in Vitamin D", 43 invited and promoted talks, a structured debate on clinical trials and 3 poster sessions. 

Download final program below


Travel awards for junior scientists were supported by the NIH and Heartland Assays. Poster prizes were supported by Elsevier. Winners were chosen based on abstract ranking.

Download list of 2017 awardees below


Proceedings of the 2017 Congress were published in a  dedicated issue of the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (JSBMB).   


VIEW PROCEEDINGS (41 articles)

Download Details of 2017 Congress

2017 VDW Program (pdf)


2017 Awardees (pdf)