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F036 - Controversies in Vitamin D

Friday, February 16; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Counsel patients on vitamin D recommendations, including supplementation and photoprotection.
  • Discuss vitamin D's role in skin health including immunity and carcinogenesis.
  • Examine adverse effects profile of vitamin D supplementation.


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.


  • Asgari, Maryam Mandana, MD: Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Valeant Pharmaceuticals International – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Epstein, Ervin H. Jr., MD: PellePharm, Inc. – F(ST);
  • Grant, William PhD: Bio-Tech Pharmacal – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Hata, Tissa R., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Lu, Kurt, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Weinstock, Martin A., MD, PhD: AbbVie – C(Fees); Department. of Veterans Affairs – E(S);
Friday, February 16
3:30 PM
Dr. Asgari / Overview of vitamin D
3:45 PM
Dr. Lu / Vitamin D and sunburns
4:00 PM
Dr. Hata / Vitamin D and atopic dermatitis
4:15 PM
Dr. Epstein / Vitamin D and breast cancer
4:30 PM
Grant / Vitamin D and Health
4:45 PM
Dr. Weinstock / Adverse impacts of vitamin D
5:00 PM
All faculty / Point-Counterpoint/ Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Room 7B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Maryam Mandana Asgari, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Ervin H. Epstein Jr., MD, FAAD
  • Kurt Lu, MD, FAAD
  • Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD, FAAD
  • Tissa R. Hata, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • William Grant PhD - Handout