Osteoporosis Essentials: Densitometry, diagnosis and management Milan 2015

Osteoporosis Essentials: Densitometry, diagnosis and management Milan 2015

Milan, Italy, March 25 - 26, 2015

The core elements of the Osteoporosis Essentials: Densitometry, diagnosis and management course programme provide a set of standard practices and information to raise the level of awareness and education in bone densitometry and osteoporosis. The Osteoporosis Essentials course covers the latest techniques and knowledge on densitometry and the physiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis.

The course is most appropriate for medical professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis. Although we only offer the clinician track of the course, it could also be of interest to technologists as the information on the treatment and management of osteoporosis would assist them with their job responsibilities.

Earn CME credits!

The Course has been granted 9 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The 'International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)' (or) 'Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management Course' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The 'Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management Course' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 9 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(tm). Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Objectives

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

  • Describe relevant history and physical findings to identify patients at risk for fracture
  • Describe the radiologic findings in patients with osteoporosis including the utility of vertebral fracture assessment
  • Describe the use of non-pharmacologic therapy (exercise, calcium, vitamin D) for the management of osteoporosis
  • List the pharmacologic options available for the treatment of osteoporosis and their mechanism of action
  • Explain the evidence regarding the use of combining pharmacologic agents in osteoporosis treatment