DiaSorin Announces New Webinar in Their Annual Vitamin D Series

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The Webinar will focus on enhancing clinical practice with new Vitamin D testing methods, September 11, 2014

Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP

DiaSorin has announced that their new webinar, “The Clinical Utility of 1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D,” will feature guest speaker Dr. Gregory A. Plotnikoff, a physician and researcher at Penny George Institute for Health and Healing Integrative Medicine. Dr. Plotnikoff serves as an integrative medicine physician at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing and as Senior Consultant, Center for Health Care Innovation, Allina Health Care, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also serves as a co-editor of the new journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine.

In this webinar slated for September 11, 2014, 11am Central Time, practicing Internist and vitamin D researcher Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, will review how new testing for 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D can enhance your clinical practice. Issues to be addressed include identification of patients most likely to benefit, when to test and how to interpret values. Dr. Plotnikoff will also address the latest data on vitamin D production, utilization and breakdown pathways. The program includes opportunities for questions.

Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP, is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who has received international honors for his work in cross-cultural and integrative medicine. He has been active in East-West medical integration issues with the Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine, National Geographic and the World Health Organization. He is the recipient of several international awards for research and teaching as well as the Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Plotnikoff is well known for his work in interventional nutrition, herbal medicines and spirituality in clinical care. He has additional training as a hospital chaplain, in medical acupuncture, in mind-body skills and as a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine. He is co-author of the book Trust Your Gut (Conari, 2013) and author of 22 textbook chapters and more than 50 first-authored articles in the medical literature including several in Japanese. His 2003 article on vitamin D and chronic pain is one of the most highly cited articles in the history of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The free webinar is hosted by LabRoots and will allow participants to interact with the speaker as well as network with each other. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, offering a chance to ask questions to Dr. Plotnikoff. Attendees can also earn free Continuing Education credits for this talk.

For full details and free registration, click here.

About DiaSorin:
For over 40 years the company has been developing, producing and marketing reagent kits for in vitro diagnostics worldwide. Its line of products used by diagnostic laboratories that are part of hospital facilities or operate independently can meet the needs of the following clinical areas: infectious diseases, bone metabolism, hepatitis, and endocrinology.

About LabRoots:
LabRoots is the leading professional networking website designed to connect all science verticals. Founded in March 2008, LabRoot's vision was to connect the scientific world leveraging a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise. LabRoots is the owner and producer of BioConference Live - which has grown into the world's largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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