What is the International Vitamin K Symposium?
But before that, what is vitamin K? Vitamin K2 is a type of vitamin K. Vitamin K was first discovered accidentally by Danish Biochemist Carl Peter Henrik Dam when he performed an experiment with chicks and came across a substance that seemed to influence bleeding. The substance was named vitamin K, with the alphabet ‘K’ derived from the German word Koagulation which means blood coagulation. Afterward, he joint hands with American Biochemist Edward Adelbert Doisy and his team to further illustrate and explain the mechanism of vitamin K. The two were later awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1943.
However, 90 years since its discovery, it is fair to say that there are not many researches in the field of vitamin K across the globe, and the same applies to the platform for researchers of this field to talk about and share views on the subject.
Bearing that in mind, to make use of vitamin K and contribute to the general health of the public and disease prevention, the symposium aims to:
- ・Promote the exchange of information between various researchers from different fields who are working on vitamin K
- ・Create a platform for discussion
- ・Stimulate more basic researches
- ・Acknowledge and summarize top-notch and novel research results
- ・Explore and review practical applications
- ・Facilitate biological demonstration and experimentation, and also researches with clinical trials in mind
All in an attempt of establishing a place where internationally recognized research results can be achieved through open and frank discussion between specialists and researchers from various fields, and those working on exploration of direct practical application of vitamin K2.
Under this symposium, academic research study group is held at least once a year. In this meeting, presentations and discussions of vitamin K2 and its related research, together with the potential for product development are focused.
The 1st Vitamin K2 health function and application challenges
Presentation time 12:35 - 13:05
Progress in Vitamin K2 Research and Its New Health Functionality in Japan
Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University
Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Shirakawa
Presentation time 14:20 - 15:00
Effects and Related Mechanisms of Vitamin K2 Supplementation on Diabetes
Harbin Medical University,Public Health
Prof. LI YING
Presentation time 13:05 - 13:35
Discovery of Novel Bioactive Substances by Derivatization of Vitamin K
Faculty of Bioscience and Engineering, College of Systems Engineering and Science, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Yoshitomo Suhara
Presentation time 15:00 - 15:40
New Insights on Menquinone-7 Effects in Vascular Calcification and Stiffness
Southwest Jiaotong University Hospital, The Third People’s Hospital of Chengdu, Hematology
Prof. TAN JING
Presentation time 13:35 - 14:05
From Japan! Health Function of Natural Fermented Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7)
Assistant director, Food Design Center, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
Mr. Toshiro Sato
Presentation time 15:55 - 16:35
Relationship between the inhibitory effect of calcium migration by vitamin K2 and inflammatory factors
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Life Sciences and Biological Pharmacy
Prof. XU FENG
* Depending on the control of COVID-19, there is a possibility of changes to the program or suspension of the event. Your understanding would be much appreciated.
The 1st International Vitamin K2 Symposium
- Date and Time
- 7 October 2021｜12:30～17:00
(Reception starts at 10:30)
- TFT Building West Wing 2/F
TFT Hall 500
【3-4-10 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan)】
- Vitamin K2 Research Study Group
Vitamin K2 Research Study Group Organizing Committee
(Under ORTHOMEDICO Inc.)