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Orlando, FL – Vertebral Fracture Recognition

April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


April 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)


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

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Course Information

This is an advanced densitometry course that focuses on vertebral fracture imaging, which offers a significant advance in the diagnosis and management of patients at risk for osteoporotic fractures by allowing clinicians to identify and treat those who would not be recognized using a bone density test alone. This course discusses the importance of vertebral fractures in the clinical management of osteoporosis. It describes the appearance of a normal spine, vertebral fractures and other findings that may be confused with fractures. Detailed instruction is given regarding fracture recognition and methods used for their definition and classification. Patient positioning, image acquisition and analysis, which are helpful in optimizing the visualization of vertebral fractures, are also described. The course includes case-based interactions which help the attendees learn to recognize, classify and report vertebral fractures.

Target Audience

The half-day course is open to clinicians, technologists, scientists, researchers, and healthcare providers who wish to learn more about VFA and its use.

Course Objectives

After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:

  • Assess the quality of an imaging examination and understand when to use complementary technologies
  • Utilize vertebral imaging as indicated in the 2013 Official Positions of the ISCD to optimize clinical management decisions for patients
    with osteoporosis
  • Recognize, define and report vertebral fractures detected on spine imaging and incorporate this information in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis
  • Compare and contrast the appearance of normal and fractured vertebrae as well as non-fracture abnormalities on spine imaging
  • Improve recognition and grading of vertebral fractures on VFA while recognizing normal vertebral variants and confounding factors that can make vertebral fracture recognition more challenging

Course Schedule

Course Time – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Lecture 1: Introduction to Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA)
Lecture 2: Technical Aspects of VFA Imaging
Lecture 3: VFA Indications and Interpretations
Lecture 4: Principles of Reporting VFA
Lecture 5: VFR Case Study Review and Workshop

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

Rate Schedule

 Clinician/ Researcher/ Scientist/ Resident/ Fellow/ Retired/ IndustryTechnologist
ISCD MembershipMemberNon-MemberMemberNon-Member
Standard Rate$275$375$175$225
Late Rate$350$450$250$300
  • Standard Registration- registration received on or before 11:59 pm EST on March 21, 2017.
  • Late Registration- registration received on or after March 22, 2017.
  • Refund Request / Cancellation Deadline – written request  received on or before 11:59 pm EST on March 21, 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 4.0 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

This Activity is approved by ASRT for 4.75 Category A continuing education 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.