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National Association for Continuing Education
Nelson Watts
Director, Mercy Health Osteoporosis
and Bone Health Services
Cincinnati, OH

Course Director
Gregg Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NACE
Plantation, FL

Medical Writer
Josh Kilbridge
Kilbride Associates Healthcare Communications
San Francisco, CA

: Emerging Trends in Evaluation and Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Activity/Course #:
: NCME347x

: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Mar 15 2018
Expiration Date:
: Mar 14 2019
: Primary Care Medicine
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
: Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
: 0
Hardware/Software Requirements:

Program Summary

Osteoporosis is characterized by decreased bone mass and poor bone quality, resulting in an increased risk of fractures involving the hip, spine, and wrist. About 10.2 million people in the United States are estimated to have osteoporosis and 43.4 million have low bone mass, representing a combined total of 53.6 million, or approximately 54% of the US adult population aged ≥50 years. The risk for osteoporosis is increased in the elderly, and with an increasingly aging U.S. population, the burden of osteoporosis can be expected to increase. Despite the increasing prevalence of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures, screening rates for osteoporosis remain low and undertreatment is common.

This program will discuss the clinical features of osteoporotic fractures, patients at high risk for fracture, evaluation methods, and the available therapies and treatment strategies for osteoporosis.

This webcast was recorded live at the Conversations in Primary Care Live 2018 Virtual Symposium and is being used with the permission of the presenters.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize clinical consequences of osteoporotic fractures
  2. Identify patients at high risk of fracture
  3. Discuss appropriate evaluation of patients prior to initiating pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis
  4. Evaluate and compare available therapies for osteoporosis

How to obtain the CME Certificate

  1. Register for the course at
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  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 70% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
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National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.75 pharmacology hours).
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Nelson B. Watts, MD, serves as a speaker for Amgen and Radius. Dr. Watts also serves as a consultant for Abbvie and Sanofi.

Gregg Sherman, MD, Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Josh Kilbridge, Medical Writer, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Daniela Hiedra, BA, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose
Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Radius Health.