Chicago - April 2023 - DXA Body Composition Analysis
Includes a Live In-Person Event on 06/28/2023 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
- Registration Closed
April 1, 2023
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.
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.
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 in person, allowing the learners and faculty members to interact in a live, in-person, format on April 1, 2023. At the end of the activity, learners will be asked to evaluate the activity online and then claim credit and print certificates. Participants will have 90 days from the activity end date to complete the activity survey and claim continuing education credit.
Attendee Cancellation Policy All changes in registration must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4 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 4.5 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.
Deadline to Claim Credit:
Participants will have 90 days from the activity end date to complete the activity survey and claim continuing education credit.
Schedule - April 1, 2023 - All times central (CHI/USA)
Hotel & Local Transportation
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, Il 60062
ISCD has negotiated the following nightly rates for attendees. ISCD room rates are available March 28 to April 3. Click here to reserve your room at the discounted group rate. Discounted rates will be available until March 13, 2023. Single Traditional Guest Room: $119 plus tax - Traditional room options include one king or two queen beds. Visit Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for more details on the hotel and amenities.
Reserve your room at the ISCD discounted rate by March 13.
O'Hare International Airport
Airport Phone +1 (800) 832-6352
Hotel direction: 18 miles North
Transportation from Airport to Hotel
There is no hotel shuttle available from the airport. Below are the recommended transportation options for getting from the airport to the hotel.
Complimentary On-Site Parking Long Term Parking
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. The shuttle runs daily from 7am until 11pm.
Transportation from Hotel to Downtown Chicago
The hotel shuttle offers service to the Glencoe Station Metra stop which can be taken all the way south until the end of the line which is Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC).
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.
Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adam Kuchnia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and holds a joint appointment within the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health. The overall goal of his laboratory is to use a translational research approach to understand the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and the clinical implications of myosteatosis (i.e. muscle quality), or the infiltration of fat within muscle tissue, in aging and age-related disease. He has expertise in various imaging modalities for the assessment of muscle and in protein/muscle metabolism. Currently, his research focuses on human nutrition, in vivo lean tissue/muscle imaging and ex vivo measures to assess muscle and metabolic dysfunction. Adam is particularly interested in novel applications to refine protein recommendations with the goal of preserving muscle mass and muscle quality, while preventing consequential outcomes seen in aging and age-related disease. His research also aims to develop novel, noninvasive methods to accurately detect muscle wasting and myosteatosis and monitor changes in skeletal muscle while optimizing therapeutic intervention throughout medical treatment and surgery, including chemotherapy/immunotherapy and transplantation.
No financial relationships to disclose
Course Planning Committee
Ian Entwistle No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Karen Hind, PhD, No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Gary Slater No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Michelle Swainson, BSc, MSc, PhD No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Course Content Reviewers
Suresh Kumar, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose
William Leslie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Kelly Molinar-Kagan, RT(R)(M), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Vani Selvan, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose
March 2023 Course Faculty
Adam Kuchina No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose
Dr. John A. Shepherd, PhD, CCD Contracted Research- Hologic, Inc-Investigator Initiated Study; GE Healthcare-Investigator Initated Study; Ownership Interest-BodySpec-Stock Options for Scientific Advisory Board
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Attendance Cancellation Policy
All changes in registration must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.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, how the course is taught, and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded 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.