Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium in Victoria, BC

The Vitamin D Society would like to invite the public to attend the Victoria Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium on May 22, 2013. Come learn what vitamin D can do for your health.

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The Vitamin D Society would like to invite medical professionals and the public to attend a free information session on vitamin D and disease prevention on May 22, 2013. The vitamin D symposium features a presentation by Dr. Robert Heaney, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Creighton University, a leading vitamin D researcher and author of over 400 original research papers on nutrition and vitamin D. Dr. Heaney will present an overview of the latest research papers showing the relationship between optimal vitamin D blood levels and disease prevention.

Joining Dr. Heaney will be Carole Baggerly, Director of a public health organization dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of vitamin D health benefits. Carole, who is a breast cancer survivor, will be presenting research on vitamin D and its importance in preventing breast cancer and its role in pregnancy and children’s health. Dr. Marc Sorenson, EdD, founder of the Sunlight Institute and author of the book “Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health” will report on the best source of vitamin D. Special guest Dr. Ron Puhky from InspireHealth will discuss the role of vitamin D in integrative cancer care.

The event is designed to help educate people about vitamin D and its many extraordinary benefits related to health and wellness. “This research based presentation will provide clarification for the public on how to achieve optimal vitamin D levels to prevent disease, review the best sources of vitamin D and educate on how to monitor vitamin D levels,” states Perry Holman, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Society. “This is an opportunity for people to learn about vitamin D, see the research results and take action for their personal health” added Holman.

Event Details:

Victoria Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium
Wednesday May 22, 2013 – 7 - 10pm
David Lam Auditorium – A144
Maclaurin Building
University of Victoria
Ring Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

RSVP: vitdsym(at) subject “register” and list your name, title and number of guests in the email.


  • No charge for admission
  • Complimentary literature available


About the Vitamin D Society:
The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to: increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency; encourage people to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually; and help fund valuable vitamin D research. The Vitamin D Society recommends people achieve and maintain optimal 25(OH)D blood levels between 100 – 150 nmol/L (Can) or 40-60 ng/ml (USA).

For further information, please contact:

Perry Holman
Vitamin D Society