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Boston, MA – Vertebral Fracture Recognition
February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Vertebral Fracture Recognition
This advanced densitometry course focuses on vertebral fracture imaging in order to advance the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures. The importance of vertebral fractures in the clinical management of osteoporosis will be covered, including recognition on lateral spine images of a normal spine, vertebral fractures and other findings that may be confused with vertebral fractures. Fracture recognition, analysis and best-practice patient positioning will be detailed in order to ensure ideal image acquisition, interpretation and reporting.
The content is designed for healthcare providers responsible for reading and interpreting DXA scans, including specialists and generalists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, nuclear medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and research, as well as technologists.
Overall Course Objectives
As a result of this course, learners will be better prepared to:
- Summarize best-practice methods utilized to recognize vertebral fractures on lateral spine images.
- Describe non-fracture abnormalities that may appear on a spine image.
- Identify characteristics of high quality densitometric lateral spine images.
- Identify the appropriate complementary technologies to complete vertebral fracture assessment.
- Cite indications for VFA as stated in the 2015 ISCD Official Positions.
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- Standard Registration Rate- registration received on or before 11:59 pm EST on January 28, 2018.
- Late Registration Rate- registration received on or after January 29, 2018.
- Refund Request Deadline (see policy below) – January 28, 2018.
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 email@example.com.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 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 4.5 Category A continuing education credits.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.