How Critical is Vitamin D for Your Patient Outcomes? Demystifying the Role of Vitamin D

Programme Date: 31 March 2021
Publication Date: 10 June 2021

Course Description:

In this course, Sanjay Suman, MB, BS, MD, FRCP, will examine 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 31 March 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.
  • Run Time: 57

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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DR SANJAY SUMAN, MB, BS, MD, FRCP

Clinical Director
Therapies & Older Person's Programme
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 in 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 the acute frailty unit and falls and syncope clinic for elderly. In the community, he has supported the development of a number of services such as care home support services, geriatric 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 a number of 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.

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June 2021 UK-N/A-2100227