Advanced Measures from DXA and QCT: Fracture prediction beyond BMD

This year’s Position Development Conference (PDC) will be incorporated into the 21st Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees at this meeting will have the unique opportunity to participate in the public session of the PDC. PDC topics are selected for presentation based on clinical relevance, current lack of guidelines and likelihood of achieving agreement. The process utilizes the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method (RAM), combining available scientific evidence with the collective judgment of experts to arrive at a position of consensus. Once a topic is identified by members of ISCD’s Scientific Advisory Committee, a task force discovers the available research on the topic, forming a framework of points to be addressed. These findings are then publically presented to an international expert panel. Questions and comments are encouraged and welcomed from the public as part of this process. Following the public presentation, the expert panel crafts the document that is in turn recommended to the ISCD Board of Directors before being adopted as new Official Positions.

The 2015 PDC Task Forces are preparing to address the following topics:

Non-BMD DXA fracture prediction tools (TBS, Hip Structural Analysis & Hip Axis Length), chaired by Susan Broy

Central CT measures of fracture risk (Non-vBMD and opportunistic screening using CT scans), chaired by Klaus Engelke


Last modified: August 19, 2014