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International vitamin D conference now accepting abstracts

Posted on: September 3, 2013   by  Vitamin D Council

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The conference ‘Vitamin D and Human Health: From the Gamete to the Grave’ is now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The event is set to take place at Queen Mary, University of London, April 23rd-25th, 2014.

The conference will be designed to connect clinical researchers and epidemiologists in vitamin D research and also educate clinicians and public health professionals. Organizers expect to be able to accommodate around 400 persons.

The deadline for abstract submissions is December 6th, 2013.

The deadline for early-bird registration is also this date. The rate to attend the conference is £350 for early-bird registration, £450 after that. This is the fee that applies to researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners. Students have different rates, as do commercial professionals.

The abstract submission form can be downloaded here: www.qmul.ac.uk/vitamind/files/113164.pdf.

You can register to attend the conference at eshop.qmul.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=34&catid=1&prodid=400.

Please see our previous our previous news story on the conference for more information or visit the conference’s main site at www.qmul.ac.uk/vitamind/.

4 Responses to International vitamin D conference now accepting abstracts

  1. D-fiant

    Is the Vit D council sending a rep to this event?
    Or better yet…… a “Speaker”?

  2. Brant Cebulla

    D-fiant,

    Undecided. I believe Dr Cannell is submitting an abstract, and I imagine board member Dr Grant is submitting as well.

    Traveling from San Luis Obispo, California, to London is not a cheap trip, so when we set budget for next year, we’ll really have to examine if it’s worth the cost.

    Cheers,
    Brant

  3. Michael

    Hello all,

    Conferences, I suppose reluctantly, sometimes, but not very often, serve a purpose other than as a vacation and good-old-boy get-together. This is the Internet Age folks where a million hits on Youtube is more effective than 20 years of stogy conferences.

    Excuse me, but everything said and done at the conference could be put on the Internet for free. Ever hear of Skype or email? Or the would-be conference participants could send their findings to every politician from dog catcher to president with a few fingerstrokes (after a goodly effort to create or obtain the email addresses–far cheaper than just one plane ticket.)

    Just a notch below the “Convention” concept: I am forever ticked off by the scam of “seeking excellent employees” by sending out three groups of 12 interviewer to specialty Job Fairs. Almost nobody gets hired, but the interviewers do have a blast going to Broadway Shows, Disney World, or hookers. And, of course, the taxpayer or the consumer ultimately picks up the tab.

    We here, reading this blog, might think the world will be paying attention to the the International Vitamin D ultra-important Conference when in reality, the world will hardly notice nor care what they said, did, or spent. National policy on Vitamin D will be set by the other 99.99% of the rich, powerful, and educated few who act only with the profit motive. In short, stay home and do good work unless you want to include the conference as part of a personal vacation package.

    Michael

  4. Rita and Misty

    Greetings Michael,

    I’ve enjoyed reading your comments here on the VDC members’ blog. Usually you are on target. But not this time (imo).

    I do hope that Dr. Cannell and Dr. Grant attend this conference, as real-life networking is very important. Both “real-life” socializing and work-related discussions are extremely important among collaborators–networks are formed and joint progress can be made.

    Cyberspace doesn’t hold a candle to real-life meetings.

    I work at a large academic and research institution, as the ass’t to a department head. He travels quite extensively, and these trips are not as much fun as anyone here might think. But, the relationship bonds he creates and sustains are worthwhile and significant to his research.

    I would recommend that our two vitamin D experts go abroad to collaborate: to present their good work, listen to others, relax and socialize, make new friends in the field, reconnect with old friends–then come home and do more good work–both in cyberspace and in the “real world.”

    In my opinion and my 2 cents worth.

    Rita

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