Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the scientific and organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to announce and cordially invite you to “9th Abu Dhabi Annual International Conference on Vitamin D Deficiency and Human Health” to be held on 7-8 October, 2022 as a Virtual Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE This event shall be focused on the theme “From Bones to Immunity and Beyond”.
During this extraordinary scientific gathering, we will learn about the latest advances in research and clinical practice of vitamin D and its impact on human health throughout the life cycle. 
The forum will bring experts from all over the world representing their Scientific Societies thus allowing the healthy exchanging of academic knowledge and expertise and teaching us their experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic which fortunately has not prevented us from organizing this wonderful scientific encounter in virtual mode that will provide a meaningful educational experience for all who attend.
Despite the numerous studies about the association between vitamin D and different health outcomes, there are still controversies defining the adequate vitamin D status, daily intake and the potential adverse health consequences of its deficiency. To date, there are various reports signifying vitamin D deficiency impact in autoimmune processes, several cancers, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, metabolic syndrome, neurological disorders, and pregnancy complications; however conclusive evidence about a causal relationship is still missing.
The program will include state of the art lectures on recent updates in the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency and its role to human health. Prominent national and international speakers and leading experts from various specialties will provide comprehensive, up-to-date, research-based answers to the most frequent questions that arise at patient’s bedside in everyday practice. 
We believe the conference will be an important meeting point to inspire and connect leaders, decision makers, doctors, scientists, technologists, public servants and academics to enhance the awareness, quality and safety practices to understand and prevent vitamin D deficiency of our population. 
We are sure that your participation at this unique event will be an excellent opportunity to exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices, foster clinical collaborations and discuss current issues with many professionals in the field from all over world.
We are sure that the meeting will be unforgettable one and the program will enrich all participants’ knowledge and enhance clinical care.
We are looking forward to seeing you all on 7-8 October, 2022.
Dr. Yassin El Shahat
Conference Chairman
Head of Organizing committee
Consultant Nephrology / Chief Medical Officer,
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Fatme Al Anouti 
Chair, Scientific Committee
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
College of Natural & Health Sciences
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE