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Orlando, FL – DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

April 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


April 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)


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6677 Sea Harbor Drive Orlando, FL 32821 United States + Google Map

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Course Purpose

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold-standard technology and technique in the analysis of body composition.  DXA provides assessment and quantification of fat mass, lean mass and bone mineral content, both in a single body region and at the whole body level. This live course focuses on the increase of knowledge and competence of clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to successfully use DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease. The inclusion of case studies will reinforce the knowledge gained and allow for application in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies of patients presenting with low bone mineral density.

Target Audience

The half-day course is directed toward clinicians, technologists, researchers, scientists, and healthcare providers who wish to learn the skills and techniques of quality DXA body composition analysis to implement in their practice.

Course Objectives

1. Identify proper DXA technology for body composition analysis of fat, lean muscle and bone mass.

2. List other methods of body composition analysis used in the clinical setting.

3. Differentiate reference values and indices.

4. Identify limitations of reference values and indices.

5. Summarize scan acquisition for adult and pediatric patients.

Course Schedule

Course Time – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

2:00pm – 2:15pm – Introduction and review prerequisite online lectures 1-2

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Lecture 3 – Whole Body DXA Scan Acquisition and Analysis

3:00pm – 3:45pm – Lecture 4 – DXA Body Composition Reporting and reference Data

3:45pm – 4:00pm – Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Lecture 5  – Current Uses of DXA Body Composition in Clinical Practice and Research

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Lecture 6 – DXA Whole Body Composition in Obesity, Sports, Commercial Applications and Future Uses

Registration opens at 1:30pm and Course Materials will be available via the mobile app prior to course start date.

Course will include two online learning modules that course registrants will be provided access to prior to the live course.  Course registrants are expected to view both modules prior to the course. Live course assumes course participants have reviewed and understand material presented in the online learning modules.

Rate Schedule

Clinician, Scientist & Researcher/ Associate/Industry Technologist
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Standard rate $275 $375 $175 $225
Late rate $350 $450 $250 $300
  • Standard Registration rate – Registration received on or before 11:59pm EST on March 22, 2017
  • Late Registration rate- Registration received on or after March 23, 2017

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.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASRT Category A Continuing Education Credit

ISCD intends to submit application for ASRT Category A credit.


Policy on Commercial Support and Conflict of Interest

The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous.

ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life  partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material.


The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

Attendance Cancellation Policy

All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

Course Changes or Cancellations

ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is cancelled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.

Travel Cancellations Disclaimer

ISCD does not assume responsibility for registrants’ travel or hotel expenses. ISCD recommends that transportation arrangements be made no sooner than 21 days before the course date.

Disability Compliance

The ISCD fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to participate fully in the ISCD program, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make appropriate accommodations. You can make accommodation requests by calling 860.259.1000 ext 100 or send via email to education@iscd.org.