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Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care

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Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based
Decision Making in Primary Care
Conference and NIH VideoCast

December 2-3, 2014
National Institutes of Health
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Table of Contents

NIH VideoCast Recording

The video recording of the Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care Conference is available on the NIH Past Events website. Below are the direct links to each day of the conference recording:

Background

Primary care practitioners are on the front lines dealing with today’s public health interests in vitamin D. Decisions about screening for vitamin D status, interpreting laboratory measures, and determining interventions such as supplementation lend themselves to evidence-based approaches to decision making in primary care practice, but such approaches may be misunderstood or overlooked.

Overview

Through its Vitamin D Initiative, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) leads several efforts to advance scientific understanding of vitamin D and health. On December 2-3, 2014, ODS sponsored a conference and videocast titled, “Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care,” at NIH (Bethesda, MD), in collaboration with federal cosponsors. This conference provided a forum to identify and discuss issues focused on evidence-based decision making for vitamin D in primary care settings. Also, research gaps and data needs relevant to improving approaches and reducing uncertainties surrounding vitamin D were highlighted.

Conference Agenda

Cosponsors

  • NIH: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
  • NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  • NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • NIH: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Speaker Biographies

References