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Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians (livestream via Zoom)

July 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - July 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm EDT


Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians

An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation

The core elements of this course serve to educate healthcare providers about bone densitometry and osteoporosis and to apply standard practices to assure quality performance and interpretation of bone densitometry studies. The course is offered in two parts. The first day sets the standard to perform Quality DXA interpretation. Day 2 focuses on the clinical assessment, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and the essential role that high-quality DXA plays in treatment initiation decisions and monitoring of osteoporotic patients. Individuals may register for either part of the course separately or as a combined program.

Prerequisite videos are included in the registration fees. Access to that content will be made available to registrants through the ISCD online education website 30 days prior to the course.

Course Faculty:

Dr. E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE, FASBMR, CCD

Dr. Sarah L. Morgan, MD, RD, CCD

Dr. Steven M. Petak, MD, JD, MACE, FACP


Target Audience

The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance and interpretation of DXA scans and those managing patients with osteoporosis. It is open to MDs, PhDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Technologists may attend if they have previously taken the ISCD/IOF Osteoporosis Essentials for Technologists Course.

Course Schedule: (All Times Listed in US Eastern Time)

Day 1 DXA Interpretation for Clinicians The Importance of Doing a Quality DXA Scan and Quality DXA Reporting

10:00am to 11:30am Lecture 1: Principles of Quality DXA Scan Acquisition, Analysis and Interpretation
11:30am to 11:35am Break (5 minutes)
11:35am to 12:35pm Lecture 2: How to Diagnose Osteoporosis
12:35pm to 1:10pm Lunch Break
1:10pm to 2:10pm Lecture 3: How to Assess Fracture Risk
2:10pm to 2:15pm Break (5 minutes)
2:15pm to 3:15pm Lecture 4: How to Monitor BMD Change Over Time
3:15pm to 3:20pm Break (5 minutes)
3:20pm to 4:20pm Lecture 5: How to Interpret and Report DXA Scans
4:20pm to 4:25pm Break (5 minutes)
4:25pm to 5:25pm Closing Q&A Session

 Day 2 DXA and Patient Care for Clinicians Using Quality DXAs in Patient Care

10:00am to 11:00am Lecture 6: Can You Trust This DXA Report?
11:00am to 11:05am Break (5 minutes)
11:05am to 12:05pm Lecture 7: Clinical Evaluation of Bone Health
and Fracture Risk
12:05pm to 12:10pm Break (5 minutes)
12:10pm to 1:10pm Lecture 8: Clinical Management Part I:
Non-pharmacologic therapy
1:10pm to 1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm to 2:45pm Lecture 9: Pharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis
2:45pm to 2:50pm Break (5 minutes)
2:50pm to 3:50pm Lecture 10: Clinical Management Part II: Adverse Effects
of Osteoporosis Medications,
Combination Therapy and Drug Holidays
3:50pm to 3:55pm Break (5 minutes)
3:55pm to 4:55pm Lecture 11: Case Discussions
4:55pm to 5:30pm Closing Q&A Session

Course Registration Fees

Full Member Rate Professional, Community & Non-member Rate
1 Day only $250 $450
2 Days $375 $575

Accreditation Statement
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. this activity is provided by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ISCD at +1.860.259.1000 or inquire at education@iscd.org.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


July 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am EDT
July 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Event Category:




International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)