With the evolution of bone densitometry, differences in technologies, acquisition techniques, reference databases, reporting methods, and terminology have developed. These differences may have adverse effects on patient care and the exchange of scientific information. To address these issues, the ISCD periodically holds Position Development Conferences, a process whereby an international panel of experts makes recommendations based on reviews of the scientific literature by task forces associated with the ISCD Scientific Advisory Committee. Recommendations that are approved by the ISCD Board of Directors become Official Positions of the ISCD.
All ISCD Official Positions are for worldwide application except where otherwise noted.
2023 Position Development Conference
Preparations for the 2023 ISCD Position Development Conference (PDC) are progressing, and will culminate in a day of presentations, open comment session and expert review on March 28, 2023, at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. Those interested who attend the PDC before the Annual Meeting have the opportunity to participate – this is where you can voice your opinion on proposed positions and substantiating scientific data.
As a reminder, topics for the 2023 PDC include Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) Application and Reporting, DXA Monitoring, and DXA Reporting, as approved by the ISCD Board in March 2022 after a process of topic solicitation from the ISCD membership, Steering Committee review, Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) assessment, grading and ranking, and Executive Committee review and recommendation to the Board.
The PDC is a 12-15 month long process that generates practical advice for clinicians and researchers in the field of musculoskeletal assessment: the ISCD Official Positions.
We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you at the 2023 PDC.
2023 Position Development Conference Task Forces
2023 Position Development Conference Steering Committee
2023 Position Development Conference DXA Reporting Task Force
2023 Position Development Conference Monitoring Therapy Task Force
2023 Position Development Conference TBS Task Force
2023 Position Development Conference Expert Panel