Shining a Light on Vitamin D During COVID-19

Program Date: 11 June 2020
Publication Date: 11 June 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll define vitamin D and the associated risks with vitamin D deficiencies; describe the role of vitamin D for immune system support; and review the potential link between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19. Originally presented as a live webinar on June 11, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Define vitamin D and the associated risks with vitamin D deficiencies.
•Describe the role of vitamin D for immune system support.
•Review the potential link between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.1, 8.1.4, 8.3.1

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Zulf Mughal, MBCHB, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH

Consultant, Pediatric Bone Disorders
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Manchester, UK
Zulf Mughal graduated in medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He received postgraduate training in Pediatrics at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool, in the UK and in Cincinnati, USA. He was appointed a Consultant Pediatrician in 1988. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Pediatric Bone Disorders at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. In 2013, he was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor in Child Health at the University of Manchester. He has extensive experience in management of childhood bone & mineral disorders. Professor Mughal has published >150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, invited reviews and book chapters. In June 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Charles Slemenda Award for his outstanding contribution to Pediatric Bone Research.
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