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June 2024 - Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 06/01/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

  • Register
    • Non-Member - $800
    • Full Member - $500
    • MOC Only - $800
    • Community Member - $800
    • Professional Member - $800

Course Date

June 1 & 2, 2024.

Course Description

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.

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.

Learning 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 live streamed via Zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on June 1 & 2, 2024. 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.



Cancellation Policy

Attendee 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.

ACCME Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and ISCD. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Amedco Joint Accreditation Provider Number: 4008163


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 - June 1st, 2024 - All times Eastern Standard Time (NYC/USA)


 Schedule - June 2nd, 2024 - All times Eastern Standard Time (NYC/USA)


Dr Neil Binkley MD, CCD


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.

Gillian Wooldridge, DO, CCD

Gillian Wooldridge is a primary care sports medicine physician in Houston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology-Sports Medicine at Rice University in 2009. She received her medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014, where she was the inaugural recipient of the Sports Medicine Achievement Award. Dr Wooldridge completed her family medicine residency in 2017 and sports medicine fellowship in 2018, with Houston Methodist and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospitals respectively. 

She currently works for Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in the Texas Medical Center. She serves as a team physician for Rice University Athletics and volunteers with several organizations in the community including the Chevron Houston Marathon, IronMan Texas and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Dr Wooldridge is a member of the board of directors for the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and is actively involved in the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine as an item writer for the sports medicine in-training exam. 

She is a certified clinical densitometrist and works on the Osteoporosis Essentials Course Committee and serves as a co-director of the Bone Health Initiative in the Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department. She holds a core clinical faculty position with the Texas A&M College of Medicine Engineering & Medicine program and a clinical faculty position the Tillman Fertitta Family College of Medicine. 

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.


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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, 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.

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