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  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 12/10/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    December 10 & 11, 2022 The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative. The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on December 10 & 11, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity. An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation

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

    The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative.  The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.

    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. 



    Registration Fees

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    Target Audience

     The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance of DXA scans and open to any health professional performing these scans.


    Overall Course Objectives

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

    • Design and implement quality control and assurance practices
    • Perform a precision assessment and appreciate the requirement for clinical care  
    • Identify the anatomy relevant to clinical DXA scanning 
    • Implement consistent and appropriate technical acquisition and analysis techniques  
    • Perform a fracture risk assessment using FRAX 
    • Provide DXA interpreters sufficient information for a high-quality DXA report 
    • Understand how specific medical conditions and medications affect bone density 
    • Demonstrate how to access features within the DXA software 
    • Critically evaluate DXA scans to identify acquisition and analysis errors and implement resolution methods 
    • Recognize how technical errors impact clinical interpretation and patient care

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on December 10 & 11, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    Course Continuing Education Credits

    This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the physician may print to indicate credits earned.

     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)


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     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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    Continuing Education Credits

    This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.

    Anita Colquhoun, RTNM, MRT(N), CDT

    Charge Technologist

    Women's College Hospital

    Anita Colquhoun M.R.T.(N), CDT is the charge technologist in the Centre for Osteoporosis & Bone Health at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Anita is a Nuclear Medical Technologist specialized in Bone Mineral Density (BMD). She has been working in the field of BMD since the early 1990s. Anita is an active member ISCD Technologist Faculty since 2000. She has served 2 terms on the Governing Board of the ISCD and is currently serving her third term as the Executive Secretary to the Board. As well as Chairing then Annual Meeting Committee from 2012-2016 Anita served and is still serving on several other committees within the ISCD. She has participated in a variety of research studies and has co-authored abstracts and papers. Anita has also co-written an on-line beginner BMD course as well as developed a competency profile and best practise in BMD for the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences.

    Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

    Diane Krueger, BS, CBDT

    Program Manager Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program

    UW Osteoporosis Clinic

    Diane Krueger received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an ISCD-certified clinical densitometrist and a certified clinical research coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She has been program manager of the University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program since its inception in 1993. Ms. Krueger has extensive clinical research experience in osteoporosis and bone densitometry, having coordinated multiple industry and investigator-initiated studies. In collaboration with the UW Osteoporosis Program, she has published over 90 manuscripts and authored or presented over 200 abstracts. Her service with ISCD has included serving as Technologist Bone Densitometry Course faculty since 2006 and chairing the related Update Annual Meeting Committees. In her leadership capacity, she is currently Education Council chair and serves on the Executive Committee and Board. Additionally, she previously held several officer positions including Secretary and four Presidential seats.

    Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Amgen; Contracted Research: Radius 

    Greg Yardley

    Sr. Medical Radiology Technologist and Researcher, NASA

    NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory

    Greg Yardley works as a SR. Medical Radiology Technologist and researcher in the NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory and NASA/JSC medical clinic for KBR in the government solutions
    division. His job requirements are performing and analyzing, Dual Energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams on both retired and active Astronauts. He also extracts,
    records, aids in bone density interpretation and distributes bone data from Dual Energy xray absorptiometry (DXA), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging
    devises. Greg also performs diagnostic medical x-rays for the NASA/JSC Flight medicine and occupational health clinic. 

    Greg began his healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He then furthered his medical education and received his certification as a registered radiology
    technologist. Upon completion of his Radiological Science courses. Greg has worked as a Radiology technologist in a Trauma level 1 Hospital, Level III hospital, urgent care, and
    multi-specialty clinic. At the time of his graduation Greg had also received extensive training not only in X-ray but also DXA, CT, and Ultrasound. In 2011 just previous to his current job Greg got a job as a Bone Density Technologist at a multi-specialty medical clinic where he performed and analyzed over 3000 DXA scans a year on every type of patient imaginable while also running the day-to-day operations of the Osteoporosis center.

    Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to disclose.

    Statement of independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 12/10/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    December 10 & 11, 2022 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.

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on December 10 & 11, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity. 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. 


    Registration Fees

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    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.


    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.

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on December 10 & 11, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    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 and has been designated for up to 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ISCD at +1.860.259.1000 or inquire at education@iscd.org.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Physicians will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the physician may print to indicate credits earned.

     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)
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     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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    AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT(S)™

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of  11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

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

    Division Head and Clinical Service Chief Endocrinology

    Houston Methodist Hospital

    Dr. Steven Petak is a clinical and academic endocrinologist in Houston, Texas.

    He is a past president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Endocrinology (www.aace.com), and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (www.iscd.org). He is an associate clinical professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College at the Houston Methodist Hospital and is the division head of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as well as service chief of endocrinology. He is a bone densitometry and endocrine consultant to NASA at the Johnson Space Center for about 13 years and has been a part of the bone summit planning long duration space missions. He is the secretary of the board of councilors of the Texas Medical Association (2015) and represents the Harris County Medical Society as vice-councilor.

    His awards include Master of the American College of Endocrinology, Yank Coble Public Service Award of the American College of Endocrinology, the ISCD Paul Miller Public Service Award, and ISCD Clinician of the Year. He has authored and co-authored articles, editorials and guidelines in endocrinology and reproductive medicine.

    He received his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago and has his JD from the University of Houston (Magna cum Laude). He had his internship, residency, medical chief residency, and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Texas at Houston. He was at the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology in Houston for about 26 years before joining the academic endocrine group at Methodist in May 2013. He is board certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology and metabolism.

    Disclosures: Fees for Non-CME Services: Amgen, Alexion, Shire, Alexion 

    S. Bobo Tanner, MD, CCD

    Director of the Vanderbilt Osteoporosis Clinic

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Bobo Tanner, MD, CCD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN in the Divisions of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. He is the
    Director of the Vanderbilt Osteoporosis Clinic. His education includes an AB from Harvard University, and an MD from Wake Forest University. He completed his training in Internal
    Medicine, Rheumatology, and Allergy & Immunology at Vanderbilt University and served as Registrar in Rheumatology at the Royal Free Hospital, London, England. Dr. Tanner has been a
    member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) since 1996 and is a Past- President of the ISCD. He is an Osteoporosis Essentials Course instructor, serves on the OE Update
    Committee and CME Committee. He was awarded Clinical Densitometrist of the year in 2007 by the ISCD and was Co-Chair of the ISCD Annual Meeting in 2006. He is a reviewer for the Journal of
    Clinical Densitometry and is on the editorial board of Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal disease. He has also participated in numerous advisory boards and has given a variety of CME
    presentations. His research has been presented in regional, national, and international academic meetings.

    Disclosures: Consulting Fees: AMGA, CSL Behring, Radius, Ultragenyx; Fees for Non-CME Services: Regeneron, Sanofi/GENZYME; Contracted Research: Amgen

    Neil Binkley, MD, CCD

    Professor of Medicine

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Neil Binkley earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine at the Marshfield Clinic. After several years in private practice, he returned to the University of Wisconsin and completed a Geriatrics fellowship. He is a Professor in the Divisions of Geriatrics and Endocrinology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is also Director of the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program and Associate Director of the UW Institute on Aging. He is past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Associate Editor of Osteoporosis International and a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation Committee of Scientific Advisors. His current research involves improvement in 25(OH)D measurement, evaluation of approaches to optimize assessment of vitamin D status, evaluation of functional assessment in older adults and the importance of sarcopenia in fracture risk. Dr. Binkley has published over 300 papers, served on expert committees and panels for AACE, ASBMR, IOF and ISCD.

