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Session Information

FRM F094 - Controversies in Vitamin D

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A201/202

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Melody J. Eide, MD, MPH, FAAD


  • Maryam Mandana Asgari, MD, FAAD
  • Jenny J. Kim, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Steven Q. Wang, MD, FAAD
  • Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Counsel patients on Vitamin D recommendations, including supplementation and photoprotection.
  • Recognize the importance and limitations of the current evidence for the role of Vitamin D in health and disease.
  • Identify potential risks related to Vitamin D excess.

Vitamin D remains a hot topic, with possible health benefits continuing to emerge. Controversy has swirled over the conflicting evidence of disease protective relationships and the impact of photoprotection on sufficient vitamin D levels. This forum will discuss controversies in vitamin D, including a discussion of the evidence surrounding benefits, risks, and current recommendations for maintaining sufficient vitamin D. This will include a discussion of the relationship of vitamin D with immunity, skin cancer, skin of color, and the Institute of Medicine supplement recommendations.


Sunday, March 03
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Eide
3:35 PMHow much vitamin D do we need, and how should we get it? / Dr. Lim
3:55 PMVitamin D And Immune Function / Dr. Kim
4:20 PMFitzpatrick Skin Type, Photoprotection, And Vitamin D / Dr. Wang
4:45 PMVitamin D and Skin Cancer / Dr. Asgari
5:10 PMIs There Such A Thing As Too Much Vitamin D? / Dr. Weinstock