Welcome Day 1 and Challenges in 2022 Osteoporosis Care

Welcome Day 1

Join ISCD President, Dr. George Helmrich, MD, MS, MBA-HC, FACOG, NCMP, CCD and ISCD 2022 Annual Meeting Committee Chair, Dr. Jennifer J. Kelly, DO, FACE, CCD to kick-off the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Challenges in 2022 Osteoporosis Care

Session approved for 1 ASRT Category A Credit
Session approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This session duration is 55 minutes.

This presentation will focus on factors that contribute to the osteoporosis treatment gap and strategies to optimize the care of patients with osteoporosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define challenges in the care of patients with osteoporosis
  • Describe strategies to overcome these challenges
  • Identify new and emerging concepts aimed at reducing the global burden of osteoporosis

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE, CCD


New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, Inc.

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, CCD, FACP, FACE, FASBMR, is Director of New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center and Director of Bone Health TeleECHO at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM. His is a consultant in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, supervisor and interpreter of bone density studies, and an educator with a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. He has been principal investigator for many osteoporosis clinical trials and is author of over 300 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as books, book chapters, and online publications on osteoporosis. Dr. Lewiecki is past-president of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and current president of the Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico (OFNM). He is an editor for Osteoporosis International, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. He has received national and international awards that include the 2021 “Dr. John P. Bilezikian ISCD Global Leadership Award” and the 2021 “Lawrence G. Raisz Memorial Lecture Award” with the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation. Dr. Lewiecki is the program director of the annual Santa Fe Bone Symposium, the flagship activity of the OFNM.


Amgen (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing), Research Support (Status: Ongoing), Speaker's Bureau / Teaching Engagements (Status: Ongoing); Radius (Self) : Research Support (Status: Ongoing)

Lynn A. Kohlmeier, MD (Moderator)


Endocrinology and Spokane Osteoporosis

Lynn Kohlmeier, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr Kohlmeier was a resident in internal medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and returned to Stanford for her endocrinology fellowship. As a Clinical Investigator in the Endocrinology Hypertension Division, Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis at Harvard Medical School, she did her post-doctorate training and received a Young Investigator Award for her work with the calcium-sensing receptor. Dr. Kohlmeier has been director of Endocrinology and Spokane Osteoporosis as an independent practitioner, since moving to Spokane in 1999, and founded and continues to coordinate the annual Spokane Bone Club meeting. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Metabolism, and Osteoporosis International, and is an executive board member for Advances in Mineral Metabolism/American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. With Strong Start which she founded in 2001, Dr Kohlmeier and her DXA technicians, over-read DXA BMD scans for DXA sites throughout the Northwest, providing quality reports and osteoporosis guidelines. Dr Kohlmeier is now also working in rural clinics in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, and continues her involvement in bone health research with Arthrits Northwest in Spokane, WA. Dr Kohlmeier is director and co-founder, with Marla Emde, of the non-profit 'Strides for Strong Bones', organizing community bone density screening and education events, as well as an annual 'Strides for Strong Bones' walk/run. With the help of many volunteers, she has organized hundreds of ‘Osteoporosis’ triathlon teams and provided free bone density screening and osteoporosis education for thousands of men and women at the annual Westplains Wunderwoman Triathlon for Osteoporosis Awareness, now known as TRI and DU it for Strong Bones.


Alexion, Radius, Ascendis, Amgen (Self) : Advisory Board (Status: Ongoing), Research Support (Status: Ongoing), Speaker's Bureau / Teaching Engagements (Status: Ongoing)

Dr. George Helmrich, MD, MS, MBA-HC, FACOG, CCD

ISCD President

Greenville Hospital System

Jennifer Kelly, DO, FACE, CCD

Director of the Metabolic Bone Program

University Of Vermont

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.


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03/31/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  55 minutes
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