• Explain the value and importance of quality bone densitometry for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, assessment of fracture risk, and monitoring of BMD
  • Identify Principles for interpreting central DXA scans
  • Review fracture risk assessment combining BMD with clinical risk factors (WHO fracture risk model; FRAXⓇ).
  • Recognize errors in DXA analysis and reporting
  • Recognize appropriate clinical evaluation of patients at risk for fragility fracture
  • Update and discussion on the management of osteoporosis with the use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis, including adverse effects of medications


  • Internists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Family Medicine Physicians
  • Orthopaedics
  • Residents
  • Radiology Technologists
  • Medical Students


Accreditation for the Essential Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Pre-Certification Course will be sought from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Final number of CME hours granted will be updated at least 2 weeks before the conference. In addition, upon successful completion of the course delegates are eligible to set for certification exam by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at accredited examination centre.