    Disclosures: Amgen: Consultant; Radius: Research Support

    Statement of independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/22/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    This advanced densitometry course focuses on how vertebral fracture imaging advances the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures. It emphasizes the importance of vertebral fractures in the clinical management of osteoporosis, including recognition on lateral spine images of a normal spine, vertebral fractures, and other findings that may be confused with vertebral fractures. Fracture recognition, analysis, and best-practice patient positioning are detailed to ensure ideal image acquisition, interpretation, and reporting.

    This advanced densitometry course focuses on how vertebral fracture imaging advances the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures. It emphasizes the importance of vertebral fractures in the clinical management of osteoporosis, including recognition on lateral spine images of a normal spine, vertebral fractures and other findings that may be confused with vertebral fractures.  Fracture recognition, analysis and best-practice patient positioning are detailed to ensure ideal image acquisition, interpretation and reporting.

    It is recommended, but not required, that registrants attend the Osteoporosis Essentials/Quality Bone Densitometry Course (Clinician or Technologist) prior to attending the VFA course



    Registration Fees

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    Target Audience

    The content is designed for healthcare providers responsible for reading and interpreting DXA scans, including specialists and generalists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, nuclear medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and research. The course is also appropriate for technologists.


    Overall Course Objectives

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

    1. Summarize best-practice methods utilized to recognize vertebral fractures on lateral spine images.
    2. Describe non-fracture abnormalities that may appear on a spine image.
    3.  Identify characteristics of high-quality densitometric lateral spine images. 
    4. Identify the appropriate complementary technologies to complete vertebral fracture assessment. 
    5. Cite indications for VFA as stated in the 2015 ISCD Official Positions.

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on October 22, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    Accreditation Statement

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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.


    Course Continuing Education Credits

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been approved by the ASRT for 4.50 Category A continuing education credits.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the attendees may print to indicate credits earned.

    October 22, 2022 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)
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    ACCME Accreditation Statement: The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been approved by the ASRT for 4.50 Category A continuing education credits.

    Date of Original Release and most recent Review or Update: This activity was most recently reviewed and released on March 3, 2021, and will expire on April 1, 2023.

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    Statement of independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    October 8, 2022 This course focuses on increasing the knowledge and competence of clinicians and other healthcare professionals to help them successfully use DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease. The inclusion of case studies will reinforce the knowledge gained and allow for application in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies of patients presenting with low bone mineral density.

    DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

    This course focuses on increasing the knowledge and competence of clinicians and other healthcare professionals to help them successfully use DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease. The inclusion of case studies will reinforce the knowledge gained and allow for application in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies of patients presenting with low bone mineral density.

    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. 


    Registration Fees

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    Target Audience

    The content is designed for healthcare providers responsible for reading and interpreting DXA scans, including specialists and generalists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, and research, as well as technologists.


    Overall Course Objectives

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

    • Identify proper DXA technology for body composition analysis of fat, lean muscle and bone mass.
    • List other methods of body composition analysis used in the clinical setting. 
    • Differentiate reference values and indices. 
    • Identify limitations of reference values and indices. 
    • Summarize scan acquisition for adult and pediatric patients.

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on October 8, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    Accreditation Statement

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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.


    Continuing Education Credits

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been submitted for approval by ASRT for 3.75 Category A continuing education credits.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the attendees may print to indicate credits earned.

    October 8, 2022 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

    10:00-10:15amIntroduction and Review of Prerequisite Online Lectures 1 & 2  
    10:15-11:00amLecture 3: Whole Body DXA Scan Acquisition and Analysis 
    11:00-11:45amLecture 4: DXA Body Composition Reporting and Reference Data 
    11:45am-12:00pmBreak 
    12:00-1:00pmLecture 5: Current Uses of DXA Body Composition in Clinical Practice and Research 
    1:00-2:00pmLecture 6DXA Whole Body Composition in Obesity, Sports, Commercial Applications and Future Uses  


    Continuing Education Credits

    ACCME Accreditation Statement: The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been submitted for approval by ASRT for 3.75 Category A continuing education credits.

