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“8th International Conference on Vitamin D  Deficiency, Nutrition and Human Health”


The World’s largest conference on Vitamin D


On behalf of the scientific committee, it gives us a great pleasure to invite you to the “8th International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency, Nutrition and Human Health,” which will be held on 12th April 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

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 such as 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 conference 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.

Your participation will contribute immensely to the success to this event where we create a unique atmosphere to interact and collaborate with the world-renowned scientists in this field and have constructive discussions.

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.

We, together with the organizing committee, warmly welcome you to Dubai, the global city and business hub of the Middle East.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Afrozul Haq
Founding President and Conference Chair
Professor and Head of the Department of Food Technology
Jamia Hamdard University, India