Over the past decade, researchers have produced data strongly suggesting that vitamin D and its metabolites contribute to a host of biological processes beyond the control of calcium and bone metabolism. This hypothesis is supported by the fact that the vitamin D receptor is expressed on a variety of cell types including lymphocytes, colonic cells, hepatocytes, and myocytes, including cardiac myocytes.
This 1-day conference will explore recent epidemiological data and the molecular mechanisms of action known to underlie the effects of vitamin D on pregnancy, lactation, and immune, metabolic, muscle, and cardiovascular function. Participants will also explore recent changes to vitamin D dietary guidelines, as well as critical next steps in vitamin D research that will aid the translation of basic research and epidemiological data into public health strategies that support the health and well-being of infants, adults, and the aging population.
|Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow)
This event is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Abbott Nutrition Health Institute.