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SCHOOLS "Short on Sunshine: Addressing Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnant Women and Breastfed Infants"

Date of Posting: June 26, 2013
Date of Expiration: June 25, 2015


Carol Wagner, MD

This SCHOOLS presentation is a counterpart for its sister article in the May/June edition of Progressnotes (Progressnotes Article) and will focus on vitamin D deficiency, its implications for skeletal and nonskeletal health, and recent research about how to maintain sufficient vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation and the importance of doing so. At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Discuss the extent of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in the US, particularly among high-risk groups such as African Americans and the obese
• Recognize that vitamin D supplementation is actually crucial to fetal health and development and the skeletal nonskeletal health of the breastfed infant
• Show familiarity with current guidelines on the suggested daily intake of vitamin D for the general population and pregnant women
• Recognize the widespread vitamin D deficiency among breastfed infants and compare and contrast the relative advantages and disadvantages of supplementing the mother vs supplementing the nursing infant with vitamin D to address that deficiency

Target Audience: Physicians, pharmacists,and physician assistants.

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Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices are asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation. Any financial disclosures will be provided at the beginning of the presentation.

Credit Statement
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Participants must achieve 75% on the post-test questions in order to receive a certificate of attendance. No partial credit will be given.

For additional information, contact Ragan DuBose-Morris, Director of Learning Services, for the South Carolina AHEC at duboser@musc.edu or 843-792-9429.


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