PCRMM Webinar: Vitamin D and Calcium – an overview with a focus on bone health

Join Dr Zoe Paskins and Dr Sarah Hardcastle for the next PCRMM webinar to be held on the 1st March 2022 from 7pm to 8:30 pm.


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PCRMM Webinar: Vitamin D and Calcium – an overview with a focus on bone health

1st March 2022, 7 – 8.30pm

This extremely interesting and topical webinar will be run by Dr Zoe Paskins and Dr Sarah Hardcastle.

This webinar about calcium and vitamin D will cover: indications for testing; interpretation and significance of abnormal results; calcium and vitamin D replacement; and, a brief overview of the evidence and clinical need for calcium and vitamin D replacement in the context of musculoskeletal disease.

Zoe is an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the Haywood Rheumatology Centre and Clinical Lead for the osteoporosis service for North Staffordshire. She is a member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group, Vice Chair of the Royal Osteoporosis Society Bone Research Academy Effectiveness Working Group, chairs the Midlands Bone Interest Group, sits on various committees within the Royal Osteoporosis Society including the research grants and conference committees, and Versus Arthritis. She holds a NIHR Clinician Scientist Award and is a Reader in Rheumatology at the Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis at Keele University, where she leads the osteoporosis research group and is currently involved in a range of research studies with qualitative and quantitative methods, with specific research interests in how to increase the uptake and quality of person-centred care for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Sarah is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Bristol. Her clinical role involves seeing both general rheumatology and osteoporosis patients, and she also undertakes a monthly metabolic bone disease clinic. She has undertaken research into the relationship between high bone mass and osteoarthritis, and also has an interest in pregnancy associated osteoporosis on which subject she has published two reviews. She is a current co-convenor of the British Society for Rheumatology’s osteoporosis special interest group.