Evidence- based, latest information

Join Australia's Vitamin D experts as they present evidence-based, latest information on the importance of Vitamin D for bone health. Available throughout the month of August!

120 mins of high-quality CPD

  • 120 mins of high-quality CPD

    This expert mini-course is equivalent to 120 minutes of CPD activity

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Vitamin D, Coronavirus, and other Non-Bone Diseases

Prof Peter Ebeling AO - Endocrinologist, Head of the Department of Medicine, Monash Health

Scientific research is steadily revealing the role that this important substance potentially plays in modulating chronic disease. Recently, the importance of Vit D has been revealed regarding susceptibility to respiratory tract infections and hence Covid 19. There are even possible links with regard to cancer risk. Prof Ebeling is a leading expert on Vit D, he will describe some of the fascinating evidence and clinical implications.

Osteoporosis and the Role of Fracture Liaison Services

Klaus Sommer - Endocrine Clinical Nurse Consultant, Concord Hospital, Sydney

In this nurse led presentation a multi disciplinary outline of osteoporosis is discussed. Osteoporosis is a major public health issue due to its prevalence and is characterized by both low bone mineral density (BMD) and micro-architectural deterioration, increased bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk.

Vitamin D: Bones and Beyond

Christian Girgis - Endocrinologist; Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Osteoporosis in adults is often multifactorial. It’s prevention and treatment relies on optimising physical activity, reducing exposure to medications that impair bone, and ensuring adequate nutrition that include calcium and vitamin D. This talk will highlight the effects of calcium and vitamin D in the adult skeleton and will also touch on the extra-skeletal effects of vitamin D that has been gaining increasing interest in recent years.

Can I Get Enough Vitamin D from Diet Alone?

Melanie McGrice - Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian; Media Spokesperson, Dietitian’s Association of Australia

Throughout life, vitamin D plays an important role in skeletal and possibly extra skeletal health. This talk will highlight the dietary requirements not only of vitamin D, but other important dietary factors to ensure optimal bone health in childhood and adult life.