Vitamin D, lean mass and osteoporosis: implications for further research and practical applications for use in clinical practice


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By attending this workshop, physicians and health care professionals will have a strong understanding of the epidemiology of osteoporosis, falls and fractures in Canada. Recent practice guidelines in Canada for prevention and management of osteoporosis will be reviewed in light of the physiology of vitamin D, its measurement and definitions of status. The evidence behind the recommendations on vitamin D will be reviewed and complemented by new concepts in vitamin D nutrition. The complexity of falls and fracture prevention, lean body mass and vitamin D will be summarized based on human and experimental evidence.

Speaker: Dr. Hope Weiler

Dr. Hope Weiler is an Associate Professor and Registered Dietitian in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. Her education includes a B.A.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph; and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Cell Biology and Metabolism, McMaster University. Dr. Weiler is currently in receipt of a Canada Research Chair at McGill University where her research focus is on mineral and lipid nutrients, including vitamin D, and the role in bone mineral acquisition in children and maintenance in adulthood in urban and Indigenous populations in Canada. She is the co-chair for the National Inuit Health Surveys Working Group and administrative principal investigator managing the International Polar Year Inuit Health Survey of 2007-2008. To date, Dr. Weiler has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and provided graduate training to over 50 graduate trainees and 40 undergraduate students. Dr. Weiler has been awarded prestigious awards from the Canada Research Chairs program, the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Wiebe Visser International Nutrition Dairy Prize from the International Dairy Federation for her work in nutrition and bone health. She has served numerous societies, organizations and areas of nutrition. She is past Chair of Food, Nutrition and Health peer-review committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Weiler is director of the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Unit of McGill and is a member of the editorial boards of Nutrition Research and The Journal of Nutrition.


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** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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Last Updated: November 23, 2016

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