Vitamin D for the Prevention of Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Education Activity
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Expires on Dec 31, 2026
Credit Offered
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
1 Participation Credit
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This course is a complement to the guideline, " Vitamin D for the Prevention of Disease: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline".

Numerous studies demonstrate an association between serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and a variety of common disorders including musculoskeletal, metabolic, cardiovascular, malignant, autoimmune, and infectious diseases. This has led to widespread supplementation with vitamin D supplementation and increased laboratory testing for 25(OH)D in the general population. The benefit-risk ratio of this increase in vitamin D supplementation is not clear, and the optimal vitamin D intake and serum 25(OH)D concentrations for disease prevention remain uncertain. The guideline offers clinical guidelines for the use of vitamin D (cholecalciferol [vitamin D3] or ergocalciferol [vitamin D2]) to lower the risk of disease in individuals without established indications for vitamin D treatment or 25(OH)D testing.

This short case-based online activity allows you to apply these recommendations to practice.

Marie Demay, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Amy Valent, DO
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Paul Lips, MD, PhD
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


As a provider of CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society’s guideline task force.


The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion. The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

Marie Demay, MD  is an investigator on vitamin D action and growth plate for the National Institutes of Health, and a member of the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting Steering Committee.

Amy Valent, DO is a device invesitgator and consultent for Dexcom.

Paul Lips, MD, PhD deliveried a speaking engagement for Abiogen on the controversies in vitamin D, and was part of the Scientific Advisory Board for a vitamin D workshop.

This activity is intended for endocrinologists and endocrine fellows, primary care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

Apply the clinical practice guideline recommendations for vitamin D for the prevention of disease.

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
The Endocrine Society designates each activity in this course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

Please note that while other accrediting bodies accept AMA PRA Category 1 credit, we can only award and report this credit for MDs/DOs. For those outside of this accreditation, please complete the participation evaluation and use that certificate as proof of attendance to submit to your accrediting body.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of each CME activity in this course, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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