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Washington DC – Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course

May 19, 2015


May 19, 2015


Renaissance Downtown Hotel – Washington DC
999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Renaissance Downtown Hotel – Washington DC
999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 20001
+1 202.898.9000

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Clinician, Scientist & Researcher Associate Technologist
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Regular $250 $325 $125 $175 $125 $175
Late $300 $375 $175 $225 $175 $225

Industry: Call Office – 860.259.1000 ext. 101

Course Information

VFR Course

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

VFR 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
Credit Designation

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.

Accreditation Statement

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer continuing medical education for physicians.

CE Credit

Approved by the ASRT for 4.75 Category A continuing education credits. Technologists must sign in and out to verify attendance and receive credit. Partial credit will not be given.

VFA Course Schedule

Registration opens at 1:30pm and Course Materials will be available on-site.

Course Time – 2:00pm – 6:15pm
Lecture 1: Introduction to Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA)
Lecture 2: Technical Considerations
Lecture 3: Vertebral Fracture Recognition and Interpretations
Lecture 4: Principles of Reporting VFA
Lecture 5: Case Study Review and Workshop


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. All faculty and planners are required to complete a Conflict of Interest form. This information will be made available through course syllabus materials.
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 during regular registration are subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations received during Late registration will not be refunded. Transfer to another course must be requested, in writing, at least 14 days before the course. The request is subject to space availability and a $25 administrative fee.
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 101 or send via email to education@iscd.org.