    Date of Original Release and most recent Review or Update: This activity was most recently reviewed and released on July 25, 2022.

    Statement of Independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/24/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    September 24, 2022 The Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course provides the most current research and best-practice techniques for obtaining and interpreting bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in children and adolescents. This educational program is designed to improve learner competence in the area of pediatric densitometry. Learners will have the opportunity to take the knowledge gained from this educational program and properly/consistently apply it to their professional practices.

    Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course

    The Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course provides the most current research and best-practice techniques for obtaining and interpreting bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in children and adolescents. This educational program is designed to improve learner competence in the area of pediatric densitometry. Learners will have the opportunity to take the knowledge gained from this educational program and properly/consistently apply it to their professional practices.

    It is recommended, but not required, that registrants attend the Osteoporosis Essentials/Quality Bone Densitometry Course (Clinician or Technologist) prior to attending the Pediatric Bone Densitometry course.


    Registration Fees


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    Target Audience

    The content is designed for healthcare providers with an interest in skeletal health assessment, including specialists, generalists and technologists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, pediatrics, physical and occupational therapy, nuclear medicine and research.


    Overall Course Objectives

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

    • Identify the most appropriate and reproducible sites for densitometry in children and adolescents.
    • Outline the corrections in DXA measurements that should be made when acquiring assessments in children and adolescents. 
    • Describe the uses of measurement tools for acquiring bone densitometry assessments, including DXA, as well as those other than DXA. 
    • Summarize the elements that should be included in a DXA report for a child or adolescent. 
    • Recognize issues that arise in children with chronic disease(s) that many times arise in the skeletal assessment.

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 24, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    Accreditation Statement

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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.


    Continuing Education Credits

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been approved by ASRT for 4.50 Category A continuing education credits.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the attendees may print to indicate credits earned.

    September 24, 2022 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)
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    Catherine M. Gordon, MD, MS, CCD

    Professor and Senior Faculty

    USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center

    I am a pediatrician with training in both adolescent medicine and pediatric endocrinology and have a longtime interest in pediatric and adolescent bone health. I am a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and on the senior faculty at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center. I previously founded and directed the Bone Health Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. I helped to develop the ISCD Pediatric Bone Density Course and have enjoyed lecturing within it. I also served on the
    ISCD Board of Directors, as the Society’s Education Chair, as Task Force Co-Chair for the ISCD Pediatric Position Development Conference. Through moderating sessions at national meetings, visiting professorships, and work on national committees, I have provided leadership in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on adolescent bone health, a relatively new field for pediatricians. For the past over two decades, I have also led an independently funded adolescent health research group with support from the NIH, Department of Defense, and private foundations. I am interested in modifiable factors during adolescence that influence bone density and other aspects of health during the adult years. Disease models we have studied include anorexia nervosa, primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), endometriosis, and inflammatory bowel disease, among others. 

    Disclosures: Consultant fees(Gilead Sciences)

    Kyla Kent, BS

    Technical Manager for SAMBA Center at Stanford

    Stanford Medicine

    Kyla Kent, BA, CBDT, Technical Director of the SAMBA (Stanford Assessments of Muscle and Bone across the Ages) Lab, has been with Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care system since 1991 in the Stanford Prevention Research Center, the Musculo-Skeletal Research Lab and most recently the SAMBA Lab. Responsibilities include development and technical assessment of research protocols, clinical facility management, supervisor for clinical staff, performance of DXA, HRpQCT, Biodex and other measures related to research conducted in the areas of bone metabolism, structural assessment, body composition, exercise, sleep and healthy aging. Ms. Kent is a consultant in study design and instructor in bone density related imaging modalities for the Stanford Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto VA Hospital and Stanford Hospital/Stanford School of Medicine and internationally for bone mass measurement technique and analysis in growing skeletons. Currently acting in the position of Technical Director for the SAMBA Lab and as consultant developing a program for Quality DXA across all of Stanford’s clinical networks. Ms. Kent is an active member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD. She also has acted as the Director, clinical instructor and lecturer for a State certified training program for DXA.

    Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

    Course Planning Committee Disclosures 

    Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc Consulting Fee: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    Babette Zemel, PhD No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    Education Council Reviewers 

    Bjoern Buehring, MD, CCD Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Gilead, Theramex, UCB

    Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, LDN, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    Course Content Reviewers 

    Brad Richmond, MD, FACR, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    Krista Sievers, CNMT, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    Cheryl Sanchez-Kazi, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Brian Englander, MD No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    Robert Downs, MD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Course Faculty 

    Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc Consulting Fee: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    Kyla Kent, BS, No Financial Relationships to Disclose 

    ACCME Accreditation Statement: The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity has been approved by ASRT for 4.50 Category A continuing education credits.

    Date of Original Release and most recent Review or Update: This activity was most recently reviewed and released on November 3, 2021.

    Statement of Independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/17/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    September 17 & 18, 2022 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.

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 17 & 18, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity. 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. 


    Registration Fees

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    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.


    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.

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 17 & 18, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    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 and has been designated for up to 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ISCD at +1.860.259.1000 or inquire at education@iscd.org.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Physicians will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the physician may print to indicate credits earned.

     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)
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     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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    AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDIT(S)™

    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of  11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

    Christopher R. Shuhart

    Medical Director

    Swedish Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Dr. Shuhart is the founder and Director of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center at Swedish Medical Group in Seattle, Washington. He is Immediate Past-President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) having served on the Executive Committee since 2017, on the Board of Directors since 2015 and on numerous ISCD committees and task forces. He is a co-author on the ISCD’s 2016 publication of “Best Practices” in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, and was the Organizing Chair for the 2019 ISCD Position Development Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Dr. Shuhart received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1987, and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington in 2009. He is board certified in Family Medicine since 1990.

    Disclosures: No financial relationships to disclose.

    Sarah L. Morgan, MD, RD, CCD

    Professor, Medical Director UAB Osteoporosis Clinic and DXA Facility

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Dr. Morgan is the Medical Director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic and the UAB Bone Densitometry (DXA) Service. The UAB DXA service is accredited by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. She received degrees in Food and Nutrition and Dietetics and Food and Nutrition and Related Sciences at Iowa State University and completed medical school and an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Iowa. She completed a Clinical Nutrition fellowship and a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently is a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. Dr. Morgan’s research interests are in the areas of folate and methotrexate metabolism in rheumatoid arthritis and bone densitometry and she participates in osteoporosis and DXA clinical trials in the UAB Osteoporosis Clinic. Dr. Morgan is s past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and a past chair of the ISCD Education Council.

    Disclosures: No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Gillian Wooldridge, DO, CCD.

    Disclosures: No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Clinician Course Planners, Managers and Content Authors

    Neil Binkley, MD, CCD Consulting Fee: Amgen; Contracted Research: Radius

    Sarah Morgan, MD, RD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Steven Petak, MD, JD, MACE, FACP, CCD Fees for Non-CME Services: Amgen, Alexion

    Christopher Shuhart, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    S. Bobo Tanner, MD, CCD Consulting Fees: AMGA, CSL Behring, Radius, Ultragenyx; Fees for Non-CME Services: Regeneron, Sanofi/GENZYME; Contracted Research: Amgen

    Course Content Reviewers

    Carolyn Crandall, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Monique Carroll, RT, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Brian Englander, MD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Ranjodh Gill, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Adrian Lau, MD, FRCPC, MScCH, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Orhan Oz, MD, PhD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Faculty

    Sarah Morgan, MD, RD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Gillian Wooldridge, DO, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Christopher Shuhart, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Lawrence Jankowski, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Statement of independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 09/17/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    September 17 & 18, 2022 The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative. The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 17 & 18, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity. An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation

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

    The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative.  The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.

