15th Annual Osteoporosis Conference (description)


Category:Bone Densitometry, Family Practice, General/Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Osteoporosis, Rheumatology
Address:One Sanctuary Beach Drive Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United States of America 29455
Event dates:7/26/2012 - 7/28/2012 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • bone turnover, pharmacology, renal impairment, rheumatologic diseases, hyperparathyroidism,
Organizer phone:800-423-4992
Offering type:Conference
Specialty:Data not provided
Event frequency:Never
First Meeting:
Total events:
Est. attendance: 150
Target audience:Any
Other target audiences:
Host Sponsor:Southern Medical Association
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:AMA PRA Category 1 = 13.5


The purpose of the activity is to increase awareness of osteoporosis and its potential impact on morbidity and mortality and confidence level in prescribing FDA approved medication for osteoporosis while establishing a good rapport with the patient to ensure compliance. Although most of the emphasis will be on clinical issues, basic sciences will be included in some aspects. The unique feature of this program is that it is entirely devoted to osteoporosis and covers 3 mains aspects: diagnosis, management and adverse effects of treatment modalities


Thursday July 26, 2012
2:00 pm Quo Vadis Osteoporosis?, Dr. Hamdy

2:30 Bone Turnover and How to Manipulate It, Dr. Piziak

3:30 Diagnosing Osteoporosis, Dr. Hamdy

4:15 Break

4:30 Monitoring Patients on Therapy, Dr. Lewiecki

5:15 Calcium and Vitamin D, Dr. Watts

5:45 Adjourn

Friday July 27, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast

7:30 Rapid Fire Session – Fracture Risk Reduction – Evidence Based Review
7:30 Introduction – The Problem with Clinical Trials, Dr. Hamdy
7:45 Alendronate, Dr. Broy
8:00 Risedronate, Dr. Watts
8:15 Ibandronate, Dr. Morgan
8:30 Zoledronic Acid, Dr. Hamdy
8:45 Estrogen, Dr. Broy
9:00 Raloxifene, Dr. Morgan
9:15 Teriparatide, Dr. Lewiecki
9:30 Denosumab, Dr. Hamdy
9:45 Panel Discussion, All Faculty

10:00 Break

10:30 Drug “Holidays”, Dr. Watts

11:00 Osteoporosis in Patients with Renal Impairment, Dr. Lewiecki

11:30 Bariatric Surgery, Anorexia Nervosa and Other GI Causes of Osteoporosis, Dr. Morgan

12:15 pm Rheumatologic Diseases and Bone Demineralization, Dr. Broy

1:00 Adjourn

Saturday July 28, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast

7:30 Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures, Dr. Hamdy

8:00 Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Dr. Lewiecki

8:20 Fracture Healing and Anti-osteoporosis Therapy, Dr. Watts

8:50 Corticosteroid Induced Osteoporosis, Dr. Broy

9:10 Hyperparathyroidism, Dr. Lewiecki

9:40 Hypercalciuria, Dr. Morgan

10:00 Break

10:30 Physical Exercise and Bone Mass – What Type of Exercise to Recommend, Dr. Broy

11:15 Osteoporosis in Men, Dr. Watts

12:15 pm Reducing the Incidence and Impact of Falls, Dr. Morgan

1:00 Adjourn

Registration Fee Details:


Other items that tuition includes:

Breakfast, breaks

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Contact Person:Vicki Baugh
Organizer Address 135 West Lakeshore Drive
Organizer Address 2Suite 200
Organizer CityBirmingham
Organizer State: (US)Alabama
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code35209
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone800-423-4992
Organizer Fax205-945-1548
Structural makeupNon-Profit
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsSouthern Medical Association
Event Site/VenueKiawah Island Golf Resort
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
# of staff in attendance: 2
Target BoundariesNational
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?No
Registration Contact: Tres Helton
Registration E-Mail:
Registration Phone: 800-+423-4992
Registration Fax: 205-945-1548
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Will there be shuttle service available?No
Abstract information:Early registration deadline - April 30, 2012

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