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Vitamin D for Public Health

Integrating Sunshine, Supplements
and Measurement for Optimal Health

December 9th & 10th, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Speakers               Agenda               Registration               Hotel

  • What benefits does the sun provide other than vitamin D?
  • What’s the risk/benefit of vitamin D and sunshine for health?
  • What’s the implementation plan for public health organizations?
  • What does the research tell us about prevention of preterm births, prostate cancer, and breast cancer?
  • What measurements can help move science into action?

 

Please join us for a 2 day seminar to highlight the science of vitamin D and sunshine and create your group’s implementation plan to optimize health.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, FACE
University of California San Diego

 

Cost: Free

CME: 11 CME credits


 Planning Committee

  

 

Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, FACE
UCSD School of Family and Preventive Medicine

Carole Baggerly
Director, GrassrootsHealth

 

 Speakers

  

 

Carole Baggerly
Director, GrassrootsHealth

 

Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, FACE
UCSD School of Family and Preventive Medicine

 

William Grant, PhD
Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center

 

Robert P. Heaney, MD
Creighton University Department of Medicine 

 

Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD
Boston University
School of Medicine

 

 Bruce W. Hollis, PhD
 Medical University of
South Carolina
 
Carol L. Wagner, MD
Medical University of
South Carolina
 
Alexander Wunsch, MD
Wismar University of Applied Science, Germany
 

 

 

Continuing Medical Education:  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Target Audience

This educational program is designed for MD/DO’s, Scientists/Researchers, NP/PA/Nurses, Psychologists, Therapists of all specialties. 
This seminar is also great for leaders of medical groups, hospitals, public health departments, community centers, and insurance companies - anyone who is concerned about reducing the cost of disease in their population.  

 

Agenda

 

December 9 (Day 1)

8:00 – 8:45 Registration, Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, FACE, UCSD School of Family and Preventive Medicine
Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth
 
9:00 – 9:45 Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
Sunlight and Your Health: An EnLIGHTening Perspective
 
9:45 – 10:30 Alexander Wunsch, MD, Wismar University of Applied Science, Germany
Why the Sun is Necessary for Optimal Health 

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Robert P. Heaney, MD, Creighton University Department of Medicine
Vitamin D, Sunshine, Optimal Health:  Putting it all Together

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15  2:00 Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, FACE, UCSD School of Family and Preventive Medicine
Preventing Cancer, the Global Look
 
2:00 – 2:45 Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Results of a Prostate Cancer/Vitamin D Trial:  Effectiveness, Safety, Recommendations

2:45  3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 Panel Discussion with Audience
Putting Research into Practice—What Does it Take?


December 10 (Day 2)

8:00 – 8:45 Registration, Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 Introductions for Day 2
Cedric F. Garland, Dr PH, UCSD School of Family and Preventive Medicine
Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth 

9:00 – 9:45 Robert P. Heaney, MD, Creighton University Department of Medicine
Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Design Components of Interventions/Studies

9:45 – 10:30 William Grant, PhD, Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center
Cost/Benefit of Optimal Health with Sunshine, Vitamin D

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Carol L. Wagner, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Implementing a Community Project to Help Prevent Preterm Births

11:45 – 1:15 Lunch 

1:15 – 2:00 Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth
GrassrootsHealth D*action Project Health Outcomes with Sun/UV Exposure

2:00 – 2:45 Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD Boston University School of Medicine
Alexander Wunsch, MD, Wismar University of Applied Science, Germany
Measurement, the Key to Change

2:45 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 Panel Discussion with Audience, Public Health Presentations
Putting Research into Practice—What Does it Take?



Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME web site.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. 

 

Hotel

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone  855.318.7602     l     Fax 858.550.1001

Reserve Hotel Now

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the special discount rate of $149. Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of November 10, 2014, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. Once the room block has been filled, discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to make your reservation early. Please identify yourself as a participant of the GrassrootsHealth conference when making your reservation.

By staying at the host hotel, you help GrassrootsHealth meet its contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

Hospitality Service Fee:  In addition to the rates set forth above, there will be a daily hotel fee of $22.00 per room, per night, which includes: Welcome Beverage Upon Arrival, One Bottle of Private Label Wine, Two Bottles of Voss Water Replenished Daily, In-Room Gourmet Coffee, Morning Coffee & Tea Service in Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar, Fitness Center Access, Wireless Internet throughout the Hotel, USA Today & Local Newspaper, Use of Business Center, Airline Check In/Boarding Pass Capabilities, Incoming Fax Service (3 pages/fax), Unlimited Access For Toll Free & Local Telephone Calls.

Parking: The hotel will extend a discounted valet parking rate of $10 per night. This rate includes unlimited in and out privileges.

Transportation to Seminar: The seminar will be held at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine which is .4 miles away from the hotel. It is a pleasant, flat walk and we encourage attendees to walk. 

Parking at the Seminar: There is an $8/day parking fee at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Attendees are responsible for their own parking.