Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management An International Course of the ISCD & IOF for Physicians and Technologists

Feb 29, 2020 08:00AM to Mar 1, 2020 01:00PM
Coombs Auditorium, Foothills Medical Centre Calgary, Alberta

The Osteoporosis Essentials Bone Densitometry course by the ISCD ( International Society of Clinical Densitometry ) and IOF ( International Osteoporosis Foundation ) and Update on Skeletal Imaging presents the state of the art for skeletal health assessment by leading national and international faculty. Advances in the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis and fracture risk assessment are presented. An advanced curriculum will be presented for both physicians and technologists providing the tools for achieving excellence in skeletal health assessment including optimal BMD scan acquisition, interpretation, reporting and application of DXA technology. The limitations of DXA technology in the diagnosis and monitoring of skeletal health in pre and postmenopausal women, men and children will be presented.
Common pitfalls in interpretation will be reviewed. The clinical utility of bone densitometry and quality assurance of this modality will be reviewed.

Target Audience:

Dual track content has been designed for physicians including radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical specialists as well as technologists.

Learning Objectives:


1. Recognize and report fragility fractures and know impact on fracture risk assessment
2. Evaluate fracture risk utilizing advances in skeletal imaging
3. Integrate trabecular bone score with BMD in evaluating fracture risk
4. Recognize early radiographic features of atypical femoral fractures

 

This course will enable the physician to:


Explain the value of bone densitometry for diagnosis of osteoporosis, fracture risk estimation and monitoring; Describe principles for interpreting central DXA scans; Explain fracture risk assessment combining BMD with clinical risk factors (WHO fracture risk model); Evaluate non-central DXA technologies for predicting fracture risk; Recognize errors in DXA reporting.

 

This course will enable the technologist to:


Design and implement quality control and assurance practices; Understand the importance of precision assessments and how to conduct in a facility; Identify lumbar spine, proximal femur and forearm anatomy and recognize abnormal or unusual anatomy and correct patient positioning for scan acquisition and analysis; Recognize vertebral fracture significance in osteoporosis and techniques for acquiring VFA scans; Critically evaluate DXA scans and identify acquisition and analysis errors as methods to resolve errors; Recognize how technical errors impact clinical interpretation and patient care.

 

Saturday February 29, 2020

 

Technologists and Physicians combined lectures

7:30 am

Breakfast

8:00 am

Introduction  and Welcome

8:10 am

Overview of Osteoporosis

9:00 am

Bone Measurement Device Operating Principles, Radiation Safety

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

Principles of DXA Interpretation

 

Technologist Stream

 

 

Physician Stream

 

11:20 am

 DXA Practice Management

11:20 am 

Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

12:10 pm

Lunch

12:20 pm

Lunch

12:50 pm

DXA Practice Management cont’d

1:05 pm

Fracture Risk

1:30 pm

Femur & Forearm Scans

2:05 pm

Monitoring Treatment of Osteoporosis

3:00 pm

Break

2:55 pm

Break

3:15 pm

Lumbar Spine Scans-Elements Critical to Quality

3:10 pm

Principles of DXA Reporting

4:15 pm

Supplemental DXA Applications

4:10 pm

Case review

5:00 pm

Closing remarks

5:00 pm

Closing remarks   

 

Sunday March 1, 2020

 

7:30 am

Breakfast

 

Technologists

 

8:00 am

Application of DXA Tools & Software features

8:30 am

Scan Interpretation & Fracture Risk Assessment

9:15 am

Clinical Management of the Osteoporotic Patient

10:15 am 

Break

10:30 am

Clinical Application

11:00 am

Technical Cases

12:00 pm

Closing remarks

 

   

 

Physicians 

 

8:00 am

Radiographic feautres of Atypical Femoral Fractures

8:30 am

Fragility Fractures - Definition and Impact on Fracture Risk

9:00 am

Identification of Vertebral Fractures

9:30 am

Break

10:00 am    

Trabecular Bone Score - Assessment of Bone Quality

10:30 am

Case Based Approach to Fracture Risk Assessment

11:00 am

Mini Review

 

Registration Fees for 2 day course including meals and printed copy of course material

 

 

Physician Cost: $650.00

Technologist Early Bird: $325.00 until January 31, 2020

Technologist Cost: $425.00

 

Credit

Application for accreditation for this course is in process. Participants who complete the technologist course will receive a  certificate of completion from the OAMRS indicating 12.5 hours. Education hours can be useed to satisfy continuing professional development requirements for maintenance of certification and for site accreditation. Visit www.iscd.org 

 

Certification


Independent of the course, voluntary certification will continue to be offered including Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD) for physicians and Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT) for technologists. The certification exams will no longer be offered immediately following the course. Individuals who desire certification should visit www.iscd.org to obtain the appropriate application form, review testing procedures and qualifications as well as information about fees and testing locations. In Canada, certification is not a requirement for technologists and physicians to practice BMD.



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