How Critical is Vitamin D for Your Patient Outcomes? Demystifying the Role of Vitamin D
Course Description:In this UK hosted course, you’ll recognise the essential role of vitamin D in maintaining health; describe the specific role of vitamin D in maintaining musculoskeletal health; and discuss practical approaches to identifying and correcting vitamin D deficiency and incorporating this into a multidisciplinary approach. Originally presented as a live webinar on March 31, 2021.
Course Objectives:• Recognise the essential role of vitamin D in maintaining health.
• Describe the specific role of vitamin D in maintaining musculoskeletal health.
• Discuss practical approaches to identifying and correcting vitamin D deficiency and incorporating this into a multidisciplinary approach.
- CDR Level: 2
- Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.3.6
- Run Time: 60
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Sanjay Suman, MB, BS, MD, FRCP
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
London, England, UK
Sanjay Suman is the Clinical Director of the Therapies and Older Persons Programme at Medway NHS Foundation Trust in Kent. He was appointed as Consultant Geriatrician in 2007 and is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London. Sanjay has special interest frailty, sarcopenia, falls and syncope in elderly patients and runs an Orthogeriatric service for fracture neck of femur pathway at Medway NHS Foundation Trust.
In his Clinical Director role, he has developed a number of bespoke frailty focused assessment pathways such as acute frailty unit, emergency access pathway for acute frailty, falls and syncope clinic for elderly. In the community, he has supported development of a number of services such as care home support services, Geriatricians led MDT meetings in the community to name a few. He has been a recipient of Academic Health Sciences Network (Kent, Sussex and Surrey) Leadership and Innovation award for Excellence in Out of Hospital Care category 2017. As a subject matter expert, Sanjay has delivered keynote lectures on frailty, sarcopenia, polypharmacy reduction and falls at national and international conferences. He is passionate about improving the reversible components of frailty, such as nutritional status and polypharmacy reduction, contributing to improving clinical outcomes for frail individuals, both in primary and secondary care.
Rebecca Stevenson, MSc, RD
Abbott Nutrition International
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