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Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency Seminar – Dec 2 in San Diego

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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine announces a one-day seminar for all healthcare personnel (6.5 CME credits) on Tuesday, Dec 2, 2008. The fee for the one-day seminar by top US researchers is $45 – though if you check the box for ‘Scholarship’ in the Type of Registration category the fee will be waived.

To learn more and register, go to http://www.grassrootshealth.org/events/seminars.php.

What’s at stake? Recent statistics on the benefits of sufficient vitamin D include, for example:
• 77% all cancer incidence reduction
• 80% breast cancer incidence reduction
• 78% reduction in incidence of Type 1 diabetes
• 30%-50% reduction in hypertension burden
• 67% fall incidence reduction
• And much more.

The latest information on “what we really know, what we don’t what current research is going on, and what needs to be done” – with a focus on what practitioners can do to diagnose and treat vitamin D deficiency.

Expert presentations will include:

What’s a vitamin D deficiency? Overview, actions –Robert P Heaney, MD (Creighton University)

Dose-response of vitamin D and a mechanism for the prevention of cancer – Cedric F Garland DrPH, FACE (Naval Health Research Center, San Diego)

Skin cancer/sunscreen – the dilemma – Edward Gorham, MPH, PhD (UC San Diego)

Vitamin D deficiency : Analysis and approach in a comprehensive cancer center – Donald L Trump, MD (Roswell Park Cancer Institute)

Diabetes – can we prevent it? – Frank C Garland, PhD (Naval Health Research Center, San Diego)

Cardiovascular disease – major new frontiers for prevention – David C Sane, MD, FACP (Wake Forest University)

D-lightful vitamin D: Bone & muscle health and prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases – Michael F Holick, MD, PhD (Boston University School of Medicine Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory)

Action results from Daction Panel – Black Nurse Association, Pharmacists, MD’s. (The Daction consortium of scientists, institutions and individuals is committed to solving the worldwide vitamin D deficiency epidemic, starting with comprehensive public health plans in local communities – one of these being San Diego County. The goal: encourage a standard vitamin D intake of 2000 IU/Day to achieve a serum level of 40 to 60 ng/ml.)

To read more about the speakers, their publications, and activities, go to http://www.grassrootshealth.org/events/seminars.php.

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