    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. 



    Registration Fees

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    Target Audience

     The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance of DXA scans and open to any health professional performing these scans.


    Overall Course Objectives

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

    • Design and implement quality control and assurance practices
    • Perform a precision assessment and appreciate the requirement for clinical care  
    • Identify the anatomy relevant to clinical DXA scanning 
    • Implement consistent and appropriate technical acquisition and analysis techniques  
    • Perform a fracture risk assessment using FRAX 
    • Provide DXA interpreters sufficient information for a high-quality DXA report 
    • Understand how specific medical conditions and medications affect bone density 
    • Demonstrate how to access features within the DXA software 
    • Critically evaluate DXA scans to identify acquisition and analysis errors and implement resolution methods 
    • Recognize how technical errors impact clinical interpretation and patient care

    Method of Participation

    This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 17 & 18, 2022. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.


    Course Continuing Education Credits

    This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.


    Instructions to Receive Credit

    Attendees will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the physician may print to indicate credits earned.

     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)


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     Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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    Continuing Education Credits

    This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.

    Lawrence Jankowski, CBDT

    Chief DXA Technologist/Research Coordinator

    Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

    Lawrence Jankowski is the chief DXA technologist and a research coordinator for Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, a multi-disciplinary 100+ physician practice with over 20 locations within Chicago and surrounding suburbs, specializing in orthopedic and rheumatologic health and sports performance and fitness. He started clinical imaging as a nuclear medicine technologist in 1978, performing both single- and dual- photon absorptiometry in beginning in 1987, and switched to DXA in 1990. He is also registered in radiology (limited), and is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) first as a CDT in 1996, and then CBDT in 2001.

    In addition to his clinical and research duties, he is a technical instructor for the ISCD bone density courses, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, chairman of the Facility Accreditation Program, He has presented numerous posters on bone densitometry at scientific meetings, including the ASBMR, AAOS, NOF, as well as ISCD. Most recently, he served as task force chair for the 2019 Position Development Conference on cross-calibration and LSC determination in multiple scanner environments.

    Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

    Maureen A. Costello

    AAS, RT(R), CBDT


    Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Greg Yardley

    Sr. Medical Radiology Technologist and Researcher, NASA

    NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory

    Greg Yardley works as a SR. Medical Radiology Technologist and researcher in the NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory and NASA/JSC medical clinic for KBR in the government solutions
    division. His job requirements are performing and analyzing, Dual Energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams on both retired and active Astronauts. He also extracts,
    records, aids in bone density interpretation and distributes bone data from Dual Energy xray absorptiometry (DXA), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging
    devises. Greg also performs diagnostic medical x-rays for the NASA/JSC Flight medicine and occupational health clinic. 

    Greg began his healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He then furthered his medical education and received his certification as a registered radiology
    technologist. Upon completion of his Radiological Science courses. Greg has worked as a Radiology technologist in a Trauma level 1 Hospital, Level III hospital, urgent care, and
    multi-specialty clinic. At the time of his graduation Greg had also received extensive training not only in X-ray but also DXA, CT, and Ultrasound. In 2011 just previous to his current job Greg got a job as a Bone Density Technologist at a multi-specialty medical clinic where he performed and analyzed over 3000 DXA scans a year on every type of patient imaginable while also running the day-to-day operations of the Osteoporosis center.

    Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to disclose.

    Technologist Course Planning Committee

    JoAnn Caudill, RT(R)(M)(BD), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Anita Colquhoun, RTNM, MRT(N), CDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Larry G. Jankowski, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Michelle Kochanski ,BSIT, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Diane Krueger, BS, CBDT Consulting Fee: Amgen; Contracted Research: Radius

    Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Scientific Advisory Council Reviewers

    Carolyn Crandall, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Monique Carroll, RT, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Brian Englander, MD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Ranjodh Gill, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Adrian Lau, MD, FRCPC, MScCH, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Orhan Oz, MD, PhD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Faculty

    Lawrence Jankowski, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Maureen Costello, AAS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Statement of independence
    The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer 
    The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
    This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
    The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy
    All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations
    ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.


