Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and infancy

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US dietitians: 1.0 CE credit from CDR. CPD hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. To obtain your CEU certificate/certificate of attendance, click the ‘Get it now’ button and follow the prompts to register. Then go to your Dashboard on your Dietitian Connection account and download the certificate for this webinar.

About the webinar:

Despite being preventable, there has been a resurgence of vitamin D deficiency in Australia, which is concerning given that Vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption from the gut. Maternal vitamin D levels dictate foetal and newborn vitamin D, so consequently, there has been an increase in cases of paediatric hypocalcaemia and rickets. In this webinar, Professor Craig Munns will delve into the universal recommendation of vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women and infants in the first 12 months of life.

 

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Describe calcium and vitamin D requirements during pregnancy and lactation.
  2. Describe the groups of patients most at risk of nutritional rickets.
  3. Describe the management and prevention of nutritional rickets.

 

About the speaker:

Professor Craig Munns is a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology, and Clinical Trials Lead at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He is the Professor of Paediatric Bone and Mineral Medicine at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

Professor Munns’ primary clinical and research interest is the diagnosis and management of primary and secondary paediatric bone disorders. He has published widely on nutritional rickets, genetic rickets, osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta. He has undertaken numerous trials of novel therapies in paediatric bone disease and their implementation into clinical practice. Prof Munns is also heavily involved in enabling clinical trials in Advanced Therapeutics, including cell and gene therapy.

 

 

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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
CPEUs Awarded1.0
Performance Indicators8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.1, 8.3.6