Quality Bone Densitometry Clinicians Course

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 increase the knowledge and competence of clinicians regarding bone densitometry and osteoporosis diagnosis, clinical evaluation, treatment and monitoring and to apply standard practices to assure quality performance and interpretation of bone densitometry studies. The first day sets the standard to perform quality DXA interpretation, while the second day focuses on the clinical assessment, prevention, treatment and management/monitoring of osteoporosis and the essential role that high-quality DXA plays in treatment 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. While these are not required, it is suggested that registrants complete them in preparation for the course. Access to that content will be made available to registrants through the ISCD Learning Center prior to the program.

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Mar 28

Chicago, IL – Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians

March 28 @ 11:00 am - March 29 @ 1:30 pm CDT
Jun 10

Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians (livestream via Zoom)

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Sep 09

Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians (livestream via Zoom)

September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Dec 09

Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians (livestream via Zoom)

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 5:30 pm EST

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 Quality Bone Densitometry for Technologists Course.

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.

Overall Course Objectives:
After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:

  • Describe appropriate clinical evaluation of patients at risk for fragility fracture.
  • Summarize the value and importance of quality bone densitometry for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, assessment of fracture risk, and monitoring of BMD.
  • Recognize errors in DXA analysis and reporting.
  • Explain new and emerging guidelines that provide evidence-based information regarding skeletal health.
  • Describe the use of current and new pharmacologic therapies for the management and treatment of osteoporosis, including adverse effects.

Day 1: DXA Interpretation for Clinicians – the Importance of Doing a Quality DXA Scan and Quality DXA Reporting 

Pre-requisites

  • Video A – Overview of Osteoporosis
  • Video B – Fundamentals of Bone Densitometry, Physics, Radiation Safety, and Quality Assurance

Course Lectures:

  1.  Principles of Quality DXA Scan Acquisition, Analysis and Interpretation
  2. How to Diagnose Osteoporosis
  3. How to Assess Fracture Risk
  4. How to Monitor BMD Change Over Time
  5. How to Interpret and Report DXA Scans
  6. Closing Q&A Session
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Pre-requisites

  • Video C – What US Healthcare Providers Need to Know about DXA for Patient Care

Course Lectures:

  1. Can You Trust This DXA Report?
  2. Clinical Evaluation of Bone Health and Fracture Risk
  3. Clinical Management Part I:Non-pharmacologic therapy
  4. Pharmacologic Therapy for Osteoporosis
  5. Clinical Management Part II: Adverse Effects of Osteoporosis Medications, Combination Therapy and Drug Holidays
  6. Case Discussions
  7. Closing Q&A Session
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Policies

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