  • The Least Significant Change (LSC) Principle helps us to provide relevant information to our patients. Without LSC values for the scans that are reported, we could only report "possible" changes. In serial DXA scanning, LSC values allow facilities to state with confidence whether a change seen between visits is "real" versus "not statistically significant". This session will discuss how these values are derived from Precision Studies and how they are used in clinical settings.

    Activity approved for 1.0 ASRT Category A Credits
    Activity approved for up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    Activity Expires July 31, 2023

    The Least Significant Change (LSC) Principle helps us to provide relevant information to our patients. Without LSC values for the scans that are reported, we could only report "possible" changes. In serial DXA scanning, LSC values allow facilities to state with confidence whether a change seen between visits is "real" versus "not statistically significant". This session will discuss how these values are derived from Precision Studies and how they are used in clinical settings.

    Session Objectives:

    1. The attendee should understand the rationale for using  a precision assessment to decide on the LSC
    2. The attendee should understand how to perform the precision assessment,
    3. The attendee should understand how to use the data generated in order to calculate the LSC
    4. Define Least Significant Change as it applies to serial DXA scanning
    5. Calculate LSC values using site Precision studies and ISCD calculators for individual technologists and facilities
    6. Use LSC values to describe whether change between visits is considered to be "real" with 95% confidence.

    Instructions: Clinicians and Technologists are required to answer a set of online test questions following the review of the video and will have up to three attempts to answer questions correctly before losing credit for the activity. Once the activity test has been passed (75% or higher), you will be asked to evaluate the activity online and then be allowed to claim credit and print certificates.

    Kyla Kent, BS

    Technical Manager for SAMBA Center at Stanford

    Stanford Medicine

    Kyla Kent, BA, CBDT, Technical Director of the SAMBA (Stanford Assessments of Muscle and Bone across the Ages) Lab, has been with Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care system since 1991 in the Stanford Prevention Research Center, the Musculo-Skeletal Research Lab and most recently the SAMBA Lab. Responsibilities include development and technical assessment of research protocols, clinical facility management, supervisor for clinical staff, performance of DXA, HRpQCT, Biodex and other measures related to research conducted in the areas of bone metabolism, structural assessment, body composition, exercise, sleep and healthy aging. Ms. Kent is a consultant in study design and instructor in bone density related imaging modalities for the Stanford Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto VA Hospital and Stanford Hospital/Stanford School of Medicine and internationally for bone mass measurement technique and analysis in growing skeletons. Currently acting in the position of Technical Director for the SAMBA Lab and as consultant developing a program for Quality DXA across all of Stanford’s clinical networks. Ms. Kent is an active member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD. She also has acted as the Director, clinical instructor and lecturer for a State certified training program for DXA.

    Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

    Dr. Christopher Cirnigliaro, PhD (Moderator)

    Investigator

    James J. Peters VA Medical Center

    Dr. Christopher M. Cirnigliaro, is the research laboratory manager and Investigator for the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation, Research, and Development National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He is a clinical exercise physiologist and certified bone densitometry technician, with expertise in DXA analysis. His research investigates the prevention and reversal of bone and muscle loss after SCI, including clinical trials of bisphosphonates and denosumab, and extensive cross-sectional documentation of body composition changes following SCI. Dr. Cirnigliaro was also a member of the ISCD task force to develop the bone density testing guidelines in persons with SCI and is currently a member of the committee assigned to write the Clinical Practice Guideline entitled “Bone Health and Osteoporosis Management in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury” that is sponsored by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

    Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

    Course Planners and Managers

    Harold Rosen, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Wendy Tolman-Andrews, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Peter Brown, MS No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Jesse Palmer No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Course Content Reviewers

    S. Kumar, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Course Faculty and Content Authors

    Kyla Kent, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    Chris Cirnigliaro, CBDT, PhD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

    ACCME Accreditation Statement:
    The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer 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 Credit(s)™ The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ASRT Credit Designation: This activity is approved by ASRT for 1.0 Category A continuing education credits.

