Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the scientific committee, it gives us a great pleasure to invite you to the “6th International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency, Nutrition and Human Health," which will be held in Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Abu Dhabi, March 9-10, 2017.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin and a hormone for human growth potential and for survival. It may prevent many bone disorders, such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, osteoporosis, and osteopenia. Vitamin D deficiency is thought to be a widespread, global public health problem. While it is highly widespread in countries with limited sun light, it also prevalent in sunny countries like the United Arab Emirates and the whole of Middle East and South East-Asia. There are numerous studies reported with associations between vitamin D and many health outcomes. However, controversies continuing regarding defining the adequate vitamin D status, daily intake, the potential beneficial health and adverse consequences of its deficiency and excess, etc. The key areas that will be covered in this Congress include, the impact of vitamin D deficiency in autoimmune processes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, metabolic syndrome, neurological disorders, memory, and pregnancy. Congress will focus on the latest research and clinical practices of vitamin D and its impact on human health throughout the life cycle. The program will also include state of the art lectures on updates related to guidelines applicable outside North America; role of vitamin D in human health; early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
We believe this event will be an important meeting point to inspire and connect leaders, decision makers, scientists, technologists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public servants and academics to enhance the awareness, quality and safety practices, and to understand and prevent vitamin D deficiency. Scientific sessions also provide evidence based guidance on how best to bring it to fruition in policies and practices, for government and private sector. Please take this opportunity to disseminate the information to all those who are concerned with vitamin D and human health, and to create and strengthen the awareness and collaborations among the national and international academic and clinical professionals.
Your participation will contribute immensely to the success of the 2017, 6th International Conference on Vitamin D. Congress is creating a unique atmosphere, where you can directly interact and collaborate with the world-renowned scientists in this field and have constructive discussions. Organizing Committee warmly welcome you to Abu Dhabi, the Scientific, Cultural, and Sports Capital in the Middle East.
Dr. Afrozul Haq
Founding President of the conference
Mrs. Jamal Kaddoura
Vice President of the conference