Shining a Light on Vitamin D During COVID-19

Programme Date: 11 June 2020
Publication Date: 11 June 2020

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 11 June 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.

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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ZULF MUGHAL, MBCHB, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH

Consultant, Paediatric Bone Disorders
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Professor Zulf Mughal graduated in medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He received postgraduate training in Paediatrics at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool, in the UK and in Cincinnati, USA. He was appointed a Consultant Paediatrician in 1988. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric 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 Paediatric Bone Research.

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Date prepared: November 2020 UK-N/A-2000294