    Date of Original Release and most recent Review or Update: This activity was most recently reviewed and released on July 11, 2023, and will expire on July 31, 2023.

    Statement of Independence The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

    Disclaimer  The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use  This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Privacy & Confidentiality Statement The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

    Attendance Cancellation Policy All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

    Course Changes or Cancellations ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.

  • Available only for ASRT credit. This online enduring educational format allows the learner to read the journal article and engage in the most up to date research related to the care of Osteoporosis and rare bone diseases. Learners have the ability to retrieve this current information at an immediate and appropriate time to implement into practice. The learner will be required to read the article and successfully pass the post-test to earn credit.

    Currently available only for ASRT credit!

    Approved by the ASRT for 2.25 Category A continuing education credit

    This online enduring educational format allows the learner to read the journal article and engage in the most up to date research related to osteoporosis and rare bone diseases. Learners have the ability to retrieve this current information at an immediate and appropriate time to implement into practice.

    After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to treat patients suffering from osteoporosis and rare bone diseases. 

    The estimated time to complete this activity is 2.25 hours. To obtain credit, participants should read the article, answer the multiple-choice posttest questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate upon successful completion. Adobe Reader is required to view this article, and can be downloaded at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.


    This CME activity was designed to change learners’ competence. The participant will become familiar with updated research so they may begin to utilize them in practice to ultimately improve patient outcomes.

    Faculty List & Disclosure: Harold Rosen, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: No relationships to disclose.

    Date of Release/Date of Expiration: November 29, 2021/December 1, 2022

    Hardware/software requirements: Requirements

    ISCD Contact Information: If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact ISCD at education@iscd.org

    ©Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Published by Elsevier Inc.

    Currently available only for ASRT credit!

    Approved by the ASRT for 2.25 Category A continuing education credit

  • This online enduring educational format allows the learner to read the journal article and engage in the most up to date research related to DISH in the adult population. Learners have the ability to retrieve this current information at an immediate and appropriate time to implement into practice. The learner will be required to read the article and successfully pass the post test to earn credit. Credit Available - 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM & 1 ASRT Category A Credit. Expiration date October 31, 2022.

    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM   1 ASRT Catergory A credit Expiration Date October 31, 2022 ISCD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ISCD designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity is to be approved by ASRT for 1 Category A continuing education credit. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.

    Target Audience: The content is designed for clinicians and health care providers with an interest in skeletal health assessment, including specialists, generalists and technologists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, nuclear medicine, pediatrics, physical and occupational therapy and research.

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

    1. Evaluate DISH in the adult population

    2. Identify patient factors in relation to the prevalence of DISH

    3. Understand necessary additional imaging required to diagnose DISH

    This online enduring educational format allows the learner to read the journal article and engage in the most up to date research related to DISH in the adult population. Learners have the ability to retrieve this current information at an immediate and appropriate time to implement into practice.

    The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour. To obtain credit, participants should read the article, answer the multiple-choice posttest questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate upon successful completion. Adobe Reader is required to view this article, and can be downloaded at http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

    This CME activity was designed to change learners’ competence. The participant will become familiar with updated research so they may begin to utilize them in practice to ultimately improve patient outcomes.

    Faculty List & Disclosure: Harold Rosen, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: No relationships to disclose.

    Date of Release/Date of Expiration: October 15, 2021/November 1, 2022

    Hardware/software requirements: Requirements

    ISCD Contact Information: If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact ISCD at education@iscd.org

    ©Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Published by Elsevier Inc.