Vitamin D in Health and Disease M. F. Picciano, MD; M. Holick, MD

Vitamin D deficiency is widespread and low vitamin D status is associated with a diverse spectrum of illness. The emerging literature supports that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is reaching epidemic proportions in North America. The objectives of this plenary panel is to educate the practitioner about the wide-ranging health effects of vitamin D and the diverse consequences of deficiency including a guideline for screening and treatment.