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Treatment of Osteoporosis in the Primary Care Setting





Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and primary care physicians.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe existing clinical challenges in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis and identify common barriers in management.
  • Review current guidelines and methods when assessing common medical causes of bone loss, patients at risk for low trauma fractures or those living with osteoporosis
  • Interpret the mechanism of action, benefits, and limitations of emerging osteoporosis therapies, and recognize the potential impact of current trials on practice.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Gourlay ML, NEJM, 2012.
  2. Zhao J, JAMA, 2018
  3. Schilcher J, et al. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:1728.
  4. ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, J Am Dent Assoc. 2006;137:1144

Susan L. Greenspan, MD — Professor of Medicine, Director, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.