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Session Information

FRM F127 - Controversies in Vitamin D

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 708/710

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 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
  • Bassel Hamdy Mahmoud, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Paradi Mirmirani, 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 benefits and risks related to Vitamin D

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, hair, and the Institute of Medicine supplement recommendations.


Monday, March 24
1:00 PMWelcome and Announcements / Dr. Eide
1:01 PMHow Much Vitamin D Do We Need, How Do We Know if We Have Enough and How Should We Get It? / Dr. Lim
1:20 PMVitamin D and Immunity / Dr. Kim
1:45 PMVitamin D and Hair / Dr. Mirmirani
2:05 PMVitamin D and Skin Cancer / Dr. Asgari
2:30 PMLate Breaking Developments in Vitamin D and Skin Cancer / Dr. Mahmoud
2:40 PMAn Evidence Based Approach: Can You Have Too Much Vitamin D? / Dr. Weinstock