Scientific Program

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

ACCREDITATION

Accreditation is sought from ISCD Certification.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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