A Better Start E Tipu e Rea National Science Challenge, Cure Kids and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand invite you to a free webinar on Vitamin D deficiencies in children on Wednesday July 27 at 12.30pm. REGISTER HERE

Vitamin D influences many aspects of a child’s growth and development, and Vitamin D deficiency remains a major problem in New Zealand and other high-income countries.

This webinar will look at Vitamin D treatment for neonates and the magnitude of Vitamin D deficiency in childhood.

Our key speakers are:

  • Associate Professor Nicola Austin, a neonatologist and past president of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand, who will give an overview of vitamin D in pregnancy and neonates
  • Dr Tim Jelleyman, Chief Advisor for Child Youth and Health to the Ministry of Health, who will talk about Vitamin D usage in infants
  • Professor Cameron Grant, a paediatrician at Starship Hospital and professor of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland, who will look at childhood rickets

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Mavis Duncanson, clinical epidemiologist with the New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, and Professor Wayne Cutfield, Director of A Better Start National Science Challenge.

This webinar is free and open to anyone, but will be of particular interest to health professionals. It is hosted on Zoom; Registration is essential.

A Better Start National Science Challenge will be hosting more webinars focused on child health, wellbeing and learning throughout 2022-23. To get the latest information and registration details, sign up to A Better Start’s newsletter here

Please note: Health professionals may use attendance at this webinar for continuing professional development points

 

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