Program Information

24th Annual ISCD Meeting
February 28 – March 3, 2018
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Program Overview: The ISCD 2018 Annual Meeting provides the most current, clinically relevant and evidence-based information on skeletal health assessment as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and fracture risk.  This educational program is designed to improve learner competence by providing targeted opportunities for presenting the latest information in the research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and advances in bone densitometry and osteoporosis.  Learners will have the opportunity to take the knowledge gained from this educational opportunity and properly and consistently apply it into his/her professional practice.

Target Audience: The content is designed for healthcare providers with an interest in skeletal health assessment, including specialists, generalists and technologists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, pediatrics, physical and occupational therapy, nuclear medicine and research.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Recognize prior fracture(s) as a powerful indicator of future fracture(s).
  2. Identify new and emerging therapeutic agents to treat and manage patients with osteoporosis or other skeletal health disorders.
  3. Summarize the process of CT opportunistic screening to identify patients at risk for low bone mass and high fracture risk.
  4. Outline effective exercise interventions for the benefit of bone health and management of osteoporosis.
  5. Discuss the role of body composition analysis, on risk of fall, fracture, frailty and diabetes.
  6. Describe trabecular bone score and its utilization with BMD and FRAX® to classify fracture risk.

Accreditation Statement: The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide 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 education@iscd.org.

Credit Designation Statement: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Disabilities: Event Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc.) Please contact Tova Weisel prior to the live event at tweisel@iscd.org.

The table below features our preliminary program schedule. More information on session titles and speakers coming soon!

If you would like to register for one of our pre- or post- meeting courses, click here.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6:45am - 9:15pmRegistrationCome by to register for the Annual Meeting before the Opening Session!
7:15am - 1:30pmQuality Bone Densitometry for CliniciansThis pre-meeting course requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting.
8:15am - 1:15pmQuality Bone Densitometry for TechnologistsThis pre-meeting course requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting
2:00pm - 6:00pmVertebral Fracture Recognition CourseThis pre-meeting course requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting
6:30 - 7:45pmOpening SessionOfficial Opening of the Annual Meeting
7:45 - 9:15pm Opening Reception with ExhibitorsJoin your colleagues and our corporate partners!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:00am - 6:30pmRegistration
7:00 - 8:00amClinician and Technologist Office HoursBring your tough scans and cases and consult an expert Clinician or Technologist!
8:00 - 8:55am Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Bone
Speaker: Elaine Yu
Plenary Session &
Paul Miller Service Award
9:00 - 9:55am Fracture Liaison Services
Speaker: Paul Anderson
Plenary Session &
ISCD Clinician and Technologist of the Year Awards
9:55 - 10:30am Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
10:30 - 11:25amConcurrent SessionConcurrent Session
QCT & Emerging Technologies
Speaker: Mary Bouxsein
Concurrent Session
11:30am - 12:25pm Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session
12:30 - 1:55pm Lunch Break
Office HoursBring your tough scans and cases and consult an expert Clinician or Technologist!
2:00 - 2:55pm Densitometry Teamwork for Best Results
Speaker: Kyla Kent
Meet the Experts
Cross-Calibrating Instruments
Speakers: John Shepherd and Diane Krueger
Meet the Experts
Body Composition
Speaker: Karen Hind
Meet the Experts
3:00 - 3:55pm Plenary Session -
Oral Abstracts &
Best Clinician/Technologist Abstract Awards
4:00 - 4:30pm Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
4:30 - 5:25pm Recent Important Publications in Skeletal Health
Speaker: Nelson Watts
Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session
5:30 - 6:25pm Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session

Friday, March 2, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pmRegistration
8:00 - 8:55am Meet the Experts
Cross-Calibrating Instruments
Speakers: John Shepherd and Diane Krueger
Meet the Experts
Body Composition
Speaker: Karen Hind
Meet the Experts
9:00 - 9:55am Plenary Session &
John Bilezikian Global Leadership Award
10:00 - 10:30am Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
10:30 - 11:25am Opportunistic CT
Speakers: Neil Binkley and Rob Ward
Concurrent Session
10:30am - 12:25pmConcurrent Session
11:30am - 12:25pm Concurrent Session
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch Break
Office HoursBring your tough scans and cases and consult an expert Clinician or Technologist!
2:00 - 2:55pm Densitometry Teamwork for Best Results
Speaker: Kyla Kent
Meet the Experts
Best Practices for Reporting
Speaker: Orhan Oz
Meet the Experts
Patient Positioning - Adjusting Patients for Better Results
Speakers: Anita Colquhoun and Larry Jankowski
Meet the Experts
3:00 - 3:55pm Plenary Session -
Oral Abstracts &
Young Investigator Awards
4:00 - 4:30pm Break with Exhibitors and Poster Session
4:30 - 5:25pmArm and Wrist Fractures
Speakers: Tamara Rozental and Meryl Leboff
Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session
5:30 - 7:00pm Awards, Annual Business Meeting & Presidential Address

Saturday, March 3, 2018

7:00am - 5:30pmRegistration
8:00 - 8:55amMeet the Experts
Best Practices for Reporting
Speaker: Orhan Oz
Meet the Experts
Patient Positioning - Adjusting Patients for Better Results
Speakers: Anita Colquhoun and Larry Jankowski
Meet the Experts
9:00 - 9:55amPlenary Session & Sydney Bonnick Award
10:00 - 10:55amLateral Distal Femur/Single Energy Extended Femur Scan to Detect Incipient AFS
Speakers: Heidi Kecskemethy and Joe Lane
Concurrent Session
Visceral Adipose Tissue DXA Assessment and Interpretation
Speaker: Michelle Swainson
Concurrent Session
11:00 - 11:55amVertebral Fractures
Speaker: Karen Hind
Plenary Session & Closing Remarks
1:30 - 5:30pmDXA Body Composition Analysis CourseThis post-meeting course requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting
1:30 - 5:30pmPediatric Bone Densitometry CourseThis post-meeting course requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting

This program was developed by the 2018 ISCD Annual Meeting Program Committee.
2018 Annual Meeting Committee

Should you have questions about the Annual Meeting Program, please contact Tova Weisel by email at tweisel@iscd.org or by phone at +1.860.259.1000

Last modified: August 30, 2017