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International Symposium on Vitamin D Deficiency - Abu Dhabi March 2012

Update: International Congress on Vitamin D (VitaminD Workshop) – NY May 2019 has links to many previous workshops

Here are the talks

Global Vitamin D Deficiency and its Role in Health and Disease - Dr. Afrozul Haq.

The Role of Vitamin D in Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Grant

Importance of Vitamin D for Pregnant Women and Developing Fetuses, Dr. Grant

The Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Vitamin D Action, Dr. Moukayed

Vitamin D Supplementation during Pregnancy and Its Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes, Dr. Hollis

Analytical methods for Vitamin D measurement, Dr. Laila Abdel-Wareth

The Impact of Life Style & Dietary Habits on Vitamin D Status among Young Emiratis, Dr. Fatme Al Anouti

Public Health Measurements in Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency, Dr. Arwa Al Modwahi

The Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Vitamin D Action, Dr. Meis Moukayed

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International Symposium on Vitamin D Deficiency

Rocco Forte Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE March 23, 2012

On behalf of the scientific committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the International Symposium on Vitamin D Deficiency,

Lack of adequate sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation and fortification puts us at an increased risk for a number of serious illnesses including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, allergy, rickets, psoriasis, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease as well as common cold and flu. At the symposium, the physicians, researchers and scientists working in the field of vitamin D will discuss current research and clinical practices related to vitamin D. We are proud to organize and host this event that will bring together high caliber speakers and experts in the field.

Healthcare professionals will hear directly from some of the world's leading vitamin D experts about the current vitamin D deficiency crisis in the UAE, Middle East, and the rest of the world. The symposium will address the role of vitamin D in pregnancy, lactation, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, and the diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. A special lecture will be conducted on non-classical functions and molecular biology of vitamin D in the symposium.

The scientific committee has put together a comprehensive program on this topic. We hope that the symposium will promote diffusion of up-to-date scientific information and offers participants the opportunity to develop fruitful collaborations. We look forward to your participation and to welcome you on March 23, 2012 at the symposium.

Dr. Afrozul Haq, Ph.D. Chairman, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Vitamin D Deficiency

This activity is ....CME hour accredited

Symposium Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the reasons of vitamin D deficiency in the UAE, Middle East and the world

2. Describe issues related to laboratory measurement of vitamin D

3. Discuss known as well as potential consequences of vitamin D deficiency

4. Explain various biological pathways of vitamin D metabolism

5. Describe the current clinical practice guidelines and their relevance

6. Provide a rationale for selecting vitamin D2 or D3 as supplement and dosage

Scientific Committee

Dr. Afrozul Haq, Ph.D. Chairman Scientific Committee

Senior Clinical Scientist Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Laila Abdel-Wareth, MD.

Chairperson, Consultant Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Showkat Ali Khan

Division of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Jaishen Rajah, MD.

Consultant Pediatrics Institute, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Prof. William B. Grant, Ph.D.

Director, Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center San Francisco, USA

Dr. Fatme Anouti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Zayed University, Abu Dhabi Campus, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Imran Mirza, MD.

Consultant, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Me is Moukayyad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Who Should Attend

Physicians, Scientists, Laboratory Technologists, Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals

Registration Fees: AED 600 ($163)


For registration, please contact:

Ms. Maria, Mobile: +971 56 7620028 Mobile: +971 50 7617355 Phone: +971 2 4919888, Fax: +971 4919998

Email: maria@menaconf.com - info@menaconf.com

Dr.Afrozul Haq, Mobile: +971505450046

Email: afhaq@skmc.ae - haq2000@gmail.com

For more information, please contact +971 50 7617355 or +971 56 7620028

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